52 States in 8 Months

Strong Rivalry: 192 States in 12 Months

Posted in Forreign blogs by Ulf on February 17, 2009

logo_croppedI’m not the only one. In fact, the rival is taking it much more serious than I do: Graham Hughes is trying to visit every country of the world (at least those 192 listed by the UN) within one year. And his rules are much stricter than mine:

  • He may not fly.
  • He may not drive.
  • He may not use private transport on public roads (does not include shared shuttles or short-distance taxis).

Currently he is a bit behind schedule since it seems to be quite hard to find a way through all those Caribbean Islands. Recently he had to publish two appeals regarding his journey. I’m not sure if he can do it.

Graham, I wish you all the best! I really like your blog just as  I enjoy your weekly videos :-)! Good luck!

Edit: I forgot to mention this before: Graham urges you to donate money to WaterAid, a non-profit organization who help people in getting access to clean water and sanitation.


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  1. Webmaster said, on February 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Ulf,

    Thanks for taking an interest in Graham’s crazy adventure. I REALLY hope he makes it too. Most people don’t realise that he’s got VERY little budget…and little room for delay across the year, so ahe needs all of the support he can get! So come on world…get stuck in and tell your friends, and tell them to tell their friends and their friend’s dog! Woof! Oh, and to PLEEEEEASE donate to WaterAid at http://www.justgiving.com/theodysseyexpedition


  2. Ulf said, on February 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you Leo! I really appreciated it that you followed the Trackback to my tiny blog :-). Therefore I immediately decided to donate $5 to WaterAid. In fact it were 5 GBP, but it doesn’t make much of a difference in these days. Now we only need to find 200,000 others and the million will be there!
    Best wishes!

    PS: Yeah, the Day 49 news are great!

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