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Welcome aboard! I am Alexei, a native of Moscow (Russia), but my home is in Berkeley, California. Sociologist of religion by occupation (www.orthodoxreality.org) and perpetual traveler by the nature.
I grew up in former USSR which consisted of fifteen republics with Russia being by far the largest. By the time Soviet Union broke apart in 1991, I have traveled to all of these republics – presently independent states – except for one: Armenia. It is late August of 2021 and it is time to…Full story here
It is early August of 2021 and my brother Vladimir (who lives in Russia) invited me to join a private boat trip with a group of friends on the lake Baikal. Situated in Russia’s Southern Siberia, Baikal is a natural marvel and also a sacred place. With 23,600 km3 (5,700 cu mi) of water, Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lake by…Full story here
At the beginning of May 2021, I planed to go to Turkey for couple of weeks. The idea was to first explore the nature, captivating landscapes and early Christian monuments of Cappadocia and then to spend about ten days with my mother (she was coming from Russia) in some nice resort hotel in the coastal…Full story here
Normally, in January/February I go to Hawaii to visit friends and to get a healthy portion of suntan and swimming. But this year with required COVID test or self-quarantine upon arrival, this option looked complicated. Instead, I decided to go to Mexico and check out Yucatan. First, let’s make it clear: there are two “Yucatans.”…Full story here
Two Months of Traveling Through the COVID and Five Countries (Turkey, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Spain)
By the end of 2020 September I was exhausted of staying in Berkeley where everything was closed (gyms, restaurants, swimming pools, many stores) and the entire town seemed to be “lifeless,” because the students never returned to the university due to the COVID. Usually this time of year I go somewhere in Europe, because the…Full story here
When people think about California, the typical images coming to mind are something like ocean, beaches, orange trees, expensive houses, Silicon valleys, etc. Yet there is another California – the area where relatively few people live and the nature (very beautiful) is barely touched by civilization. I am talking about Eastern Sierras – huge area…Full story here
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