Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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!


  1. Neeka,

    Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying your Pushcha Vodytsya chronicles, as short as they are. This may sound totally weird, but they've made me feel to read Chekhov again.

  2. Even though many won't understand this feeling of mine, i just have to say that i LOVE those carpets on the wall. :)

    My russian city-folk friends frown upon this when i tell them. They are much more sophisticated, they listen to foreign Rock music. Bunch of "Elitists"! :)