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2016

Canada

Sackville, New Brunswick May

 

2015

USA

Burlington and Farm and Wilderness

Matvei’s Birthday

Canada

Eastern Townships Red Hill

 

2014

The Nightmare of Writers’ Retreats, NH

Sustainability Project in Gilsum, NH

 

2013

USA

Marlow and Gilsum: Kroka and Sustainability Project 14th February and summer

Canada and USA

Book tour on train and folding bike through North America September-November

 

 

2012

The Trois-Rivieres Odyssey continues

 

 

2011

USA

Train ride from Montreal to Albuquerque, NM April

Canada

The Trois-Rivieres Odyssey begins September

 

2010

USA

Train ride from Montreal to Portland, OR August

Canada

New Brunswick

 

2009

Canada

The Maritimes August-September

New Brunswick Part 1; Part 2; Part 3;
Prince Edward Island  Part 4; Part 5;
Nova Scotia Part 6;
The Storm in Nova Scotia on Northumberland Strait: Part 7;
Cape Breton: Part 8;
Halifax: Part 9;
The Bay of Fundy and Digby Neck: Part 10;
Welcome Bikers: part 11;

USA

Memphis, TN August
Vermont August
Big Rapids and Flint, Michigan, February – March
Train from Eugene, Oregon to Chicago to Grand Rapids February
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Oahu, Hawaii January-February

2008

California: Los Angeles, Monterey, San Fransisco December
train from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Los Angeles to Salinas, CA December 10 – 12th
Big Rapids, MI 7th December
North Carolina: Duke University, Durham, Raleigh, the Ocean September
Trois Rivieres, QC

2007

USA

Glover, Vermont: Bread&Puppet Show  part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 August
Johnson, Vermont July

Canada

Montreal
Laurentians

USA

Coatesville, PA April – May
Bryn Mawr, PA April
New York, NY April
Train & Bus between Philly, New York, and Montreal

CANADA

Montreal, QC March

2006

USA

Coatesville, PA November

Eastern & Southern EUROPE

RUSSIA

Hiking Konakovo – Redkino Septenber
Hiking trips in Tver region August-October
Babie, Russia part 1, part 2 July
Moscow Region July

POLAND – BELORUS’ July

Train ride (Czech Republic-Poland-Belorus’-Russia)

CZECH Republic July

Prague

SWIZERLAND June-July

Train ride (Switzerland-Austria-Slovakia-Czech Republic)
Geneva

ITALY June:

Train ride (Milano-Geneva)
Sestri
Milano
Venice

CROATIA June

Train ride (Zagreb-Ljubljana-Venice)
Zagreb
Plitvitsa

SERBIA June

Train ride (Belgrade-Zagreb)
Belgrad

HUNGARY June

Train ride (Budapest-Belgrade)
Budapest

UKRAINE June

Train ride (Lvov-Chop-Zahon’-Budapest)

CRIMEA May-June

Train ride (Simferopol-Lvov)
Simferopol
Alushta
Yalta
The Valley of Ghosts
Sudak
Koktebel
Bachchisarai
Cave Cities of Crimea: Inkerman & Chufut-kale
Balaklava
Khersones
Sebastopol

RUSSIA

Moscow Region April
Kovrov April
Moscow January-April

FRANCE

Paris April
Lyon-Paris April

NORTH AMERICA /Lala/

USA

Coatesville, PA March-April

CANADA

Montreal, QC January-March

2005

USA /Lala/ (xmass)

Coatesviile, PA
D.C.

RUSSIA

Kayaking on Tvertsa /Sasha/ (August)
Foros, Crimea /Sasha/ (July)
Sebastopol, Crimea /Sasha/ (July)
Berdyansk, Ukraine /Sasha/ (July-August)
Hiking around Kurovskoe, Moscow Region /Sasha/ (July)
Scandinavia: Finland and Norway /Lala/ (June-July)
Train Ride Spirovo-St.Petersburg-Helsinki /Lala/ (June)
Tver Region Kayaking (June)   part 3,  part 4part 5part 6
Babje, Tver Region (June)   part 1,  part 2
Tver (June)
Ulianovsk  part 1,  part 2(June)
The Road to Ulianovsk (June)
Moscow Region/Lala/ (May)
Moscow Region Hiking /Sasha/ (April)
Moscow in spring
Celebration of the vampires (May)
Moscow winter

