The things we carried

When Gary Matoso and I went on that first trip across Russia, in 1995, we brought along enough cords, adapters, floppy disks, rolls of film and batteries to open our own pop-up Best Buy. At that time, it would have been virtually impossible to replace anything that got lost or broken on the road, so we made sure we had at least two of everything.

In 2015, with Apple products available across Russia, I could pack just one of everything I needed — and the items I packed were smaller, lighter and less numerous. Here, for comparison, is a shot of our gear for the 2015 trip:


RC15 trip gear

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