A town called David

A town called David

A town called David. I was in a town called David. And there was a black cat by me first thing in the morning. That much I remember. He was making some sort of noise, a cross between a meow and the word “why”. It was all very surreal and haunting and...
Russia – A House in the Hills

Russia – A House in the Hills

SOCHI – Nestled high in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains and surrounded by coniferous, cypress-tree forest, is a house. A sprawling, multi-roomed mansion that must be seen to be believed. If you can see it at all. For decades, its odd green walls have...
Russia – Raj and in charge

Russia – Raj and in charge

– Check out Inked and Abroad’s previous Russian adventures here – “You are sick” the Chinese airport official repeated. “And this is quarantine”. I’d only left Sydney 10 hours ago. En route to Russia to find my brother for the upcoming Confederations...
Russia – The Black Volga

Russia – The Black Volga

The Black Volga The Black Volga. It’s not just a Soviet Era car but a well-known Russian urban legend. The story exploded to life in the 1970’s and always begins the same way. A black car appears, as if from nowhere, to take in unsuspecting passengers. These...
The Cocora Valley

The Cocora Valley

Cocora Valley – There’s no place left on earth that has not yet been discovered. At least not where I can realistically go. The oceans and landmasses of our world were mapped centuries ago, with civilisations rising and falling for millennia long before I was...