About 'Outside the Shire'

Submitted by David Baggins on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 03:57

'Outside the Shire' is a reference to The Lord of the Rings, a story about small creatures that leave their cozy homeland towards adventures and challenges. It is also a metaphor of leaving the comfort zone and this is what we do while we travel. So this is why 'Outside the Shire'.

Hi, guys! My name is David and I share my travel experience on this blog.


I started traveling in 2009 and have spent about 49 months (to 2017) traveling in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, India, China, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Georgia (I was born there and moved to Russia when I was a kid).

I described these trips in my blog za7gorami.ru (in Russian). I have around 90.000 visitors a month so I have shared my experience with several million people since started blogging in 2009.

So the time comes to switch storytelling into English. Let's see what will happen with this innovation of mine. Need to talk? Contact me on Facebook!