In July 2015, Cassie De Pecol flew to the sovereign nation of Palau. But this wasn’t just any vacation. Shet was embarking on the journey of a lifetime: to be the fastest person to travel to every single one of the world’s 196 sovereign nations and break a Guinness World Record.
She left for her world tour in July 2015, and on February 2 she visited Yemen, the 196th and final country on her list. Her entire journey around the world took 18 months and 26 days
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