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One little notice: it was quite a puzzle for me to find a PDF version to get into. I didn't think that the picture is actually a clickable e-book! :D Probably there should be an additional button like "Read PDF book" as the last one in the buttons row.

It was puzzling because some people are offering their books for a donation/free fee, like you can enter "0" on a platform and get access to a book - so I thought that a BuyMeACoffee had that option... xD Confusing a bit.

DLed on my reader, will share my review after a read, if will still be alive xD

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Ok, thanks for letting me know, we'll add a button or explanation there then 🙂

Shit I hope you are okay. Let us know if there's any way we can help you escape 😬


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A book years in the making


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Wow thank you @Tio This is too nice, I don't even know what to say :) Thank you again for putting up with everything. It was a lot, I know. And thank you for helping me so much, I couldn't have done it without you ❤️
@Tio

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My Book Release!


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Wooaa! This day has come! 🥳 My sincere and heartfelt congrats to you, Sasha! Amazing work! I am touched and pleased to help you out on the way, full of bumps and obstacles, it seems 😉 As one of a few who was honored though not to read entirely, but to get familiar with a few chapters of this magnificent book, I can only say that it is 100% must read and must become an unique shiny gem of somebody's book shelf or eBook collection 😌 At least mine - for sure 😄

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Thank you so much @Roma that is so sweet 🙂 I really hope you enjoy it!
@Roma



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And the last days of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees: https://videos.trom.tf/w/rGU6BudRpmaNbZrNTBPG99

I actually made it to the end! 😁


GR 11 Transpirenaica - the END


The last two days of my ultra-cheap/ultra-heavy thru-hike! It took me 61 days to walk from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic across the Pyrenees mountain range (840 km, 39,000 m elevation change + several extra side-treks and peaks). Most people do it faster but my backpack weighed about 20kg and I weigh less than 50, so it was difficult! But to many people’s surprise, I made it to the end! Whew.

Thank you for watching!

My book will be available here soonish: www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/book

See you!

Music:
Intro: “Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi
Outro: “Towards The Sun” by Alexi Murdoch


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Fantastic presentation by @Tio : https://videos.trom.tf/w/6R92qduTeGHmavSWiDrMrR


ZDay: How to Grow a Saner Society. A Lifetime Adventure (improved)


On 26th of August, 2023, we presented TROM at the annual ZDay event in Prague. This was the last ZDay after a decade long of making them every year.

Our presentation was focused on showcasing in a unique way how our society works and how trade is at the core of most of our issues. In the second half we focused on the positive side: how we and others create trade-free good and services and why this can become a tsunami movement if more of us engage into it, in a decentralized way.

We put a lot of effort into creating a simple narrative and interesting slides with animations, to make it all more fun and easy to understand.

This was the first presentation for Tio and we hope more to follow.

--- First few seconds still have a bad audio ----


@Tio

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A new video from my thru-hike across Spain:
https://videos.trom.tf/w/wTdc5SjH4gKtcnhcgrMyv6
I almost made it to the end! :D


GR11 thru-hike, Day 57-58. Almost there!


I’m getting close to finally finishing the GR11!
Here I walked from the hills of Hiriberri-Aezkoa, past Orbara and Burguete, camped on the side of a dirt road just before Elizondo, then walked in the scorching hot sun and finally got a glimpse of my destination- the Atlantic Ocean! I camped in a wonderful picnic area with a water fountain (it is near Iguzkiagerreko Borda, right on the GR11 trail).


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- I'm still only up to Day 30-31 😮 🎉 Congratulations on finishing this journey and all of the video editing! Your stamina and attitude are amazing, and inspiring ⛰️ 👟 🌞



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A new video from my thru-hike across Spain: https://videos.trom.tf/w/6AeY5FSVQ8oKgj6Y2MNwjh

Day 55- Crazy Wind!!


GR11 thru-hike, Day 55- Crazy Wind!!


Day 55 of my thru-hike across Spain!

On this day I followed the GR11 trail from Ochagavia, up some extremely windy hills, down to the tree line, back up and over the hills, and then finally into the forest. I found a decent camping spot next to a dirt road not far from a freshwater spring. Whew.



