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This Guy Traveled Around the World for Three Years Just to Take an Epic Selfie

All while you were probably taking selfies of yourself sitting at home eating Popchips and watching Law & Order

You know how all your friends who studied abroad in college really like to use social media to brag about their travel experiences? Well, they’re nothing compared to this guy, who spent three years crisscrossing the globe to put together a 360-degree video selfie.

Admittedly, he does have plenty to brag about. His name is Alex Chacón and he made his way through 36 countries, primarily on a motorcycle, using a GoPro camera on a stick to record snippets of selfie videos at every jungle, desert, beach, historical monument, natural wonder and architectural feat he visited.

Chacón explains on his website that prior to his trip, he sold all his belongings, including his car, TV and clothing. He also outlines some of the struggles he faced throughout the three-year journey:

He faced life endangering situations, bureaucratic difficulties, politics, crime, natural disasters, sleeping in parking lots, running out of money while at the same time raising funds internationally for charity from sponsors and individuals following the journey online.

So, yeah, a bit braggy, maybe. But the video he ended up with was pretty awesome, and a much cooler travel souvenir than the rusted Moroccan lantern that I probably paid way too much for.

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