I grew up in Yekaterinburg, Russia (Sverdlovsk in Soviet times), a city mostly famous for the last Russian tzar's family killed there (not smth to be proud of, huh?), constructivist architecture and industrial landscapes. However, it's a very cosy place, and you'll feel home if you like polluted air, water and land. :D Okay, if you spend more than 3 days there. (You'll just get used to it.) Jokes aside, it might be unbelievably interesting if you mingle with the locals. (Hey, I still have friends to show you around there!)
My natural curiosity and a cosmopolitan family are the reasons why I began going to far away places at an early age, and since then I've always had a next trip to look forward to. I enjoy exploring people's personalities and collecting their stories. At the moment, I am challenging myself trying to settle down in Istanbul - the city I'm in love with.
Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring. So I go back to being me. :D