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Have you ever had the urge to explore the world beyond the boundaries of society?
Today's guest, Greg Abandoned, shares his passion for urban exploration including stories of some of his most challenging journies, most cherished experiences, and all about the URBEX movement.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to visit parts of unseen society and want to know more about finding beauty in decay, then you don't want to miss this episode. We talk about how Greg found a new perspective on life through urban exploration, what inspired him to jump into this lifestyle, the unwritten rules of URBEX, and where you can start on your own journey.
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- Why Greg currently resides in Bejing
- What it was like to grow up in Poland and why he moved to England at 17
- The biggest differences between English and Chinese culture
- Why Greg was arrested by the Chinese secret police and what happened during the interrogation
- What exactly is URBEX
- How to follow good etiquette when doing urban exploration
- When and why Greg fell in love with urban exploration
- Which video game inspired Greg to take a trip to Chornobyl and start his journey
- What it means to find beauty in decay and satisfaction in overcoming obstacles
- Unique travel stories from engaging in URBEX
- How to start out on your own urban exploration adventure
- The importance of finding a balance between sharing and keeping undiscovered locations off the map
- Why photography is an important part of the process for Greg
- The most challenging urban exploration experiences Greg has ever had
- How many times Greg has been caught or arrested during his journies
- Why URBEX has given Greg a new purpose in life
- The hidden meaning behind Chasing Bandos
- And so much more
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