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First Man To Visit Every Country...Without Flying!

He can go ahead and cross "travel more" off his bucket list...

A British adventurer has managed to combine his love of globe-trotting and hatred of air travel to set a new Guinness World Record. Graham Hughes is now the first man to have visited all 201 countries in the world -- all without ever having flown on a plane!

It became official yesterday (Monday) morning when Hughes passed through border control in South Sudan, the world's youngest country. He started the quest on January 1st, 2009, and has spent 1,426 days using trains, buses, cargo ships -- and even a dug-out canoe -- to traverse the earth.

Hughes isn't about to gets his wings again anytime soon -- he'll return home to Liverpool from Africa the way he came -- bus, then boat.


Posted by Sarah Laing
2012-11-27, 09:36:03

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