September Summary

September Summary

Well, September has come and gone. We're bundling up a bit tighter, sleeping with an extra blanket, pulling on wool socks, sipping on hot soups, kicking bright yellow leaves around with our boots, and waiting for the first snowfall to transform the city. I can't wait to see Syktyvkar in an entirely different light. Everyone says that the city becomes indescribably beautiful once it's covered in a white sheet.

I've kept busy with writing, teaching English, and meeting new friends. The people are what make this city. Every person I've met wants to know what I think of their hometown and is eager to show me around. One woman even said to me, "I must show you Komi; it is my duty." (Komi is the region where Syktyvkar is located.)

I decided to throw a bunch of photos together and give you a glimpse of what we've been up to for the past few weeks. 

The buildings and surroundings:

The food:

The basic necessities. Lots of pickled vegetables (carrots, beets, cabbage).

The basic necessities. Lots of pickled vegetables (carrots, beets, cabbage).

I found some delicious ↑ orange marmalade at the store and am already on my second jar.

I found some delicious  orange marmalade at the store and am already on my second jar.

Life at home:

In ten days, Tyler and I will be flying to Moscow for a quick trip. I expect it will be a whole new Russia that I have had yet to experience. 

In the meantime, stay tuned for something sweet and something stylish .  пока!