Live From Dubai! … A Conversation With Four Extreme Travelers

Ryan Gazder, Zulekha Huseni, Zsuzsanna Berencsi, And Adam Hickman Join Counting Countries

A bit similar to our last episode, Live From Sealand, this episode, Live From Dubai, features four extreme travelers: Ryan Gazder, Zulekha Huseni, Zsuzsanna Berencsi, and Adam Hickman.  I had an extended layover in Dubai en route to Armenia and I reached to some fellow travelers.  We met for some Lebanese and then retired to a conference room in the Burj Khalifa to record this episode.

I am reminding you that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon.  Patreon is a platform that allows patrons, that’s you, to support creators, and that is me creating Counting Countries.  And thanks to my other patrons, Ted Nims, Bisa Myles, Ryan Gazder, and Adam Hickman.  As thanks, they are able to listen to additional interviews, only available to them.

Also, Counting Countries is offering its first group tour to Bhutan on November 7th. Please go to to see more information as well as disclosures.  And I am announcing a new trip to Madagascar in August of 2020 with G Adventures. I also have a brief discussion with Chris Duncan, he is a a product manager for Africa. Check out the link to see some of their trips. Let’s listen in.

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But for now, here’s my conversation with four rocking travelers the City of Gold.  Please listen in and enjoy.

Thank you to my Patrons …. Adam Hickman, Bisa Myles, Ted Nims & Ryan Gazder.

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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

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