Today was rainy outside and as I was preparing to leave the flat, Evgenyâ€™s maid came. She was â€˜warnedâ€™ that an American would be at home and that I didnâ€™t speak any Russian, but that didnâ€™t stop her from trying to interact with me. She spoke very slowly and clearly, to which basic things I understood. Good morning, how are you, to which I replied, but after that it was just all smiles and shrugs. When I left, she made sure I carried an umbrella with me :)
I headed to a place I picked on the subway map simply to have another long walk. I walked and walked but the rain kept me from doing any amazing pictures.