I became aware of that part of the world, through a friend who told me one day about an article he read on The Guardian about refugees from the Middle East who were making their way to Europe through Norway via Russia and the Arctic Circle. The article, without photos, neither too much said about what was happening, was a great hint for me. I saw this as a great opportunity and personal challenge. It also felt really possible . I left direction Russia few weeks later, with no contacts and no place to stay, but a lot of energy, enthusiasm and foolishness. That story was published all over the world on title such as New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde and many others.