Hi! My name is Alex Block!

This blog is dedicated to travel, experiences, famous places in the world, where I was since i started travelling in 2008 and budget-wise travel. All pictures and stories are real and mine.

My story began more than 30 years ago. Born and raised in Moscow, school, college, work. Everything is as usual. With one amendment: I love traveling and do it often as possible. At this point i visited 70+ countries and more than 400 cities. This is my hobby, passion, and if you want the disease. I want to see and learn as much as possible. Traveling gives me variety, zest for life, the opportunity to study and learn.

For years I traveled each time i had a little opportunity: weekends, holidays, once i took a sabbatical to go to Australia (it doesn’t make any sence to get there for a week, isn’t it?). More than 9 years I have combined travelling and regular office job from 9 to 18.

My principle is affordable luxury travel. I don’t try to save on everything and i need some comforts to have good time. But on the other side, i don’t have unlimited resources and have to be very wise and creative to make the most of it.

At the end of 2016 I resigned and began to travel full-time. Partly it was a dream, partly plan, which got economical and logical sence. Travelling full-time for me happens to be cheaper, than my dayly expences at home. Strange, but it is! So now i’m travelling all the time, trying to see as much as possible!

First lag of my journey was 180 days, where i explored India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and spend some good time in Thailand. My travel diary covers day-to-day experience, budget tips and unordinary things to do.

This story has no end, it is in the process!

If you want to learn more, here is cool interview with me and podcast about my hometown Moscow!

Need an advise, support, want say hello? Or probably you are visiting my hometown (Moscow, Russia)? If you have questions, comments or suggestions, you can write me alex@alexblock.ru! I am always happy to meet new people and to help you! I will answer as soon as possible!


Frequently asked questions:


  • How can you afford travelling full-time?

I worked for a long time and saved to be able to do it. I got a plan what i want to do, i calculate and save for it.

  • How long does it take to save?

It took me around 2 years, but i had it in mind for 3-4 years. Travelling full-time is not only about money, all your life should be about it and there are other things to sort before going. Still, it’s not that tricky, just the same as any other important thing in life like kids, buying house or whatever.

  • Can i ask for your advice if i want to do the same?

Sure, just write me an e-mail to alex@alexblock.ru. I’m more than happy to help!

  • What camera and filters do you use?

My travel camera is Nikon D90 with 18-105 lenses. I choose it because it works good, but not too expensive to care much about it. To edit my pics i use Photoshop on my desktop and VSCO on my smartphone.

  • Who take pictures, when you are on them?

I’m traveling with my travel buddy and he helps me a lot with it!

  • Can i use/buy your pics?

Please, write me alex@alexblock.ru, we can discuss.

  • Where are you going next?

Stay tuned, i will update you regularly about it here in this blog and on my Istagram!

  • How to follow you?

Best way: join my mail list by entering your e-mail right here

Also on my Istagram, Facebook and Twitter!


Happy travels and will be in touch!

Alex Block

Last update: august 2017