This guy, if he exists, is not exactly a 20 year old back packer on his way to find himself and see the world. He sounds embittered about a number of things, including what he called the inability of the American government to help him when his computer was stolen while in Ukraine and being bitter about having lost a job at a bank when the current economic meltdown began some years ago.
Look, if anyone has an idealized mindset that life for them will be better if they can just get to the 'promised land' (whatever that may be to the individual) - well then, go for it. But, as Frank Baum wrote a century ago in his famous children's book, The Wizard of Oz, things in the Emerald City are not always what they appear to be and the man behind the curtain is sometimes just a man - not an all-powerful wizard. Or as Dorothy concluded, there's no place like home for most of us to find our 'way.'