US based Nabongo Jessica

Have you ever read the novel titled “Round the world in 80 days” an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1873 where Phileas Fogg of London and his new employed French Friend Valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a 20,000-pound wager?

A 2004 movie titled Around the world in 80 days based on the same book featuring Jackie chan, Steve Coogan and Cecile de France also depicts the same, however it seems what was put in black and white 146 years ago has become a reality with a Ugandan woman becoming the first African and black woman to visit all the countries in the world.

The lady who has made history is none other than Jessica Nabongo who on Sunday finished the journey of visiting 195 countries in the world. Nabongo whose Ugandan parents emigrate to the United States was born in Detroit city of Michigan state and she uses her Ugandan and American passports.

Having started traveling at the age of six, Nabongo who is now 34, made history on Sunday when she arrived in the last country on her list and that is Seychelles.

She is a travel entrepreneur who uses her Instagram account to share her experience and tip her followers who have a desire to venture out of their comfort zones. Nabongo, who travelled to Seychelles with over 50 friends and family, took to social media to thank her community of followers.

“So much to say but for now I will just say thank you to this entire community for all your support. This was our journey and thanks to all of you who came along for the ride”-Captioned Jessica.

Nabongo took up the decision of visiting all the countries in the countries in the world in 2017, at the time she had travelled 60 countries and since then she has consequently visited 135 countries in two and a half years.

Her journey across the world has not been without awesome experiences on the African continent, as they say East or West Home is the best, she first visited her family in Uganda, only later to experience unexpected kindness in South Africa, and a trip in Mali that started out as a terrible one ended up being a fantastic experience.

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Uganda meets Guinea-Bissau! I facetimed one of my close friends today and she said "Where are you? Oh you must be in Africa, you've got your Africa glow!" ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ My love for this continent knows no bounds. No matter which country I'm in I feel the kinship, whether over a cold beer or new local dish, whether hanging out in rural villages or enjoying the lap of luxury on safari, Africa gets me. I have now seen 75% of the countries on the continent and I cannot wait! Only 14 countries left. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ For the Africans born abroad, have you always considered yourself African? I realized I used to always say I'm Ugandan but now there feels like the global African community is moving forward hand in hand #africaisthefuture 💁🏿‍♀️ and now I find myself referring to an African identity rather than Uganda specifically. Let's talk about it! Am I alone in this thinking? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Guinea-Bissau Wrap Up: I had planned to go to the Bijagos islands but unfortunately it was too costly for my budget so I hung around in the capital then took an epic road trip through the countryside. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you only speak English, it would be very hard to travel in this country. With French or Portuguese you will be fine, though more people speak Creole than Portuguese.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Total spent: $762.53 ⁣⁣ #catchmeinguineabissau

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