We just finished our last week of classes in
We visited the museum-house of the artist Tulkin on Tuesday, where we were able to see much of the artists works. The guide said that Tulkin usually complete painting in a day.
On Wednesday, Rachel's host family invited some of us over for dinner. They made mountains of food, including an attempt to make American pancakes. Afterwards we sang karaoke, or to be more correct Tom made parodies of some of the songs that were popular when I was in elementary and middle school. After exhausting the English songs we moved on to the few Russian ones, including the Little Duckling Dance (Chicken dance).
I managed to miss the last day of classes and the boat ride down the White River to a rather unpleasant twenty-four hour bug which had me fearful of leaving the vicinity of the toilet. Thankfully, I seem to be mostly recovered except for the stomach ache that the Russian version of ramen noodles gave me last night.
In about an hour our group will be heading to the foothills of the
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