Teaching in Churapcha – How To Successfully Teach In A Rural Village
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Teaching in Churapcha – How To Successfully Teach In A Rural Village

Since I moved to Yakutsk one year ago, I’ve spent most of my time in and around the city. Of course, I’ve ventured out for various adventures but, other than brief camping trips, I’ve always returned to my flat at the end of the day. So there I was, teaching summer camp in the city back …

The Stresses of Teaching – My Personal Reflections of Teaching Overseas
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The Stresses of Teaching – My Personal Reflections of Teaching Overseas

I’m back! And I’ve gotta say, July was pretty darn great overall. There’s quite a bit to update you on: the local summer solstice festival; a week spent living in a semi-rural village; a weekend camping trip in another part of Yakutia; the end of summer camp and, therefore, the real official end of my …

You Need To Bring These Required Camping Supplies For The Lena River
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You Need To Bring These Required Camping Supplies For The Lena River

Over the first weekend of June, right after the term ended, I went on my first real camping trip.  I’ve camped twice before but this was a more authentic level of camping that I hadn’t experienced yet. The idea first came up a week and a half before the trip was set to begin.  One …

Is Your Heart All In With Life? Lessons From A Russian Rope Course
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Is Your Heart All In With Life? Lessons From A Russian Rope Course

The day after I taught my last class of the school year, almost two weeks ago, two of my colleagues and I went off to our local challenge course. For about a month, there had been talk in our excursions WhatsApp group about going there, and we finally decided that since the three of us …

Celebrating May Day in Russia & How I Found Myself Marching In A Parade
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Celebrating May Day in Russia & How I Found Myself Marching In A Parade

OK, last time I started to talk about two events that I was involved in a couple of weeks ago but instead I got sidetracked by the issue of everybody’s nerves being on edge from fatigue. Now, I’d like to go back to talking about those two events.  These events were based on things I …