India, final stop for globetrotting Egyptian (With Pix)
Ahmed Haggagovic an Egyptian globetrotter is living proof that dreams, however implausible, can be realised. This 27-year-old computer science graduate, who has travelled to 93 countries with the message of peace and harmony is ending his expedition with final stop in India.
"I am making real my 14-year-old dream of travelling the world. As a kid I was constantly obsessing about travelling, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures. One ought to stay focused and positive. Good things happen to people who believe," he says during his stopover here. He is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Jaipur too.
Haggagovic raises the Egyptian flag in every country he visits, hoping to represent Egypt at an international level and proving his ineffable passion for travelling.
Haggagovic defied convention, gave up his job and sold his flat in Cairo to facilitate his travel expenses.
"I have had to make difficult decisions in my life to pursue my passion. I quit my job and sold my flat as I needed funds for my travels. My girlfriend and I split up as it would be challenging for us to spend time apart. Now I don't have a job, house or family but I am pursuing my dream. My travels are not politically or religiously motivated. I just wish to unite mankind on the grounds of freedom, happiness and peace," he says.
Haggagovic, who is referred to as the "Unusual Ambassador of Egypt" wishes to promote benevolence and goodwill and feels very strongly against racism. The voyager hands out his country's flag, stickers and other keepsakes bearing the slogan "Happiness is Contagious" accompanied with his dancing silhouette.
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