Astrakhan at Night

Photograph by Chase Berenson.

“July 2013 – Photo taken in Astrakhan, Russia, while on the Mongol Rally; downtown traffic is light late at night, but we do get a peak of one of Russia’s ubiquitous Ladas pulling out of frame.”

Chase Berenson is a 2007 graduate of Vassar College, who, after graduating, moved to Alaska (“which is a magnificent place to live and serves as a great background for writing.”) He then traveled to Europe to participate in The Mongol Rally, which involved driving a comically small 1.1 liter car from England to Mongolia to raise money for charity. After completing the Rally, he moved to Bangkok, Thailand, where he currently lives with his girlfriend. He has previously been published in The Talkeetna Daily Weekend and The Anchorage Press.