Jonny Blair – 113 countries … a Northern Irishman in Poland


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Jonny has been on the road for nearly a decade in a half and has covered a lot of ground.  Jonny was inspired to travel by both ice cream and football.  He sold ice cream for four summers in his twenties and his coworkers hailed from 20 different countries, opening his eyes to the world. Jonny’s other passion is football.  And as a kid he collected stickers of World Cup competitors from around the world.      

Jonny loves travel and he has a special interest in micronations.  Jonny has met Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia and was the first backpacker to visit the nation.  He also visited the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a unique political and geographical entity.

Jonny shares stories of traveling to New Zealand and partaking in adventure sports and meeting tons of other travelers.  He explains the challenges of traveling in China and the rewards that are earned by visiting this amazing nation.  He shares with us the beauty of Afghanistan and his discomfort when visiting Venezuela.      

Jonny joined me from Poland while I was in Boston, please join in and listen to today’s episode.

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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.

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5 thoughts on “Jonny Blair – 113 countries … a Northern Irishman in Poland

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  2. Jonny Blair

    Hi Ric, It was great to be on the series and I look forward to hearing more of these Podcasts – they are great!! Since the interview, I am up to 115 on the UN count so I guess it’s the countdown of 78 now!! It should be a challenge as I like to backpack some obscure and non UN countries on the way. Best wishes on your next trips and catch up soon. Jonny

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