Bald & Bankrupt
Benjamin Rich certainly takes viewers off the beaten track!
A native of Brighton, England, Rich, owning a successful business, was once a part of the corporate world. When life took a downturn and his company went bankrupt Benjamin decided to hit the road towards a life of adventure.
He began his Youtube channel, Bald & Bankrupt in 2018. Just a few years later and 2.6 million subscribers have joined the journey, with more than 350 million overall views.
Europe’s Strangest Town – Georgia
You never really know what you you will see during an episode. You can be sure it will involve the people and culture of the destination with plenty of facts and history about each stop on the itinerary.
Chor Bazaar, Delhi, India
Rich’s enjoyment of travel isn’t a recent event. In the 1990s he set out for a one-month backpacking trip to India and ened up opening up a small hotel and staying four years. He became engrossed in local culture. It is no surprise that India would play a large part of Bald & Bankrupt.
I Got Drunk With Babushkas
In 1993 Rich spent two months in Moscow. His interest in Post-Soviet Russia inspired many episodes throughout the area.
While Rich found himself in An intensive care unit of a Serbian hospital with COVID-19 related double pneumonia in July 2020, the adventurous vlogger is back on the road with recent trips to Cuba and Mexico.
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In ‘The Burning Edge’ Arthur Chichester ( better known as Bald and Bankrupt ) takes us on a journey to the furthest edge of Belarus to meet the people who continue to live in a region the locals call ‘The Zone’. Written before he created the YouTube channel, this is in a sense the origin story of Mr. Bald as he explores a nation and locations that would go on to become a regular backdrop in many of his films.
More to Explore
Gareth Leonard – A successful business career meant long hours at work, which Gareth felt there was something missing. In 2009 he purchased a one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He hasn’t stopped travelling.
Fearless & Far – Canadian Mike Corey describes his channel as a global quest to challenge fear by seeking unique experiences in weird and wonderful destinations.
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