Touring to 40 nations in 400 days with BTC

A quick-moving Bitcoiner has run via 7 of 40 nations on his Bitcoin-powered marathon around the globe.

Paco the Runner, also called Paco de la India, set off on Sept. 17, 2021, paying for his total operating journey because of all of the Bitcoiners around the globe. He’s displaying that “Bitcoin provides everybody freedom in the best way they need it.”

Shopping for an icicle for Sats early on his journey. Supply: Twitter

Paco went from “dwelling a lie on the fiat customary,” to touring the world dwelling off Bitcoin (BTC) solely when an expensive pal gifted him the e book, The Bitcoin Commonplace. The studying and subsequent conversations with pals about cash and the character of the world led him down the Bitcoin rabbit gap.

He instructed Cointelegraph that “when you see it, you’ll be able to’t unsee it.” He’d been orange pilled:

“It was a full moon evening and my pal requested, do I wanna journey the world? I mentioned sure. He says you must journey on Bitcoin.”

From that second onward, Paco’s journey plans morphed right into a “Bitcoin consciousness, mass adoption, and displaying the kindness of people” marketing campaign. He paperwork the journey and each Bitcoin transaction by way of journey vlogs and social media updates.

He’s eager to “share Bitcoin with individuals from completely different walks of life is a blessing. To have the ability to share the significance of bitcoin in comparison with shit cash with everyone seems to be like among the best works.”

Thus far he has efficiently lived off BTC via the primary seven nations of his travels. He solely makes use of “money for public transport.” Nonetheless, the Bitcoin-only journey has not been with out hitch.

Whereas visiting Sri Lanka, he misplaced his “room keys and the lodge proprietor was upset.”

“I requested for a spare copy and ran to a neighboring city, and there was no electrical energy. Lastly, it got here and I requested him will he settle for Bitcoin, he mentioned sure. LIKE WTF. BITCOIN KEY MAKER.”

Paco with the room key he paid for with Sats. Supply: Twitter

He additionally recollects the second he arrived on the Koh Samui in Thailand, an island identified for its anti-Bitcoin sentiment. He was scared because it was a brand new island, 100 km massive. Panic set in as Paco thought to himself, how I’m going to stay on such a big island with no cash?

Happily, he began strolling the island and “In 200 meters I noticed an indication that mentioned the place accepts Bitcoin. Just like the universe conspired for this to occur.”

There’s additionally:

“A prepare experience in India and my neighbor had a Belief pockets, gave him few sats and acquired me dinner for the evening. A information in India, [who I] satisfied him to just accept Bitcoin. [In] Cambodia, I went for a pub crawl advert paid for it on Bitcoin.”

The checklist goes on and on: a banana bread baker in Cambodia, “haircuts, burgers, Tuk-tuk, Dentists,” even a “silver coin” paid for with BTC.

A Tuktuk, a information and Banana Bread in Siem Reap, Cambodia – all paid for with Bitcoin.  Supply:  Twitter

It’s not simple, however Paco recommends that for different aspirational Bitcoin vacationers, it’s finest to begin small:

“Orange tablet your neighbor, your favourite store, bar, cinema, begin sharing your sats. It is simple for them to be taught from a identified face like yours. Be that little pebble that you just throw within the lake and it’ll create ripples that coming generations will profit.”

Within the meantime, Paco will proceed his runs around the globe, assembly Bitcoiners and pre-coiners whereas spending Sats. He concludes, “each step you are taking now will form your future.”