Wining And Dining And Repeating — Father And Son In Argentina

You may think now is the time to go to Argentina. I, on the other hand, have been making Argentina a playground of mine long before an anarchocapitalist got elected president. Not only am I invested in having a great time in Argentina, I’m invested in promoting statelessness — so much so that I have…

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Beautiful Beaches And The Biggest Of Falls — Father And Son In Brazil Part 3

Are you ready to get drenched? On this leg of my father-son trip in Latin America, we will encounter falls in more ways than one. And there will be water involved, as well as beautiful coastal scenery. Buckle up, we’re going for a drive! After enjoying an incredible cruise down the Amazon River with my…

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Amazon River Cruising — Father And Son In Brazil Part 2

After a few beautiful and busy days with my dad in Rio de Janeiro, we were ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime (his lifetime, specifically 😅). While I’ve already traveled all around the world, my father had barely stepped foot outside of Europe before I lured him out to visit Latin America…

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Reunited In Rio — Father And Son In Brazil Part 1

I’ve traveled the world far and wide, but one dream I hadn’t accomplished until this year was to visit Brazil with my dad. He had hardly ever traveled outside of Europe, except for a few trips to the U.S.A. in the 1980s and the one time he joined me for a trip to Dubai. He…

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Reaching The End of the World — South Pole Trek Part 2

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step foot at the actual South Pole? Is it some out of body experience? Perchance not but… Welcome back to our Antarctic adventure, where this time we are headed to the Geographic South Pole — the only place in the world, where as you’ll see, it is…

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From The Arctic To The Antarctic — South Pole Trek Part 1

We’ve already established that I’ve traveled to every recognized country in the world, with my final one being the rarely visited nation Turkmenistan. You might be wondering what is left for me to do. Well, I still have lots of territories to check off. But perpetual travel is not merely about counting countries and, for…

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My Final Days In My Final Country — Turkmenistan Part 4

Welcome back to our Turkmen adventure, where we last left off knocking on the Door to Hell. You survived the hellfire, sandstorm, and shit-eaters that plagued us in our most recent installment. Now we’re in for a smoother ride as we enjoy my final few days in my final UN 193 country, Turkmenistan. We had…

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To Hell And Back — Turkmenistan Part 3

Welcome back to our tour of Turkmenistan, the second most restricted country in the world and the final country I visited to achieve my goal of traveling to all 193 member states of the United Nations. So far, we’ve bounced through the capital city of Ashgabat a few times, visited a not-so-grand canyon, and spent…

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Living On The Edge In My Final Country — Turkmenistan Part 2

To cut to the chase, Turkmenistan is a large country and we won’t quite make it to the Gates of Hades in this post. But we will get close, and along the way, we’ll survive a car crash, visit the not-so-Grand Canyon of Central Asia, touch the Caspian Sea and check out a prohibited beach…

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My Final (Recognized) Country In The World – Turkmenistan Part 1

I’ve taken a bit of a break from publishing lately, but not from travel. At the ripe old age of 32 — and despite there being many border closures during the recent scamdemic and many Greta wannabes shaming me for my carbon footprint — I have now travelled to every fully recognized country in the…

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The Venice of Poverty And Last Days In Lagos — Nigeria Part 3

My 10-day trip to Nigeria was a rollercoaster of ups and downs as I came face to face with ancient cultures and even faced my own mortality when I was nearly killed by a local soldier whose job was to protect me. I learned a lot about the history and culture of the country and…

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Dodging Death In A Sacred Grove — Nigeria Part 2

In my last entry, I began my trip to the most populous Black nation on earth: Nigeria. I spent some time in the capital city of Lagos and visited an old slave town, the beach, a sacred rock, a fetish market, and some villages. I also got to explore Idanre Hills, the very underrated “Macchu…

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Lagos, Slavery And A Lovely Lost City In The Hills — Nigeria Part 1

At the point I’m writing this, I just have four more countries left to travel to until I’ve reached my goal of visiting every country in the world. 🌍 My last four countries will be Eritrea, Turkmenistan, Mauritius, and Japan. I’ll knock Mauritius off my list in early November, and I have an invitation to…

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Onshoring And Offshoring A Surprising African Country — Equatorial Guinea Part 2

You’ve already gotten a taste of volcanic island life in Equatorial Guinea, but you’ve yet to get the full lush green volcano jungle experience. That is coming up at the end of this Equatoguinean adventure. But first we’ve got to onshore and then offshore this journey while exploring more nature and mixed Spanish culture and also getting a…

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Volcanic Island Life Without Permit — Equatorial Guinea Part 1

You’ve probably never been to Equatorial Guinea. So you might not be aware that its capital is located, not on the African continental mainland, but on a volcanic island situated off the coast of Cameroon. It’s actually much closer to Cameroon than to mainland Equatorial Guinea. To say the least, Equatorial Guinea has some interesting…

