Sasha Vasilyuk

Cultural journalist 

I am a writer and must immediately confess that I have used my passion for writing to travel, to network, to make money, to help my family and to get hours, if not days, of free psychotherapy. In the process, I also informed and entertained a lot of total strangers.

So far, writing has led me to discover fascinating places - from sandy Uruguayan villages to one of the fanciest bathrooms in Moscow. It also introduced me to curious folks: police chiefs, kite-flying champions, corrupt mayors, circus trainers, chefs.

Now, I am trying my hand at a memoir, which chronicles my transformative year of traveling alone around the world. Besides informing and entertaining, I hope this book will also help me grow and understand. Wish me luck!