Of all the places in the world, the last one I would’ve thought of finding myself in would be Tver. A small rural city somewhere in between St. Petersburg and Moscow, with half a million inhabitants – tiny for someone like me who grew up in a 15-million city.
It might seem weird that I’m talking music stores here, but do you know how difficult it is to find a perfect one that has just what the doctor ordered? New York City knows stuff about music, and has a lot to offer to a music geek.
If you had a week in New York, you could spend this entire time shopping. Works likewise with two weeks, or a month. Popping into a store in NYC is simply dangerous – that’s how it all starts! Here’s a little guide to help you navigate in the sea of the city’s best shops.
I personally love Couchsurfing. It’s a great resource for budget travelers or just people who want an insider’s perspective on a new place. You get to spend a few nights at someone’s place for free, and plus a chance to meet some truly outstanding people. But it may also feel weird for newcomers, as well…
You know, travel is kind of awful. Everyone telling you the opposite is certainly paid by some secret service. These endless lines at the airport, annoying security, constant delays! Heavy luggage and packing headache! Lost baggage, found baggage, damaged baggage!
This is actually a not-so-funny travel story, minus the circumstances. So I was supposed to fly to Missoula, Montana today. I set my alarm for 5 am to catch the 9 am flight and went to bed soundly. Only to wake up at seven, because I must have vividly dreamt setting the alarm for 5…
If someone told me three years ago that I would find Russia among the cliffs of Northern California, I wouldn’t have believed it. It sounds unrealistic, crazy even – why would there ever be a Russian settlement in California? And then I found myself there, falling in love.
Roadtrip is the ultimate travel genre, pretty much a keystone of travel. You constantly move forward, exploring the unknown. And some places offer more than others for roadtrippers-to-be. Europe and North America, to begin with!
Even when I was purchasing those cheap tickets to the summer New York I barely believed I would make it. For some reason I felt like something would pop up and interrupt my new adventure. Nevertheless, I’m here!
While writing my thesis, which is ultimately devoted to travel journalism, I found myself lacking expert opinions. Well, thought I, who could give me better answers than Rolf Potts, the famous backpacking guru and the author of “Vagabonding“?