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(Calgary Sun)   While you were debating the government shutdown, what the Iranian charm offensive means, and why the Jets suck so much, this guy went out and saw the world had to offer. In Canadian badass fashion   (calgarysun.com) divider line 34
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2013-10-03 08:37:24 AM
Can he beat Alby Mangels?  Alby always had hot chicks on his travels.
 
2013-10-03 08:37:52 AM
Calgary sucks.
 
2013-10-03 08:40:29 AM
I wish I was rich too.
 
2013-10-03 08:41:53 AM
What the above person says. Having fun with loads of money is hardly some special accomplishment. He obviously did not earn the money either since he does not work.
 
2013-10-03 08:41:55 AM
I'm always curious about cases like this: where does the money come from? I mean I have this acquaintance who leaves Montreal as soon as the days get too short and spends six months in South America. He's never had a job AFAIK. I want to do this too. How?
 
2013-10-03 08:44:44 AM
Canadian fashion? Flannel and those hats with the ear flaps on them?
 
Slu
2013-10-03 08:50:48 AM
Isn't "Canadian Badass" an oxymoron?
 
2013-10-03 08:50:51 AM
He sounds like one of those idiots who goes backpacking along the Iran-Iraq border or goes to North Korea and ends up in jail. Resulting in, of course, a not insignificant diplomatic and humanitarian effort to obtain the release of said idiot.
 
2013-10-03 08:54:35 AM
Ireland and Israel were Bown's final countries, now numbering over 190 - Israel because to visit there can hinder your chances of later entering some Muslim nations, and Ireland because it was easy and a fun place to celebrate.

So I presume before that was England, Italy and Germany.

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2013-10-03 08:56:24 AM
He sold a business and lived on the proceeds from that sale for 23 years while traveling the world? That must have been some business.
 
2013-10-03 08:58:43 AM
Riding a caribou?
 
2013-10-03 08:59:18 AM
In American fashion, it means going to Epcot.
 
2013-10-03 08:59:27 AM
Big deal.  Some spoiled little rich boy checks out for 23 years and said he did all of this stuff.  Changed the world, didn't it?  Cured all the problems in the Congo and Somalia, that's for sure.
 
2013-10-03 09:00:02 AM
Where do Giants and Steeler fans buy their cars?

In Jarrat, Virginia
 
jgi
2013-10-03 09:01:01 AM
I'm trying to piece together the article here...

He's 44 and has been traveling full-time for 23 years. That means he started at 21. From the article... "Bown... who ran an export business in Indonesia before selling it to fund his adventure." So he owned an export business in Indonesia at 21, then sold it to travel for 23 years. So I'm guessing he comes from wealth and sold a family business that he inherited. Not to downplay his accomplishments, the extensive traveling thing is really cool, but anybody who comes from wealth can make this decision. If you never have money worries, anything is possible. His wealth could get him out of any traveling jam that presents itself.
 
2013-10-03 09:05:27 AM

Slu: Isn't "Canadian Badass" an oxymoron?


Well, taking into consideration the places he forced his white ass into, it's definitely some subset or another of moron.
 
2013-10-03 09:05:45 AM

jgi: I'm trying to piece together the article here...

He's 44 and has been traveling full-time for 23 years. That means he started at 21. From the article... "Bown... who ran an export business in Indonesia before selling it to fund his adventure." So he owned an export business in Indonesia at 21, then sold it to travel for 23 years. So I'm guessing he comes from wealth and sold a family business that he inherited. Not to downplay his accomplishments, the extensive traveling thing is really cool, but anybody who comes from wealth can make this decision. If you never have money worries, anything is possible. His wealth could get him out of any traveling jam that presents itself.


Either that, or he was exporting heroin.
 
2013-10-03 09:07:31 AM
Lot of sour grapes here.

I'd love to be able to see a tenth of what he's seen in the past 23 years.  I hope he writes a book, it might give me some good travel ideas.
 
2013-10-03 09:08:57 AM
What Canadian fashion might look like:
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2013-10-03 09:32:45 AM
So did he have to go back to countries that split in those 23 years to say he's been in every country?
 
2013-10-03 09:32:51 AM
Lotta trolling/"U Mad Bro?" posts up in here.  I say good on him.  I don't care of he came from money or not, the guy spent quality time with people in the most dangerous country in the world, silverback gorillas, pygmies, and Iraqi devil worshippers.  I don't care how much money you have, it still won't buy balls that brassy.
 
2013-10-03 09:36:14 AM

Literally Addicted: Lot of sour grapes here.

I'd love to be able to see a tenth of what he's seen in the past 23 years.  I hope he writes a book, it might give me some good travel ideas.


1st travel idea: be rich.
 
2013-10-03 10:05:09 AM

Slu: Isn't "Canadian Badass" an oxymoron?


Thats what I thought. I figure he was assisted by French military might and courage.
 
2013-10-03 10:08:43 AM

Literally Addicted: Lot of sour grapes here.

I'd love to be able to see a tenth of what he's seen in the past 23 years.  I hope he writes a book, it might give me some good travel ideas.


Only because he comes across as a smug hipster douchebag.
 
2013-10-03 10:18:23 AM
Quantum Apostrophe: I'm always curious about cases like this: where does the money come from? I mean I have this acquaintance who leaves Montreal as soon as the days get too short and spends six months in South America. He's never had a job AFAIK. I want to do this too. How?

South America Half the year and North America the other half + no job = drug dealer.

FYI
 
2013-10-03 10:43:17 AM
Very, very cool. Hope he does a reddit ama.
 
2013-10-03 11:21:14 AM
The Jets suck because they kicked Tebow to the curb ..
 
2013-10-03 11:58:23 AM

offacue: Where do Giants and Steeler fans buy their cars?

In Jarrat, Virginia


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2013-10-03 12:38:49 PM
As a 6'5" man I'd probably get to Norway or The Netherlands and finally fit in and never want to leave.
 
2013-10-03 01:27:28 PM

Clemkadidlefark: The Jets suck because they kicked Tebow to the curb ..

offacue: Where do Giants and Steeler fans buy their cars?

In Jarrat, Virginia



I see that the both of you are just visiting this thread but are unfamiliar with its customs. We're talking travel here, not padded armorball. Or where padded armorball fans buy their rolling pieces of crap.
 
2013-10-03 01:39:56 PM

Slu: Isn't "Canadian Badass" an oxymoron?


Nope, just redundant.
 
2013-10-03 02:37:07 PM

Thunderpipes: What the above person says. Having fun with loads of money is hardly some special accomplishment. He obviously did not earn the money either since he does not work.


If you RTFA you'll learn that he started and then sold an import/export company, the proceeds of which have funded his travels.
 
2013-10-03 02:51:08 PM

Psychopusher: Lotta trolling/"U Mad Bro?" posts up in here.  I say good on him.  I don't care of he came from money or not, the guy spent quality time with people in the most dangerous country in the world, silverback gorillas, pygmies, and Iraqi devil worshippers.  I don't care how much money you have, it still won't buy balls that brassy.


Exactly. Bunch of goddamn hypocrites. If you losers hit the lottery tomorrow, would you despise yourselves? How would that work I wonder?
 
2013-10-04 07:20:27 PM
The jealousy is strong in this thread.
 
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