Czech man attempts to leave Taiwan on a raft

A Czech man, Martin Psota, attempted to get from Taiwan to Japan on a makeshift raft before being picked up by the coast guards. Mr Psota had overstayed his tourist visa in Taiwan and had no money to buy ticket to leave the island. He told his rescuers he was inspired to attempt the journey by the movie Life of Pi, but that after an hour he began to be tired from rowing and his raft began to fall apart. Taiwanese authorities have placed Mr Psota in custody, pending payment of a fine.

Author: Masha Volynsky