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On Safari South Of The Sahara In Chad

One might not know that just south of the Sahara Desert in a remote location of Chad you can find the Big 5 and all kinds of amazing untouched wildlife. But this truly is a remote location, and as you will see, it is not easy to get to and from it. So is this…

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A Coastal City And Consternation In Congo — Republic of Congo Part 2

We last left off halfway through my trip to the Republic of Congo, where I had toured the capital city of Brazzaville and sacrificed some sweets in a sacred cave at sunrise. I had also experienced the highlight of my West Africa trip by visiting some massive gorillas in their natural habitat. While it was…

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Visiting Massive Gorillas In The Other Congo — Republic of Congo Part 1

Having already seen gorillas in the wild in multiple parts of Africa, stumbling upon more of these large primates might not impress me so much, or so you might think… But in the Republic of Congo, one can see gorillas of distinct size, if not habitat. And you can visit these primates in close proximity…

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Going On Safari In Gabon — Part 2

You ready to go back out into the Gabonese wilderness and this time go on safari with some more enticing wildlife? For instance, hallucinating elephants (yeah, that’s a thing) and swimming elephants, as well. Plus we can head deep into the jungle to find gorillas in their natural habitat. We last left off in Gabon,…

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Staatenlos Meet Up in Bali

Labuan Bajo

I arrived in Bali absolutely hungry! I was fasting for 30h after my trip in South Korea. And of course whenever you are hungry, everything seems like to take longer 🤯 When I arrived in Bali, there was a huge queue for the immigration at the airport. I was already choosing my order at the…

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Going On Safari In Gabon — Part 1

After making it away from the voodoo serpents of Benin, I was ready for a more traditional African animal experience. It was time to travel to Gabon, yet another one of those Atlantic Coast countries in West Africa. Gabon has some interesting twists, including surprising prices, but also some quite accessible wildlife, which was very…

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Skeleton Coast: The sailors didn’t see this coming!

This story is the continuation of my adventures  in Namibia in June 2021. You can read the first part here 📖 After having an amazing Savannah experience in the Etosha National Park, we were headed to the coast to see some sea safari. At the coast we have the “The Skeleton Coast”, which is part…

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Namibia: where the only rule is to be wild.

This time I will talk about my amazing experiences in Namibia. I am a huge fan of the wild life and enjoy seeing animals in their purest form in the nature. So of course, I should consider coming to this southern African country to see its beauty with my own eyes. And this is exactly…

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Seeing Benin — From Voodoo Serpents To Lake Living

Do you know what’s the birthplace of voodoo? Let’s pay a visit to Benin (😉) to check out everything from the serpent temple, where we’ll get to hang with pythons, to the Venice of West Africa, where we’ll get to experience life on the water in Africa’s largest lake village. Let’s do it… Getting to Benin…

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On Safari With An Army-For-Hire In Niger

You’ve heard all about my safari successes and trials and tribulations. It’s time to step it up a notch… from spotting big game like a capable Maasai man to dodging Boko Haram while mixing and mingling with giant giraffes. For this I’ll need to hire my own army. Welcome to Niger! Getting to Know Niger…

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Getting To Know Burkina Faso

Are you ready for mud mosques, crocs, rock outcrops and waterfalls? And odd, more so than awe-inspiring, monuments? That might not be what comes to mind (if anything does) when you think of Burkina Faso. But that’s on our itinerary as we get to know this little-visited, landlocked West African country — and do so…

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Mud Mastery And Surviving The Elements — Mali Part 2

Mali has much more to see than merely Mopti and Timbuktu. But again it doesn’t come without danger. So let’s get ready to hide in the backseat of a blacked out car (not all the time) and continue our travels around this West African nation, where we’ll get to see the largest mud building in…

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Executing A Visit To Timbuktu — Mali Part 1

Have you ever wondered where Timbuktu is? Of if you’re a more adventurous type like me, have have you wanted to visit? Well, Timbuktu is long past its golden age when it was a center for learning and culture in in the Mali (😉) Empire. And in its present state, it is surrounded by danger…

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Cruising Cameroon And Going On Safari In The CAR

Let’s take a step up in West African wildlife watching from monkeying around in Ghana to hanging with habituated gorillas and buffaloes in the Baï of the war-torn Central African Republic. Also, get ready to canoe in and out of the CAR and check out city life in neighboring Cameroon. Plus, you want to see…

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Monkeying Around In Ghana And Togo

It’s not quite like being in the Serengeti, but there is more to do in West Africa than visit beaches and sightsee in capital cities. So on this two-country trek, let’s do a little monkeying around and see some animals — both alive and dead. 😱 I flew from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Accra, the…

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