posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 06:51 PM
Go for it, man. Don't listen to these pantywaists.
My advice would be go by sailboat. You can hitchhike rides on sailboats all over the world. People always like to have extra hands on deck, and when
you enter in a sailboat they look at nothing, you usually have to go hunt down the customs and immigration guys yourself.
I've talked my way past so many bureaucrats in so many countries. Bribes work wonders.
I've passed through borders illegally so many times. I shouldn't really post it, I guess, but WTF. I've BSed my way through even at airports,
which is where they give you the evil eye with the anal probes and the full body scanners, and the only thing most of these naysayers are used to, if
they even have traveled outside the country at all. They don't understand that it's different if you are not on an Apple Vacations package tour.
I once passed through eight borders, including the Panama Canal, with nothing but a letter that I could have typed up myself, on a brand new $3M boat
with no name, no registration, no papers of any kind to prove I didn't steal it. We DID have passports, but still. It's easily, well maybe not SO
easily doable. Before I left many other captains told me, "No way are you going to make it like that, especially at the Canal. You'll never make
it, you'll end up in jail in the third world, bla bla bla" just like you're hearing now.
Note the guy who says he's too old for it anymore is your biggest supporter. One hitchhiking trip I did, THREE different guys told me the same
thing: "Don't listen to anyone who says you're crazy, just keep doing it. I always had plans to do some awesome stuff, but was always putting it
off cause of this or that. Now I'm too old and I never did anything,"
I'm telling you, go for it, dude. I would go by boat, but overland is cool, too.