There are 196 sovereign nations on the planet to date and Cassanda De Pecol ahs visited them all, she was 23 years old when she initiated her journey and it took her 18 months, breaking the previous world record which was half as much, she started from Pacific island of Palau in July 2015. Her journey was almost entirely funded by sponsorship, has been an installation in sustainability and ethical eco-friendly tourism.
upon returning she listed the top 10 must visit countries in the world.
10. USA- “Fall in New England is something everyone should experience.They say home is where the heart is, and the more I travel, the more that’s becoming more real to me.Home is where family is, it’s where my safety net is, it’s where everything that I’m familiar with is, and my country is rich in nature, which is important to me.”
9. Costa Rica, Central America
“Monkeys, fresh fruit, good music and volcanoes…need I say more?”
8. Peru, South America
“The Amazon rainforest and Aguas Calientes [gateway to Machu Picchu].”
De Pecol also spent some time living in Peru.
7. Tunisia, North Africa
To experience northern African culture with a Middle Eastern feel and an immense amount of archaeological history.
According to De Pecol, the town of Sidi Bou Said (20km from Tunis, the capital) “blew me away”.
6. Oman, Arabian Peninsula
“To immerse yourself in the desert and mountains, while learning from locals who live in the mountains, it’s a whole different lifestyle.”
To get a true sense of raw, authentic Asian culture, and for the food.
“The hospitality I’ve received so far in #Pakistan and specifically #Karachi has been astounding! From being offered a random, free upgrade to business class on @gulfair to being graced with the amazing hospitality of the crew and entering the cockpit and meeting the Pilot (the Captain knew about my Expedition before I even told him!), speaking to the students at the Institute of Business Administration, meeting the Mayor of Karachi, Mr. Wasim Akhtar, for the planting of the Cedrus Deodara tree (the National Tree of Pakistan) 🌲, coming back to my beautiful (sponsored) hotel and seeing my story and Mission on the front page of Traveller International, and finally, meeting with @rotaryinternational tonight! So incredibly humbling. Also, just comes to show (for those who think I’m not seeing anything in the countries I visit and that 2-5 days isn’t enough) that it’s all about time management and maximizing every moment of your time to make the most with what you have. But same applies to everything else in life, doesn’t it? My time here in Pakistan has just begun and has been one of the many wonderfully educational and culturally enriching experiences on #Expedition196. Don’t judge a book by its color or a country by the media. Much love ❤️🇵🇰 #peacethroughtourism • • • ✨Snapchat @ cassiedepecol To view all videos from today including the tree planting and meeting with the Mayor, head to Facebook.com/expedition196 ✨”
4. Vanuatu, South Pacific
To experience the process of how Kava is made and to meet some of the kindest people.
To see some of the bluest water, whitest sand and most stunning sand banks in the world.
To learn the ethics of peaceful living.
The pilgrimage [to Paro Taktsang] was something out of Avatar, a dream to trek through low-hanging clouds with a harrowing drop at any given moment on either side.
Prayer flags swayed through the pines, prayer wheels spinning in the breeze, and tsa-tsas (ashes of the dead) wedged between crevices of stone.
To be immersed in the remote wilderness and to ride the wild horses.
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