Calm Before the Storm

Today is my last full day here in Tyumen, Siberia. I leave for Yekaterinburg on a small trip tomorrow morning. It takes 6 hours to get there by train and a small group of us are going to be there until Saturday morning, getting back into Tyumen around 2am. I will get back into Tyumen, nap, do laundry, re-pack everything and head to the airport at 1pm.

I fly at 3pm from Tyumen to Moscow. It is a three hour flight but the three hour time difference will make it feel somewhat of a shorter ride. I have approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes until my next plane departs. I fly from Moscow to Rome!

I will arrive in Rome at 8pm. That’s when the fun begins! Since I am meeting a friend from Denver, Colorado in Rome the next morning, I rented a hotel room right next to the Fiumicino airport. My friend Anna (who I am traveling through Italy with) were joking around on skype last night, saying we only know two words in Italian, “HELLO” and “GOODBYE”. This will be interesting…

Today I woke up early, did one load of laundry and ate some breakfast. Two eggs, pitted prunes and a pear with coffee and pumpkin seeds. After Jim Foote took me and Luke, another American who is in Tyumen for an internship, to tour a cathedral in the center of the city. It was beautiful! The colors, art and light all mixed together was like a cool drink of water for the senses. I couldn’t get enough of the beauty.

Next Luke and I met up with some other Russian and American friends to tour a museum not far from the catherdral. It is amazing all of the history in Russia.

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