I'm in Moscow right now and it's almost time to head home. It's been an amazing six weeks in Russia and I'm really sad that I have to leave. The last week and a half have been pretty crazy. We finished school with a final test to see how well we know Russian. There re 150 questions and you answered as many as you could in 30 minutes. You had to get 34 correct answers to pass elementary Russian and I passed! After finishing school in Kirov, my host sister took me to her uncles banya about an hour outside of the city. It was an extremely large house entirely dedicated to the banya. Her uncle is also the coach for the Russian Olympic cross country skiing team, so it was really cool to meet him. We had dinner, went to the banya, and swam in their pool for a little bit. On Sunday, we woke up at 4:30 in the morning to take a bus to Kazan. It's about a 6-8 hour trip. We dropped our stuff at another youth hostel and went on a tour around the city. It's quite nice and the churches and mosques were beautiful. We also got to see the nice/rich part of Kazan where they built houses for politicians and other important figures. It was unbelievable! I hope we get to spend more time there another time. That night, we went on a driving tour of the city. I wasn't feeling great so I slept through most of the tour, but it looked beautiful with all the lights! The next day we drove three hours to another city in the Tatar region and walked around there for a day. We went into lots of churches and other old buildings. It was really nice as well! Our final day in Kazan, we went to one more monastery just outside the city and then to a water park. It was kind of small but still really fun. That night we took a late train to Moscow and got there this morning. We just spent the day walking around red square, arbat street, and other amazing sights. We also went on a boat tour of the Moscow river. After all of our touring was done, we went back to repack and relax for a little bit. We have to get up early tomorrow for our flights! This has been a really amazing trip and I'm so lucky that I was able to participate on it. I can't wait to come back to Russia again!!