Russian travel writer Viktor Pinchuk recounts Southeast Asia expedition in Sevastopol, Crimea
Monday, May 1, 2023
On April 24, Russian Wikinews attended a talk by Russian travel writer Viktor Pinchuk in Sevastopol, Crimea on his 2012–2013 expedition to Southeast Asia.
Pinchuk described stops in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, China, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, during which he practiced hobo tourism.
"In the recent past, a few years before the realization of the plan, a trip to Papua New Guinea seemed to me a pipe dream. From now on, the segment of the Vanimo to Port Moresby route has been completed; [I] managed to visit the province of Western Highlands, rarely visited by foreigners, where the natives [had] never seen Russians. The results of [this] solitary expedition, [the] nature of which can be defined as a[sic] journalistic research [Pinchuk was then employed by the newspaper Republic of Crimea]: a book, two dozen articles and extensive photographic material. But [the] main trophy: knowledge that I intend to share," Pinchuk said.
He also took questions from the audience.
The talk was part of a Russian Geographical Society (RGO) event in the Konstantinovskaya Battery museum, with local secondary students among those in attendance.
Vladimir Vorobyov, chair of the local RGO branch, introduced Pinchuk: "[His] 2013 expedition to Papua New Guinea, the project of a single participant who spontaneously completed a six-month route, is a successful example of achieving a goal, proving that, if desired, an idea can be realized with very modest self-financing and no special physical training." ((ru))Russian language: Экспедиция 2013 года в Папуа – Новую Гвинею, проект единственного участника, спонтанно преодолевшего полугодовой маршрут — результативный пример достижения цели, доказывающий, что при желании можно воплотить в жизнь идею, имея весьма скромное самофинансирование и отсутствие специальной физической подготовки.
Pinchuk with members of the RGO.
The Russian version of Pinchuk's Six months by islands... and countries.
A poster for the talk.
A poster describing Pinchuk's travels.
A letter from the Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia to the Embassy of Papua New Guinea in Malaysia recommending Pinchuk be granted a visa.
Photographs from Pinchuk's book Six months by islands... and countries, about the expedition:
Papua New Guinea:
Pinchuk in Vanimo.
A hut in Amaral village, Western Highlands.
Pinchuk with wanted posters at the Lae police station.
Prisoners at the Lae jail.
Western Highlands women going into town.
A broken-down van in the Western Highlands.
Brunei, Indonesia, China, Laos, Cambodia:
This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Папуасская экспедиция Виктора Пинчука: встреча с путешественником прошла в Севастополе", from the Russian language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Папуасская экспедиция Виктора Пинчука: встреча с путешественником прошла в Севастополе", from the Russian language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
- "Папуасская экспедиция Виктора Пинчука", встреча с российским путешественником <broken link> [archived version] — Afisha7, April 25, 2023 (date of access) (Russian)
- ""НЕурок географии" прошёл на Константиновской батарее в Севастополе" — Russian Geographical Society, April 25, 2023 (date of access) (Russian)
- Константиновская батарея <broken link> [archived version] — Konstantinovskaya Battery, April 25, 2023 (source accessed) (Russian)