After an eventful ride on the train (I happened to be sleeping by a rather inebriated man), I was met at the station by Ross Frierson and Ricky and Brandy Wilhelm (Ross's awesome wife, Dena, was at home working on a delicious lunch). They pulled out all the stops.
The first evening of my stay we went out to learn some traditional Udmurt dances. It was a blast!
Throughout the few days, they also took me to visit different monuments in the city.
We also visited the local zoo!
We also visited the Klashnikov museum (yes, THAT Klashnikov!)
I think the only downside of the entire trip was its brevity. It all went by too quickly, but it was a great opportunity to visit awesome friends and see more of the vast expanse that is known as Russia.