So we're having an "authentic experience" renting this apartment that the landlady hadn't bothered to clean up or refresh a little bit, and we've been instructed to tell anyone who'd ask (neighbors, etc.) that we are the relatives "from the North." Internet is amazingly slow here, but I'll be posting a couple photos now and then, to help myself cope with reality.
Pushcha Vodytsya is wonderful - it's been my dream for so many years not to have to spend an hour or more inside a bus, metro, etc., to get to breathe the fresh air and walk in the pine forest, enjoying peace and quiet.
Yesterday, however, there was a drunk in front of our window, and I just couldn't believe it: how did they manage to catch up with me so fast, bastards! But a neighbor said this is the first time something like this has happened here - must be because of the religious holiday the day before.
Anyway, I won't be posting much in the near future but I'll try not to disappear completely.
Hope you're all enjoying the summer!