Monthly Archives December 2015

To Russia with Embarrassment – My first experience abroad

I was very young when I went abroad for the first time. I won’t say when, but my first trip to another country was to Russia, or what was at that time called the Soviet Union (okay fine, I just gave you a hint as to my age). It was the year before the Berlin Wall fell (okay, there’s another hint) and I was a gymnast training to be an Olympic star! I was given the opportunity to go with a teammate of mine to train with Russian gymnasts and their coaches. At the end of our training we were
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