My first ever video game was Need for Speed on Xbox 360. I spent so many hours falling off cliff sides, zooming from the cops and running over anything and everything. So, when I finally became an expert at the game it blew my 11 year old mind. Ever since that first game I have always been a fan of racing games, but just because I like speeding in virtual reality doesn’t mean I like being a speed demon on the actual roads. And, yet here I am in a Russian taxi with a driver who embodies every aspect of Need for Speed.
I never thought in a million years that I would be so attracted to Russia. Throughout my life, I have swiped left and right on countries, I deemed attractive: Italy, swipe right, Brazil, swipe right, Russia? Ehhh, let me look at their profile… For many of us, we establish a baseline of what we deem … Continue reading Swiping Right on Russia: Arriving in St. Petersburg