116: Graham Hughes: From Liverpool To The Record Books (Part One)

Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr Graham Hughes. 

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Graham-Hughes

Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, is Mr Graham Hughes, a globe trotting, double Guinness book of records world holder, with a story based on constant action

An adventurer, film-maker, travel blogger and TV presenter from Liverpool, England, on January 1 2009 he crossed the River Plate into Uruguay and began The Odyssey Expedition: The first official Guinness World Record™ attempt to visit every sovereign state on Planet Earth without flying.

 That’s the 193 members of the United Nations plus Taiwan, Vatican City, Palestine, Kosovo, Western Sahara and the four home nations of The United Kingdom.

A staggering 201 international borders crossed by foot, bus, taxi, train, ship or canoe.

No planes, no helicopters and no hot-air balloons.

 Along the way Graham Hughes self-filmed and presented the TV show Graham’s World for the National Geographic Adventure channel and raised funds for the registered charity WaterAid. 

So what is it that made him leave the comfort and security of a life in the North of England to travel the globe, in the hardest manner possible?

And are there any countries that once he arrived he thought…right I’m not staying here time to move on?

And did I tell you he is now the owner of his own island “JinjaIsland” which he won in a competition too?

So is he the luckiest guy on earth, or just someone that by taking huge action has put himself into positions that others would miss out on?

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only  Mr Graham Hughes.

Show Highlights

During the episodes we discussed such weighty topics such as:

How he got into difficulties with a few individuals on a boat to the Philippines and got saved by a Karaoke loving lady boy!

How he has achieved a Guinness World Record whilst having a great time in Pubs and meeting new friends!

How for anyone watching the television or going to the cinema he would be the most annoying person ever to sit next too!

How as a kid in Liverpool, he loved doing puzzles and arranging things, which turned out to be a big dot to where he found himself in later life!

How you do not need to ask permission to do anything in your life. It is up to you to start whatever adventure and dream you want to achieve!

How he managed to get his own desert island off the coast of Panama by winning an online competition

And lastly…..

The great fun that he gets from shooting at roosters with water in the midst of their Cock-a-doodle-doing”!

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