I started this blog as a way to document my travels across SE Asia in 2010 after I had completed a year of teaching English in South Korea. I had no idea that it would continue this long but, since I’ve always enjoyed writing I just kept writing. Travel and blogging seemed to go well together. I never intended to be another Lonely Planet wanna-be blogger but, as it happens, folks who’ve travelled for a while amass quite a bit of knowledge about a lot of travel-related stuff, especially if they’ve been through the gauntlet of long term travel. If you’re interested in my early travel writings start here, the beginning of my travelogue.
Although this website is focuses quite a bit on travel and travel-related stuff, I don’t pretend to be an expert in the field. Instead, I use this website to practice my writing and as an informal portfolio. You might notice a few links up above there, “music”, “movies”, etc. Well, in addition to being a long term traveller writing about his work and travel experiences abroad, I’m also a musician (drummer) and a filmmaker (I write and direct my own works). An “artist” if you will, though I hesitate to use that term. Creative individual, maybe.
You might wonder where you should start. I’m a musician at heart and I think you should start with my MUSIC. I have a few music projects listed on this site: my early rock band, my Ukrainian polka band, my Ukrainian rock band and I’m finishing my first jazz solo project. After you’ve got some tunes going and your boss still hasn’t checked in on you, head on over to my TRAVELOGUE which, I’ll admit, is a little lengthy. I’m a wordy man but, I’m told, it’s interesting and funny at times. You tell me. I suggest you start with my trip through Southeast Asia. Finally, if you still have time or you’re wondering about this “movie” business I’ve mentioned, head on over to my MOVIE GALLERY where you’ll see a few short films I’ve made over the years. Finally, if you just want to look at some pretty PICTURES, I’ve uploaded a few to Flickr and am in the process of uploading more to this site.
If, for some reason, you really want to digitally “connect” with me, then by all means, let’s get in touch. I have a few social media accounts, but I mainly use Twitter, a public Facebook page and an email address stevensirski [at] gmail [dot] com. I do have a private Facebook account that I add people that I’ve met in person and with whom I have developed relationships. Finally, I have a Paypal address if you want to buy me a coffee or a drink (stevensirski [at] gmail [dot] com). Again, I have a Paypal address (stevensirski [at] gmail [dot] com) to send me money.
Should you want to get more involved with me or my site, I invite you to leave comments below the posts, tweet me, or email me since those are the best ways to get a hold of me. If you need to talk over the phone or Skype, I’m sure we can arrange something but, honestly, I reserve that for my parents and family since the time difference makes things difficult sometimes. Plus, I much prefer talking in person.
Since this is my personal website I don’t accept guest posts. However, if there’s something you’d like to see covered here, please get in touch with me through the above mentioned methods.