Hi all! I’m Conan, a young traveler in my mid 20’s who believes that travel is the way to understand the world. The name of the blog was intended to be 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 and learning. It also ties into the fact that “Conan the Barbarian” is often the first thing that pops into peoples’ minds when introductions are made; it does come in handy as an ice breaker, though.
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). Meaning, when compared to many others, I don’t bring as relatively much to the table. However, my goal is to share what I have learned and experienced from my travels in 26+ countries. 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 the blog in August 2012 was the logical next step. 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 Instagram @CSmeeth. I also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wanderingbarbarian/.