The Global Scouser

The Global Scouser

The last six weeks of my life have been rather manic. And that’s putting it mildly. Not content with PURCHASING A GODDAMN ISLAND and preparing for life in Panama, I also moved out my flat in Manchester…

Bye bye Levenshulme!

Finally received my Guinness World Record certificate…

Graham Hughes receives his Guinness World Record Certificate

Helped organise Global Scouse Day on February 28th…

Dave Critchley, Laura Worthington and Graham Hughes of Global Scouse Day

Helped organise the inaugural Great Liverpudlian Scouse Off at Maggie May’s (and made chums with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool)…

Liverpool's Lord Mayor presents Scouse-Off winner Pauline Corvers with her certificate

Spoke at TEDxBathUniversity…

Graham Hughes at TEDxBathUniversity

Watched Everton beat West Ham (woo!)…

Casey and Graham at Goodison Park, 1 March 2014

Celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary of our family friends in the trophy room at Anfield…

Graham Hughes giving the Champion's League cup a good licking

Captured over 240 hours of footage from The Odyssey Expedition in HD (it takes an hour to capture an hour)…

What The Odyssey Expedition looks like in magnetic tape.

Finally got around to having Burn’s Night…

The morning after Burn's night, if you were wondering...

Stripped an entire room (including the ceiling) of GODDAMN woodchip wallpaper at my mate’s Stan’s gaff in Fallowfield…

Woodchip on the wall is not something to sing about, Jarvis Cocker

I worked with Casey on getting finished, updated and set up this ‘ere website, Well, sort of.


Not only that, but everything came together to allow me to film this sequence I’ve been dreaming of for the last five years:

HUGE thanks to Ste Webster (camera, Earth Zoom) and André Ferreira (drone pilot) and everyone who came along on the day to help make this a reality.

Graham Hughes shows off his Guinness World Record certificate with his friends and family outside the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool

Phew! And I’m totally forgetting a bunch of stuff there an’ all. My last night out in Liverpool was spent with Casey, Ste, Cyrus and Graeme – which OF COURSE ended in a drunken mess.

A drunken mess, yesterday.

I woke up in Cyrus’s spare room with Casey out for the count. I got picked up by my mum, raced to town to grab the last few bits and pieces that I might need for the next year in Panama, thundered home to, you know, pack – then returned to Cyrus’s to wake a very groggy Casey up from her slumber.

I said my goodbyes to my mum (aww…!), and then Casey and I drove down to London. Our flight to Central America leaves at 5pm tomorrow. This is it baby: The Road To Jinja Island.

Graham Hughes leaving for Jinja Island

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

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