Anatole Faykin on Lessons Learned Traveling Kosovo and Serbia

In Chapter 1 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "What Travel Adventures Have You Had This Past Year and What Did You Learn From Them?" Faykin shares a travel story from a trip to Macedonia that led him to Kosovo then Serbia. After entering Kosovo and traveling toward Belgrade, Faykin is stopped at a checkpoint and turned back because he did not have a Serbian passport stamp. Faykin endures a cold night on the border before returning to Macedonia to get a stamp for his Belgrade trip. The trip teaches him that travel preparation research is always a good thing to do.

Anatole Faykin is an Internet entrepreneur and digital marketer exploring new career options. A passionate world traveler and problem solver, Faykin plans to return to graduate school to earn a biosciences masters degree. Previously, Faykin has started multiple companies, including Tuanpin, a Shanghai startup he sold in 2011. He holds an MBA from NYU and a BS in computer science and biology from the California Institute of Technology.