|There is no coincidence that this photo is from Ghana.|
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
|Kangerlussuaq in Greenland is a tiny village, but has an international airport.|
I am often asked about how many other people that have visited every country. Nobody knows the exact answer, but TheBestTravelled.com website has a pretty good overview.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
|Who needs fireworks when you have AK-47s with tracers?|
The Middle East isn't usually what comes to mind first when it comes to nightlife. For obvious reasons. But there is usually an exception that proves the rule. It is called Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. I decided to celebrate last New Year's eve here.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
|Equatorial Guinea isn't even on the list. 9 of 10 countries represented are from the Americas.|
All but four of the world's 50 most dangerous cities are in North and South America, judging by homicides per capita. What does this say about the wild west? Too many guns, too much drugs, too many powerful gangs and too weak governments, perhaps?
Saturday, January 09, 2016
|Tay-young Pak, driver Øystein Djupvik and myself.|
Two friends of mine and I recently visted 22 US states in 24 hours - a world record. It took a little bit of low flying as well as some high flying, and inspired us to make a little bit of a tribute to Cannonball Run 2, and its intro in particular. Watch them both.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
|Me, on international territory, in Antarctica.|
I visited every country in the world, and picked one photo from each and every one of them. 198 photos, in other words. You can see them all here, listed alphabetically per continent.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
|In Antarctica. Photo: Lia Miternique.|
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
|Don't let terrorists deprive you from the magic of travelling. This sunset is from Marshall Islands.|
Bookings are down in cities damaged by terrorist attacks. Naturally so, at first thought. But let not terrorists stop us from roaming this world, seeking experiences and learning to know, understand and appreciate other cultures.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
|Autumn in Norway.|
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
|One of the million-cities in the US.|
Saturday, September 26, 2015
|22 states in 24 hours - from Maine to Illinois - had to be celebrated.|
Saturday, September 19, 2015
|We hope that this car will help Tay-young Pak, Øystein Djupvik and myself towards the record.|
Thursday, September 10, 2015
|Whatever it is, we were never cured. Tay-young Pak, Øystein Djupvik and I are at it again.|
Well, that is at least what we aim for when we buckle up for yet another World Record attempt in the US of A.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
|Country 13 of 198: Which country? #picture198countries|
For the next 7 months or so I will post a photo from a new country every day. To be the first to see them, please follow me on Instagram (where I am @Garfors). I will not tell you which country they are from, that is up to you to guess, sometimes a little hint will be added. And please feel free to share your own photos from that particular country too, using #picture198countries. I would love to see many more shots than the 198 I will contribute with.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
|Yes, you should visit The Comoros too.|
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
I don't envy Cristiano Ronaldo, I don't envy Bill Gates, I don't envy Barrack Obama I only do envy Gunnar Garfors. @garfors— Cenk (@cengowski) August 11, 2015
Well, at least I think this is the best Tweet of all times. No wonder, really, if you know who Barrack Obama, Bill Gates and Cristiano Ronaldo are. Then again, who would envy their high-profiled, assumingly semi-stressful (although decently paid) positions when you can rather travel the world and soak up experiences, tastes, feelings and atmospheres? I had to find out who was behind this Tweet.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Sunday, August 09, 2015
|On Hebbelille, my brother's boat outside Florø, Norway. Photo: Øystein Garfors.|
That I have travelled to every country in the world and written a book about it, was recently featured by Business Insider, Daily Mail, The LAD bible and a range of other media around the world. The first of those articles racked up 8 million hits alone; people are clearly interested, intrigued or disgusted. It is time for a little country run - join the #CountryChallenge!
Thursday, August 06, 2015
|I travelled to 19 countries in 24 hours with my mates Tay-young Pak and Øystein Djupvik.|
I have been to all 198 countries in less than 10 years, while maintaining a full-time job throughout - and managing to write a book about the mad and often outrageous experiences. In Norway that means 5 weeks of holiday annually plus around 2 weeks worth of national holidays. So, how in the world is it possible to visit every country in such a relatively short amount of time?
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
|There are over 10,000 animals in this photograph from Nkhotakota Game Reserve.|
This country might be more known for hunger, floods, corruption and poverty than tourism. But go, and you will be rewarded by beautiful beaches, safaris, natural attractions and friendly locals. And I guarantee you won't meet your neighbour.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
|Poor in money, rich in wildlife.|
Have you ever been to a truly poor country? I am not going to try to define what is a "truly" poor one, but there are 26 countries with less than one thousand USD in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. How many of them do you think are in Africa?
|The richest country in the world is rich on scenery too.|
The world's richest countries are much more geographically spread out than the poorest, yet there are no African or South American countries on the World Bank's list. It measures GDP (gross domestic product) in USD per capita divided by the population (midyear). The figures are for 2010-2014.