Incredible As Man Travels All Over The World Without Leaving The Ground

Incredible As Man Travels All Over The World Without Leaving The Ground
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

British adventurer Graham Hughes, 33, is officially the first person to ever travel to all 201 sovereign states in the world without flying.

He has finally ended his four-year journey on Monday arriving in South Sudan. Hughes has used boats, taxis, buses, trains, and his feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days- spending an average of $100 a week on expenses.

“I love travel, and I guess my reason for doing it was I wanted to see if this could be done, by one person traveling on a shoestring,” Mr. Hughes says by telephone from Juba, South Sudan’s capital. “I think I also wanted to show that the world is not some big, scary place, but in fact is full of people who want to help you even if you are a stranger.”

Hughes has been filming the entire trip for his upcoming documentary and raising money for Water Aid, a charity that brings water to those in need.

“People asked me how I was going to get to Afghanistan or Iraq or North Korea, but they were the easy ones, you don’t even need a visa for Iraq, you just walk across the border from Turkey,” he says.

“The really tough ones were places like Naura, and the Maldives and the Seychelles, island countries where there were also sometimes pirate threats.”

Once in the Democratic Republic of Congo he was arrested and jailed for six days for being suspected of being a spy.

“None of this put me off, it just made me more bloody-minded to succeed,” he adds.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Emily Arata

This Hilarious ‘Grease’ Parody Is All The Convincing You Need For Legalized Weed

Sandy and Danny have never looked quite as marijuana-friendly as they do in 4 Twenty Today’s shot-for-shot parody of “You’re the One That I Want” from “Grease.” 4TT is a weed-friendly YouTube news channel that wholeheartedly supports Florida’s Amendment 2, which decriminalizes marijuana use for those with medical marijuana authorization. Sandy’s new incarnation, Mary Jane, […]

Also On Elite

World

Ferguson Cop Points Rifle At Protestors And Says ‘I Will F*cking Kill You’ (Video)

A video posted this morning shows a Ferguson, MO, police officer pointing a gun at peaceful protestors and threatening their lives. The clip was filmed last night from multiple angles by several protestors documenting police activity in the town. As the protestors yell, “Gun raised!” the aggressive cop points the weapon their way. When asked […]

Women

Former Miss Spain Has Just Become The First Openly Gay National Beauty Queen

Patricia Yurena, the two-time winner of Miss Spain, has just stepped out of the closet and into the spotlight. The former beauty queen decided to show, not tell, the world that she is gay. Yurena posted an Instagram photo showing both her and girlfriend Vanessa Cortes in bed. She captioned the photo, “Romeo and Juliet.” […]

TV

Why It Still Doesn’t Matter Whether Or Not Tony Soprano Lived

When “The Sopranos” ended in 2007 on a now-famous shot of its patriarch, Tony Soprano, sitting in a diner with his family, viewers cried foul. They were horrified by the ambiguity; they wanted to know if he lived, died or enjoyed drunkenly singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” as much as they did. The debate was resurrected […]

World

Bride Honors The Life She Almost Had With Heartbreaking Photoshoot After Fiancé Dies

Janine never got her wedding day because her fiancé, John, suddenly died less than two months before the start of their life together. The mourning bride collaborated with Del Sol Photography’s Matt Adcock for a “trash the dress” photoshoot in Tulum, Mexico, that would give Janine closure while celebrating John’s memory. She said, I did […]