NORTH AMERICA

USA

Washington, DC-VA /Sasha/ (March)
Philadelphia, PA /Sasha/ (February-March)
Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Philadelphia, PA /Sasha/ (March)
Coatesville, PA /Sasha/ (February-March)

CANADA

Montreal, QC (January)
Laurentians, QC

2004

CANADA

Montreal, QC
Laurentians, QC
Hitchhiking Montreal – Toronto (July)
Hitchhiking to build an Earthship: Montreal – Ottawa – Killaloe – and back (June)
Laurentians, QC

2003

CANADA

Laurentians, QC (back and forth – till end of 2004)
Hiking from Port-Cartier to Gagnon, QC /Sasha/ (July)
Hitchhiking from Montreal to Quebec City to Port-Cartier, QC /Sasha/ (July)

RUSSIA

Moscow (January) /Sasha/

2002

RUSSIA

Kovrov /Sasha/ (December)
Moscow /Sasha/ (October-December)

CANADA

Crashing the University frontiers, QC /Lala/ (Summer)
Change of neighbourhoods in Montreal: to Petite Bourgogne, QC (Spring)

2001

Hitchhiking from Montreal to Farm in Lennoxville, QC /Sasha/ (summer)
Farm in Lennoxville, QC /Lala/ (summer)
Mont Laurier, QC (summer)
Northern Quebec (kayaks) (summer-autumn)
Outremont, Montreal, QC (spring)
Stoneham, QC (January)

2000
CANADA

Montreal, QC (December)
Southern Ontario (October-November)
Toronto, ON (October)
Ottawa, ON (October)
Quebec City and Stoneham, QC (October)
Northern Quebec (September)
Rue Querbes, Parc Extension, Montreal, QC (July-August)
Farm in Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, QC (July)
Montreal, QC (June)

Tver-Sheremetievo-Paris-Montreal (June)

RUSSIA

Hitchhiking: Tver – Moscow – Vladimir – Suzdal – Ivanovo – Borisogleb – Rostov Velikij – Uglich – Kaljazin – Kashin – Tver (May-June)
Kayaking in Northern Tver Region – Torzhok (May)

1999

RUSSIA

Tver
Burning countryside, escape to Moscow & Dacha August
Tver July
Seleger July
Volgo lake June – July
Malino & Nikola Titeli June

LIOUBA

Torzhok, Tver Region March
Yaroslavl February
Tver February
Moscow February
Rostov Velikij January
Yaroslavl January
Arkhangelsk January
Vologda January
Intermittent trips to Moscow

1998

RUSSIA
Intermittant trips to Moscow, Novye Cheremushki August – December
Velikij Novgorod December

SWEDEN
Stockholm Sweden October

RUSSIA
Tver August
Moscow (Okt.Pole + Yasenevo) June-July
Boat from Stockholm to Tallin & train to St. Petersburg May

FRANCE
Paris – the robbers of Paris February

GERMANY
Train from Stockholm to Berlin February
Berlin

SWEDEN
Malmö February

1997

SWEDEN
Rinkeby, Stockholm July – December
Island in Stockholm (Ulrika’s wedding) July

NORWAY/Lala/
Oslo May
Bergen May

RUSSIA/Lala/
Moscow & Moscow Region May

SWEDEN
Rissne, Stockholm January – May

1996/Sasha/

1996/Lala/

SWEDEN
Uppsala
Stockholm (IMER) September – December

SPAIN September
Granada
Malaga
Away from all

SWITZERLAND
Lausanne August

RUSSIA June – July
St. Petersburg
Moscow

GERMANY
Taken off the train on the way back
Train from Munich back to Stockholm via Copenhagen May
Munich May
Hamburg May
The Road from Stockholm to Copenhagen to Hamburg May

SWEDEN January – June
Visit from Anja
The Islands
Yokmok
Stokholm

1995

FRANCE
Paris December

ESTONIA October
Tallin by boat

SWEDEN
Stockholm

MEXICO
Acapulco
Chiapas: Palenque, etc.
Mexico City

CANADA
Toronto

USA
New York, NY
Ardmore, PA
Aunt Zina in the US

JAPAN
Flight Tokyo – New York
Hitch-hiking from Tokyo to Hokkaido
The Awakening
The Great Depression

