Meeting the Seasteaders in Tahiti

The road to the seasteaders of Tahiti was a long, wet, windy one. Well, not exactly. But the road to the hotel was. It was also dark, and I had not driven in four months, let alone in the middle of a rainstorm. Kicking off my excursion into French Polynesia, I landed in Tahiti, where…

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Going Anarchist In A Mexican Danger Zone

Acapulco Anarchapulco

It is a level 4 danger zone. “Armed groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and may use violence towards travelers,” the U.S. State Department says. The U.S. government instructs its citizens not to visit the Mexican state of Guerrero, the location of the…

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Getting The Drug Criminal Treatment On The Way To Peru

Mancora Beach

I’m not necessarily against drug use. I am a libertarian, and I believe people should be able to do what they want with their bodies. But, I didn’t have any drugs on me, nor did anyone else on my bus, including the one hippy-looking guy. That didn’t stop the Ecuadorian police from stopping us over…

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Babes And Babushkas In Odessa, Ukraine

We thought it was an English-speaking club. My travel buddies and I had already attended one English practice meetup in Odessa and days prior another one in Transnistria, the unrecognized country that broke away from Moldova. Departing our beach area apartment, we walked to the center of Odessa and found a semi-random guy waiting for…

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