Berryville VA park

Back in the USA

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Hey all. Sorry there’s been a little radio silence over in these parts. We were a little busy. In the past week we were in five Central American countries, both got and got over some sort of local stomach unpleasantness, and ended up back in America. Weighing out our finances versus upcoming plans versus ticket prices meant it made sense to leave sooner rather than later. So we’re here, back in my hometown of Berryville (the town I love to hate) for a few weeks. The Russky will be back to the motherland at the start of July and I’ll be along at some point or I’ll just meet him in our second magazine destination at the start of September.

On the subject of the magazine, please take a moment to head over here (or click the pretty banner above) to sign up for our e-mail and follow the accounts. You’ll only get a maximum of two e-mail a month and they’ll be full of interesting backstories, updates, and giveaways all related to our featured city. It would mean a lot to me, the Russky, and all of our contributors if you could show us some support for this big venture!

Thanks for sticking with me guys. The in flux parts of life aren’t always the most thrilling from the outside, but I promise there are epic things to come. In the meantime, we’ll be picnicking and scrounging our dollars, rubles, cordobas, quetzals, etc.

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Leather Camera Bag

The Ruskky



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  • sunandsany

    You two are so nice! And how cool you went to so many places!

    • Polly

      It was really great but now we’re really tired!

  • Annie

    signing up! new hair? i liiiiike!

    • Polly

      Just shaped it up a bit to try to avoid the awkward growing out phase :/

  • Elizabeth

    Signing up now! I can’t wait to read the first issue. Good luck with your travels :)

    • Polly

      Thank you! I’m so excited to get my hands on all the material and put it all together!

  • Amy R

    I love the new hairs! Whatever is going on all sounds incredibly interesting. I’ve not been able to keep up much recently, but I hope to get back to regular reading soon!

    • Polly

      Thank you! I hope you get a little time to relax and be lazy soon :)

  • bevchen

    Aaah, now i can read this! I tried from home yesterday but it crashed the computer (which has nothing to do with your blog and everything to do with Jan’s refusal to update his crappy, old PC EVER!).

    Love the new hair! And I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next on the agenda.

    • Polly

      Whoops! Sorry if I inadvertently destroyed your computer 😉 Thanks for following along.

  • Katherine

    Signed up! Excited to follow the upcoming New Adventures of Polly and The Russky : ) : )

    • Polly

      I think I need to make up some t-shirts with that phrase!

  • Jacqueline

    One thing I can never get over is how small the world can feel after travelling abroad and then going back to where I grew up, which is also a very, very small town. It’s bizarre to me to think, at any point in time, I could be back in my hometown after just a 12 hour flight. Sometimes Taiwan feels like it’s on a completely different planet but home is really never that far away.

    • Polly

      That is strange, isn’t it? I always get a little vertigo when I think that in ten hours I’ll be in America from Russia!

  • Sophie

    oh noo I’m sorry to hear about the stomach bugs, but glad you’re back in a comfortable and familiar setting. Clicking over the mag!

  • Jamie

    welcome back, if only briefly. hope you’re feeling better soon, and I am off to sign up for the magazine!

    also: I am in LOVE with that camera bag.

  • Mariah-Food, Booze, & Baggage

    Welcome back to the States! Looks like a lovely day for a picnic. Looking forward to seeing what comes next for you guys.

    • Polly

      Thank you! It’s pretty great except for the damn heat!

  • Anna

    Your America looks so idyllic!

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