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88-year-old backpacker travels to Southeast Asia

Selah Maya Zighelboim | Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:23 am

Robert Mellin is a man with a thousand stories.

He once punched a pickpocket and dragged him to a police station in Colombia. He went to Cuba at the collapse of the Soviet Union. He’s traveled — sometimes for years at a time — through Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Mellin is now 88 years old, and he’s not slowing down any time soon.

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