Counting Countries | Travel The Entire World
About This Show
With a membership of only around 100, it’s one of the most exclusive clubs on Earth. In fact, more people have been to outer space than have earned their way into this, the ultimate travel club.
According to the United Nations there are 193 sovereign nations in the world. Welcome to the only podcast to bring you the stories from the dedicated few who’ve spent their lives on the singular quest of traveling to them all.
Welcome, to Counting Countries. With your host, Ric Gazarian.
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Michael Runkel - 176 countries ... and counting!
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Download Episode! Michael Runkel has traveled the world as a professional photographer taking over one million photos, including over 600 UNESCO World Heritage sites! Michael has traveled to 176 countries and on his journeys has collected some amazing travel experiences. He stayed with a powerful sheik in his palace in Yemen as war was declared. He survived a powerful earthquake in Bam, Iran that claimed the lives of thousands. This experience changed his life as he dedicated his time to build a school and orphanage in the city. Michael met his wife on a cruise to Antarctica and has travelled around the world with his infant daughter. As a child, he was inspired by the travel author Karl May and his backpacking grandmother. Please listen in on these incredible travel tales. Subscribe on iTunes today! More about Michael Runkel: Born in: Bavaria, Germany Passports from: Germany Favorite travel book: Shantaram Favorite travel site: Thorn Tree Forum and Lonely Planet Must carry: My camera. Favorite food: German Roulade, A roulade is a dish of filled rolled meat or pastry. Favorite drink: Aperol Spritz. Favorite Airline: Emirates Airlines