Autumn has always been my favorite season. Maybe because I grew up in a place where the transition from the hot, sunny, “school-free” summer to winter has always been smooth, pleasant, full of exciting changes and nostalgic, bittersweet feelings. September and October in the Northern hemisphere on
When you find yourself ‘stuck’ in a country and your visa gets frozen three times and a 90-day stay turns into a 365-day one.
‘‘Are you kidding me?” “Do they really have soups with no meat?? Here? In Altai… next to Mongolia, in the mountains?” “I can’t believe it.’’ These were my words of excitement at a tiny local cafe found while traveling through the Altai region of Russia. There are places around the