It was so amazing to travel aboard alone again. Russia was a beautiful place to travel, especially in winter. Although it was cold and windy with a bit of snow sometimes, it was grateful to see a snowing in Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg was a place that was full of historical buildings and famous architectures likes State hermitage Museum in Winter Palace, Peterhof Palace, Kazan Cathedral, Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress.
During this ten days, the host of home family was very nice and always take care of me when I felt confused. She was helpful to guide me where the locations were or what the transportation took. Since I slipped on the floor when backing home and felt painful, she gave me some ornaments to relieve the pain. It was so warm that she cared about my health. I felt touching because she treated me as like her family. She was talkative and enthusiastic to share her funny stories about family or experience when travelling abroad. We always share some little things in our life during our dinner time every night. It was so great that communicated with people and heard their stories.
Learning foreign language was not an easy task to do. Russian was quite difficult to pronoun the assent, especially for R sound. Since I was less to practice this sound, it was hard for me to pronoun. In Russian, the alphabets were totally different from English. It was challenging to familiarize with this unique alphabets. Remembering the meaning and spelling of irregular verbs in Russian, it was a difficult task as well as dictations. Since I had never studied the Russian, the task of memorizing the alphabet and pronunciation was quite harsh to learn and understand in the first school day. Comparing to the pronunciation of Russian, the grammar usage was easier to understand and memorize. I hope it helps me improve when travelling Russia again. It was a wonderful trip to learn Russian culture and language closely with a host family. Overall, Russian is funny to learn after you memorize the phonetic but I recommend it can be provided some recording for student to take home and listen and practice easily.
I was very happy to meet my host Mrs Anastasia, language teacher Ms Meya and driver Mr Nicholas. Thank you for all your help to make me comfortable in Saint Petersburg. Hope we meet again.