To update my whereabouts, I’ve been in London for four months. It’s still a shock after the exceptional beauty and space of Finnmark, but life goes on. Though I didn’t post much during 2014, I was writing, or at least trying to tap out a first draft manuscript of this story, while figuring out how to […]
I passed Mongolian immigration and climbed the mud hill, entering Siberia for the second time. I feared it was too early to arrive at Russian immigration because my grounds for being in the country were not exactly legitimate, so I dismounted Donkey and lit my stove for a brew, to feed some warmth through my […]
Greetings from Norway! I wrote most of this blog a year ago but I’ve only got around to completing it now. It describes the second part of my journey through Mongolia up to the Russian border. For the first part go to: Mongolia Part 1: The Gobi Desert to Ulaanbaatar. The next story will document […]
Skin ink in Mexico City.
Graphic style of Mexico City.
I arrived back in Norway from Mexico last week. DocsDF, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México was an intense experience, and I got to know some good people presenting films, pitching projects, and generally making hard sacrifices to follow their passion for documentary filmmaking. Five teams participated in the documentary challenge, Reto DocsDF […]
May 28 I arrived at Nordkapp, Norway (loosely claimed to be the northern point of Europe). After Nordkapp, I caught the boat from Honningsvåg to Hammerfest to take an alternative route back to Alta, but I didn’t get far. A few hours in Hammerfest led to a chain of encounters and ultimately an opportunity to stay. […]
Greetings from Finland! I have lots to blog about—8,000 km worth—and it’s going to take some time to catch up. But since I can’t take time out for now I’ll just avoid it with this brief digression. In a nutshell, my movements from the point of my last blog, Mongolia Part 1: The Gobi Desert […]
The soviet apartment in Vologda. It’s fascinating, for me at least, just walking around the cities and seeing all the little details of life in these old apartments.
I was up before sunrise. The dawn pink illuminating the vast desert vista, revealed the first challenge of the Gobi; navigating the haphazard maze of vehicle tracks. There was nothing out there but horses and camels.