I'm thinking of doing a trip around the World in the next few months, for fun, experience, networking, and helping people.
If there is intrest and support from the Bitcoin community I'll only use Bitcoins (BitBills when internet is not available).
I will blog all major activities and transactions. If a TOR blog shows up, it must be a stalker
I'll be hitting every continent (except Antarctica). And staying for about a week in major cities (or outlying) in the major countries along the way. I expect this to be longer than a month (probably more than 3 months) and less than a year. There is no set plan, and will not be one.
Biggest challenge I can think of will be getting over the ocean.
I've worked on Yachts and Planes so i have some useful experience with them.
Buddy Passes on Airlines/Cruiselines, for bitcoins anyone? I used to know a few Ground/Flight Crew members.
or if value goes up enough, it might be a lot easier.
I'll do independent work along the way, and only accept BTC as payment.
I'll try to wear only Bitcoin branded clothing. (sponsors?) Medium size usually fits. And maybe a few other communities like Reddit.
Might try to hand out bitcoin swag, if someone can provide something in bulk that is small light and cheap, or can quickly ship to whatever country I'm in.
I'm not very good at foreign languages, but its not too hard to get your point across using gestures, and it shouldn't be too hard to find someone who speaks english as a second language.
A friend was a tour guide who has been mostly to Australia, but also through Asia and Europe. So I can contact him if I need to. One of his friend's said I could couch surf in Australia any time I'm there.
I'd like to have one of my website ideas well up and running generating income for me be for I go, I'm starting to meet some good programers, that will work cheap in the start up phase, but most are on their own projects. I might meet someone on the trip that has time and can work cheap. Sometimes a Language Barrier and face to face makes things work better.
Anyone Know any good Trade Routes? (No Silk Road .onion type items) Just simple stuff thats cheap in one country and expensive in some other. I used to do baggage inspection, sometimes I would see stuff going to other countries and one of the bags would be full of toothpaste or candy or something random. Sometimes I'd see chocolate, not my responsibility so not allowed to do anything, wanted to let them know that customs would take it. Also My dad's friends have a Convenience store/Gas Station in Costa Rica they bring different Candy down there all the time. Laptops seemed to sell for a good profit in Venezuela. Everything was cheaper down there except electronics.
Any Suggestions on Activities? I'm PADI advanced SCUBA certified, Student Pilot.
Suggestions, Requests, Feedback, Other?
Edit: As suggested Wiki http://opticbit.com/phpwiki/index.php?title=Bitcoin_Trip_Around_The_World
it is mediawiki not phpwiki
also the blog. http://opticbit.com/active/blog.html