We returned to the micronation for lunch, and to get our stamps for this universally unrecognized nation. At the barliament, we ordered ‘foreign’ beer, and Lithuanian food, as the nation produces many more artists than chefs. There, we rubbed elbows with the president himself, who was at the next table arguing politics or art in Lithuanian. This country allegedly having a standing militia of eleven people, I was afraid to bother the gray-bearded man for fear that they might be waiting to protect the president at whatever the cost. As we left, we met with two Australians at the bar who were on our tour, and watched as the bartender stamped the instruction pages of our passports with what I gathered was a mix of jealousy (as they had forgotten their passports) and secondhand embarrassment that we were actually stamping our real passports with fake stamps. I don’t care who you are, you are never too old to play pretend.
Victor Bernabei is just another millenial travel blogger. But here's the twist: He isn't a millenial! His goal is to see as many countries as he can, and spread the message that the world is not as scary as the news wants you to believe, and that there is beauty in all people, places and things.