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travelling the seven parts of the world



We like travel!

No kidding!

I fell in love with travel when I was 3 years old. We had a gigantic map on the wall, with USSR still intact and all, and I could stare at it for hours. The places just felt magical. I would have adults explain me difference between America as in USA and America as in the continent. Armed with this new found knowledge, I would be running around telling everyone about it. I would read adventure books and then try to locate the places on that map. History books were useless unless they could be related to that map in one way or another.

Little has changed since then.

I now have a partner in crime, my girlfriend Liene. She's incredible enough to play along with all my insane plans and satisfy all my demands. You know which ones.

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"You mean THAT wall of ice?"
"Yes, start climbing!"

I now have a new map, but the idea is still the same. I look at it, until a place is so ingrained in my mind, I'm required to go there. I've bought lots of travel books, so I can also do some serious armchair traveling. It all inspires me. And time again, I'm sitting at my desk, during "work hours", planning away another trip to as far a distant place as possible.

I'm probably never gonna stop traveling until I remove that map. Or until I've been to every place I managed to identify when I was 3 years old. Or maybe never.

Finances

Many people ask me, how exactly are you able to afford all this?

I'm not rich, but I'm not poor either. I made all the money I'm spending myself, using methods that allow me to make money while I'm traveling. Its nothing special - just a couple of the right decisions landed me in a nice cozy spot. If you said I don't really deserve all this, you'd probably be right.

This Blog

Is not really a blog. When I started out traveling, I thought I would blog about it. In reality, I traveled and never bothered updating, I just didn't have neither the time, nor the patience, and seeing how I spend weeks sleeping in a tent, its not like I had a whole lot of internet access. In many places I have written notes, in others I have simply uploaded a whole ton of pictures. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so there you go, lots of pictures.

I've always wanted to go back through the places I've been and write about them. The reality is, I will never do it because I'm too lazy, and the number of places is absolutely overwhelming. I'm going to update this site with my travels, but I don't believe you will ever see an actual on-the-road blog here.