Regular John

John grew up happy in a middle class family. His childhood was great and he had a lot of friends. When he became a teenager he spent most of his time driving around with motorbikes and getting drunk with his male friends every weekend. Life…

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Crossroads

The fate and destiny of this blog is right now at what I would call a crossroad. Some people may already know that I’m back in Finland and taking care of some urgent projects. I’m sad to admit it has resulted in inactivity on this…

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Baku, Boring Baku

Baku,Baku,Baku. Azerbaijan, the land of fire. The old wealthy city with massive oil resources that everybody wanted to lay their hands on. Persian Empire, Russian Empire, Nazi Germany and Soviet Union. Everyone wanted Bakus black liquid gold. 70 years of Soviet rule made the world…

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Georgia Diaries Part 2

After leaving the nasty hellhole called Romatic Hostel we went to check out what Tbilisi had to offer. The first that strucked me was the street food scene and I was pleasantly surprised of what I saw. People were barbecuing in every corner of the…

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Georgia Diaries Part 1

From Vladikavkaz we took a express minibus to Tbilisi, the trip took six hours and for a price of 20€. Again I had to prove that both Wikitravel, Wikipedia and Lonely Planet sits on incorrect information. They all claim that the border between Russia and…

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Road To Caucasus

After a cool week in Abkhazia, Georgia was next country on my list to visit. But because of the political situation we couldn’t continue to Georgia from Abkhazia so we needed to track back to Russia to be able to continue to Georgia. That problem…

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The Abkhazia Diaries Part 2

After a few days of heavy rain in Dagomys we left for Abkhazia. It was 6 am and rainy and windy as hell. For one minute I just wanted to stay in bed and show my middle finger to the weather gods but I pulled…

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Abkhazia Diaries Part 1

I assume that most of you slept through the history lessons in school so I think it’s time to refresh your minds. Abkhazia is a small country located in one of the shadiest backwaters of the former Soviet Union between Russia and Georgia. It’s still…

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Cheap Thrills In Sukhumi

I’ve always been a quite cautios person who always keep an eye on my belongings but the more I’ve travelled, the sloppier I became with time. I started to lose respect for things and people when nothing ever happened to me except some minor issues….

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The Sochi Diaries

    One week in Sochi has contained everything from dead human corpses to fruity days in the sunshine with a bottle of home made red wine. The Sochi area is for sure a area of contrasts. Palm trees, street dogs, blue ocean, mountains, relentless…

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