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GR11 thru-hike, Day 12-13-
https://videos.trom.tf/w/fJNrhVTLQ4yfXvxr5GqU6S

I made it to the first set of high mountains going east to west across the Pyrenees! Here I walked from Setcases to Queralbs, passing by the Ulldeter Refuge, Pic de Tirapits, and Nuria (all in Spain).

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Wow lots of nice & beautiful places. And you were inside a cloud! :ablobcatrave:

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Day 11 on the trail- https://videos.trom.tf/w/o6L1DU75ecd5eKgy1xU9ML

Here I walked from Mollo to Setcases, struggling up the hills and battling with my blisters and busy mind 😁
I didn't expect to see a horse ringing a bell, haha 😄

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GR11 Thru-Hike
Day 9-10: Women's Problems-
https://videos.trom.tf/w/syzofBadq6DoX4Go6jSL27

Here I walked from the Bassegoda Refuge to a river close to Mollo. It was very hot and I experienced all kinds of pain!
Wow, lots of different terrains and nice bridges. Also the tiny little frogs 🐸

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GR11
Day 7-8: https://videos.trom.tf/w/hZwNmVGXHi4F7gjsdFQzsR

Here I walked from Ermita de Santa Eugenia to Sant Miquel de Fontfreda, then on to the Bassegoda Refuge, which is a massive free shelter.


Laptop donation campaign for TROM ❤

Laptop Donation Campaign - https://www.tromsite.com/tromlaptop/

By Tio:

This is a donation campaign to help me, Tio, buy a new laptop that will allow me to become more mobile while having all I need to work on TROM and its baby projects. Please see the donation campaign for a detailed explanation and help if you can.

Basically I need to take what is in this photo (except those galaxies):

With all of the shoeboxes full of HDDs and cables:

And put it into this:

Thank you very much if you can help out! 😀

#tromlive


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Day 5 & 6 on the GR11: https://videos.trom.tf/w/oAEigXSKtfMPBw1FkCnJfZ

I had a nice rest day at Refuge Forn de Calç (a bit early for a rest day- I know, but it was 33 degrees outside!). On day 6 I walked to La Jonquera (which was very disappointing) and on to some random shelter in the forest.
There were 🐗 🐮 🦎 🐍
haha yes 😁

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On my third night on the GR11, I had another terrifying encounter with wild boars. Then I spent my fourth day on the trail struggling with heat and water problems.

Here I walked from the Sant Quirze de Colera Monastery to the Forn de Calç refuge (which is a free shelter for hikers and bikers).

https://videos.trom.tf/w/5gHycr3RAi1AM31mTAyE6r
The door opens and the video ends, excited for the next one 😀

BTW, boars sound way scarier than I thought, could totally use that in a horror movie!
haha yes they are really scary!! 😁

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Day 2 & 3 on the GR11 thru-hike (ultraheavy style). Here I went from Port de la Selva to the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery to Sant Quirze de Colera.
I spent my first night alone on this trail- and was terrified of the wild animals that came by my tent. The next day I was attacked by dogs and almost collapsed from heat exhaustion 😁
https://videos.trom.tf/w/kA4RWoda1kD68Tb5QWFjYz
Big Boars, Brave Sasha 😀)
This series is getting very interesting really quickly!

Boar: *makes scary noises*

Sasha: *takes out her katana, AKA pointless knife* 🤣

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I knew that pointless knife will come back, like a Chekhov's gun in a movie 😄
hahaha
haha 🤣🤣

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Day 1 & 2 of my big hike from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic across the Pyrenees Mountains-
https://videos.trom.tf/w/u62qwfJkodtERaA7icQCZX

Thanks @Tio for joining me for the first 20 km of the trail! And thanks for taking some stuff out of my ultraheavy backpack! 😁

aand also thank you for setting up this great PeerTube instance 😀 It turns out that uploading videos to PeerTube is much faster than uploading them to YouTube- and much less confusing! 😁
Not to mention no ads, no data collection, no google evil, and all that 😁
@Tio

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I remember @tio talking about how tired he got just from those few days he was on the hike with you, I have no idea how you managed to go the entire way through with that ultra heavy backpack, I hope the antigravity is working so your back wouldn't hurt.

