T 25% of its population during the warI don t uite agree on some other things such as Arthur Chichester s representation of the Belarusian opposition all
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And Living Abroad Notliving abroad not their own country I personally know many people and I m absolutely confident that many of them come from the people have nothing to do with the West and truthfully willing to make their country better They just don t know how xactly to do it from the book one might get an impression that all Belarusian women are only dreaming of getting laid by a foreigner to have a chance to leave the country The reality is uite the opposite Most of Belarusian women are highly moral proud and uite reserved sometimes a bit too much My guess is that Arthur is a little cunning and Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) exaggerating his own attractivenessStill I m very happy that such a bookxists and will definitely recommend it to the American and British people I work with as it will undoubtedly help them understand our mindset and culture While my knowledgeinterest of Belarus was mediocre at best it has increased ten fold after having read this bookSince stumbling across Bald and Bankrupt on YouTube several months ago Arthur s wit and by the seat of your pants style captivated me This book just adds to that captivationIts Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe easy to read andngaging approach pulls you into the world of the people of Belarus Not only does he give you a little of their history but a tremendous insight into the strength of will they pull out on a daily basis just to live their life the best way they can after the reactor disasterThis was a thoroughly njoyable read and I sincerely hope that Mr Chichester has plans for another book I have been following the author on his Youtube channel for a long time now A uick glance of the book shows scenes I m familiar with from his vlogs He deserves a MILLION followers and I m ENVIOUS of his "perambulations A very boring read with no point It didn t ven describe the country of Belarus well "A very boring read with no point It didn t One Wild Weekend even describe the country of Belarus well gained nothing from this read I was a big fan of the Bald and Bankrupt youtube channel but have recently discovered the BaldAndBaldrDossier Essentially through some internet snooping people have linked Bald and Bankrupt to various aliases from Pick up artist forums where he posts some pretty sleezy stuffI was skeptical at first but reading into it and it seems pretty legit Makes it difficult tonjoy the book s anecdotes about the locals when apperently befriending locals is part of his PUA strategy Belarus is a country I ve seen on the map but never really heard anything about apart from the occasional negative article about oppression in the press I kind of thought it was just a prison camp but only a few pages in I realised that what I d been told was far from the whole story The author gives a fair account of the situation there the pros and cons and I finished the book wanting to go see for myself Recommen. On he decides to take one last journey off the map and walk alone through the irradiated forest on an adventure that will lead him through landscapes untouched and unseen since 1986 Get ready for vodka babushkas and Soviet bus stops. I admire Arthur Chichester s YouTube channel Bald and Bankrupt which highlights his travel Forgetful of Their Sex experiences He isngaging joyful and genuine as a vlog presenter and Bankrupt which highlights his travel Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing experiences He isngaging joyful and genuine as a vlog presenter and style carries over into this very well written book The fate of the Chernobyl affected population has never been well reported by the United States media In the past 30 years I only
Recall Watching A Fewwatching a few of reporting on the abandoned apartments around Cherobyl left as they were while the residents were uickly relocated and a probably little watched documentary reporting on the sad fate of the bio robots who heroically sacrificed themselves in the cleanup of the immediate aftermath of the plant But we have these political Iron Curtains that still xists to this day when "IT COMES TO SHARING INFORMATION WITH "comes to sharing information with Europe and Asia so I know I would never have never learned about the fate of these small villages and villagers in any other way than this book The chapters unfolded before my minds ye as I read and I saw it all as clearly as watching a vlog I have to say Arthur is a LEGEND for undertaking this journey He writes with sincerity respect and wit I discovered Arthur from his YouTube channel a couple of weeks ago I had spent some time travelling the former Soviet Bloc I the Walled (The Line, early 90s and found his videos in Belarus and Moldova very interesting and reminiscent and bought his book on a bit of a whimI was very uickly pleasantly surprised at his skill as an author his prose is fluid professional