One week ago, I took off from Amsterdam to settle in Moscow for 3.5 months. I was going to be a research intern at Yandex, the Russian search engine and a major player in international search engine land.
It was a good thing I printed a map with the location of my apartment, the taxi driver had no clue where to go when I told him my address. But after about spending the best part of an hour in a traffic jam where he could study my map, we did find my building among thousands of very similar buildings. It turned out that I was going to spend my time in the rambling old Soviet building in the picture here on the left!