The first person to visit all 201 countries without using a plane has said he found gaining access to the Maldives far tougher than attempts to enter North Korea and Afghanistan.
Graham Hughes a 33-year-old from Liverpool, England, made it to the South Sudan capital of Juba yesterday (November 26), where he completed his journey.
Despite facing many questions on how he gained access to countries like North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, Hughes revealed that negotiating a route into the Maldives was far tougher, the Daily Mail reported.
Hughes used buses, taxis and trains to travel 160,000 miles across the world in 1,426 days, a voyage he claimed was budgeted at just US$100 a week.
He spent four days “crossing open ocean in a leaky boat” to reach Cape Verde, was jailed in the Congo accused of spying and was arrest trying to “sneak into” Russia.
Following the completion of his journey, Guinness has now confirmed that Hughes was the first person to have officially visited every nation on the earth without relying on an aircraft.