The past two days have been a little bit overwhelming, and there have been some low points, but I am going to try to stick the positives!
- The Russians that we have encountered have been so sweet to us. We had been told that Russians don't smile and especially not at strangers, but everyone has been so nice and helpful. Isla helps with that, even airport security was cooing at her and making a fuss over her. Its obvious that Russians really value children.
- The food has been amazing so far! We have been to three grocery stores and an outdoor market, and the food is so good and fresh. The cheeses are great!
- A MacDonald's opened here about 3 weeks ago. I am no food snob, and I love some good American fast food in moderation. Although I'm told that it isn't quite like our American food, apparently they serve bree cheese!
- *Update* I forgot to mention, the weather is nice. Its a little cold and a little rainy right now, but not too bad and was even sunny the first day we got here! So if this is how it is in January, then I am sure it is beautiful all year round. The Black Sea is the most popular summer vacation spot amongst Russians, and we are close to very nice beaches!
Uh oh, Isla is up so I gotta go! She is so precious and an endless source of fun!