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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  1. Hello Sebastian,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity.com. You recently replied positively to an announcement on Linkedin, posted by the founder of GPSmyCity, about a special sponsorship opportunity for new travel blogs. Please reply to this email at your earliest convenience. Upon hearing from you, I will send you details of this sponsorship program. Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Saul Tarasov,


  2. Hi, I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thanks for your interesting posts:) Here’s the link http://bonjourberlin.com/2016/01/14/blogger-recognition-award/

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  3. Hi Seb, Been exploring your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts. I was wondering how many different countries you have visited in Eastern Europe? Currently I’m looking for someone to do a guest post on the relationships between Eastern European countries and Russia. Would you be interested?

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    • Hi!

      Thanks a lot for your interest in my blog. I really appreciate it! I’ve covered most of it. Thanks for the offer! That sounds interesting, but I’m not sure if I could swing that at the moment. When would you want to post it?

      Greetings from Berlin, Seb


      • It’s about when you can, no hurry. Just thought you might like to get more exposure for your blog. Life in Russia gets approximately 8-9000 unique views per month. I alway encourage my guest bloggers to plug their own blogs, so when you have time let me know. I’m sure my readers would like hearing your take on the subject.


      • Thanks a lot for the offer, Steve! I’m interested and will let you know.
        I don’t see your email address on your contact page, though. What would be the best way to contact you? Cheers, Seb


  4. Seb, please remember to delete my last comment. Thanks.

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