If there’s one thing that can be said about German ‘beggar’ Benjamin Holst it’s that this man likes to get turnt.
After getting spotted panhandling at a traffic light in Tabanan, Bali on Sunday, photos started circulating of the controversial figure out posing with “lady friends” at a Kuta bar that was tagged as Crusoe’s. The photos were apparently taken before Holst took to the streets of Tabanan in search of some “crowdfunding.”
(FYI, do a quick Google search of the bar and the first result you get is a TripAdvisor post cautioning you not to go there for certain hygienic reasons.)
Going a little further back, Holst also posted these photos to his page on August 31 with the location marked as Legian Street. Seems he’s been having quite the trip in Bali!
The German has been internet famous ever since he was found begging with his swollen foot in the streets of Bangkok in 2014, collecting money from concerned Thais. The German embassy was phoned for help and thousands of Thai baht were raised locally to help him out—only for him to skip out on the flight that had been arranged for him to get back home.
He was later found using the money for partying in Pattaya, sex tourism capital of the world.
For the time being, Bali seems to be where the German has set up shop to resort to his old bag of tricks. That is until he gets deported for begging without a proper visa—it happened just last month to set of Chinese tourists begging in Kuta who were falsely posing as Buddhist monks!