He also celebrated birthdays on every continent, including Antarctica.
That was 23 years ago, and after a pint of Guinness in Ireland to celebrate landing his final passport stamp this week, Mike Spencer Bown is at last ready to return home, having extensively travelled every single country and Adidas Los Angeles 5.5
His life of travel hasn been without it sacrifices, and not just comfortable beds and regular hot showers.
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He left Calgary when the Flames were Stanley Cup champions, acid wash jeans were the rage and an obscure little band named Nirvana had just signed to Sub Pop Records.
Ireland and Israel were Bown final countries, now numbering over 190 Israel because to visit there can hinder your chances of later entering some Muslim nations, and Ireland because it was easy and a fun place to celebrate.
already made national news in Ireland, and European media outlets like The Guardian are planning features on his staggering two decade achievement, accomplished with little more than courage and a Adidas Originals Shoes 2018
biggest disadvantage is the impossibility of any sort of normal family life. It is not Adidas Neo Male possible to be married or to raise children, and only by the utmost effort can I maintain friends, he said.
And he certainly knows. For every insect ridden rain forest and adrenaline rush, Bown also visited the countries most Calgarians dream of when they think vacation, from Europe to Australia.
It not the 44 year old first time in the headlines: Two years ago, BBC World Service and Time Magazine were among the outlets buzzing over the unexpected appearance of a tourist in war torn Mogadishu, Somalia the first recreational visitor in more than two decades.
of the least travelled people I ever met have been to 100 countries, or even as high as 170 countries what they do is fly between major cities and especially capital cities, stop off in the airport or take a hotel for the night, and then say that they such and such country, said Bown, speaking with the Sun via Facebook.
had no time every day of my adult life has been adventure, and for this I feel very grateful, said Bown.
Calgary man is world's most travelled
are basically good and worth knowing whatever the race or culture they hail from, Bown said, of the differences between the cultures and once past some very peculiar customs, he adds, people are remarkably similar across the planet.
Officials thought he was crazed at first, but soon learned the Canadian was serious about visiting a place listed as the most dangerous region on earth and not only visit, Bown wanted to see beaches once renowned as among the world most beautiful. invasion, including a visit to Saddam Hussein hometown.
There, he lived with a Bambuti pygmy tribe, hunting antelope with spears and nets and sleeping in leaf huts.
region on earth.
Iraqis were generous people, with a fascinating ancient culture, said Bown, who ran an export business in Indonesia before selling it to fund his adventure. armored units in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then slipping past genocidal Hutu rebels to ride 1,000 km on the back of a motorcycle into the rain forest.
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