Adventures of a kiwi family who left behind a life in the country living in a solar powered home on a 8Ha lifestyle block with no neighbours, for life in a 4th floor apartment in Moscow, with more residents in our apartment complex than lived in our whole town.
We share our adventures, our experiences, trials, tribulations and general observations of life in Moscow. There will also be plenty of advice on what to do in Moscow with a young family and how to avoid the high cost of living here.
About me: I am a 40+ self employed architectural designer, married with 2 young kids. I have spent pretty much all of my life in New Zealand with a couple of brief stints in Japan in my early 20's. In mid 2012 in a life altering moment my wife applied for a job in Moscow an a week later was hired, so now we have packed up our lives in NZ and shipped off to Moscow for the adventure of a lifetime. We now have no idea of what life has in stall for us, so are looking forward to the unexpected.
The Worm that Turned......
Well its been a while since my last post and the reason for that is that in the middle of March Angela was called into the director's office at the Moscow International Preschool by the sorority sisters who are trying to run the place and was informed that as the business was struggling financially... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:08:00
St Patrick's Day, Moscow style
Happy St Patrick's day from Mockba
Ah to be sure to be sure, tomorrow is St Patrick's Day, a sure excuse for those of us with the merest hint of Irish blood (although being 1/4 Irish is better than most I am sure) to let down our hair and celebrate all things Irish and maybe to get a little dr... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:38:00
Ground Control to Major Tom.....
This weekend saw us celebrating International Women's day with a public holiday here in Russia, so we decided it would be a good chance to get out and see a bit more of the capital. Our plan for Friday was to visit the All Russia Exhibition Centre in VDNKh, which is meant to be a mix of shopping ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:23:00
Lost in Translation
One of the biggest mistakes we made when coming here was to assume that everyone in Moscow now speaks a little English so communicating won't be too hard....... Well that was the underestimation of the year, in reality hardly anyone speaks English here and those that do, still aren't fully fluent, ... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:25:00
Magical Winter Wonderland
Moscow may not be a city one would normally associate with the word beautiful, with its beat up infrastructure, aging apartments and general grimy feel, but come winter things change. If there are two things Moscow does exceptionally well they are firstly winter, Moscow has a mortgage on winters ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:28:00