Greetings from Bolivia,
My name is Rob aka “Dubz” and I’m going to be discussing something that is currently consuming most of my time, travel. It’s an honor to be able to write for a blog such as iBankcoin considering this is the blog that partly gave me the financial freedom to ditch everything I didn’t like; follow my dream which was travel the world and see what’s out there waiting.
I do believe a bit of background is necessary for those of you that are somewhat new here. I began reading iBankCoin in 2009 when I saw a tweet about it and instantly became hooked. I was working as a professional in Ottawa for the last few years and was rather miserable. Everyone was moving on to wives and kids; I didn’t want to go that route because I figured I could get in that game later and wanted to see the world.
I read this site religiously and even blogged like a psycho in the Peanut Gallery before it got shut down. I was part of the original distinguished gentlemen on annual subscriptions to The PPT and even joined the 12631. I spent all of my time thinking about stocks or hanging out in The PPT; it was a good distraction but something had to give.
In the mean time I knew it was now or never as I was approaching thirty and my house was on the market; finally it sold. September 4th, 2009 was my last day of work and I remember vividly how good it felt to be 100% free to go see what was happening on this planet; always wanted to know what was up in Bangkok for some reason.
With the rather humble earnings from an online business, my interest in trading and sizable savings I decided to move to Bangkok and build more online businesses but that never happened. In Taipei while in transit I asked a gent for the time. He was a gigantic and gregarious gent who loved the Green Bay Packers; he told me the time and we started talking.
Turns out he lived in Bangkok and said he’d show me around. We went to Khao San Road and drank like men fresh out of prison. There I met a gent who believe it or not was called Sage and he urged me to leave Bangkok and go to Koh Tao before settling down. I had no idea where or what it was but decided to take his sage advice and go for it.
There I met some backpackers, did the Full Moon Party and left to some more islands. Basically I just started moving and it lasted 23 months until I reached Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. It’s there I went home for the first time and made a massive trading error which perhaps I’ll mention one day but it was a turning point.
I write near daily when possible over at Stop Having a Boring Life aka SHABL. When I left I wanted to see what someone might do if they left it all to travel indefinitely, not some rehashed things to do list. I basically write about what transpires while traveling day to day to hopefully give you a better idea of what it’s actually like to be somewhere.
I’ll be updating here 2-5x a week and when I’m not traveling, I’ll write about possible itineraries that may interest you or trips from the past. I realize that you, the distinguished readers of iBC range from college kids to those pretending not to be over 47.5 years of age and believe I have something of interest for all of you, regardless of your style.
I went and have no regrets; I’m off to Peru tomorrow and Australia next week.
Rob aka Dubz
P.S: Bolivia is cheap, beautiful and fun.
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