about Las Cruces and US
Also I want to describe
our impressions from America, Las
Cruces and New Mexico.
Of course, we were very
surprised of downtown El Paso (many big glass building, as we saw only
in the movies in Russia).
Then New Mexico's desert
is very different from our land, it's just sand
and cactuses but we have a lot trees, grass and lakes in Chelyabinsk.
In the same time we liked and like now Organ
mountains which surround Las Cruces. These mountains are not high,
but picturesque, without trees, just cactuses around.
Sure, we liked american
hotels they are very comfortable ones.
On the second day here
one woman rode us to a supermarket for big shopping. It was so strange
to be in so big shop and see many good in one place, we only saw it in
movies also. You know, everybody feels very lost himself first time there.
Also we liked our apartments
which were very big with compare of our flat in Chelyabinsk. We had 2 floor
apartments even with our own backyard.
And of course we liked
campus, it's so clean, good architecture, many trees and especially
BUT! There are some features
which we didn't like. First, Las Cruces has very poor transportation system,
too few buses and that's all. At Saturday you must wait the bus at least
20 minutes. Also the area reachable by bus is kind of restricted...
Second, we found out that
we saw much more fat people than in Russia. It's very strange considering
the number of biking and joggling people around the campus.
And third, people don't
wear pretty clothes, they use only shirts and jeans every time. You know,
it's different in our country, every woman or girl tries to be different