How One Man Realized His Dream of Visiting Every Country

  • 2015-07-08
  • National Geographic

Lessons learned from traveling to 196 countries include what old camel meat tastes like and why toilet paper is the best economic indicator.

Albert Podell, a former editor of Playboy magazine, did what all of us fantasize about but very few achieve: He traveled to all 196 countries on Earth.

It took him 50 years. On the way he was chased by water buffalo, broke a few bones, ate weird foods, and was arrested, robbed, and almost lynched. But he lived to tell the tale in a new book, Around the World in Fifty Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth.

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