Inside tiny desert ‘country’ with eccentric Sultan leader and total ban on Crocs

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    Having run out of places to travel, a man has taken hold of a chunk of California desert and making it his own country where Crocsare illegal.

    San Diego maverick DJ Randy 'R Dub' Williams picked up the location for $19,000 and has since rewarded those who visit his "nation" of Slowjamastan with epic slow jams, which blast out under the West Coast sun.

    Having made a name for himself on the stage, the musician has travelled the globe on a mission to see every country the world has to offer.

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    But ultimately, having now seen everywhere a plane can take him, he decided to take matters into his own hands, explaining: "I ran out of countries, so I created my own."

    He's now carved out his beautiful 11,107-acre nation, and he couldn't be happier.

    On December 1, 2021, the country declared its independence on a live broadcast from the capital of Dublândia.

    And while the ruler is renowned for his cool style, he does take his role seriously, issuing passports and printing money like any other modern state.

    DJ Randy claims he has amassed 500 subjects already, with 4,500 more conditionally approved.

    And having enjoyed the experience of globe-trotting, he's inviting others to visit his micronation.

    He told CNN: "When I’m not on the radio, I’m probably travelling to a country most haven’t heard of."

    On this occasion, he was referring to Turkmenistan, the last country on the list.

    But he couldn't let his hobby end on his current figure, adding: "One of the reasons I created Slowjamastan was because, after 193 countries, I wanted a 194th!”

    So if you're ever at a loose end and keen to do something a little bit wacky, jump in a car and go on a road trip through the desert two hours outside of San Diego, and you'll find the quirky country.

    You'll be welcomed in under a "Welcome to Slowjamastan" banner as the locals guide you to one of the famous slow jams that play into your ears until the early hours of the morning.

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