Maurizio Giuliano – 193 countries … and in 2004 was the youngest person to travel to every country in the world!



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Maurizio was a travel outlier at a young age.  Riding the rails in Europe independently as a 13 year old.   At 17, he left Italy to travel the Trans-Siberian to visit his penpal in Mongolia.            

After university in the UK, be began an international career as a journalist and NGO worker.  This allowed ample opportunity to travel and lives overseas.  Maurizio has spent time living in Haiti, Brazil, Mali, Sudan, Afghanistan, Central African Republic amongst others.  Maurizio shares with us why he loves Gabon and Cameroon.  Maurizio has traveled to Tokelau, one of the remote places in the world in the Pacific, and recounts his journey.  

Maurizio lived in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban.  He met his future wife in Kabul.  And he had his wedding in Kabul, but yet he and his wife were traveling with the wedding held in their honor.  Maurizio spent time in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage to Mecca.  

Maurizio in 2004 held the Guinness World Record for being the youngest traveler to visit every country in the world.  In August 2013, James Asquith, a Brit, became the youngest,  Eric Nguyen, who has been on this show previously, has claimed to be the youngest, beating James Asquith’s record.  

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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.

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More about Maurizio Giuliano:

  • Born in: Milan, Italy
  • Passports from: Italy and UK
  • Favorite travel book: Lonely Planet Guides
  • Favorite travel film: Seven Years In Tibet
  • Favorite travel site: I use all of them, but don’t have a favorite.  
  • Must carry:  At least five passports lol 😃 as well as ink pads in case immigration officers don’t have enough ink, and a mousepad to make the stamping more even.
  • Favorite food:  Anything ethnic.
  • Favorite drink: Like trying everything.
  • Favorite Airline: KLM
  • Favorite Hotel: IHG
  • Facebook: Maurizio Giuliano  
  • Twitter: Maurizio1975
  • Map:  No point as it’s all red except Western Sahara 😃

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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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