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So it’s been two months now since I got back in the country, and I haven’t posted a damn thing about what happened in the Caucasus. Barely a handful of photos have even graced my Flickr. Why is that?

Well, to be honest, it’s a long tale, and doing it in a linear “Day X: saw Y & Z!” fashion like most travel blogs just grinds me … Continue Reading!

Remembrance

Remembrance

It’s been eight months since she finally told me, admitted that she’d been lying to me all summer and had found someone else immediately. Indeed, had probably been cheating on me at the end. I’d poured all of January into forging a beautiful rose for Valentines day, hoping that it would convey just how much I still loved her. Instead I discovered just how little¬†seven years of devotion and support meant to her. Her final words to me were … Continue Reading!

Pack Subtle, Travel Light.

Mmm, Preparations

Mmm, Preparations

I’ve packed for all sorts of trips over the years. Long distance wilderness treks with no resupply, day hikes, heck just a trip around town requires a certain level of preparation when you think about it. “Keys? Wallet? Hat? Awesome!”¬†Packing for a long-term backpacking trip abroad though? This has been a new adventure for me and the hassle of mixing hostels with homestays and a few multi-day wilderness treks hasn’t made it any easier. So let’s … Continue Reading!