Walking is good for health. A man took this advice way too seriously. Mark is a 27-year-old traveler from Estonia who walked through 21 countries in 3 years. He walked from Estonia to Singapore. He started his expedition with about 8 Euros (Rs 611.08) in his pocket and a tent to camp in. How could he even buy a flight ticket with that much money? Well, he didn't. He went on and set his journey on foot.
We all think we are wild and adventurous in our lives, but the way Meigo Mark is living his travel adventures is too good to be true. Mark had always nurtured his passion for travel, but it was in May, 2014, that he decided to embark on a new adventure--to walk around the world. And in these three years, he has walked all the way from Estonia to Singapore covering 17,850 km.
Mark found his inspiration in words of Canadian Jean Beliveau, a TED Talk speaker who spent 11 years to complete the feat. He slept slept in more than 1000 homes and this concept fascinated Mark. Soon, he embarked upon his journey without much ado and started walking around the world. He walked 30-40 km on an average, followed by periods of rest that could span between a day and two weeks. To mark his route, he followed Google Maps and other Maps. He enjoyed walking through peaceful neighborhoods rather than busy highways. He crossed rivers and seas on boats, ferries, ships and airplanes, but confined himself to walking when on land.
A two day trek can leave a beautiful impact on us, Mark traveled for 3 years and undoubtedly comes with hilarious experiences. On one hand, he slept with humble workers in their slum. On the other, he had lunch with mafia-type drug dealers, armed with guns.
Mark came to India too and visited Assam and Sikkim. He is no regular tourist who visits famous attractions across destinations. He is a traveller, who, for all these years, took to couch surfing, not to save money, but to avail the opportunity to learn about people and their cultures.
"I'm not trying to make or break any record. For me, this journey is a great learning experience,'' Mark said to Her World Online.