(originally written April 29, 2012)
|Pictured: My dreams, in whiteface and bad jeans.|
Aside from that, or maybe I should say, in spite of that, I really like it here in Samara thus far. The local people have all been very friendly and welcoming, and you can tell from their expressions and attitudes that they truly enjoy life. They are also very patient with us students and our broken Spanish, which I think is very generous of them, considering how little patience Americans (myself included) have for foreigners sometimes. I have only been here six hours or so, but already I can tell I'll enjoy my time here. As long as I wear waterproof mascara!