Packing Secrets: Travel Light, Travel Long

I’ve been often asked: “How do you manage to travel for months with just one small backpack?” Indeed, how? Is that some kind of a mystical craft – or rather a matter of attitude? Truth is, packing is but a skill to learn and refine. Here’s my look at the issue.

Amsterdam: It’s Always the Chocolate… And Other Things

Whoever said Amsterdam is a biker’s heaven should’ve mentioned “not for the weak-hearted”. And also advised to stay away from open spaces. The wind was getting everywhere, biting my skin, making my eyes tear, and blowing the bike off the course as I was slowly progressing to the city center from AUC dorms where I…

Off to Argentina

02.11 Today I accomplished nothing, speaking in academic terms. Got a B+ for my film midterm – B+, what a shame, my mom would’ve said, but we don’t have A’s or B’s or whatever in Russia – our grades go from 2 to 5. Hugged the uke for a while – boy am I sure…