Saturday, April 11, 2009

Almost ready for Belarus

I am almost completely prepared to return to Belarus for two more months studying at the Minsk State Linguistic University. I have my visa, we've found a place to live, and I've even gone so far as to order a cheap bicycle to bring along. I tried to order the bike in Minsk, but the stores we found didn't have many choices in my size and what they had was pretty heavy.

We will arrive on the last day of April, just in time to add a data plan to my telephone's SIM card before the new month. And with any luck there will be another concert at the State Library on the first day of May. We had a great time at last year's concert, and I'm hoping to invite my former classmates to join us for shashleek (shish-ke-bob) at this year's concert. Looking for the concert, I stumbled across a wonderful blog entry about Belarus, reflecting much of what I have enjoyed and observed about the place. Take a look here.

I can hardly wait. Meanwhile, I'm working hard on improving my Russian and already starting to pack my bags.