THAILAND February – March
Forgetting Koh Samui
Mountains and Opium fields
Chiang Mai
Bangkok

JAPAN
Tokyo
Yokhohama
Kamakura
Takakura, Fujisawa

AUSTRALIA
Sydney January
Melbourne December

1994

AUSTRALIA
Melbourne November-January

JAPAN August-December
Tokyo
Yokhohama
Kamakura
Takakura, Fujisawa

US
Watson Conference, R.I. August
Ardmore, PA August

ITALY
Pisa
Milano
Bologne
Florence
Train ride and fame on TV from Paris to Florence
Mixed Airports

BELGIUM
Brussells
Antwerp

FRANCE
Paris

GREAT BRITAIN
London

HOLLAND
The boat to England
Rotterdam
The Hague
The Lab
The Conference?
Friessland
Amsterdam

GERMANY
Wurzburg With Mathias and Genet

SWEDEN
Uppsala
The 7 house city in the south and the sea
Stockholm at last!

RUSSIA
The boat from St. Petersburg to Stockholm
St. Petersburg
Moscow

FRANCE
Montmartre, Paris

1993

FRANCE
Finding an aparte: Montmartre
Hunting for an apartment
XII eme, Paris

SWITZERLAND
Lausanne August

FRANCE
Marseille
Nimes
Aix-en-Provence
Avignon July – August
XII eme, Paris

USA
Flight from San Francisco to Paris end July
Cross Country – Harrisburg, PA, Northern Route to Olympia & Seattle, WA, Green
Tortoise from WA through CA and Oregon June
D.C. suburbs
Driver’s licence, PA May
BMC graduation May
Winter in Glenmede

1992

U.S.A.
Bryn Mawr, PA
NY

FRANCE
U.S.
Paris
Paris – Montmartre Summer

ITALY
Rome and Vatican

D.C.

CANADA
Toronto

BMC

1991

FRANCE
Paris Christmas

FRANCE
Bretagne
Paris

CANADA
Quebec City summer

US
Boston
Middlebury
New York
BMC May
NY January

1990

Manhattan, NY December
BMC
NY

CANADA
Toronto

US
Wretched story
Upstate New York
Elmira
NY
BMC
N.Y.
Bryn Mawr January – May
Cross-Country: CA, AZ, NM, LA, January
Santa Monica January

1989

USA
New Year in LA
Texas December
Meeting Diana, BMC, PA October
Fall break in NY
BMC orientation end August
CA: San Francisco, Berkley, L.A., back to Manhattan in class
NY summer
D.C.

1988

USA
D.C.
MA
Long Island, NY

BELGUIM
Bruges
Antwerp

FRANCE
Lille
Cannes
Toulouse
Corrèze
Le Havre
Nantes
Rouen
Normandy
Chartre
The Port
Paris

EGYPT
Sharm al Shaikh
Cairo

1987

EGYPT
Cairo (Aviastop)

SUDAN

ETHIOPIA August

SUDAN (February – December back and forth)
Nyala
Kassala
And other trips around Sudan
SUDAN (February – December back and forth)

U.K. January – February
London
Morcomb
Ocean
Derby
Oxfordshire and all that snobbish stuff
London

U.S. January

1986

SUDAN

U.S. December
Long Island, NY
Manhattan, the view from the Hilton and X-mass with(out) Americans
The TRAIN or how things could go named wrong
Air India flight from London to JFK, New York

U.K.
London

SUDAN
Meroe
Khartoum

KENYA
Voi
Mombasa
Nairobi

1985

SUDAN

EGYPT
Alexandria
Cairo

SUDAN

Layla’s Childhood and Adolescence

Show-jumping competitions in Egypt & Sudan (from age 13 years to 23)

Back to the U.S.S.R at the age of 12 years:

Moscow
Ukraine
Moldavia
Romania
Bulgaria
Greece
A train ride through western U.S.S.R.
The Desert Railway: Sudan and Egypt
From Sweden to Sudan
From Sudan to Sweden
The Savannah
From USSR to Africa
Between city and countryside
The journey of birth

Sasha:

Germany
Hamburg
Finland and impressions of USSR (St. Petersburg etc.)
Sweden
In India
Detstvo: From USSR to India

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