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New video from my thru-hike: https://videos.trom.tf/w/tDgHCKYhA5KPAtvpRk6ZsQ

I seem to have struggled a lot towards the end of this trek :D


GR11 Day 52- Foxes & Closed Grocery Stores


Day 52 of my thru-hike across the Spanish Pyrenees!

I woke up next to Rio Aragon Subordan (across Refugio de la Mina, which is abandoned), hiked up Chipeta Alto (a nice and easy peak just off the GR11), then hiked to Camping Zuriza.

There are some things you should know about Zuriza:
1. Several hikers reported foxes breaking into their tents and stealing their food here and near other campgrounds in this area.

  1. The supermarket here is closed for good! There is an expensive restaurant only (and a very nice staff member who gave me a free chocolatey baked bread thingy- thank you to that guy!! :D ). You should plan on buying groceries in Isaba, where there is a bigger shop which is open until 9PM in summer.


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Wow, that is so gorgeous! Spain is rapidly rising in my must-visit-soon list.

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That was nicely put, and I 100% agree with everything you said. So much work went into this documentary, and the result is remarkable! I hope everyone in the world gets to enjoy this piece of art 😃
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Absolutely! 😀

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New video about my thru-hike-
https://videos.trom.tf/w/1sJenN7LtgR5hq3bnW9NGr

Getting hot! And closer to the end! :D


GR11 thru-hike, Day 50-51- Getting Hot!


Days 50-51 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain!

I started the day walking up some ski pistes west of Candanchú, then walked up and down some dry mountains taking a variation of the GR11 towards Refugio de Lizara. On my 50th night, I camped at Humedal de Plana Mistresa. Then on day 51 I walked past Ibon de Estanes (a beautiful lake), then down to Rio Aragon Subordan and camped across Refugio de la Mina (which was abandoned).

The days are getting hotter and hotter but I’m getting closer to my final destination- the Atlantic Ocean! 😄

Music:
“Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi
“Let's Have Some Fun” by Grégoire Lourme


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A new video from my thru-hike: https://videos.trom.tf/w/gtxU2EMT5kEyN3DUqczpBY
50 days walked, 11 more to go! :D


GR11 Day 48-50- SHEEP and Weight Loss


Days 48-50 of my big hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

I started day 48 by Rio de Canal Roya, walked to Candanchú (a ski town with only 1 very expensive small shop in summer), then I walked up a bunch of ski slopes to what I thought would be a lake - Ibon de Tortiellas (this was a side trek off the GR11 to find good camping). It turned out that this “lake” was dry, but there was a nice stream and small waterfall on the far side of it. It was so nice that I decided to have an extra rest day there. But then… I was invaded by thousands of sheep!

On day 50 I explained my thru-hiking weight loss problem and headed back onto the GR11.



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The transcript for Part 1 of the TROM II documentary is done! Whew. That was a lot more time-consuming than I expected 😁 The next parts should be done faster, as I'm getting used to doing them, plus I may get some help from some nice people 😀
#tromshare
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You rock! 😀

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Day 47 of my big hike across the Pyrenees - https://videos.trom.tf/w/mMhK8kg5NoTpzYZqa6riJe


GR11 Thru-hike, Day 47- Pico de Anayet / Pic du Midi d'Ossau


Day 47 of my big hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

I woke up in one of my favorite camping spots ever- next to Ibon de Anayet Pequeño (the small Anayet Lake, in Spain), with an amazing view of perhaps the most famous mountain of the French Pyrenees - Pic du Midi d'Ossau. Then I hid my large backpack behind a boulder and climbed Punta de la Espelunciecha, Pico Anayet, and Vértice de Anayet.
Then I continued on the GR11 and camped in the valley below.



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I made another thumbnail for the TROM 2 trailer :)

https://videos.trom.tf/w/uzsWV9z42KKG61HduWrryW

#tromshare

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This looks great! @tio are you gonna update the thumbnail now?
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the other one looks great too, this one I just made because... I dk, I've been making a lot of thumbnails lately 😂
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@tio
I apologize for doubting your thumbnail making skills earlier by asking Tio if he helped you make those 😄 And yeah, I agree both thumbnails are great for the trailer 🙂
@Tio
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I'll leave the default one. That's based on our poster so I'd like to keep it that way. Sasha is a great thumbnailer! 😀

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Incredible trailer!




