Gunnar Garfors from Norway has gained a lot of name and fan following on social media. People are amazed by the fact that this guy has traveled 198 countries of the world and that too at the age of 38 years only.

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Born on 29 May 1975, Gunnar is a Norwegian media professional, traveller, and author. In the year 2012, Gunnar made it to the Guinness World Book of Records by visiting five continents in the same day. Also, in the year 2014, he broke the world record when he visited 19 countries in 24 hours.

As he has visited so many countries people are way too curious to know about his experience in each and every country he has visited. Thus he often gets bombarded with the questions related to that. To answer all such questions, he has made a list of 12 countries which he found simply irresistible. He suggests everyone to visit these 12 places at least once in their lifetime.

Here, have a look at the list and his experience :

1. Romania :

Gunnar loves Transylvania for its castles, mountains and of course, beer as well. In his words :

“Transylvania, best known for its castles, mountains, and of course Dracula, will stun you. Not to forget the parties in the capital Bucharest. And Romanians even know how to make great beer.”

2. Madagascar :

Gunnar’s words for this country sums up this country very well, he said :

“The gourmet options in Antananarivo are world class, until it comes to the bill. You will think they have forgotten most of what you ordered. The coastline, the lemurs, and the baobab trees will gobsmack you.”

3.  Iceland :

Gunnar termed his experience in this country as ‘unreal’. He said :

“You know that big island in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s been battered and beaten by winds and waves for a million years, and it is still there! Just bring your swimming gear, and sit in 40 degrees hot natural springs while your hair will freeze and get covered by snow. Unreal.”

4. Vietnam :

“The definition of friendliness can be found here. Just remember not to let the hustle, bustle, and traffic stress you. Sit down, order a drink, relax, and watch. And do not forget to check out the Mekong Delta and its floating markets.”

5. Kyrgyzstand :

“Stunning nature, colorful markets, and very friendly people, unless they think you are an American pilot who is likely to run away with one of their beautiful girls. Bring a cup for world-class vodka.”

6. Kiribati :

A paradise without luxury, this is how Gunnar defines this country, he said :

“Paradise, like it used to be. There isn’t much luxury, but the fantastic seafood and the hospitality you are likely to experience by locals make up for it, by far. Just do venture outside the ‘civilization’. And set aside some time, there are rarely more than 2-3 planes arriving here a week.”

7. New Zealand :

“Enjoy white, black, and golden beaches, any kind of water sports and activities you didn’t know existed.”

8. Nicaragua :

“This is a very diverse country between Costa Rica and Honduras. You’ll find legendary surf spots, incredible diving opportunities, and stunning nature.”

9. Sierra Leone :

“One of the least known islands of the Caribbean so deserves to be seen by more people. Of course, that would take away some of the charm of the volcanoes, Boiling Lake, the hidden beaches, and the rainforest.”

10. Dominica:

“One of the least known islands of the Caribbean so deserves to be seen by more people. Of course, that would take away some of the charm of the volcanoes, Boiling Lake, the hidden beaches, and the rainforest.”

11. Norway :

“Ok, ok, ok, call me biased, but if you haven’t seen the West Coast or Northern Norway, you don’t know what stunning scenery is. The wild mountains, the twisting fjords, the unimaginable waterfalls, the magnificent glaciers, the tiny villages, and the midnight sun will leave you speechless. Go, or regret forever.”

12. Uruguay :

“You know that country in between Argentina and Brazil? The second smallest country in South America is still rather undiscovered, although I have no idea why. The memo about the calm and relaxed, yet very exciting people must have gotten lost in the mail.”




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