Hannah Feldman: Sight-running
Hannah is a 22-year-old Colgate graduate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (go Steelers!), currently living in Moscow, Russia. Instead of looking for a more traditional job right out of school, she decided to move to Russia for a year to work as an English teacher and try to improve her Russian language skills. She’s obsessed with reading, baking, and going to the gym, so that is how she spends the majority of her time (when she’s not working, of course).
I’ll be honest; I’m not really into the whole sight-seeing thing. I wish I was. It would be great to have a ton of pictures of everywhere I’ve ever been. As it is, I have to force myself to “be good” and take pictures when I go to someplace new. I’m definitely better at playing the photographer when I am only visiting a new place for a weekend or so. However, when I live in a place for a longer period of time, I just keep putting off the whole picture thing until I have a week left and then I run around trying to make up for lost time.
I’m currently living in Moscow until next June, working as an English teacher here. It’s now mid-October…I’ve been here since mid-August. Have I gone out yet with the express purpose of sight-seeing? Not yet. Typical. But, I did manage to take some pictures of the biggest tourist attraction of the city, Red Square! I’m actually impressed with myself. Of course, I didn’t go out to play tourist. No, I went with a few friends to run in a free, Nike-sponsored 5K race. Hey, they were giving out free T-shirts (and as every Colgate student knows, that’s all you need to get anyone to go anywhere – free shirts and food).