- A lady named Cassandra De Pecol spent a whooping sum of R1.48 million in her quest to visit all countries of the world
- The United States woman broke two Guinness World Records as she became the first and fastest woman to tour the 196 sovereign countries on planet earth
- The 31-year-old shared her experience all through the trip as well as what informed her decision to start the challenge
31-year-old Cassandra De Pecol made history as she became the first and fastest woman to travel to every country in the world.
The United States resident had embarked on the historic adventure on July 24, 2015, and wrapped it up on February 2, 2017.
The American author told Nas Daily in an interview that she had wanted to tell the story of countries of the world herself and not what the internet or people reel out.
Her feat meant she bagged the Guinness World Records of 'Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries' and 'Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries - Female,' Wikipedia reports.
The cost of visiting 196 sovereign countries
Cassandra, according to Wikipedia, spent R1.48 million ($111,000) to fund the whole trip. She was able to raise the money thanks to sponsors and organizations who believed in her cause.
The California-based lady told Nas Daily that only $11,000 (R150 000) came from her personal fund.
According to her, planning the trip took her three whole years as she embarked on the journey alone.
She stated that the trip opened her eyes to one thing - that kindness existed all over the world.
It is however noteworthy that Taylor Demonbreun has since broken both records.
Woman dumps boyfriend to live in van
In other news, have you ever thought of quitting your job and taking a long road trip to nowhere? Well, an American woman did precisely that.
Linnea Schmelzer quit her job and dumped her boyfriend of five years to move into a van with her German Shepherd named Akela.
The 26-year-old from Wisconsin spent R100 000 renovating the van where she could reside with her dog.
After putting all things in order, Schmelzer quit her job as a field instructor and started her own online health business.
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