Welcome to Yekaterinburg, Russia, or Yekat as the locals call it. Yekat is in the fourth largest city in Russia and is right at the border between the continents of Europe and Asia. It is located in the Ural Mountains, but the mountains are so old, they look more like hills. I certainly couldn't see any mountains today, but that could be due to the fact that it was cold, cloudy, windy, and snowing. Yekaterinburg is also spelled Ekaterinburg.
We arrived in Yekat this morning at 5:30. Our host teacher, Anzhelika the Amazing, picked us up at the airport with a couple of her friends. They took us to her friend's apartment where they gave us some beds to crash in until the hotel would let us into our rooms.