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  The Chatter Box : Travel
Michael has competition by Blairhoyle on 15 October 2013 12:18pm
British traveller 24, spends £125,000 and five years visiting every country on earth

James Asquith, 24, spent a whopping £125,000 visiting 196 countries
Started his journey in 2008 and travelled during university holiday time
Mr Asquith funded his travels through part-time jobs and bar work abroad

Re: Michael has competition by suzulu on 17 October 2013 12:25am
Wow! Lucky chap! I see he is now working as a banker. That must be pretty boring after all that travelling!
Re: Michael has competition by tucsonmike on 26 October 2013 6:18am
And now for something completely different...
Re: Michael has competition by Ken Dunn on 26 October 2013 8:14am
Being pedantic, but taking nothing away from his achievement, there are about 230 countries in the world whether members of or recognized by the United Nations or not. Taiwan, Vatican City and Kosovo are some of the extras that could be argued about. The United Kingdom is a single country and if you visit Northern Ireland then you have been in the United Kingdom. Then there's North and South Sudan which are recently recognised as having country status where before it was just Sudan.
I understand this because I have one stamp from every country in the world, as of about 2008, and defining the list was tricky.

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