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Hitchhiking Siberia: On the Road to Ural Mountains

Hitchhiking Siberia: On the Road to Ural Mountains

January 13, 2009. My second day on the road from Moscow to Irkutsk. Around 7:30 AM I was woken up by some strange screams in the cabin of the van. It took me several minutes to realize that what I mistook for a quarrel was…

Hitchhiking Siberia: Let’s Hitchhike to Lake Baikal

Hitchhiking Siberia: Let’s Hitchhike to Lake Baikal

Located in southern Siberia, Lake Baikal is often referred to as the unofficial pilgrimage destination among Russia’s hitchhikers’ community. Ever since I started hitchhiking and traveling around Russia, I would often meet fellow wanderlust souls who either hitchhiked to Lake Baikal or had the trip…

A Weekend with Toy Boy

A Weekend with Toy Boy

“This is the story of my wonderful long weekend with a toy boy. This story took place in Tanzania, I was there with a group. I was sitting in the front of a van which is kind of open, and I had fallen asleep. As…

Hitchhiking from Kazakhstan to Armenia

Hitchhiking from Kazakhstan to Armenia

It all started when I came up with the idea to hitchhike to Georgia. But there was no one I could travel with. I was offering different people to join me in my journey, but they kept telling me I’m insane and that it’s impossible…

There Has to Be More to Life

There Has to Be More to Life

I grew up like most American boys. The thing I cared about most was sport, and then doing well at school, and then getting attention from girls. That’s what I cared about. And I was good at those things. And when I got to high…

First Time in Russia

First Time in Russia

“I had some Russian friends I met on a language learning website, and one day they asked me if I wanted to visit Russia. I said yes, and they offered me to stay with them at their house. I packed my luggage and traveled to…