Today we woke and drovr to vladimir city. It was like a two hour drive with that awesome russian traffic.
When we got here we went and submitted my documents to make a russian passport anddd fun fact, if they notice that I lied, I could get stuck here from 4-6 months so hopefully that doesn’t happen. Haha.
Then we went to my grandmas apartment on the 17th floor. My uncle lives with her too. We had a nice lunch and talked and stuff. I love seeing them. My grandma has a hard time walking so its always sad to see her in so much pain. But it was nice to see how happy she was to see us.
Then we were off to my aunts house. yes.. house. Seriously I’ve never known anyone to have a nice house here. She has a sauna, bedrooms as big as our entire upstairs. Its so fancy its ridiculous. The best part tho: a couple acres of backyard which translates into rows and rows of cherries and red currants and gooseberries and eggplants and carrots. Seriously she grows a bit of every vegetable and fruit. Its so fresh and so goood. And apple trees. I love apple trees.
Cool thing: the house is made out of wood entirely so its like a cabin feel and smell and vibe, but its nice as helll man. My snapchat depicts some pictures.
Today it was started in Frankfurt, where the starbucks had red berry yogurt fraps. Which I had. And It was delicious.
Flight was lonnng but they gave us food so like that was great. And banana bread. Really good banana bread.
I slept most of the frankfurt moscow flight.
We were met by family and just went to their apartment. Things are so small here. I love it. My five bedroom house feels empty, this one bedroom apartment houses 5 people comfortably, and they found places for us to sleep. I got to play xbox with 7 year old cutieee second cousin vanya. And I got to see andrew again after a month of him being gone! We got to catch up and I told him of my boy troubles and he told me of his girl troubles. My second aunt is the nicest lady I’ve ever met. And their daughter Kristina, who is my age, seems pretty cool too. We have to wake up super early to drive the couple hours to vladimir city tomorrow. Blehh.
Cool thing: I like how, in russia, everyone uses wallpaper, oh and hangs a rug up on the wall, that’s my fav.
my mom once told me about how her friend’s daughter was once in a weird relationship with an older man who got off on paying her bills
like he would give her a credit card and would totally find sexual pleasure in going over all the purchases she made with his money
but they hardly ever talked or saw each other
and the story still sits with me because i think that’s like fairytale kinds of magic right there