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British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries... Without using a plane
The Daily Mail ^ | 27/11/12 | Matt blake

Posted on 11/27/2012 7:48:46 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat

If anything can be said about record-breaking globetrotter Graham Hughes, it's that - throughout his travels - he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground. The 33-year-old adventurer, from Liverpool, has become the first person to visit all 201 countries in the world - without using a plane. Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week.

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And that , ladies and gentlemen, is the way to do it!

Thank god I traveled when I was young

1 posted on 11/27/2012 7:48:53 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

It was “easy” to get into North Korea?


2 posted on 11/27/2012 7:58:06 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Quantity vs quality

If thats what he wants to do.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 7:58:06 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
"Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week."

Which Bus line (or train or taxi) Can get you from Australia to the Americas or Europe or the Far east?

4 posted on 11/27/2012 8:02:53 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: driftdiver

Did he visit all 57 of our states?


5 posted on 11/27/2012 8:03:03 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: driftdiver
I'm not sure in this instance that's fair.

Remember, he didn't use a plane.

I was lucky enough to visit over 30 states in the 80's in a 6 month time period, and I'm sure my experience would have been lesser, should I have concentrated on only a few.

Keep smiling,

Philip

6 posted on 11/27/2012 8:03:50 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
...he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground.

I don't think I would consider being on a ship having feet firmly on the ground.

7 posted on 11/27/2012 8:24:24 AM PST by reformed_dem
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To: reformed_dem

Maybe he stood in a box of ground.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 8:31:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

He set a goal to visit all the countries as cheaply as possible. Not something I’d wish to do but hey, thats why he did it and I haven’t.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 8:36:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

When he got to Mexico did he mistake it for Calee-fornia?


10 posted on 11/27/2012 8:37:54 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Good for him, I say.

But I am curious about his being rescued from mohammedan fundamentalists by “a Filipino ladyboy called Jenn’.

What is a “ladyboy”?


11 posted on 11/27/2012 8:56:59 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: driftdiver

If you seen one 3rd world s*^%hole, you’ve seen them all. Wonder if he visited Detroit!


12 posted on 11/27/2012 8:57:04 AM PST by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Bigg Red

Transvestites. It’s a whole thing in the Far East - I know Thailand has built a large part of their economy on them. Sexual tourism and all that.

Here is one of the less offensive sites I found, as most of them were real porn - it’s not really that nice though:

http://todayinthailand.blogspot.com/2011/06/pattaya-ladyboys.html


13 posted on 11/27/2012 9:10:10 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground

He's got one big set of lungs crossing the bottom of the oceans.

14 posted on 11/27/2012 9:17:36 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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I was curious as to whether he had traveled to South Sudan - the newest country in the world.

I clicked on the link and, voila!, there's a photo of him smiling in front of a South Sudan sign. I'm a believer.

15 posted on 11/27/2012 9:36:40 AM PST by Scoutmaster
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To: Bigg Red
In Southeast Asia and specifically Thailand, they do not use the term homosexual or gay. Not in their vocabulary. The term lady boy is used in general to refer a male homosexual including a transvestite.

If Jenn has breasts, then they are referred to as katoey.

Female homosexuals or lesbians are called "tom boys"

16 posted on 11/27/2012 9:38:50 AM PST by saywhatagain
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To: I still care

Reminds me of some great advice from my ex-wife regarding Thailand. She’s been there several times before (flight attendant) and her advice was, if you see a really good-looking woman, as in supermodel good-looking.....yeah, that’s actually a man.

LOL!


17 posted on 11/27/2012 9:47:49 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Diane “The Brain” Sawyer says there are over 1,000 countries:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNu-llxRBes

Dumbass lib-dem moron.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 10:35:22 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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...Thailand has built a large part of their economy on them. Sexual tourism and all that.

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Sheesh! Their ancestors must be so proud.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 11:02:19 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: saywhatagain

Thanks for the info. Pretty sad.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 11:03:29 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Just think of how many souvenir T-shirts he must have collected.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 11:08:44 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

But did he visit all 57 states?


22 posted on 11/27/2012 11:14:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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