and descriptive yet veryntertaining His tale is meandering at times grim without a doubt but at no time was it hard going it was an Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany easy and beautiful readThanks Bald Arthur for your uniue viewpoint and wanderlust from a new fan I thoroughlynjoyed this book and feel I gained a much better understanding of the country as well I am also an avid follower of the author s bald and bankrupt YouTube travels my favorites being his travels in Belarus He has a way about him that makes his readers or viewers feel as if they are right there on the journey with him As someone lse mentioned I would highly recommend viewing the videos and then read this book I found the country and it s inhabitants to be beautiful and welcoming as well as resilient and courageous If you njoy authentic and moving stories this is certainly the book for you The way the author writes is uite captivating He truly knows how to immerse his readers into the story as if you were on the journey with him I have found this book uite njoyable I found Mr Chichesters book through his alter go Mr Bald and Bankrupt a You Tube channel a travel diary uite like no other You can hear that same voice in this book The Tempting Fate explorer the non judgmental inuisitivexplorer who thrives on the path least traveled Whether a writer or a film maker His uality is apparent Jai Bhole Kei Through a series of brief anectodal tales the reader gains a rare insight into modern day. Join Arthur Chichester commonly known as Bald and Bankrupt as he takes the reader on a journey to the furthest dge of Belarus Europe's least known country where he makes his way through towns and villages seemingly known only to th. Life in this former Soviet Socialist Republic The writer takes the reader off the beaten track "in a very deliberate manner to deliver an understanding of life in the area hit "a very deliberate manner to deliver an understanding of life in the area hit hardest by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster By the time I finished the book I felt like I had been on the journey with him For maximum ffect read with a bottle of cheap vodka and a glass to hand Nasdarovje My review of this book on GoodreadsA bit underwhelming On the technical side of things there s the numerous writing and grammar mistakes as well as the author s odd choice of having an intro a relatively lengthy dedication a prologue and a preface I don t think I ve One Giant Leap ever read a book that has all 4Of course it s impossible to not compare this to his YouTube channel And frankly it s kind of hard to accept that the book and channel are by the same person Admittedly Bald s voice over commentary he included in some of hisarliest videos does sound rather familiar to the way
He Writes The Bookwrites the book that serious and monotone tone is absent from his recent videos for a reason replaced instead by his cheery and very Apocalyptic Cartography extroverted personality the latter of which is nowhere to be seen within The Burning EdgeOverall the whole book feels like the set up for a story that never happens Sure Baldncounters a couple people who share some vague stories and opinions But otherwise it s mostly just him traveling around describing his surroundings the way I did when I desperately wanted to impress my 5th Year English teacher maybe meets a person as I mentioned arlier maybe xpresses a general thoughtobservation about Belarus and its people repeat I m not 100% sure what I A Bride for McCain expected but I feel like this wasn t itSo not an unenjoyable read but it feels like a first draft that could ve done with some workditing and advice from seasoned writers or publishers I do look forward to checking out MrBald s proposed second novel whenever it arrives I was sincerely surprised by the deep understanding of our Belarusian mindset demonstrated by Arthur being an EnglishmanI Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven especially liked and fully agree with the author s understanding of people s attitude towards Lukashenko With all controversy like buying 1M cards when many people struggle to make 100 a month and most likely riggedlections people still have a certain respect to him memory about the Soviet times It wasn t all negative and many people specially the lderly have certain nostalgia for the times when they lived simple but happy lives having their future certain and not having to worry about many things Although no one in their right mind would like to get back to the USSR now when we all know that there s so much in the world to see and do cult of the WW2 and fallen heroes In part it s planted by the government as a convinient ideology we may be poor but at least there s no war going on But on the other hand it s uite understandable for a nation that suffered so much and los. Ose that continue to reside in them On his journey through the irradiated borderlands he meets an assortment of characters struggling to make sense of a life in the shadows of the Chernobyl tragedy At the nd of his time in the regi.