BTW, were you also writing your book during the hike?
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haha actually I have no idea either 😁 it was very difficult 😀
I already had my book written out but I had it on my book reader and went through it while I was in the mountains, noting some changes that I wanted to make

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I'm starting a new video series about hiking the GR11 (an 840-km thru-hike across the Pyrenees) on a very tight budget.
Here is the first video: https://videos.trom.tf/w/bscuS7uYA2PYVJWoa7h1qw
It's me packing my Ultraheavy backpack 😁

You can find my full thru-hike gear list here: https://files.trom.tf/s/b5cpxbsHjKkwDQJ
Oh wow, amazing start of the series, Sasha! Great equipment you have 😎 Can't wait to see how the "hammock plot" turns out.. 😆
thank you 😀 haha oh the hammock plot 😆🤣

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I made a little video with some big fish 😀
https://videos.trom.tf/w/9c1jhV2NSJ5qCPnY1rDb3d?start=0s

Filmed at the Medes Islands, Spain. This marine reserve has been protected since 1983, allowing biodiversity to be restored in this little piece of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Nature is so magnificent 😍



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@Tio

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Our Society is Retarded and Fucked Up.


Its infuriating how poor people have to go through all this BS in our society.


@Tio


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Great new video by Tio and Dima-

Life is a Monopoly Game https://link.trom.tf/Smx6Tsft

"Tio from TROM explains concept of our trade-based society using Monopoly Game as an example."

Video made by @Dima

Subscribe to his Peertube here https://link.trom.tf/KQPVbxaL and Youtube here https://link.trom.tf/DkNzDW6e

Big thanks to Dima for the video!

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Our latest TROM-Cast- https://videos.trom.tf/w/8nzjwMPpyvVDFK9FyP4S4G
-talking about the situation in Ukraine and war in general.

https://www.tromsite.com/videos/

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Wow, that is an amazing article you just wrote. This is the true reality of war, you explained it very well.
thanks :)


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I was interviewed for a mini-documentary + article about Couchsurfing. You can see it here:
https://www.lx.com/entertainment/is-the-couch-surfing-revolution-still-alive/49918/

It’s a nice video with a positive message in the end. The only thing it’s missing, I’d say, is a mention of some alternative couchsurfing platforms like https://www.trustroots.org/ and https://www.bewelcome.org/ – those that haven’t morphed into an evil profit-driven company :D

I explained the whole Couchsurfing story in more detail here- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2020/05/26/the-death-of-couchsurfing/
That’s why I’m in this mini-doc :)

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I've never heard of couchsurfing before, this looks very interesting. See, now I'm more excited for your book, haha 😀
haha :) It was a really nice project for a few years, and a really great idea that allowed people to connect all over the world. Hopefully it will still live on through different projects in a more decentralized way :)

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Thank you to Merwin for a $4 donation :)
My website got a bunch of attention these days because the Dodo channel published a video about my octopus "friends" and it seems to have gone viral. Unfortunately they only posted it on Facebook but here it is- https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=616745376052429
They titled it as "Octopus Leads Her Human Best Friend To Her Den" haha :D It was true tho :)

And here is the video that Dima made about the same octopuses- https://videos.trom.tf/w/svf9xeAmkEzgz8CXKoUZPN
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Big thank you to John Moua for a $30 donation with the message “We support you girl. keep up with your journey and especially your book.” - That is super nice of you! :)

I’m becoming more and more confident that I’d like to self-publish my book without even trying to send it to any agents or publishing companies. That’s mostly because I think I’ll blow my head off if I have to edit it anymore (and I would have to edit it a lot more if a publishing company accepted it). I’d also like to have control over it- no editing out controversial subjects, no changing the title, no .99 prices, and nobody telling me that I can’t give it away for free.

