Man of the World: Book 1 of The Odyssey Expedition

ATBOSH Media Ltd.
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MAN OF THE WORLD is the gripping account of the first year of British adventurer Graham Hughes’s daring Guinness World Record™ attempt to visit every country on Earth using only surface-based transportation, told with refreshing candour in his own words. Buckle up for a rib-tickling multinational caper of courage, tenacity, love, friendship, danger, panic, passport stamps and geo-politics, washed down with copious amounts of alcohol.



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Graham David Hughes is a British adventurer, filmmaker, television presenter and Guinness World Record holder. Hughes was the first person to visit all 193 United Nations member states and several other territories across the world without flying. He did so over a period of nearly four years and completed the task in November 2012. While on his journey he presented the television program Graham s World on the National Geographic Adventure channel, a weekly look into his ongoing quest to break multiple world records by visiting every country on earth without flying. The Odyssey Expedition spanned 1,492 days and over 220 countries and territories... so much material it s far too much to cram into one book so it is being published in 3 volumes!

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ATBOSH Media Ltd.
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Published on
Oct 10, 2017
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Pages
332
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ISBN
9781626130814
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English
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Travel / General
Travel / Special Interest / Adventure
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