Lexie Alford se ha convertido en la persona mas joven del mundo en visitar todos los paises del mundo


Con solo 21 años, la joven Lexie Alford se ha convertido en la personamas joven del mundo en viajar a todos los paises del mundo. Su viaje concluyó el pasado 31 de mayo en Corea del Norte. Su viaje ha sido documentado en mas de 10.000 fotografías realizadas a lo largo del mundo y que están siendo verificadas por Guinnes World Record.

Desde muy pequeña y gracias al negocio familiar (Una agencia de viajes) lleva recorriendo el mundo y a los 18 años tras comprobar que su pasaporte ya tenía 72 paises sellados, decidió completar el reto y visitar los 196 paises del mundo. Así que ahorrando desde los 12 años y con patrocinadores (vamos currandoselo). Ahora se dispone a escribir un libro donde relatará sus experiencias en su viaje a través del mundo.


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I’m still celebrating all the little victories that happened along the way🎉 One of the most difficult aspects of traveling to every country is, of course, VISAS. Applying for all these visas has been a logistical nightmare that’s haunted me for years now. It’s been so stressful I can’t even begin to explain. For perspective, here’s all the countries I had to get visas for as an American citizen (NOT including visa on arrival and evisas): #Algeria, #Libya, #Afghanistan, Mali, #Niger, #BurkinaFaso, #Chad, #CentralAfricanRepublic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, #EquatorialGuinea, #Angola, #Benin, #Nigeria, #RepublicOfTheCongo, #Liberia, #Gambia, #Burundi, #Djibouti, #Eritrea, #Tanzania, #Sudan, #SouthSudan, #Somalia, #Yemen, #China, #Brazil, #Venezuela, #SaudiArabia, #Turkmenistan, #Uzbekistan, #India & #Pakistan. I might have even forgotten a few but hopefully you can see why! I loved getting to visit all of these awesome places but I’m going to need to take a long break from the bureaucracy of obtaining all these silly stickers in my passport😂
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What are 3 defining moments in your life? I’ve been thinking about this a lot and thought it would be a fun exercise to do with you guys. As someone that goes through tons of phases, both positive and negative, I get so nostalgic when I think about the things that brought me to where I am today. Here’s a few of my turning points: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. The day I passed my exams to skip Junior & Senior years of high school. 2. Bungee jumping in Switzerland the summer after I graduated from college.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. The very first time I thought about breaking the world record for the youngest person to travel to every country ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve got a pretty huge life achievement coming up with visiting my last country (!!) which I already know is going to change so much in my life. This photo may be a hint about the first place I’m going back to after I break the record 😉
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Afghanistan is one of the most unique places I’ve traveled to because it felt almost taboo to be there. So much negative hype has been built up around it that not many people get to experience this place which is a real shame. Honestly it is very unstable here and I don’t recommend going to Afghanistan casually. I got really lucky with my experience but I also put in the work researching where to go and how to do it safely. That being said, wow. Just wow. The food, architecture, smells, colors. Gorgeous people with dark hair and bright blue eyes. Sensory overload. I didn’t feel unsafe walking down the street although the traffic will give you anxiety. I visited a few colorful 1000+ yr old mosques and saw hundreds of people praying together. Everywhere we went there seemed to be someone genuinely happy to share their culture with us. Although Afghanistan was challenging to understand at times, being there made me feel so much connected to its people, their cultural history, their strength and struggle. It made me thankful for everything that I have and reminded me not to take it for granted. Afghanistan made me grow.
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A glimpse into the colourful tradition and culture of Pakistan✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Islamabad was how gorgeous and stylish the women are. I really wanted wear some of their beautiful clothes while traveling here which is why I was so excited to go shopping with @anushaesays . She helped me find this shalwar kameez which is the tradition trousers and long shirt that are commonly worn in South Asia. We later found this amazing headdress in a little shop in Karimabad when the whole @cpicglobal gang played dress up for an hour😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Side note to all the Pakistani ladies: Is this called a tribal kuchi headpiece? I forgot to ask the shopkeeper & I would love to know more about it!😇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photos by @fearlessandfar
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Some questions I’m asked all the time usually revolve around if I get scared traveling alone as a woman or if I feel safe in the more ‘dangerous’ countries around the world. Personally, I get freaked out the most by hypothetical scenarios I make up in my head rather than what might realistically happen to me. I think its like this for most people... We become afraid of what we hear on the news without realistically understanding how low the probability is of actually having an issue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just wrote a blog with some of my most helpful tips for solo travelers! I go over the reasons why I plan ahead, what to wear, how to take good photos of yourself and the most important thing you can bring with you when you’re traveling alone. The link to my website is in my bio 😊
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ADVENTURE UPDATE 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve officially made it to 191/196 countries!! I turn 21 years old in two weeks so I still have over 3 years to break the Guinness World Record but I’m planning on finishing up as soon as possible. There’s good news & bad news. The good news is that after 6 months, I finally got my visa for Pakistan! Bad news is that it’s going to be very difficult for me to find my way into North Korea right now because I’m an American. Nonetheless, where there’s a will there’s a way and finally making it into the 190s has made me more motivated than ever to SMASH this record! (& I’m so ready to move on with my life it’s been over 2 yrs😅😂) Also for those of you wondering my last 5 countries are Pakistan, Syria, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and North Korea.
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