Cassandra De Pecol s’est lancée le défi de devenir la première femme à avoir visité tous les 196 pays du monde le plus rapidement, dans le cadre du projet Expedition 196. L’Américaine de 27 ans a commencé son long périple en juillet 2015 et elle reste en moyenne 2 à 5 jours dans un pays avant de passer à un autre Etat.
La jeune femme, originaire du Connecticut, filme et poste des photos de ses aventures sur les réseaux sociaux pour un documentaire. Elle est également ambassadrice de l’Institut International de la Paix.
République des Palaos (Océanie)
Grotte marine de Benagil au Portugal
Lac de Bled en Slovénie
Parc national de Thethi en Albanie
Port-Vila (Capitale du Vanuatu)
Lac d’Ohrid (Macédoine)
Parc national des lacs de Plitvice en Croatie
Le voyage a coûté près de 217.000 euros grâce aux sponsors. La globe-trotteuse utilise également son compte Instagram pour faire de la publicité, en échange de la prise en charge de l’argent injecté pour ce tour du monde.
Just taking a leisurely Saturday stroll along #TaoIsland in #Tonga! I heard about this tiny uninhabited island by a couple of people but as I asked around, none of the locals had ever heard of it. It took researching its whereabouts on 5 different maps to figure out the precise location of this place, since it's not a tourist location. I ended up questioning local fishermen at the wharf where this island was, and if they could take me there. Turns out one really kind guy named Johntie knew the place I was talking about, so him, myself and a couple of his friends traveled two hours by little motor boat to get there. And let me tell you… it did not disappoint! The jet lag had finally caught up to me and it was one of those days where I really needed to recoup, but sometimes it's important to muster up every last ounce of energy you have in you in order to accomplish your goals. I got to this little island and it was absolutely stunning! There were about 20 palm trees and it takes 3 minutes to walk around the whole thing! Though upon arriving back at the wharf, I realized my wallet had fallen out of my bag on the island, so we had to travel 4 hours RT to get it, which means I missed my flight and had to reschedule everything. But, so is life! This is what living is all about, and I totally didn't mind going back to that little island a second time ???? • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #TheBeach #Paradise
I need a haircut. @mrstaracohen will you come to #Bosnia and help a girl out? ? • • • Today I decided to climb 87 windy stairs up an extremely narrow corridor inside a Mosque to get to the top. Low and behold this breathtaking view of the #OldBridge in #Mostar was waiting for me. And let me tell you it was so worth it. I was wearing shorts and before entering the #Mosque they handed me a long scarf to cover my knees out of respect for their culture. Oh the joys of being a woman. I hung out up here for about two hours while everyone came and went within 10 minutes, I'm assuming because of the heights thing. • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism
#Paris was blessed with a delicate, crested moon amidst a tenderly pained sky tonight as the people below observed its magnificence in silence. The streets were quiet and the people, humble. Amid the tragedy and heartbreak, everyones humanity, kindness, and unity towards one another was clear. We're all connected, we all stand together; despite religion, political stance, nationality, age or gender. Not a word has to be said when looking into the eyes of those who have endured such heartache. Their compassion shines though and there is a mutual feeling of respect. It's a friendship that has no borders and involves no words, only understanding. Paris and France as a whole, you're in my heart, you're in my thoughts. ❤️??❤️ • • • #Expedition196 #Peace #Solidarité
AWE: An experience of such perceptual vastness you literally have to reconfigure your mental models of the world to assimilate it. – Jason Silva • • • New Vlog out soon as soon as I can find good enough internet to upload! ? • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld #Jordan #MindBlown
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want. – #MuhammadAli • • • New vlog is up about what @cntraveler rated "The Most Beautiful Island in The World". Check out my vlog to see! Link in bio ? • • • #Expedition196 #EveryCountryinTheWorld
After a 1 hour and 15 minute fast paced uphill trek, I arrived at Paro Taktsang. The pilgrimage was like something out of Avatar, a dream to trek, through low hanging clouds with a harrowing drop at any given moment on either side. Prayer flags swayed through the pines, prayer wheels spinning in the breeze, and tsa-tsas (ashes of the dead) wedged between crevices of stone. Passing over a bridge and waterfall and up the last flight of stairs, I entered one of the chambers where I was completely alone. Tip-toeing past the glowing butter candles and sacred relics, I kneeled on a rug, cracked open an aged window and rested my head on the windowsill to reflect and admire the massive 2,000ft plunge into the vast Himalayan valley below, as clouds swiftly passed. Without my phone or camera equipment, I was able to consciously enjoy this moment in peace. ? • • • #expedition196 #everycountryintheworld
Hi to all my new friends and fellow travelers out there! Thank you so much for all of the love and beautiful comments! It's so awesome hearing where all of you are coming from ???! Knowing that you're here supporting my Mission is just the positive push I need to successfully finish. Please don't hesitate to reach out, I love hearing from you all ❤️?❤️ #fbf to Palawan #expedition196