Although I prefer to travel abroad alone, I just enjoy it a lot more when I have a local contact, but the “stranger in the strangest land” routine is not for me, I need to have someone I trust to show myself and others around the place, in unusual countries, or even unusual areas of the same country, there are local rules plus customs that outsiders don’t know.
I need to have a local insider with me at all times, to ensure I don’t get into trouble.
Also since I drink a lot, plus actively pursue new plus exotic strains of cannabis all around the world, I honestly need to be careful. In many countries there are no social taboos or strict local laws about cannabis, plus yet they still don’t like outsiders coming in plus getting super stoned, however local cannabis is usually for locals only, which is why I believe having a local contact is so crucial for me. This is not a journey purely for pleasure, either, I am always documenting everything meticulously about our adventures plus the cannabis I taste. I want to turn it into a book, so I take many pictures of every strain of cannabis I encounter. It would be great if I could retain a sample of them all for future study, however obviously it’s stupid to cross international borders while carrying any form of cannabis. You definitely have heard about that poor girl in Russia who got sentenced to numerous years for having just a little cannabis product, right? I do not want that to be me, so I only ever buy as much cannabis as I can possibly smoke in a single sitting, plus I never travel with it.