James Asquith, who is the Official Guinness World Record setter and holder for being the youngest male to visit all 196 sovereign nations in the world,who, in 2013, became the youngest person to visit all sovereign countries in the world, in Central, Hong Kong. 03DEC19 [FEATURES] SCMP / Photo: Roy Issa

Meet James Asquith – he had travelled to every country in the world by 24 and now he helps others do the same

The former investment banker became the youngest person to visit all 196 sovereign countries in 2013 and has used his experience to launch a travel app, Holiday Swap

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James Asquith, who is the Official Guinness World Record setter and holder for being the youngest male to visit all 196 sovereign nations in the world,who, in 2013, became the youngest person to visit all sovereign countries in the world, in Central, Hong Kong. 03DEC19 [FEATURES] SCMP / Photo: Roy Issa
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.