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TTB 189: The Trip From Hell, Meeting El Chapo in Mexico
Episode 1899th May 2022 • The Travelers Blueprint • Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley
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TTB 189: The Trip From Hell, Meeting El Chapo in Mexico

Paul Wilson jumped at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip In the summer of 1978, to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad. Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing…

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