I’m Seb. Welcome and thanks a lot for checking out Between Distances!

Growing up in Mexico holding a US passport and surrounded by family from Europe always made me curious about other countries. When I was 19 I went on my first trip around Europe, and decided immediately upon my return that all I wanted to do was experience the world the best I could, so I left. Thirteen years later, my interest in the world has only grown—and continues to do so with every new country or even city I visit. Hence the name of the blog: I’m torn between that which I’ve left behind and what’s ahead of me. I live between distances.

I hold a Master’s degree in Eastern European History from the University of Heidelberg and like to thoroughly research my articles. I like to travel rough, hitchhike, interact with locals over a beer or ten, and explore as much as I can. Other interests of mine include literature, soccer, good times, and Death Metal—all of which will feature in my articles from time to time.

Between Distances is a blog with a Punk DIY ethos. No risk, no fun. Glad you’re part of the adventure! Please do support me by following Between Distances on Facebook and Instagram!

Cheers, Seb

“En aquél tiempo yo tenía veinte años y estaba loco. Había perdido un país pero había ganado un sueño. Y si tenía ése sueño lo demás no importaba.”

― Roberto Bolaño

At work at the Seminar for Eastern European History of the University of Heidelberg, in Germany.

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