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Globetrotter-Gunnar has traveled around the globe two times: Something crazy
"The Globetrotter-Gunnar has traveled around the globe two times: ”Something crazy”"

"Gunnar Garfors is the first person visited all countries of the world two times over. "

"When he last Sunday landed in Tallinn, he set the world record that was celebrated heavily. "

"– this is fantastic. No country deserves to only be visited once, " says Gunnar. "

"Norwegian ”Globetrotter-Gunnar Garfors has just set the world record and has submitted his application to the Guinness book of records. "

"But it was never really His intention. The 43-year-old former journalist has always loved to be on the move and to be part of new cultures. "

"Gunnar's first trip around the earth took about eight years, which brought the idea of the book he now keeps on writing. "

"the Title is ”Nowhere”, and is about the world's 20 least visited countries. "

"– I needed to go back to these countries for my book and then I decided that after these 20 countries I want to visit all the other countries again. It was what gave me this slightly crazy idea, he tells Aftonbladet"

"By train, bus, boat, car, hiking and fly Gunnar has luffat around the earth's 198 countries in a total of 13 years. "

"On one occasion, he visited all the inhabited continents in the space of 42 hours and 43 minutes. "

"He has also been in the five continents during the same day and flown around the earth at 56 hours and 56 minutes by commercial aircraft. The latter records are both in the Guinness world records. "

"– It may not sound so, but I think a lot about the environment. I spend all my money on travel which means that I don't spend money on other things that pollute. I have never bought a new car or a new house, I have no children, I have never been in the military. "

"However, the travel has been exhausting for the economy. "

"I got a leave of absence to write the book, and the advance plus a scholarship from the Norwegian writers' association. It was still not enough so I had to use all my savings and max out my credit card. It was a very expensive book. "

"Now, is Gunnar at home in Norway again, but there will be no christmas gifts this year. "

" I am very broke and now it is christmas. But we usually don't have gifts in my family. It is about sharing experiences and creating memories, just like with that trip. "

"Since Gunnar has been in all the countries he has visited some dangerous places. "

"– It's about common sense. I've decided to not be afraid when I travel. To live is deadly, it will kill you sooner or later. I can just as easily get hit by a truck in Oslo and die. I can not be afraid just because I'm in Sudan or Afghanistan."

"Despite the fact that Gunnar has been in every corner of the earth to he reluctant to speak about their favourite places. "

"– I can recommend the two countries from each continent that I think that everyone who gets the chance should visit. But you may not rank them."

"– There are very amazing countries and to rank them would be wrong. But here are twelve amazing countries I can really recommend, two from each continent, apart from the North and south pole. "

"► São Tomé and Príncipe"

"► St. Vincent and the Grenadines"

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