Thursday, February 12, 2009
AFSer Nic: Skiing and Side Trips from Russia
So the Holidays were really nice. We went to Finland and that was really fun. It's a really beautiful country and I learned how to ski, which was the best part! We also played curling and I enjoyed that too. We celebrated New Year's there and we got back late at night on the Russian Christmas, so we didn't really celebrate that. We drove to Finland so that took awhile, about a day. We drove through St. Petersburg at night which was really beautiful but unfortunately we didn't stop.
In other interesting news, on the 20th we are going to the city Kazan for 5 days because there are mountains to ski and it's supposed to be a really cool city so that should be a lot of fun. It will take about 5 hours to get there by car. There they have an indoor water park and they just built one of the biggest movie theaters in the world so I can't wait to see all that! Read more.
AFS offers year and semester programs to Russia.