Friday Lens Affair 151

Volcano Ross and Overcoming Drug Addiction

Today I’m featuring a quirky picture of Volcano Ross, best friend of Danielle Ditzian from Like Riding a Bicycle Blog.

Danielle is a crazy nomad who is currently overcoming drug addiction, to read more about it just check out her blog.

She once hitchhiked 6,000 km in six days, and her biggest dream is to cuddle a platypus. Cool dream, eh?

To check if she manages to finally cuddle up with this sweetie do follow her on Facebook.

ps. I’m sad to inform you that Danielle closed down her blog, but I hope and do wish her success in another industry!

Photo Story: Volcano Ross

Ah, the tale of Volcano Ross!

Just before I began travelling three years ago, I was giving away a bunch of my clothes.

A friend took a shirt with some beads and buttons on it and transformed them into what is now known as Volcano Ross.

He has travelled to over 30 countries and counting and makes friends as he goes.

The general reaction when I pull him out of his purse is a look of this-chick-is-completely-insane, followed by the person taking a look at him, and instantly falling in love.

“What is he?” they ask. “He’s just Volcano Ross,” I undoubtedly reply. He’s my pal when I’m waiting for hours for a lift as I hitchhike along.

He keeps me safe from bears when I’m camping. He helps me make new friends, and find the cool and quirky people.

Several times I’ve had someone need something from my purse, but not go into it out of politeness. I love to laugh at them, asking if they’d like to see what’s actually in my purse…

I then pull out Volcano Ross, a compass, a small elephant, a pendulum, a crystal acorn, and a finger puppet named Igor.

That is what’s in my purse – little bits and pieces from various times and places in my life.

The purse collection continues to grow and to delightfully confuse new friends.

Disclaimer: If you clicked this article because of the overcoming drug addiction phrase please do seek professional help in the place you live or currently travelling in.

Please do not read too many blog posts or articles online, just call the helpline or go talk to someone in the addiction centre or any help centre for that matter and they will navigate you to the right organization.

Please do not think that only because an organization have a website it is a right place for you, often most effective help-centres are not PR savvy. Do seek help, it is worth trying.

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2 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair 151

  1. I have a mini me as well..traveling with all the time and I took so many pictures with it as well ;). Volcano Ross is cute..
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