A man who describes himself as a ‘Catholic adventurer’ is now stuck in Pakistan because he ‘can’t afford any more travel’.
Miles Routledge embarked on a trip to Afghanistan last summer after googling the ‘most dangerous countries to visit’ and picking the top entry.
However, the 22-year-old student had to be evacuated by the UN after the Taliban takeover.
Now, Miles has found himself stuck in Peshawar, Pakistan, which is close to the border with Afghanistan, due to a lack of funds.
The physics student, who attends Loughborough University, planned to rescue a tour guide who had helped him during his last visit to Afghanistan, but things haven’t quite gone to plan – as he is now broke.
On Monday (26 April), Miles said he would be crossing Pakistan’s border in the coming days, also noting that security forces had blocked his plans to cycle through ‘ISIS territory’.
However, as of yesterday, the student said he could no longer afford his trip.
Documenting his travels on Twitter, Miles said: “I don’t think you guys understand but I can’t afford any more travel.”
He supposedly invested over 400 hours and £15,000 on saving his tour guide, who is wanted by the Taliban for working for the US while in Afghanistan.
However, in a recent update, Miles wrote: "Now that he's backed out at the last possible minute he's ruined me, I'm insanely pessimistic right now.
“Even if I died on this trip, at least I would have died helping someone. I feel empty.”
I don't think you guys understand but I can't afford any more travel— Lord Miles Routledge Adventures ✝️ (@real_lord_miles) April 26, 2022
Unsure of what lies ahead, he tweeted: “It’s been a rollercoaster today but only one option remains: go into a dangerous nation, be goofy and do some charity work along the way.”
He has since revealed to his followers that he will be ‘taking a rickshaw to the Afghanistan border’.
“Kabul here I come!” he wrote, following it up by writing: “I hope they let me in.”
Last Thursday (April 21), the day before his flight out, Miles said that his friends believe he will die.
"Said goodbye to my closest friends before I fly out tomorrow. My last words to each was a slur-filled insult," he wrote on Twitter.
I'm taking a rickshaw to the Afghanistan border, Kabul here I come! pic.twitter.com/br1CbcHpZ0— Lord Miles Routledge Adventures ✝️ (@real_lord_miles) April 27, 2022
"All my friends believe I'm going to die."
Miles previously said he travelled to Kazakhstan in January during a period of violent protests to be ‘a lil goofy, be a little silly perhaps’.
However, in a personal rebrand, he now calls himself an ‘independent war journalist’.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@real_lord_miles