Youth Ecology Conference in Dubna

Traveled to Dubna for the Youth Science and Ecology Conference. Presented a short welcome and introduction the participants. Watched a few conference presentations. Napped in the afternoon after a long last evening and early morning. Inna/Alex through a heck of a party at a local…

Negotiating out of Eoghan’s lease

Long story short… I spent a few hours today negotiating to get out of Eoghan’s lease and to retain our security deposit. Picture me, our translator Yulia, the RU landlord all sitting in Eoghan’s apartment. There is no AC and it is 30+ deg cel…

Kayak? No. Boating? Yes.

I’ve had the urge to go kayaking. Friday Alexey showed me where he thought we might find kayak rentals. The city (well, small town) is north of Moscow on the M8. Stas, Poliena and I set out to find the river and rental shop. Without…

Sick

Yesterday and today I felt really ill – stomach pains. I slept for about 15 hours. Not much going on today.

Manchester United at Portsmouth

Ivor leaves Moscow in just two days. His sendoff is out at Bobby Dazzlers. Man Utd plays Portsmouth tonight and the game started at 22:30. Bobby Dazzlers is not as crowded as Sunday – it is midweek and late. The crowd still gets into it!…

Manchester United v Reading

Since coming to Moscow I have watched 2 football games live and now, after today, caught my first full Man Utd game. Bobby Dazzlers is a sports bar in Moscow that is headquarters for Man Utds fan club. Ivor’s red ManU shirt is just one…

Gorky Park and Dinner

Today was another full day experiencing Moscow parks and dining out. Stas and Natasha are great hosts! Bill came along as we visited Gorky park. This park sits along the river and provides both scenic park beauty (not a lot of quiet) and amusement rides….

Ivor – Small Town Russia

Bill and Ivor have been taking RU language lessons. Today, before Ivor heads back to the UK one last time, he went to the tutor’s hometown. I don’t know much about the town or exactly what they saw. The pictures are included so you can…