Monday, September 29, 2008

Bound for Belarus

I'm off to Minsk tomorrow. I'll be spending the month of October learning Russian at the Minsk State Linguistic University. I'm very excited about all this, and I have just one reservation. How nice can the dormitory be if I'm paying US$ 20 for a month of lodgings? Most of my friends are guessing that I'll be alarmed when I see the place and that I'll end up staying somewhere else. That's probably a good idea, but it's really hard to forgo the opportunity to stay in a place that costs $20/month. The next step up has got to be far more expensive, and I probably wouldn't want to stay in the next step up anyway.

Alla's identified a little apartment I can rent, and she's already been in contact with the landlord. I'm not saying how much it would cost. Let's just say that it's more than I'm willing to carry in my pocket.

I'll let you know soon.