Written by Maria Prus


Why journalists in the State Department are led through the kitchen and how diplomats behave outside the cells

“He kept his piercing gaze on me. I looked defiantly in response. " These lines could be the beginning of a tearful romance, but we are talking about a press briefing by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the US State Department. Did he really look at me ...


Personal experience: how to survive in the USA without your own car

“Look at what car we drove through the vineyards in California,” an American colleague showed me photos of the brand new red Porshe 911, which he and his friend rented on vacation. - I have long dreamed of riding this! Listen to how the motor sounds! ”I asked how they ...


How I got my first driver’s license in America and why it’s not necessary to go to a driving school

“Where are you from, from Germany?” I took a driving test, and my Nepalese instructor was surprisingly talkative. “No, from Ukraine,” I replied, without turning my head. The level of stress was already going wild. I nervously about myself repeated the mantra "to follow the Stop-signs do not ...


What you lack in the USA: people from all continents tell

Fresh pita bread from the shop under the house, walks in the pine park by the lake, family holidays ... Family longing, familiar tastes and worldview persists even after several years of living abroad. What expats and emigrants lack the most in the US - ...


Speak like an American: what idioms and turnovers will help to become “yours” in the USA

Are you salty about my playlist? (“Does my music annoy you?”) - smiling, asks an acquaintance friend. The five of us sit at his house and play board games, eat light snacks and drink cider, more like lemonade. He's from California, in Washington, working and shooting ...


10 Facts About US Presidential Debate

Presidential debates in the United States are a well-established tradition, a clear pattern of conversation and, most importantly, candidates' respect for each other. Here are some facts about how this part of political culture was shaped. 1. Not required, but desirable. No law in the United States is not ...


Free towels and ban on selfies: 5 differences sports clubs in the US and Ukraine

Impudent attitude towards customers, intrusive marketing, high prices and additional payments for additional services are, in my personal experience, the common features of most of Kiev's network sports facilities. Customers receive a flurry of SMS advertising, even if they have just purchased a subscription, for a lost plastic ...


Who are the 'anchor' children, where does the trend give birth to in the USA in Ukraine, and why does Trump fight this?

"Sasha, do not jump from the swing," - is heard on the playground in the suburbs of Miami. This place is called "Little Moscow", that is, "Little Moscow". You hear Russian here more often than English. For half a day, spent in this park on the Atlantic coast, Ukrainian-speaking mother ...


Mobility as a lifestyle: why Americans love 'mobile homes'

Even taking into account the cost of the car, a family can save up to 60% of their vacation money if they use the trailer. “I’ll retire - I’ll buy myself a trailer with all the comforts and live on the beach,” my 30-something-year-old shared his “American dream” ...


'You are so DC': 5 traits of typical Washingtonians

Old-fashioned jeans, a bag on a belt, a strange accent, confused look at the turnstiles in the subway. American tourists in Washington immediately know. Finally, we can distinguish where the White House and the Capitol are, look at the majestic memorials of Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson, walk around the magnificent free museums ...

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