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Boris Kester … has completed all 193 UN countries

By |2020-09-18T09:45:15-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Boris completed the quest of visiting all 193 countries last year On today’s episode, I welcome Boris Kester to Counting Countries.  Boris caught my attention last year when he posted some information on Every Passport Stamp in regard to his independent trip to Afghanistan.  It is one thing to visit Afghanistan with a trusted tour operator, [...]

Zambia – 122nd Country

By |2019-05-28T04:43:04-05:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Zambia – 122nd Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Namibia is my 122nd country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Landlocked Zambia became an independent nation in 1964 gaining its [...]

Why Small Group Travel With G Adventures

By |2019-07-06T05:58:13-05:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Africa|Tags: , , , |

Why Small Group Travel With G Adventures.  What is your style of travel?  I often get this question. And I don’t have a good answer.  Why is that? Because I don’t have a consistent style. I have stayed in a $3 room in the Mekong Delta, slept on a teenager’s pull-out coach in Transnistria, and lived [...]

Scenic Flight Over The Namib Desert

By |2019-07-06T12:11:33-05:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

The engine puttered and the propellers came to life.  The engine growl reminded me a bit of the lawn mower I used to push during my college summers.  But this afternoon was going to be a bit more exciting then pushing a mower in the suburbs.  I was strapped in behind the pilot in the second [...]

Haircuts Around The World

By |2024-04-21T10:57:44-05:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , |

Haircuts Around World.  Twenty dollars!  Actually, twenty-four dollars with the tip. (Updated in 2023, now it is about $35!)  That is the price for my haircut at the barbershop near my apartment in Chicago.  There is no heavy lifting involved; 20 or 25 minutes and I am out the door.  I am a bit of a [...]


By |2023-09-22T20:43:36-05:00June 15th, 2014|

About GlobalGaz Hi, I am Ric Gazarian aka GlobalGaz. I am on a quest to travel to all 193 UN countries and I plan to share with my readers; must-see places, unique experiences, and off-the-beaten path locations. There are so many great travel content creators sharing advice on traveling to amazing places all around the [...]

My Map

By |2024-06-05T04:35:41-05:00June 15th, 2014|

The United Nations states that there are 193 recognized, sovereign nations in the world.  I have been to 179/193 of them (in bold print).  I am on a quest to see them all. Three continents have been completed: Africa, Antartica, and South America. Green and blue color are countries that I have visited.  (White color, [...]

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