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Man Runs Away From Home at 13; Travels The World Until 62

Travelers Today       By    Hazel Zol Marie Baloyo

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 03:37 AM EST

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Meet the man who decided to run away from home and started traveling the world at the age of 13. Today, he is ranked as the second man who has traveled to a lot of places based on The Best Traveled website.

Jorge Sanchez, a man who is an inspiration and a major goal among the aspiring travelers humbly says that he is nothing compared to the other competitive travelers as he traveled the world without a lot of money in his pockets. Sanchez said that he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At the age of 13 he dropped out of school and since then decided to travel across the globe.

He worked in restaurants and other low-paying jobs such as carpenter, dishwasher and even worked on a farm back in Australia. He also went through a lot of unstable jobs just to support himself throughout his life and his traveling.

How did he become such an inspiration and an ultimate goal, though? It is because the man managed to travel around the globe and visit 193 countries despite the fact that he never had a stable job and has nearly-empty-pockets. Furthermore, the 67-year old traveler had also been to every region of the countries that he visited.

How was he able to survive every day? Sanchez said that he went through his everyday life by relying on strangers' kindness and generosity. He slept in telephone booths in China, under the bridges in India, up a tree in Brazil and even in morgues and prisons.

When asked, Jorge said that he knew he wanted to travel and explore the world ever since he was young and that he'd look at his father's atlas every night, dreaming of crossing the globe. So when he was 13, he ran away, thinking that his actions will definitely break his parents' hearts; but left them a note saying that he is going and he'd be back. Check out Travelers Today for more travel news.

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