The Odyssey Expedition
I'm visiting EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITHOUT FLYING for WaterAid because I'm the only one mad enough to attempt it.
£8,595.11 raised of £20,000.00 target
£8,595.11 raised so far
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My name is Graham Hughes. I'm an adventurer, filmmaker, travel blogger and TV presenter from Liverpool, England. On January 1 2009 I crossed the River Plate into Uruguay and began The Odyssey Expedition: The first official Guinness World Record™attempt to visit every soveign state on Planet Earth without flying.
On November 26 2012, after almost four years on the road, I crossed the border into South Sudan - the newest country on Earth - and completed the first surface journey to every country in the world.
That's the 193 member states of the UN 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 I shot and present the TV show Graham's World for the National Geographic Adventure channel and raise funds for the registered charity WaterAid.
I travel alone, without any back-up and on a shoestring budget of less than $100 a week. I keep costs down by CouchSurfing and hitching rides on cargo ships whenever possible. It doesn't get any more real than this.
But it's not over yet!! Having completed the main journey, I am now racing back to my hometown of Liverpool.
I'm raising money for the charity WaterAid, a UK-based registered charity fighting to alleviate the disease, misery and death caused by open sewers, contaminated drinking water and lousy sanitation in developing countries around the world.
It's shocking that in 2012 children are still dying unnecessarily from diarrhoea - one of the most preventable and cheaply treated diseases in the world. A donation of just one dollar would pay for a simple sugar-salt solution which could genuinely save a child's life.
If you've enjoyed following The Odyssey Expedition, please, give a little back.
Charity Registration No. 288701 (England and Wales) and SC039479 (Scotland)
WaterAid is an international charity. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. For more information please visit http://www.wateraid.org/uk - Thanks so much for your support!
Still watching your great travels. It has been a long time since you left Kuwait. This is from the British Military Mission and the Cubs of Kuwait.
Donation by Ed Heal on 28/08/10
Hi Graham, I wish I could help with more money, but I am from Venezuela and due dictatorial restricction we don't have enough access to foreing mone.
Donation by Gustavo Pinto Gixman@hotmail.com on 22/08/10
Graham, set the record, so I can try and beat it....great effort mate
Donation by Steven Lindsay on 14/08/10
+ £14.10 Gift Aid
Graham, heard you on the radio while you were 'stuck' in Dubai. Really admire your efforts and cause. Good luck for the remainder of your travels.
Donation by Roisin Caush on 09/08/10
Donation by georgie okell on 27/07/10
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
My lord, I just read the entire blog, it took 15 days. Keep up the fantastic work, you are an inspiration. Best of luck!
Donation by Chris Booth on 01/07/10
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Donation by jason smart on 23/06/10
Keep up the good work. Best of luck with the Final Forty.
Donation by Mike Shanahan on 22/06/10
I think it's a fantastic thing that you're doing... good luck with the journey and raising funds!!
Donation by Mariam Ashraf on 19/06/10
Donation by Sarah Grubmuller on 17/06/10
Brave enough to venture the world, Passionate enough to encourage world aide, Enough to inspire us all! Good luck Graham!
Donation by Janine Coelho on 15/06/10
Hi Graham. Thanks for sharing the joys and frustrations of the Odyssey with the rest of us. High time I kicked in a little to the WaterAid cause. Bes.
Donation by Ken Richards on 01/06/10
Wish you good health, luck & success- Kashi Samaddar
Donation by Kashi Samaddar on 31/05/10
Jealously watching your progress and all for such a great cause - WaterAid. Good luck for the rest of the challenge.
Donation by Barb M. on 27/05/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
hey Graham, sorry only a 5er, im not a rich man, but wanted to show some support, not only for your cause, but in thanks for the wicked travel vids. K
Donation by Kit Williams on 21/05/10
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
Hey Graham, sorry its taken me so long to contribute as I've been following your adventure for so long. Best of luck for the rest of your trip.
Donation by Kevin Twycross on 06/05/10
Donation by Kristof Alentijns on 01/05/10
I love your project. Incredibly brave and inspiring.
Donation by Wylie Goodman on 27/04/10
I think what you're doing is an excellent idea, and WaterAid can definitely have a fiver for it. Good luck on completing your mission!
Donation by Jessica Bell on 26/04/10
Donation by anonymous on 24/04/10
Donation by Joelle Skoczylis on 15/03/10
You're doing a great job supporting Water Aid in their vital work.
Donation by debby metcalf on 09/03/10
+ £7.05 Gift Aid
Donated by the lovely smiley people at Hugh Baird College from a Christmas card charity collection. Sorry it's a bit late, I'm not very organised.
Donation by Mike Hassett on 10/02/10
Donation by Glennys Geary on 09/02/10
+ £8.46 Gift Aid
Donation by Susan Atherton on 25/01/10
+ £8.46 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£7,945.11
- Offline donations£650.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£8,595.11
- Gift Aid£1,302.30
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