Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world? There is a ginger scouse called Graham Hughes who had the idea one day of visiting all the 201 countries in the world (including the non UN members like Taiwan or Vatican City), without using a plane. It took him four years, but he did it. 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. He finished this epic four-year journey in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which did not even exist when he left his hometown on New Year’s Day 2009.
You can also watch this interview to find out more about his story and share his experiences.
If, either you can’t afford it, or you haven’t got the time to do it like Graham, here are some other ideas if you wish to take a weekend off for a city break (btw, Liverpool, the wonderful city where Graham is originally from, is on the list!)
- Ginger: this can be a root used in cooking, but in this article it means a red-headed person.
- Scouse: a person who lives in or comes from Liverpool.
- UN: United Nations.
- Shoestring: a very small or petty amount of money.