The Bulgarian Border Bonanza

by The Runaway Guide on May 11, 2011

It was a cool summers night and although the doors of the holding facility were open, the bars of my cell were asphyxiating. I couldn’t take being locked up. I just couldn’t take it. I desperately craved the freedom of the road again and I knew I had to escape.

I began talking with the guard on duty. Luckily for me, a 16 year old, he was also young, probably in his early 20’s. Surprisingly, I managed to convince him to let me outside for a smoke. There, on the steps of the jail, I could see the Turkish border and its offer of asylum from EU and Interpol warrants.

As I contemplated whether or not to runaway, I smoked a cigarette, then a second, then a third, a fourth, a fifth. With each cigarette, my heart raced faster and adrenaline surged through every cell of my body. It was like nothing I had ever felt before.

Half way through my sixth cigarette I stood up. Slowly I looked towards the guard. He was roughly two meters away, a safe distance. “Here we go” I thought. Before my mind could process what was going on, I had already sprinted across the road. Then, like a rabbit, I sprung 6 feet into the air and onto the 20 ft border fence. When I arrived on the other side, I found myself stuck in thick thorn bushes. Struggling like a animal stuck in a trap, I cried out in distress. I looked back. 6 officers had assembled. Their voices ferocious. Their guns drawn and pointing directly at me. A single shot rang out.

More to come in  “The Runaway: An Untraditional Guide To Travel”

 

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Miguel March 11, 2013 at 4:21 am

It’s like that series Locked Up Abroad. You should be on that show. So any news on me being able to hear the rest of this story?

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The Runaway Guide March 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Hahah, yea, a bit I guess. The rest of the story is going to be in the book! :)

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maliboo February 28, 2013 at 12:32 am

why were you locked up?

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The Runaway Guide March 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

Long story! I’m working on writing it all down.

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Ron | Active Planet Travels March 16, 2012 at 5:43 am

That’s intense! Can’t wait till your book is out!

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Katie January 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Awesome!!!

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Michael James September 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

When is your book coming out? Ebook format? Hoping to hear the rest of this story very soon. These reads are better then half the travel stories I read out of the books at Barnes and noble.

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The Runaway Guide September 21, 2011 at 2:26 am

Thanks Michael, I really appreciate the compliments. Unfortunately it’s looking like its going to be a while. I’m chipping away at it though and will let you know when it’s ready.

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Abdul Rab May 21, 2011 at 1:26 am

… and then…???

Come on, you should complete the story please… :)

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