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Carabiners and quiet
– “Where are you from?”, someone asks during breakfast. – “From Latvia.” – “And you?” – “Well, technically, I’m from Latvia, too.” Ilya was born to a Jewish family in Jūrmala (beach resort city), spent the first ten years of his life in Latvia, then moved to Israel. He knows but a few words in... read more
How to make a simple wooden bed?
After researching a bunch of advice on different social networks, I came to a conclusion that none of them really fits my needs – some require very specific instruments, others – materials, yet others – skills I don’t have. Almost ready to give up and buy a ready-made version, I came up with a different... read more
Travel and stay with a friend
So, what do you do if you are planning to jump over to London for couple of days? You want to meet some folks, you need a place to stay. How big is possibility that there are some friends out there, I mean in London. Pretty big, right. So, I usually shout on Facebook –... read more
From Antarctic to Arctic
„Get your shit together and come to Canada!”, Raphael wrote this sincere invitation sometime between April and May. I was truly touched by his words, so I did. After traveling together in Antarctica and some other spots of South America, I arrived in Montreal June 21 to join Raphael for his Alaska road-trip. It took... read more
Biking and couchsurfing in Copenhagen
I found Jesper’s place quite easily following the detailed description of the route he send me. Jesper is a danish student who couchsurfed my place a year ago and we had a really great time and mutual understanding. That’s why I was really looking forward to see him again and also Copenhagen (CPH) – for... read more
Just another world trip – by Astrid and Sven
„I think we found your home. Looking forward to see you (you can’t miss us :)),” sms from Astrid found me while I was working in my garden, some 3 km away from home. Yes. There is no chance to miss the Astrid and Sven’s truck. They have put a usual living caravan in a... read more
T.I.P. James
It’s a week since I’ve been on my second Camino. And tomorrow will be the day I arrived on my first. This is where I met James. I can’t call him a friend. I guess Caminomate would be an appropriate name. Or kind of soul-mate, too. Cos’ we shared the passion of traveling. It was... read more
For my Camino friends
It couldn’t have been better. No book can describe it no movie show. I haven’t been writing since entering Santiago till yesterday. So full of emotions that there was no space for words. I’m grateful for every step You made with me. Even if we met for couple of hours, we were walking together. My... read more