Going to Russia came quite sudden. It was unexpected but it was a guilty pleasure of joy. Like I mentioned before I like to be well prepared and always a couple steps ahead of the game, which is fencing all about. First thing I did was go online and search for the best expat medical insurance. This is a sport, but still sports can be dangerous. I want to be prepared and as this is not my mother country I need to have a good insurance that covers me.
Next was to already start making a planning to learn the language. I made a schedule next to my training in which every day I learn 30 minutes Russian in the morning and in the evening. And with success I might say. People tend to understand what I am saying.
More about my life and training here follows.