Polly Heath

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Polly Heath
A blog about a long-term American expat living in Moscow. A focus on teaching English, photography, and food!
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  • The Real Russia: Istra 1 day ago Remember when I talked about the differences between Moscow and the real Russia? It’s a real phenomenon and I decided to make it my goal to explore some areas which, while still close to Moscow, almost seem like a different world. My first new city yielded some… interesting results. Aren’t...
  • A Glorious October 3 days ago October is always one of my favorite months, and I’ve always been lucky to be somewhere with real seasons during this time. (I may hate on the cold and snow, but I can’t fathom having to live somewhere without seasons. You all can say what you will, but it seems far too monotonous for my...
  • Dating a Russian Man 6 days ago I’ve corralled a few friends – all now married to Russians – into giving the web some insights into dating a Russian man. So here are the results of a very small, very unofficial survey of Americans with experience dating Russian men in Moscow (although not necessarily Muscovites). I’m the...
  • Russia, I love you but you're bringing me down 1 week ago Every day I wake up to the Russky’s grandmother blasting the news full volume on one of the various televisions in the house. We suspect it’s a habit born of being alone (and pretty deaf) in a large house for years. Despite living on a different floor, the first thing that wakes me up in...
  • Snow in Moscow 1 week ago Well, it’s official guys. One full day of sleety snow has amounted to not much except a thin sheen of snow/ice over everything here. Yup, it’s mid-October and there’s snow in Moscow. The pictures here are just when the first smattering of snow started to fall and I was charmed. Since then...

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  • Tough Love: 5 Tips to Enjoy Expat Life After the Honeymoon Period Expat Culture Shock Every great adventure starts with the giddy honeymoon period. You know, that magical time when everything you say is punctuated by exclamation marks: oh my god! This is so exciting! It's all so new! I'm having the best time ever! How long this phase...
  • Future ESL Teachers Beware! (or, The Worst Teaching Day Ever) Education and International Schools I watch wearily as one of the many Svetlanas reaches into her Chanel purse, touches up her MAC lipstick (Russian Red, obviously), all while typing apathetically on her iPhone. It's 8:30 AM and I'm already questioning my sanity. I've been teaching...

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Pecora Nera
13:18 PM April 22, 2013

I love Polly's blog. It is funny and informative. Go and have a look.

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