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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  • 5 Tips for Renting a Flat in Moscow 3 days ago As I’ve been getting a bunch of Moscow-related inquiries lately (I guess it’s that time of year when hopeful young expats are preparing to teach), I thought I’d re-post an updated version of some of my most-useful advice for you expat hopefuls! Searching for a flat in Moscow is no joke....
  • Why Being 26 Doesn't Mean a Thing 1 week ago As I get older, I’m realizing more and more there’s a strong pressure on people – women in particular – to conform to certain societal norms. Talk all you want about an increasingly free and open society, but the fact is that a twenty-something woman (married, no less!) will be constantly...
  • The Vineyard Worth a 186-Mile Trip 2 weeks ago I hate to admit how American I am, but here goes: I missed having a car. Whizzing through the streets in a marshrutka (shared taxi) was fine and navigating Moscow’s sprawling metro system was awesome, but there’s something about the complete freedom of having a car that really speaks to me. No...
  • A Town Called Wizard Clip 3 weeks ago “Did you know this town is best known for being haunted?” The Russky quickly drew his hand away from the sleepy cow he was attempting to pet, looking decidedly less pleased about the idyllic side street we’d just wandered down. Technically Middleway, a microscopic town in eastern West...
  • Selma House and History Hunting 2 months ago I drummed my fingers against the steering wheel, sure that we were close. After several more wrong turns through the housing development, I spotted an elegant white building rising above the uninspiring McMansions. Bingo. I’d heard of Selma back in 2013 when a Tumblr-famous photographer caused...

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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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