Man travels to 37 countries with just $2 in his pocket


A Japanese adventurer has spent the last eight years on the road and visited 37 countries with the equivalent of just $2 in his pocket, relying on his bicycle for transport.

Keiichi Iwasaki, 36, left his Japan home in 2001 after becoming bored with his air-conditioning job, according to the Daily Telegraph.

After touring the country for a year on his bike, he decided to extend his journey to South Korea and, eventually, 36 other countries.

He has traveled almost 45,000 kilometers, and said he was attacked by a rabid dog in Tibet, robbed by pirates and was arrested in India. He also became the first Japanese man to climb Mount Everest without using any transportation.

Iwasaki said he raised funds from performing magic tricks, and only his “strong will” has kept him going.

He plans to write a book about his adventure.