David Langan – 176 countries … and counting!



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David is traveling to every country and sending home a postcard!

David has a passion for stamps and postcards.  The first has helped him finance some of his travels while he has sent a postcard home from every country and territory he has traveled to.  He started traveling as an intrepid teenager on a solo trip to the Pacific Islands after saving money for three years.  Today, his travel adventures have spanned five different decades with no end in sight.  He has traveled to some of the most remote corners of the world from Pitcairn Island to Tristan da Cunha, where he met the one and only Elvis impersonator.  Listen in on this amazing tale of travel.  

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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.

More about David Langan:

  • Born in: Dublin, Ireland
  • Passports from: Ireland
  • Favorite travel book: Hard to say. I like so many. But I do like The Teatime Islands by Ben Fogle. This was the book that got me into extreme travel.  I also like Inviting the World at Home by Rolf Weuburg
  • Favorite travel film: I have none to hand that I can think off. But in the late 1970s I got a video showing tourism on Christmas Island (Kiribati ) and wore that tape out. I have a love of the Pacific and visited remote islands in 1980.
  • Favorite travel site:  I use WorldMate and that works great for me. Also I use “Mark O Travel “. You can keep track of when you visited each destination.
  • Must carry:  A Lonely Planet Guide when it is up to date.
  • Favorite food:  I am a foodie , so I enjoy all types of food.
  • Favorite drink:  During travel I rarely drink alcohol . So is is  usually Coke which I never drink when in Ireland. I prefer milk  …
  • Favorite Airline: Emirates Airlines
  • Favorite Hotel: Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Website:  Post and Travel
  • Map:  The Best Travelled

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About Counting Countries

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.

About GlobalGaz

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

How Many Countries Are There?

Well… that depends on who you ask!

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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