TROM II: A Message to the Aliens (official poster)

The documentary will be released in June. The trailer will be available this week.
#tromlive


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Hiking, Day 46 - No More Gas! :D
https://videos.trom.tf/w/1ChJmQQQ1HJWEJiZhCyt6X


GR11 Thru-hike, Day 46- No More Gas


Day 46 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain.

Here I ran out of camping gas and had to eat disgusting uncooked noodles with soy meat and a can of tuna. If only I had bread…
In the morning I walked from Lake Respomuso to Sallent de Gállego, where there is a supermarket. I bought more camping gas and a lot of food (didn’t film that part as I was running low on space on my memory card), then I hiked up another mountain to the beautiful Ibones de Anayet.


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Day 45 of my big long hike :D -
https://videos.trom.tf/w/d8SdtQDZ7iZT6RMjHD7pAq


GR11 Thru-hike, Day 45- Peak Tebarray - Respomuso


Day 45 of my solo thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

Here I walked from Ibon Azul Superior, up Cuello del Infierno, past Lake Tebarray, to the top of Peak Tebarray and then to Lake Respomuso.

A short but very beautiful day of hiking :)

Music:
“Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi
“Let's Have Some Fun” by Grégoire Lourme



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I start to believe that this is a prank and you guys talked to each other to say such wonderful words about me and the documentary hahaha. I honestly am surprised by these reactions. Feels weird but many thanks to you all. 😊
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ohh, @Tio you just debunked our conspiracy
@Tio

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Days 42-43 of my thru-hike:
https://videos.trom.tf/w/rWzWT4SnYR1ojqEdAM7ia8

~Ordesa Valley, a truly spectacular place :)


GR11 Thru-hike, Day 42-43: Ordesa Valley - Rio Ara


Day 42-43 of my solo thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

I woke up to an amazing view of Ordesa Valley, then hiked into the canyon (which was very popular with tourists). On day 42, I camped in the forest across from Camping Valle de Bujaruelo (a camping site with a food shop), then walked up Rio Ara on day 43 and camped in a beautiful spot next to the river.

Music:
“Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi
“The River” by Stingray SZN



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And day 41 :D
https://videos.trom.tf/w/m8zBUzyEyB2N5XZJYS98ux


GR11 Day 41- Collado de Añisclo - Punta de las Olas - Ordesa Valley


Day 41 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

I started the day on a ridge between Refugio de Pineta and Collado de Añisclo, then I took the GR11.9 and did an extra hike to a peak called Punta de las Olas. Later, I set up camp in a beautiful spot overlooking Ordesa Valley.

Music: “Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi



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Hiking, day 40 :D
https://videos.trom.tf/w/efoFQkE5Z2AHndbBNUJDU2


GR11 thru-hike, Day 40- Comodoto to High Ridge Camp


Day 40 of my solo thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

Here I walked from my camping spot (located up the valley from Parzan), climbed a mountain called Comodoto (a short side-trek off the GR11- very much worth it), then to Refugio de la Estiva, down valle de Pineta (a beautiful but touristy valley), and up another mountain. I camped on a ridge next to some piped water on my way to Collado de Añisclo.

A very big and beautiful day! 😀



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GR11 thru-hike, day 38-39. Preparing for the Storm-
https://videos.trom.tf/w/3R39h2f8pXCuY76cUx4eT2


GR11 Day 38-39. Preparing for the Storm


Day 38-39 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

Here I walked from Parzán, past Chisagüés, and found a safe camping spot below the next set of high mountains. Then I took a rest day, waiting out the thunderstorm.

