S01 E05: Border Crossings

Join Peter as he celebrates border crossings – one of travel’s most challenging and perverse experiences.

Social Media travel guru, Drew Binsky, tells how secret footage of his border crossing in Sierra Leone got a border guard arrested.

Intrepid traveller and comic book editor Marie Javins reads your stories and reveals the best way to smuggle Tintin statues across African borders.

And Peter shares his Top 5 most memorable border crossings, including one on the Khyber Pass that he has been dining out on for decades. 


Expert guest: Drew Binsky

Drew Binsky is an American travel blogger and video maker, with more than 6 million social media followers and over 1.3 billion video views!

He holds two Guiness World records – including one for visiting the most UNESCO world heritage sites in one day.

And he is an agonising 6 countries short of his goal of visiting every country in the world.

Oh, and if you looking for the video that got the border guard in Sierra Leone arrested, you’ll find it here.

Website | YouTube Channel | Border 197 documentary


Photo of the week

Guards watching Victoria Falls from border bridge
Guards from Zimbabwe and Zambia watching Victoria Falls from the border bridge

Your border crossing stories

In this episode, intrepid traveller and comic book editor, Marie Javins, helped me read out your stories about border crossings.

You can find out more about Marie and her travels here.


Got a story to tell?

If you’ve got an amusing, horrifying or salutary tale about border crossings from your travels tell us in the comments below.

And while you’re at it, why not check out the list of our upcoming episodes?

If you’ve got a tale to tell about any of the topics we’ve got coming up, send it to us using the form on the page for the chance for it to be read out on the show.

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