This guy hit 36 countries on a motorcycle and took a ton of 360° video selfies
If only Che Guevara had a GoPro.
Billed as a modern-day Motorcycle Diaries, Texas-born photo/videographer Alex Chacón spent 600 days riding a motorcycle (five, to be exact) across four continents and 36 countries. He covered 125,946 miles, not counting time on boats, trains, or on foot. More importantly, as we do live in the Age of the Selfie, he chronicled the whole thing with a stick-mounted GoPro and turned it into a dizzying video called "Around the World in 360° Degrees".
From trekking in the desert and hiking through canyons, to ziplining, skydiving, and casually posing with lions (not to mention scuba diving, snowboarding, and partying in the mud), Chacón does it all -- and he has the footage to prove it. Machu Picchu. The Eiffel Tower. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Check, check, and check. All in stunning, 360-degree glory.
"I knew this was an adventure of a lifetime and wanted to document it," he said, not only for himself, but "to share with others back home".
And now, with you, thanks to the three-minute video below.
You can check out more of his adventures over on The Modern Motorcycle Diaries.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She travels to considerably less places on no motorcycles, but admittedly takes a ton of selfies. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.