Hey there and welcome to my page! If you do not know who I am already. My name is Petro Marais and I am a solo female world traveler. I will visit every single country in the world. Yep! That is right! My dream is to never stop traveling. Even once I have visited every single country! Then I hope to go and “live” in different countries for months at a time and explore them more in depth.
I left my home country Australia in December 2016 and have been to more than 40 countries since!
So how did I get this far?
Well solo of course! But I do have some people who inspire me. Thus far I was lucky enough to meet Jakob Oster from Expedition Everywhere. Johny Ward from Onestep4ward also inspired me to travel slower and really do your best at discovering a country. I also met Gerry Isabel on my travels from Dominicanabroad. She is also a solo female world traveler.
Hmmm… Why you ask?
From little things, big things grow – Due to medical reasons, I lost my career. I decided to spend some time with my family overseas. I included Egypt, Seychelles, Mauritius and Europe. Before I knew it I decided I will visit every single country in the world. Now I am doing it! It is still feeling so surreal but I am in the midst of it with plenty of challenges. The reason – To raise mental health awareness around the world!!
Initially I planned to visit every single country within 500 days. I applied to Guinness World Records for visiting the world the fastest. They had 196 countries listed at the time. The 196 countries may change if more countries obtain sovereignty. My goal of visiting every country will not change! If you want to know more why I decided not to pursue a record click HERE!