Hi there, I'm a newbie 👻

Hi, I’m Maria. You can either call me Maria or MaryMorganHunt. I’m a former English teacher. But not so long ago, I understood that’s not my cup of tea. :sweat_smile:
I still love English with all my heart. That’s why I decided to join a forum where this language is the only option available.
I live in Siberia, Novosibirsk, to be exact. So, if you have any questions, additions, or mistakes noticed, I’d be glad to talk. :hugs:

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Hello Maria, welcome to our forum. We are so glad to have you on board. Please tell us more about life in Novosibirsk these days. A long time ago I spent 4 months in Akademgorodok and I would love to return to see what has changed.

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Hello, Torsten.
Wow, so how did you like Akademgorodok? This district is still in the top 3 best places in Novosibirsk. :grimacing:
Well, Novosibirsk is quite cold and snowy this winter. But it seems spring comes faster than usual.

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I liked Akademgorodok very much for its nature, its campuses and most of all for its intelligent and bright people. How did you end up in Novosibirsk :wink: ?

As for spring coming faster than usual what do you think is the reason for this?

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Hi Maria, I am a newbie as well. I am really glad to “e-meet” you. :blush: I am from Romania and I really like hot weather, even if here its not so hot but , how is to live in Siberia ? I loove to travel so now with all covid situation I am a little bit depressed :)) but in my future travels I hope to discover Trans-Siberian Railway Network. Its on my bucket list :slight_smile: Have you ever been there and what`s your opinion about it ?

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I grew up in a city in a neighboring region. But there were no big universities, so I had to move to Novosibirsk and study there. Now I feel it my home finally. :smile:
As for spring, I’ve never thought about that, and I wouldn’t either. All that I know is I need warmth and sun, and I’m exhausted from the snow.

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Hi, Izzy20! :wave:
Wow, Romania. All I’ve ever been to is Finland and Sweden. That’s why I can’t even imagine living in a country where you don’t need to buy down jackets and wear UGGs. :joy:
In Siberia, it’s pretty different from one season to another. We have rainy golden autumn from September to early November. Then goes winter with lots of snow and frost. But I’m in love with spring. At once, you look out of the window, and it’s green everywhere. Then there is quite a hot summer.
I didn’t travel by train a lot, as it takes too much time. A tour on Trans-Siberian Railway Network takes ten days. But there are some great cities, so I think you’d find it interesting because Russian trains are reeeeeally far from any European ones. :sweat_smile:

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