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João Paulo Peixoto - 193 countries ... and wedding ceremonies in 8 different countries!

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João is a quintuple threat. He is a professor, an entrepreneur, a father of seven, a romantic, and a believer in all of the world’s religions.   The professor shares his amazing stories of traveling the world.  As a romantic he has married his wife eight times in different ceremonies around the world, including their first in Addis Ababa with a honeymoon in South Sudan.  He spent time in a Yemeni jail cell that conveniently included wifi allowing for some Facebook updates. He avoided being strip searched in the Congo with a well placed bribe.  And the professor traveled the Karakoram Highway, one of the world’s  highest paved roads in the world.  The trip ended in Pakistan where he raised thousands of Euros to help Pakistanis who were affected by the severe floods.  The professor’s travels began in earnest when he began competing with his cousin.  The professor has been to all 193 UN countries, 292 places on the TCC list, and is the 35th most traveled on The Best Traveled.  He recently returned from the British Indian Ocean Territory via ship from the Seychelles. This military island is one of the most difficult places to travel to in the world.    Subscribe on iTunes today! Check out our partner and sponsor: Chasing 193, Volume II: The Quest To Visit Every Country In The World. Explore the unique stories from 20 more world-class travelers from various backgrounds and nations and from all walks of life who have tirelessly pursued visiting every country in the world and have filled their lives with a virtually endless amount of adventure.

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Counting Countries is the only podcast to bring you the stories from the dedicated few who’ve spent their lives on the singular quest of traveling to every country in the world. Less people have traveled to every country in the world than have been to outer space. Theme music for this podcast is Demeter’s Dance, written, performed, and provided by Mundi.

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Ric Gazarian is the host of Counting Countries. He is the author of three books: Hit The Road: India, 7000 KM To Go, and Photos From Chernobyl.  He is the producer of two travel documentaries: Hit The Road: India and Hit The Road: Cambodia. Ric is also on his own quest to visit every country in the world. You can see where he has traveled so far and keep up with his journey at GlobalGaz.com

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