Academy of Free Travel
The Academy of Free Travel (Russian: Академия Вольных Путешествий), known by its Russian-language initials AVP, is a travel club based in Russia, founded on September 2, 1995. The main organizer of the club's activities is the Russian travel guide author Anton Krotov. Participants in the club's activities are mostly from the former Soviet Union and the main language is Russian, but people from all countries are welcome to join the AVP.
The club's aims are
- to collect information about the world, its countries and regions and their peculiarities,
- to organize hitchhiking expeditions, rail journeys and treks in various parts of the globe and Russia,
- to educate people on the properties of the surrounding world and the possibilities for independent travel.
The club periodically sets up houses in various parts of the world where independent travellers can base themselves while exploring the surrounding area.
- Irkutsk, Russia (August 2006 - October 2006)
- Osh, Kyrgyzstan (August 2007 - October 2007)
- Cairo, Egypt (December 2008 - February 2009)
- Vladivostok, Russia (July 2009 - October 2009)
- Arkhangelsk, Russia (Winter 2009-2010)
- Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Summer 2010)
- Istanbul, Turkey (March 2012 - May 2012)
- Krasnoyarsk, Russia (2012)
- Kunming, China (2012)
- Meixco City, Mexico (Winter 2012-2013)
- Krasnodar, Russia (2013)
- Antananarivo, Madagascar (December 2013-March 2014)
- Marrakech, Morocco (March 2014 - April 2014)
- Lvov, Ukraine (Jule 2014 - August 2014)
- Berlin, Germany (September 2014 - October 2014)