dollarvigilante.com / By Jeff Berwick / January 4, 2013
Hello from the airport in Cancun,
As you know from last week I was planning to be in Guatemala and Honduras by this time except I made one very critical error that I had not thought of. I rarely book a flight more than 24 hours ahead of time just for the simple reason that things in my life change rapidly. I often end up on the other side of the world with just a day or two’s notice of an opportunity.
Like the time I was in Acapulco and got a call from an old, good friend who happened to be flying through on his jet on his way to Guyana to look at a gold mine. He had meetings set-up with the President and I recognized that both opportunities could be very interesting as he has a long track record of making tens of millions of dollars investing in these precise opportunities… plus I´d get a chance to sell the President on doing a citizenship by investment program and/or privatizing the country.
So, I ended up in Panama, Guyana and Aruba for a few days but while in Guyana I received calls from CNBC, Fox and Bloomberg all wanting to interview me on a Bitcoin ATM project I had got involved with and so I ended up in New York City that night. And, it was so rushed that I didn’t have any business attire that would look normal on something like CNBC (I had just came from the jungle) and my interview was at 10am… so I had to find a business suit to purchase by, at latest 9am… and somehow I did it!
This, generally, is how the life of an entrepreneur can go… and so, I had booked a flight to Cancun but hadn’t booked a ticket to Guatemala yet and what I discovered was that on New Year’s Eve or the few days after New Year’s, Cancun is an absolute madhouse. I really don’t know why people would want to come here for New Year’s… I suppose if you like big crowds and airports jammed full of people then I understand. I prefer to go when the crowds don’t… and usually go to places the crowds don’t (unless it is for business, in that case I like to get there before the crowd realizes they should be there). For travel, however, I especially prefer places with Travel Alerts from the US government to keep the general sheeple and scrabblemob out of my personal space.