|#1. The country's first monument to Jules Verne, overlooking the Volga and Oka rivers.|
Here are 13 pictures to show you what these first few days in Nizhny Novgorod have been like. (Because, of course, even numbers are unlucky in Russia.)
|#2. The dorm room.|
|#3. Welcome lunch at the university.|
|#4. Some of Nizhny's churches.
|#5. Another overlook above the city's rivers.|
|#6. Another student and I tried "electrical vitamins" by placing our hands on these metal patches. I guess it worked? ;)|
|#7. View from the window of a cell phone store.|
|#8. Girl's bathroom in the dormitory. They weren't kidding about bring-your-own-toilet-paper!|
|#9. Souvenir stand. D has requested a matryoshka doll for one of his co-workers and I'm on the hunt.|
|#10. You can eat lunch for $1 USD in the student cafeteria...|
|#11. ... but who can resist those cute little grocery shops?!|
|#12. Nizhny Novgorod will host some international sports event next year (I'll look it up) and the city is going ballastic over it. Reminds me a lot of Kharkiv and Euro2012.|
|#13. Back in the dorms- someone's teakettle.|
Hope you enjoyed this little peek at life here :) I'll tell you more about some of these pictures soon. Meanwhile, what thirteen things have defined your July so far?