The Bitcoin Express client ran seven of 40 countries in the Bitcoin Marathon around the world.
Paco the Runner, also known as Paco de la India, took off on September 17, 2021, and paid for the entire run thanks to all the bitcoins from around the world. “Bitcoin gives everyone the freedom they want,” he explains.
Purchase of snow for Sats at the start of the trip. Source: Twitter
Baku only went from “living a paper standard lie” to traveling the world to live on Bitcoin (BTC) when a close friend gave him the book The Bitcoin Standard. Reading and subsequent conversations with friends about money and the nature of the world led him to the bitcoin rabbit hole.
“Once you see it, you can not see it,” he told the Cointelegraph. He was drugged with an orange pill:
“It was a full moon night and my friend asked me if I wanted to travel the world? I said yes. He says, “You should travel with bitcoin.”
From that point on, Paco’s travel plans evolved into a “Bitcoin awareness, mainstream adoption and human friendliness” campaign. It documents the journey and each bitcoin transaction through travel vlogs and social media updates.
It aims to “share bitcoins with people from different walks of life – it’s a blessing. Being able to share the importance of bitcoins versus meager coins with everyone is one of the best jobs.”
So far he has managed to live on BTC in the first seven countries on his travels. Only “cash for public transport” is used. However, the only Bitcoin journey has not been without obstacles.
While visiting Sri Lanka, “he lost his room keys and the owner of the hotel was upset”.
I asked for a backup and ran to a nearby town and there was no electricity. He finally came and I asked him if he would accept bitcoins and he said yes. as WTF. Bitcoin key producer.
Baku with the room key that Satami paid for. Source: Twitter
He also remembers the moment he arrived on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, known for his anti-Bitcoin mood. He was scared because it was a new island, 100 kilometers big. The panic began when Baku thought to himself, “How can I live on such a large island without money?”
Luckily he started walking around the island and «200 meters later I saw a sign saying that the place accepts bitcoins. Like, the universe conspired to make it happen. ”
as he said:
‘Train trip to India and my neighbor had a Trust wallet, I gave him some Satoshi and made dinner for the night. A tour guide in India [who] convinced him to accept bitcoin. “In Cambodia, I went to a bar and paid for it with bitcoin.”
The list goes on and on: Cambodia’s banana bread baker, “haircuts, burgers, tuk-tuks, dentists”, and even a BTC-paid “silver coin”.
Tuktuk, extension bread and banana bread in Siem Reap, Cambodia – all paid for with bitcoin. Source: Twitter
It’s not easy, but Bako recommends that other ambitious Bitcoin travelers start small:
“The orange pill is your neighbor, your favorite store, the bar, the cinema, start sharing with your friends. It’s easy for them to learn from a face as familiar as yours. Be the little pebble you throw into the sea and you will create ripples that will benefit future generations. “