Commitment Issues and Nomad Syndrome

’Holy shit, you’ve been travelling for over a year now. What are you running from? Did you kill somebody?’  -something my host asked me once Relationships with countries are essentially like relationships with people: you get speed dates, one-night stands, eternal friendships and long-term love affairs. Sure enough, you never forget your first. I had…

Childhood traumas: on the evil of reading books

When I was very very very small my grandma Lilya taught me how to read. I guess that was the beginning of all the good and all the evil. As soon as I was pretty much over stories of mighty Russian knights and cheesy princesses, she started feeding me books on WW2 and patriotic heroes…