Let’s see. For now I am still editing and editing...

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If you would like to get a notification when I (finally) publish my book, you can subscribe here: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/book
You will receive just one email from me.

I'm done with the 5th draft of parts 1 and 2 now. That's about 1/3 of the way there! (The 5th draft will have to be the final one :D )

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A massive thank you to Jocelyn for a €264 donation. That is extremely kind of you and helps a ton!
And also a massive thank you to Uwe and Benjamin, who still support me on Patreon. I haven’t made much new content for a while because I am still focusing on my book and this has been a huge challenge for me. I made an update about my struggle here a few days ago- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/book

Basically, I’m still working on the 5th draft, which (I know I’ve said this before) I hope will be the last and final one :)

For now, Tio and I have enough money to survive for another 4 months or so thanks to a number of very kind people who help us out. Thank you so much to you all.



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I made a lot of progress polishing up my book these days. Got through almost the entire huge list of grammar questions/problems that I had (-and that was a huuge pain). Now I have a few more edits to do before I go through it all again - hopefully the last time (though I seem to say that every time :D).

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@Dima made a cool video about my octopus experience :D -

https://videos.trom.tf/w/svf9xeAmkEzgz8CXKoUZPN

Here I explain the story of how I met and started interacting with these octopuses :)
See my blog for more details: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2021/04/28/meeting-an-octopus/

These days the water temperature is about 14-15 degrees, but I'm still going in there to interact with these octopuses :D Yesterday I found a very friendly one who chased me around the bay. I'll see if I can film him :)

Big thanks to Dima for the video :)
@Dima
Great video, awesome story! :)

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Yesterday I got to preview the first part of TROM II documentary and I must say that it’s really really awesome :) I may be biased (since I’m in it :)) but sometimes it gave me the chills. And it also reminds me a bit of Adam Curtis’ documentaries. Overall I think @Tio did a fantastic job so far, and I can’t wait to see what will come next!
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You are too nice :)
Oh I cant wait to watch it :D

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So I finished draft 4 of the book (a few weeks ago), then I had a couple of people read through it and give me some feedback. Now I want to edit a few more parts, do some fact checking, and find answers to all of my grammar questions. I have a nine-page document full of only bullet points of grammar problems/uncertainties. I worked on this list for a little while, then got overwhelmed and started gorging on ice cream to make myself feel better :D But of course, unless I want to change the name of my blog to Small World Big Sasha, eating ice cream is not a good solution to my problems! So I decided to take it easy, just do five or so grammar points per day, and get this done little by little. Be like the squirrel- https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=KSvGOKH5zxk :D

After that, I want to go through the book one more time, make a reference page, and still fix the conclusion. I never thought it would take me this long to finish this damn book but it is what it is. Just a little bit more to go..



Big thanks to @Future is FOSS@Xantulon and @Alexio who helped with the release of TROMjaro XFCE! They test it, help us create custom scripts, and more. All about the release here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-beta/

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I added some Pyrenees photos to my photo page: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/photos/
It seemed a bit out of date since I had nothing there since 2019. Now 2021 is there :)






Love those Pyrenees mountain lakes :)

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It's mostly about my last 13 years of traveling around the world with very little money. There's more info about it here if you're interested :) https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/blog/book/
Nice. Gonna check it out


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I'm taking off on my big hike today! I'll be mostly offline for the next 2-3 months.

Also, I made a longer update on my old GoFundMe campaign- https://www.gofundme.com/f/big-world-small-sasha-the-book
Sorry that I made that campaign almost two years ago and I still haven't published my book! I have been working on it like crazy over the past two years though and I'm super relieved that I finally finished it. I will publish it when I get back from the hike (after I go over it just one last time 😁)

Let's see how far I can get on this hike before I collapse 😀