Intro song: Gimme Love by D Jay Koi
Time-lapse song: Let's Have Some Fun by Grégoire Lourme



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Day 37 of hiking-
https://videos.trom.tf/w/wzX4pYXezXisZbxE8upp1A
Here I gorged on berries and found a very beautiful camping spot 😀

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We'll do another live with Jorditoms tomorrow (Feb 22) at 12:30PM Central European Time. Here's the link 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cd9MsqltjM

This one will be with Zurawiny https://www.youtube.com/@zurawiny who makes very beautiful videos about the GR11 trail (in Polish but with English subs).

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Hiking, day 36 :D
https://videos.trom.tf/w/rUDPQiy4LF7mP61QKHeWKK


GR11 Day 36- Hiking in a Cloud


Day 36 of my solo thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

Here I hiked a variation of the GR11 (the GR11.2) from Torrente Llardaneta to Ibon (lake) Llardaneta, up to Collado de Eriste, then down a beautiful valley. I camped in a forest full of wild strawberries, somewhere between Refugio de Viados and Refugio de Es Plans.
Very excited about the berries 😁


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Day 35 of my big hike :D
https://videos.trom.tf/w/kZcERVWqLRPEhrgLtUCrVf


GR11 Day 35 - Poison Berries!


Day 35 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!

Here I took the GR11.2 variant up to Collado de la Plana (2,703m), down to Ibon de Eriste, then to a beautiful waterfall. (All in Spain :)).

Intro song: “Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi
Time-lapse song: “Let's Have Some Fun” by Grégoire Lourme


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I think you deserve an Oscar for this episode. Just saying....

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Day 34 of my big hike- https://videos.trom.tf/w/c5suHQoTRJ87px7D1zYaWp

Too many cows in this one! :D


GR11 Day 34- COWS!


Day 34 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees!

I started the day at Cabana de Quillon, got food from a campground shop, then saved myself from the rain at Cabana de Santa Ana. Then all the cows in the world came onto the GR11. I don’t know what was going on there but it smelled really bad!
I found camping a bit off the GR11 next to Barranco de la Aigueta (near Ibonet de Batisielles).

Intro song: “Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi


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Ahaha the cow episode was hilarious 😁 They are quite (aggressively) musical with those bells, aren't they?
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haha thanks 😁 Yeah those bells are really loud! 😀

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Tomorrow (Fri the 3rd) we’ll be doing a live Q&A about the GR11 thru-hike-
https://youtu.be/1RyJasR3AF0

Join host and soon-to-be GR hiker Jorditoms, hiker/biker Al Simo, and me to hear about our experiences, struggles, and advice on tackling this long-distance footpath across the Pyrenees Mountains.
9:00PM Barcelona time 😉

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Hiking, Day 33!
https://videos.trom.tf/w/f8xcSR4CbcYuQ14o6eHPCn


GR11 Day 33 – Mountain Lodging VS Bothies vs camping…


Here I walked from Estany Gran (by Refugi d’Anglios), up to Collada de los Ibones (2521m), then past Refugi de Cap de Llauset (mountain lodging) and on to more spectacular mountains and mountain lakes.

Music: “Gimme Love” by D Jay Koi


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Day 31-32 of my big hike: https://videos.trom.tf/w/bLjxJy6zukn5zN4xTPmpdJ

Here I walked from Lac de Mar on the HRP, camped by Lac Tort de Rius, then joined back up with the GR11 and walked down to Refugi de Conangles, then camped by Estany de Anglios. (All in Spain).


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Day 30 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains:
https://videos.trom.tf/w/uqTyudp1MvcF7GTzKSSbgX

Here I walked from Estanh Long de Colomers, followed the GR11 trail to Lac Deth, where I swam, camped, and made a satay chicken taco 😄 On day 31 I walked to Lake Restanca and then onto the HRP to Lac de Mar.

Very impressive lakes in this part of the Spanish Pyrenees! I loved them!


GR11 & HRP: Day 30-31- Lac Deth to Lac de Mar


Day 30 of my thru-hike across the Pyrenees Mountains!
Here I walked from Estanh Long de Colomers, followed the GR11 trail to Lac Deth, where I swam, camped, and made a satay chicken taco 😄 On day 31 I walked to Lake Restanca and then onto the HRP to Lac de Mar.

Very impressive lakes in this part of the Spanish Pyrenees! I loved them!