Sepp Kaiser – 190 countries … on a single 10 year trip!



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Sepp left his family farm in Austria in 1985, and he did not see his family until 1995, when he returned after visiting every country in the world.  

Sepp is a vagabond at heart as he traveled the world with his guitar.  He traveled non-stop for 19 years as he traveled to every country in the world at that time (190 countries).  He nearly lost his life on more than one occasion, as he battled gun wielding attackers in Nigeria, and hepatitis in Angola.  He was both drugged and arrested in China prior to its opening to the west.  Sepp also shares a different perspective since his travels took place pre-internet, with all of the difficulties from communications to managing money.  He shares with us the beauty of Libya under Gaddafi.  His ten year journey, ended as he walked the final few kilometers to his family farm, as he nailed his backpack to the wall, to mark the end of his journey.           

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More about Sepp Kaiser:

  • Born in: Wilhelmsburg, Austria
  • Passports from: Austria
  • Favorite travel book: Mostly I enjoy English travel writers (Bruce Chatwin, Michal Palin) but also Dave Barry … Writers who don’t take themselves too seriously and have a good sense of humor.
  • Favorite travel film: Again, I appreciate very much English travel documentaries.
  • Must carry:  For me a good book and music was always very important to use the time pleasantly when I got stuck somewhere, as I mostly was hitchhiking.
  • Favorite food: My problem is rather, that there are not many dishes I don’t like at all!
  • Favorite drink: Beer, you can drink almost everywhere and you get it served even cold in the deepest African bush.
  • Favorite Hotel:  Hotel Relais de la Reine Ranohira in Ranohira, Madagascar
  • Website: Sepp Kaiser    
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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!

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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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