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What to Wear in Russia

I have been to Russia twice – once in 2007, when I spent a summer volunteering and teaching in Yaroslavl, and in 2010, when I took the Trans-Siberian across the country. There are a few important things to note about Russia when you consider packing your suitcase: summers can get quite hot, and winters… well, […]

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Travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway

For many, spending days aboard a cramped train with minimal electricity and plumbing would be extremely unappealing. But for as long as I could remember, I had dreamed of taking the Trans-Siberian through Russia, one of those grand, Theroux-inspired adventures. Within a few days of boarding the train that would take me over 6000 kilometres […]

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Russian Rainbow

When I was a little girl, I used to love watching the Olympics. My favourite sports to watch in the winter games were figure skating, speed skating, ski jumping, hockey, and luge. It was a pretty big event in my household; for both the summer and winter games, my whole family would crowd around and […]

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My Ever-Changing Travel Fashion

Happy (and Comfortable) in Cusco, PeruI love to travel, obviously. I also love fashion, and I love to dress up. Sometimes it’s very, very difficult to merge the two, as, as a traveller, one’s wardrobe is often dictated by the fact that it must all fit inside a small backpack or suitcase. Add rapid changes […]

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On The Train Through Siberia

On The Train Through Siberia from This Battered Suitcase on Vimeo. Russia I’m finally doing something with all of the videos I took on my Superheadz Harinezumi camera; you can see the other ones I made here (Manitoba Skies), here (Travelling Through Southeast Asia, though I want to re-edit this one so that’s it shorter and with […]

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Into The Blue

On The Trans-Siberian Train, Russia Marrakech, Morocco Matinloc Island, The Philippines Osaka, Japan Sapa, Vietnam Varna, Bulgaria Oia, Greece Hanoi, Vietnam Brasov, Romania The Sahara, Morocco St. Petersburg, Russia Blue is the colour of my eyes, of my dream car, of open skies and open waters, of cotton candy at the fair, of fresh berries […]

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When I Grow Up

Irkutsk, Russia Listvyanka, Russia Near Yekaterinburg, Russia Near Yekaterinburg, Russia Yekaterinburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Ulan Ude, Russia All photos taken while I was travelling through Russia on the Trans-Siberian  I was never the kind of little girl who knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. […]

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Finding Tibet

Ulan Ude, Russia I was in Ulan Ude nearly eleven months ago; how much has happened in those eleven months, how much has changed. Since travelling on the Trans-Siberian last year, I visited another twelve countries (ten of them new to me) and saw more and learned more than I could have ever hoped. One […]

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Taking The Trans-Siberian

(photo taken by my mum) Ulan-Ude, Russia “In short, I would not recommend the Trans-Siberian to everyone. But if you are looking for a great adventure, one that takes patience, determination, and resourcefulness, then you, like me, will most likely find this journey to be one of the most enriching and engaging travel experiences of […]

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