Sophie said…
Hi, this is a bit of a random moment to ask this, especially since you’ve just moved, but I’ve been reading your blog a while and just lurking… I’m wanting to go to Russia, either Moscow or SPB this easter and do an intensive (fairly beginners level) language course for maybe 3-4 weeks, do you recommend the one that you went on?

Yes, I would, actually. It’s really affordable, the teachers are good, the program is well-thought out, it’s easy to get a visa, the dorm is nice by Russian standards and it’s near the Gulf of Finland and a laundromat… here’s the link:

I recommend going in the summertime, at least the first time you go to SPb!