For the inaugural podcast, I invited a fellow traveler and philosopher, Quintus Curtius. Quintus has done a lot of interesting things: he’s is a seasoned traveler (loves Brazil as much as I do), speaks a couple of interesting languages (including Arabic and Latin), and is also a serious history buff. Quintus recently published his first book, […]

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Two Bits Of Advice

By Maverick

I’ve given endless advice over the years, but if I could boil all my advice into just two things it would be: don’t be lazy and don’t be a pussy. Don’t be lazy The first bit of advice is don’t be lazy. I know that you know this and have had this bashed into your head multiple […]

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Serbia fits my personality. Maybe it’s cultural because as an Eastern European guy, I feel not only comfortable here, but, at times, even revered by the locals. Maybe it’s because I somehow find it “exotic,” an adjective that looks completely out-of-place for pretty much any European country, but not here. Maybe it’s because I find […]

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Belgrade, Serbia — When I lived in Medellin, Colombia I met a fellow road junkie. He had just start traveling and was planning to go to Brazil after Colombia. I told him that I had just lived there for a couple of years. I also mentioned that while I think that Rio de Janeiro is […]

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I write a lot (probably too much) about cold approaching women. Approaching is challenging because it requires mitigating both the approach anxiety and the possible rejection. Both are strong fears that prevent you from going for what you want. But as I’m gradually realizing, your true fear is actually neither of the above; you’re not […]

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I’ve been so focused on writing solely about travel and women that I completely neglected to talk about something that has been part of my life for a long time now, longer than this blog, and almost as long as I’ve been traveling—something that I duly credit with making me who I am today: Brazilian […]

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Sometime ago, I met a girl and we immediately clicked as though we had known each other for a long time. Although I promptly had to leave the country, we continued to keep in touch and eagerly awaited our reunion. I genuinely enjoyed talking to her and couldn’t wait to see her again. I was […]

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Belgrade, Serbia — One of the most surprising things during my first week in St. Petersburg, Russia wasn’t the blunt and direct culture, it was getting bitten by lots of mosquitos. I would literally wake up in the morning with tons of bites scattered all over my skin. This continued for several nights until it […]

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When it comes to American presidents, several distinguished individuals readily come to mind: George Washington, American’s first president; Abraham Lincoln, the man who’s credited with freeing slaves. In the 20th century, however, few of the American presidents are as notable as Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ). Many things have been said about this very controversial figure, and […]

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Be Uncomfortable

By Maverick

My life is uncomfortable. I’m at the airport, frantically looking for my gate. I scan my boarding pass. “Destination: Moscow, Sheremetevo Airport.” It’s cold outside, but it will be even colder in Russia. It’s going to be a dark and inhospitable winter in one of the most inhospitable places in the world. I don’t know […]

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