The Favourites of Wojciech Dabrowski

Wojciech Dabrowski is a Polish traveller that has visited every country in the world. He completed the quest in 2009 at the age of 62 with the Democratic Republic of the Congo being his final country.

What are three of your favourite countries, and why?

Tuvalu
Because of the beauty of the nature, hospitality of the people and isolation from the rest of the world.

Nepal
Because of the majesty and beauty of the Himalayas and very few tourists met on the trekking trails.

South Georgia (territory)
Because of the abundance of Antarctic fauna and diversity of the landscapes.

What are three of your favourite travel moments, and why?

Sunrise on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (1976)
The successful realization of a long-term dream of someone living in communist Poland.

Standing on the Cape of the Good Hope (2005)
The final moment of the 4-month solo overland journey across Africa (Ceuta – Cape with only one air segment over warring Congo DR).

Enjoying the panorama of the Himalayas from Kala Pattar (1987)
After a 10-days gruelling solo hike on Everest Trek.

What are three of your worst travel moments, and why?

Jump from the train on fire on the Nubian Desert
Real danger to life (1976)

Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya (1979)
As a European, I was treated many times as an intruder and a man of a lower category.

Severe diarrhoea in Peshawar, Pakistan (1975)
With no prospect of medical attention

What are three of your best travel tips?

Perseverance in pursuing the goal allows you to make even the most unlikely travel dreams come true.
A solo journey allows you to get closer to the locals, understand their lives and gain their acceptance.
If it is impossible to carry out your dream expedition, do not give up. Just push it one year and another. And try again!

You can follow Wojciech on Kontynenty.net.

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