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Fuji & Mika #3 — Mika’s First Few Days

I’ve been enjoying this quite a bit myself — especially the unexpected opportunity to make some music ūüėÄ Not many people know about my life’s first significant fork between music and mathematics 16 years ago (almost to the day) — while i’m probably a musician in about half the multiverses, in this one i don’t even have a single conventional music instrument at home! So, i guess i’m also glad Fuji asked me to make music from the kitchen ūüėČ

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

Check out also my minimalistic hitchhiking kit¬†— minimalistic hiking kit forthcoming! — and Fuji’s website¬†ūüėČ


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Not Edited Yet #13 — More Cycling in Tiraspol!

A bit more cycling in Tiraspol, from my pleasantly uneventful time in Transnistria in May ’17 on my way by bicycle from Odessa to Chi»ôinńÉu.

This was actually my very first video experiment with my then recently acquired action camera — i learned pretty quickly that helmet mounts don’t yield the best angles :-p


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Not Edited Yet #12 — Cycling in Tiraspol

Tiraspol must have been the most pleasant city to cycle in and out of — it has so little traffic that it almost feels like a village! — but with much smoother roads ūüėÄ

I had a pleasantly uneventful time in Tiraspol, through which i passed with my bicycle in May ’17 on my way from Odessa to Chi»ôinńÉu. You may read the full account of my three days in Transnistria here.


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Fuji and Mika #2 — Fuji’s 1st Day

Glad to see my friend Fuji has enjoyed waking up early and playing with the camera — that’s a big part of what i’ve been enjoying about this challenge myself!

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

Yes, Fuji, 7:00, Estonian Time, is fair game — this is not a sleep deprivation challenge ūüėČ Plus, it’s incidentally equivalent to 5:00 UTC, which i learned today stands for ‘Universal Time Coordinated’ — quite a bombastic name, huh!?

This is Fuji’s website: www.fujihoffmann.com.


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Fuji & Mika #1 — Challenge Accepted!

Fuji accepted my counter-challenge, and shot a video reply to it ūüôā Other updates from both of us on our progress along the first challenge will follow throughout the week.

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

This is Fuji’s website: www.fujihoffmann.com.


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Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge

My friend, artist and supporter¬†Fuji Hoffmann¬†proposed we challenge each other throughout the month of October to create and share something every week — there are no editorial bounds to what we may request from each other, and i’m looking forward to what his creative mind will send my way!

The video below explains the experiment and shows our first challenge to each other. The progress, results and further challenges will be posted on my¬†YouTube channel¬†as they develop throughout the month, and you’re invited to head over there and subscribe to stay in the loop ūüėČ


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Not Edited Yet #11 — Ukrainian “Roads”

Let me spare you the euphemism — the roads in Ukraine suck catastrophically most of the time — they’re worse than in Romania — possibly even Moldova!

But why rush on a cycle tour? — i had a great time in the Odessa Oblast, where i traveled by bicycle in May ’17 along the Danube and the Black Sea.


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Not Edited Yet #10 — Rapeseed Fields Forever!

One of my favorite parts of cycling in Spring is the rapeseed fields — though some of them might be canola — i cannot tell the difference :p

This was shot in April ’17 in the Romanian countryside during my latest cycle tour, the North Cape Hypothesis.


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Trelograms #25 — Dream Log

My maternal grandfather, with whom i shared a bedroom for most of the first couple of decades of my life, has been my single most important presence and reference.¬†He passed away in 2010, at the age of 95-almost-96 (longevity ran in his family). Being raised by this wise and experienced man a generous lifetime older than me often felt magical — i was once certain (read hopeful) he was immortal.

I am now convinced ‘he’ no longer exists — at least not in any way i could interact with — except in my dreams!

For a few weeks after his passing, he was the subject of vivid dreams that i would often wake up from with a wide smile on my face! — duly filled by our recent “interaction” — grateful for the new “memory” from Grandpa to cherish until it dissipated along my morning routine.

Those dreams have become less and less frequent, and it’s been just a couple of those a year these days. A few years ago i decided to start “collecting” them — i’ll usually record them into my phone when i wake up in the middle of the night, and then transcribe them into a notebook in the morning. Even when i don’t remember the dream itself, hearing my groggy voice describing it is still refreshing!

One fascinating feature of those dreams is that i have never had a single negative interaction with Grandpa in any of them throughout all those years. I’m not sure how dreams are constructed and what that may or may not mean — it makes me look forward to a lifetime of occasional, unexpected visits from Grandpa though.


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Trelograms is a series of short inspirational and/or inquisitive reads written in counterpoint to my¬†chronicles and concrete¬†travel advice on cycle touring, hitchhiking or in general. The series title is a word play between ‘telegram’ and ‘tr√©los’ (Greek for ‘mad’). Follow the links to read more, and sign up for the Not Mad Yet mailing list to be notified when new articles go live and get other updates


Not Edited Yet #9 — I’m Bananas!

This one was also shot during my latest cycle tour, the North Cape Hypothesis.

It sounded like a great idea when i started doing it — and it was indeed my best cycle touring decision once a hairdresser fixed it the next day! What a relief.

I don’t want to talk about the 12 hours in between.


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