World First: Five Continents in One Day
Gunnar Garfors from Norway is on his way to try to visit five countries on five continents in the same day, using only scheduled transport. He started the journey just after midnight and is now on his way to Europe, continent number three. British production company Adelia Television follows the journey, a world’s first if successful, to make documentaries about it.
He is a keen traveler, having visited 174 of the 198 countries of the world. A short video version of the five-continents-in-a-day journey will be made available online only hours after Garfors has stepped on continent number five of the day. The full-length documentary will take weeks more to complete. Versions in both English and Norwegian will be produced by Adelia Television.
– This is not designed to be a bragging story. It is certainly about the neck breaking journey in itself, but equally much about the shrinking world we live in, the people, the cultures, the contrasts. And it won’t be ‘airport TV’ either. We are meeting people on every continent, away from the airports. Says Adrian Butterworth. He is CEO of Adelia Television.
The five continents that will have a brief Norwegian-British encounter on June 18 are, in alphabetical order, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The complete itinerary will not be public until after completion of the journey, due to safety precautions. You may follow @garfors on Twitter for live updates from the trip or use the tweet tag #continentrun to discuss or comment. You may visit https://garfors.com for more information.