Hi all! I’m a young traveler in my early-mid 20’s who believes that travel is the way to understand the world. I picked the name “Wandering Barbarian” as a play on words, as a barbarian is defined as “of or relating to a land, culture, or people alien and usually believed to be inferior to another land, culture, or people”; it is meant to connote the fact that I’m visiting foreign lands and seeing different things. It also ties into the fact that “Conan the Barbarian” is often the first thing that pops into peoples’ minds when I tell them my name, which admittedly has come in handy as an ice breaker.
Compared to many others, I’m not the most traveled guy out there, but my goal is to share the knowledge and anecdotes gained from my travels in 26+ countries. So, August 2012 marked the creation of this blog! I also felt that I could help others with their traveling, given how I’ve been giving tips to friends and acquaintances, so the creation of this was the logical next step. A quick description of my blog can be categorized as part-time travel, given that I only am able to travel when I have time off (which isn’t often). Since September 2014 I have been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in sunny Moscow, Russia. As a result, you can expect to read a fair amount of my adventures within the Russian Federation. Cheers!
You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @CSmeeth. I also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wanderingbarbarian/.