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New Blog

Hello! I have briefly introduced my career path in one of the posts. Now I am starting the second blog, which name is 'Learning Languages with Elena'. The blog is about foreign language learning, where I cope with stereotypes about the learning process and introduce practices, which can be useful for a language learner. I… Continue reading New Blog

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Russian Selfie (Picture Attached)

Hello my friends! In continuation of the 'Russian' topic, I decided to post the authentic picture of me. By 'authentic', I mean the picture, which reflects my national background at its best. For that, I included 2 necessary items: the fur hat and the legendary capet on the wall. You definitely saw a similar type… Continue reading Russian Selfie (Picture Attached)

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Mother Russia (Summary)

My place of origin is complex, controversial, and never boring. Mother Russia gave the world life-changing scientists, marvellous musicians, great writers despite the fact that there were dark times when thinking differently was punished. It is the country of crazy YouTube videos and of genius people. The country of rich history and poor opportunities. It… Continue reading Mother Russia (Summary)

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Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Portugal. Part 2

In 2017, I came to Portugal for a longer time. I was not a tourist anymore, I was building a life - my studies, gym, friends, groceries - in a new place. Yes, new because I've never lived in Portugal. Staying in the country longer than 2 week was an interesting and controversial experience. Though… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Portugal. Part 2

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Who am I? Identification through Places. Portugal. Part 1

In 2014, I went to the conference in Portugal. It was my first time in that country. To be absolutely honest, I didn't want to go at all. Why? 1. It was not the best period of my life as such. 2. The stereotypes I had were not that flavouring for Portugal... For me it… Continue reading Who am I? Identification through Places. Portugal. Part 1

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What You Learn by Travelling?

We are a part of the culture, in which we were born and raised. We speak the language of that country. We think through the particular cultural pattern, which is the 'only' and 'correct' one. We never realise it till we go away from our motherland. When I moved to Finland from Russia, I was… Continue reading What You Learn by Travelling?

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The Best Place in Portugal

And this is where my count down ends. The place which absolutely stole my heart is Ilha Deserta, an island near Faro. The island feels isolated if you go away from the main beach. You can find the post where you can stay in private with your thoughts and simply enjoy the gentle touch of… Continue reading The Best Place in Portugal

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My Top 3 Places in Portugal. Aveiro.

Here is my number 3 - Aveiro (or Portuguese Venice), a town in 30 minutes drive from Porto. Aveiro is small, cosy, friendly. It was the first place I visited in Portugal that's why the connection is so strong. Besides that, Aveiro brings me internal peace and gives me the lovely feeling that everything will… Continue reading My Top 3 Places in Portugal. Aveiro.

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My Top 3 Places in Portugal. 3. Faro

With this post, I am starting the line about Portugal. I will review my 3 favourite places in Portugal and make a summary of my life there. Here is my 3rd place - Faro. It is a cosy town by the ocean in southern Portugal. I love that small lovely place, its places of interest,… Continue reading My Top 3 Places in Portugal. 3. Faro

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My Modest Achievement (Video) 🎵🎹

Like I have already mentioned, since late autumn I started acquiring the piano. Before even being able to play a simple set of sounds together, I made a long list of masterpieces I want to play some day. One of my favourite melodies is melody by Yiruma "River flows in you". This is a simplified… Continue reading My Modest Achievement (Video) 🎵🎹