Wednesday, August 22, 2012

World’s oldest backpacker

A man described as the “world’s oldest backpacker” is poised to embark on his latest globe-trotting trip – at the age of 95.

Keith Wright,95 a pensioner from Queensland in Australia, will fly out to Europe on July 28, his eighth backpacking trip since he started travelling solo at the age of 85.

He has planned a two-month itinerary including Madrid, San Sebastian, Paris, Munich, Vienna and a trip to Britain to see the racing at Royal Ascot.

In the past decade, Mr Wright has visited many of the countries in Western and Eastern Europe, starting his backpacking a few years after his wife Barbara passed away.

His first trip was a bus journey through Turkey. Since then, he has travelled the world on a strict budget, saving up money throughout the year for flights and hostel accommodation.

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