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This Man Visited Every Country In The World Without Flying

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Hughes, 33, began his epic journey on January 1, 2009 in Uruguay and proceeded to visit 201 countries. His destinations included all 193 members of the United Nations as well as the territories of Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan, Vatican City and Western Sahara.

"The main highlight ... has been the reaffirmation of my faith in humanity and the fact that people I've met on the road have been so friendly," Hughes said, according to the Herald.

Hughes based the journey on four rules: no flying, no driving his own transport, only taking "scheduled ground transport" and stepping foot on dry land to qualify as a visiting a country.

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