The last two weeks passed by so quickly. I am almost at the end of my two-week adventure here in St Petersburg. It feels like I have barely scratch the surface of this huge city. The number of places I have visited seemed too little compared to the list of must-see. Where did all my time go?
Ah yes, lessons of course!
My schedule of lessons is at 9:00 in the morning and at 12:45 in the afternoon the next day, four hours each day. This gives me just enough time to do my homework, do the groceries and cook my food. It’s not wise to eat in restaurants all the time because St Petersburg is not exactly a cheap city.
I also have to spend time communicating at home, both the Philippines and the Netherlands, which has difference time zones as well. I usually do this before or after class and always in the apartment because telephone cost to Europe is insane, almost €2/minute to call and €1/sms. That’s why I bought a Russian simcard. But of course, unlike at home, you can’t just take your phone out and start texting while on the street or while on the metro station. It’s very cold outside and the metro is very busy. Forget about texting while walking, it takes tremendous concentration to walk the streets of St Petersburg in winter, especially when it just snowed.
The rest of the little time I have left, I use for sight seeing.