Russia an amazing
In 2011 I choose to make exchange to any country in Europe, even in Russia. After
some research and conversations with friends about it, I was in doubt between Russia and Poland. During a talk with friend
about Russia, my friend told
me that if I really wanted to travel to Russia
I would go to Izhevsk
because it is a beautiful city with friendly people.
During my first days I just knew few words because it was really hard to
learn Russian language without face Russian culture and some places where I
should go. In the first week I visited Main Square and Monument of Friendship,
they may be simple places but really beautiful. During next weeks I visited St.
Michael`s Cathedral, Chekeril Ski resort to practice snowboarding, one of the
best moments in the city, and also Kalashnikov`s Museum where I saw different
weapons and had opportunity to shoot with AK,
weapon created by M. Kalashnikov. I have also faced some problems with
language and culture specially in public places but I am happy that I faced
them and learned to accept such differences.
Russian is a very different and beautiful country for me. Since I`m
brazilian the first impression was about the weather: for us is very cold!
I worked in three schools and it was a very nice experience because I
shared with the children and teachers some facts about my culture and I learned
a lot about Russian education, costumes and culture.
The educational system of Russia is very different for us
because our basic education is very bad and here I saw that is very good. All
kids have the opportunity to study in a good school with good teachers and this
is very good for the formation of adults.
All people that I met here in Izhevsk
was very friendly with me, so I fell great about this. I love fell in love
about this city because this city remember mine, have almost the same size and
the people is friendly.
I hope that I can come back some day to keep learning about your culture
and your people! Thanks for everything!
Diogo Hemriques Portes