Melissa Roy…Dreams From Her Father
Release Date: 04/09/2020
Join us in Yerevan, Armenia from October 14 -16, 2022 at the Armenia Hotel Yerevan for the Extraordinary Travel Festival This will be a multi-day event with great and inspiring speakers And at night we will be hosting parties and dinners to have fun and unwind This is a great opportunity to meet travelers from all over the world Our goal is to bring people together from around the world, who are: Traveling to every country in the world Passionate to explore extreme and challenging destinations And love to have fun and network with likeminded people Learn more and buy your ticket...info_outline Ted Nims … Hanging With Alferd Packer
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I reached out to Melissa shortly after she announced her accomplishment of traveling to every country in the world. Social media and traditional media began reporting that she was the first woman of South Asian heritage to complete this quest. On Counting Countries, I am always looking for diverse voices, whether it is nationality, ethnicity, religion, or any other differentiators. It is great to get other perspectives.
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Untamed Borders, the sponsor of Counting Countries, focuses on challenging locations for those chasing 193. I finally visited Afghanistan In November as an invited guest of Untamed Borders. Co-founder, James Wilcox, spends a couple of minutes asking me about my experiences of exploring this amazing country.
Melissa continually resisted a life of conformity. Her family, her culture insisted she chart a path of other people’s expectations. But, the siren call of travel was overpowering. Her eyes were opened to travel with a semester abroad in Argentina when she was 18. The fire had been lit with the journey ending in her father’s homeland with an emotional visit with her mother. Of course no episode of Counting Countries is without a bit of controversy. Melissa touches on her visit to Syria, and you will be able to debate at home on the validity of her visit.
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Melissa was at her mother’s home in Michigan, while I was in the Counting Countries studio in Bangkok. Please listen in and enjoy.
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Check out our friend: Large Minority. They organize international rallies around the world including: Sri Lanka, Cambodia, the Philippines and the Amazon. And watch my full-length documentary in Cambodia when I traveled with Large Minority.
About Counting Countries
Counting Countries is the only podcast to bring you the stories from the dedicated few who’ve spent their lives on the singular quest of traveling to every country in the world. Less people have traveled to every country in the world than have been to outer space.
Theme music for this podcast is Demeter’s Dance, written, performed, and provided by Mundi.
Ric Gazarian is the host of Counting Countries. He is the author of three books: Hit The Road: India, 7000 KM To Go, and Photos From Chernobyl. He is the producer of two travel documentaries: Hit The Road: India and Hit The Road: Cambodia.
More About Melissa:
- Born in: USA
- Passports: USA
- Instagram: Mapped By Melissa
How Many Countries Are There?
Well… that depends on who you ask!
- The United Nations states that there are 193 member states.
- The British Foreign and Commonwealth office states that there are 226 countries and territories.
- The Traveler’s Century Club states that there are 329 sovereign nations, territories, enclaves, and islands.
- The Most Traveled Person states that there are 949 unique parts of the world.
- The Nomad Mania divides the world into 1281 regions.
- SISO says there are 3,978 places in the world.
- Me? My goal is the 193 countries that are recognized by the UN, but I am sure I will visit some other places along the way.
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