Archive for Allison Alsaker


This past weekend our group went on an excursion to Novgorod. It was about a 3 hour bus ride one way, so, it wasn’t too long of a trip, but it was gloomy and sprinkled the whole time. And I loved it! Even though Novgorod is a small city (only 250,000 citizens compared to St. […]

St. Petersburg!!!

Okay, so, I’ve been in St. Petersburg for about a week and a half and it has been amazing in so many ways (good, bad, unbelievable, etc.)! There are so many things that I have experienced in such a short amount of time. It actually feels like I’ve been here for a month and not […]

Russia Bound

The fact that I leave for Russia tomorrow is kind of surreal.  I’m in the process of packing and trying to remember everything that I’ll need.  I mean, it’s not necessarily easy to pack everything that I want/need for 9 months into 2 suitcases and a carry-on bag.  I guess I will just pack and […]