Norwegian Trio Sets World Record by Travelling 19 Countries in 24 Hours
By Kasturi On 24 Sep, 2014 At 12:05 PM | Categorized As Buzz in Town, Far-Out, Mixed Bag, Need to Know, Quiz Time | With 0 Comments

Believe it or not but a trio from Norway has made a record breaking journey by travelling to 19 countries in 24 hours!

On Sunday these three friends viz. Gunnar Garfors, 39, Tay-young Pak, 42, and Øystein Djupvik, 40, surpassed the last record of 17 countries and made it to nineteen countries across Europe in just one day’s time, reports The Local of Norway.

Garfors, the travel guide for the journey, said after the feat: “It was a fantastic journey. We smashed the last record by two countries, and are extremely satisfied with the effort.”

The record breaking trip began at the border of Greece and Bulgaria at midnight on Saturday. They rushed through Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland, before the journey ended in Liechtenstein on Sunday night.

Amused after the journey Garfors said, “It all went smooth, except for a horrible rainstorm in Switzerland, and some problems with a rental car in Greece. We have now been awake for 48 hours straight, so relaxing with a cup of something would be good. Maybe we’re just as well to party for the next 24 hours!”

Getting around hurriedly, the group used both rental cars and took two commercial flights from Skopje, Macedonia to Beograd, Serbia and from Wien, Austria to Dusseldorf, Germany. A map of their whirlwind tour can be seen below.

However this wasn’t the first attempt by the trio. In May, they only managed a tie with the previous record holders, a group of four friends who journeyed across 17 nations in 24 hours in 2012.

But this time around the men proved resilient!

To his Garfors said, “The route is all brand new, we have put even more planning into the project this time and we have experience. The experience of failure. Can’t beat that.”

About - With an inherent passion for writing, Kasturi got lost in the mid-way when she thought she could play with numbers. So, today her academics have got little to do with her profession. She may not know the right use of the ‘Oxford comma’ but she sure has flair in writing. A dreamer, a traveller and a music lover, she dreams to go on a backpacking trip across the world with her travel partner, her headphones.

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