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I arrived to my new home of Kazan, Russia. I will be staying at a Sanitarium (whatever that is) for a couple days until I get a medical visit, allowing me to move into my dorm. In the mean time, I will be sharing squat toilets, a common room with parakeets, and a bedroom for 5 with some Ukranian refugees. Wish me luck!
Q:You seem like such a free spirit and so happy. I would love to do what you do, whatever that is!
Thank you! :) :) :)
Q:Hey! I just saw the pictures from the french alps. I'm planning on traveling soon as well, and I was just wondering if you could say exactly where/what the alps were called or how you got there if that's alright? It looks breathtaking and exactly the type of place I'd love to see.
Hi! Yeah, so I went to the town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, which is a village nestled in a valley between Aiguilles Rouges and Mont Blanc. From there you can take lifts up to go hiking or skiing or sight seeing. It does get a bit pricey- lifts range from 15-50 euros I think-, but an all-you-can-ride pass might be useful. Just go to the visitor center and they’ll give you all the info that you need (that is also where I made a hiking buddy for the weekend).
I got to Chamonix by taking an overnight Eurolines bus from Paris for €36. It’s also connected by train, which may be easier, depending on where you are. There are hostels around the town; the further out you go the cheaper, but if you can rent a bike or take the bus, it’s worth it. I stayed at the Schoolhouse hostel, which was affordable and had a great cabiny-vibe, but was far and no one who worked there was rarely there to help.
Also, if you go during off season things tend to be a couple euros cheaper and less crowded than normal.
:) happy travels and let me know if I can help in any other way.
I just started packing my suitcase.
Less than 24 hours til I’m on a plane to Russia.
Q:i love your blog. really admire ppl who have courage to live. i'm just wondering where you bought yr camera from? i really want to buy a film c but ebay looks shoddy. help?
I bought my Canon AE-1 for $20 at a thrift store, so try local thrift stores. A lot of people tend to donate film cameras because they aren’t ‘useful’ any more. Just make sure that they work and if you have a smart phone you can always look up details of the camera while you browse.
I also just bought a new camera from B&H Photo, Video, and Pro Audio. The prices are reasonable and you know that the camera you are going to get works. Or check out local used camera dealers. They tend to know what they are doing and sometimes you can even make a deal with them.
Or stick with Ebay. I’m on there now, stalking a Leica. Six hours to go. Buying through Ebay isn’t always successful, but with some perserverence, you can snag yourself a great deal.
Rumor had it that there was a bear on the trail. Equipped with no bear spray or martial arts moves, we sat on a rock, trying to figure out our next move.
There was a beach not far back, so we decided to relax on the rocky shores, soaking in the sun and the sounds, hunting for beautiful rocks, and dipping our feet in the cold, clear water.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Snapshots from the Road
New Blog Post- The Miserable Journey to the Enchanting Town of Chamonix