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An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: The King of Madagascar and His Peculiar Ambition

I may not have travelled the world, but I’ve travelled enough to meet a lot of people. They are a strange bunch, backpackers, all lofty ideals and flighty minds. 1,000 more words

Eastern Europe

Boggy Roots Hold Tight

Mornings came early. We reluctantly emerged from our sleeping bags, quickly trying to replicate their warmth by pulling on jackets and hats. Then, unzipping the tent and brushing against the dew, we emerged into the chilly Siberian day, still a shadowy grey under the trees. 901 more words


Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island

Irkutsk 13th October:

We arrived into Irkutsk station around 9 am stinking like a rat’s sports vest. We’d been on the train for 3 nights and sans shower for 5 days in total. 1,593 more words


The Kremlin Is Trying To Erase Memories Of The Gulag

Originally published at http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118306/kremlin-trying-erase-memories-gulag.

By Ola Cichowlas

The word gulag sends shivers down the spine of anyone unfortunate enough to have lived under Stalinist terror. 241 more words



One of the first things I checked when I got back from my trip was the snow-cover in Siberia. I got a bit of a shock.  310 more words

Arctic Sea Ice

Princess Fumi Strikes Again With A New Movie and Novel

Please note that we normally only post two interviews per month. This interview, however, was included because it was such a special event. Princess Fumi Hancock is a groundbreaking media figure with a new novel, a movie and a talk show. 2,424 more words


Music, In Review: LIGHTS

A departure from her former record, floor busting Pop smash “Siberia” (2011), LIGHTS surges to life on her fourth LP “Little Machines”.

The Toronto based singer songwriter traded in her dubstep Chucks for a lighter, sleeker electronic sound evident by the creeping album opener, “Portal”. 352 more words

Music, In Review