Polish traveler Andrzej Sochacki has completed an 11-year journey around the world
Polish traveler Andrzej Sochacki ended the longest trip around the world. It consisted of visiting each of the continents with its outskirts, which took him 11 years. In total he circled the globe 9 times and visited 165 countries.
A journey around the last of the continents – Asia – Andrzej Sochacki began and ended in the village of Polonezkoy in western Turkey. “Polonezkoy is a Polish village where everyone spoke Polish when I first got there 40 years ago. It was founded by Prince Adam Czartoryski 175 years ago. Now it has evolved from an agricultural village into a holiday resort and has become the green lungs of Istanbul. Of the 170 Polish families there, only several dozen had stayed “said Andrzej Sochacki in an interview with an Athenian correspondent for Polish Radio.
The traveler announced that he would give the car in which he toured Asia, to the village. “The car is branded with signes of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, the 70th anniversary of the murder of the Polish war hero, Captain Pilecki. I keep those signs because Pilecki’s wife was my aunt, and Pilecki’s children, Zosia and Andrzej, are still my friends to this day” he says.
photo: Dominik Pisarek / Reporter