Traveling to the Least Visited Country in the World

yeah what do you think the least visited country in the world is well after a quick Google search it turns out that neither myself nor most people on the street had ever even heard of this extremely tiny country in the South Pacific called Tuvalu yeah while trying to figure out what this country is located it was actually hard to even spot it on a map that’s because the entire country’s landmass is only twice the size of the LA Airport or even just a fourth of the size of Disneyworld Tuvalu has about 11,000 residents and sadly one of the first countries to be forecasted to disappear as a result of rising oceans caused by climate change since the day I found out about this country I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it wondering what the people are like what there is to do in a country without any tourism infrastructure and wanting to go tell a story about this country that could possibly disappear very soon so he got me a plane ticket to the least visited country in the world and a few days away from my departure I wasn’t too happy about the setup for the trip can someone tell me why I’m going alone I think you’ve just been too comfortable and your girlfriend has travelled to every country including this one so if you’re too afraid to do it alone then clearly we should replace you with your girlfriend I’ve heard that there’s no like service really and I also read just now everything on the island is cash only and there’s no ATM on the island so look how do people get money I don’t know what language these people speak do you know what language they speak to value to value on to the loo and language to balloon and English that is the most uniquely shaped by on the diversity of its a worn middle yeah Wow yeah just a quick stop in Fiji and the domestic airport is pretty small boarding flight number two [Music] [Music] thank you thank you all right it looks like we’ve officially landed in Suva loo the white boys yeah dad thank you nice to meet you too at first thought oh wow there’s a lot more people coming to visit to Allu than I thought when I boarded the plane and then as I slowly started having a conversation with all these people every single one of them is here to work with the UN not here for tourism so looks like I might be the only one let’s go see what this hotel is all about is this the reception yes what is your name at Thomas Bragg

hi where am I here okay alright this is pretty nice there goes the only plane in the entire country leaves now does it come back for another three days well everybody that seems to find out that I’m here for visiting seems pretty confused and keeping the people working here immigration lady she asked me so why are you here sir and I said Oh for fun should I miss you guys for fun the Swedish boy is here explore I probably get dressed to fit the colors of the island a little bit better alright this is a whole lot better dump the head out a bike yeah oh you have a bike here okay [Music] Wow the ocean water is so clear what the hell hi you two will stay near boys salary [Music] [Music] [Music] this country is so thin you can literally see both sides of the water pretty much at any point do you see there’s the lagoon and then there’s the open water right here pretty much every single person that I’ve crossed so far walking is waving and saying hi already just first impressions like love this place a lot of tourists here hey yo Charlie yeah yeah how did I find to Balu yeah I googled what’s the least visited country in the world and then I found two balloons I was like oh I have I have to go and see it I’ve been on this island for about four hours now and I still haven’t seen a single other tourist it is sunset time which means the locals have taken over the airstrip and turn it into their soccer field their volleyball field and all sorts of different activities going on right now I think I’ve spotted my first tourists on the entire island hi I’m Thomas I’m Sarah good to meet you sweaty that’s all good Thomas Oh [Music] why are you here you have to vote yeah Wow and then half what off Australia Wow I’ve joined a little local so I could get him right now turns out that the Australian guys that I saw here are half – Valen as well what is it you do during the day I think the best thing you probably do is try get out together all my new Australian tubulin friends later invited me to go have dinner with them yes they then invited me over to the grandparents house where some of their family still lives and explained to me a bit more but growing up on the island was like can people sleep on the mat so crazy to imagine that you grew up here for how long which how much of your life on and off July 16 here Wow tomorrow’s the language I thought inspected it took a long time to get used to mattresses are you serious how many people live in this house nine but then we have like visitors everywhere to the boys out there if they like to come and hang out here quite a fair bit so sometimes they just pop out wherever they want there’s sort of no boundaries maybe it’s just wow that wraps up day one and Tuvalu seeing how communal they all live together was was awesome see how tomorrow goes good night we have arrived at the sunrise spot [Music] [Music] okay we’re about to go check out a local bakery slash market let’s go see what fresh – Valen the bakeries look like oh my god that wasn’t me [Music] did we just arrive in heaven or what is this place the jackpot hell yeah oh my god okay first of all I want to start by saying we met yesterday on the soccer field and so right now we’re going out on a boat and one of the other islands so how many Islands Tuvalu hatbox like survivor has eight islands we are on our foot see the capital yeah thank you for letting me tag along this is like I don’t know what I’d be doing today if I hadn’t met you guys yeah but no worries back that’s awesome that’s our boat [Music] [Music] [Applause] I think we have found our little paradise I can’t believe these countries at least visited places on the planet I mean look at this this is like out of a dream like when you picture like a deserted Paradise Island this is it this is apparently one of their grandfather’s all the compound I don’t know if anybody still lives here yeah what yeah are you from tubulin yeah you watched yesterday yeah watch what that’s amazing do you live here on this I’m cool you’re probably the only like T balloon yeah that one yeah so you live here with your mom pretty much just a simple way that’s all we need to go so you grew up here this is your childhood home right now that’s amazing who would have thunk it man everybody shares yeah whenever one family goes fishing when they come back is distributed so you want to study in Taiwan what did you study a software engineer software engineering that’s crazy for how long five years what’s your biggest dream it is June yeah oh my biggest dream is just you know just help others and mmm Islands like this yeah especially climate change yeah I’m living the life yeah yeah just trying to look for solutions mmm used to pose sinking Island sinking Island what’s the main thing you think people should know it’s just that there is real change like next one November enjoy I put all these houses so we all go to the main hall shelter there this is like meeting hall dining hall thanks for the tour man no problem I was not expecting to meet yes very subscriber in the middle of Tupelo YouTube really does reach the world eh [Music]

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hey man I like your hat yeah [Music] [Music] by the end of the second day I still hadn’t fully comprehended how seriously the people of tahvalli take their communal living this everybody shares right there’s food that’s just made and everybody can come and just beneath and stay here yeah Wow this local ended up explaining to me something really interesting but to follow that at some point along your upbringing you can end up calling one of your best friends your brother or your sister and at that point that person literally becomes a part of your family when you both grew up to have kids with your separate partners you then all move in together and interconnected houses and raise all the kids as a community and so did you have a friend growing up that you called your brother and then he became your brother you have I went home that night doing grateful and amazed by everything I had just learned [Music] what’s that bro I want to gift you something can I park this here yeah haha this come forward yeah as though dude it’s you could see well that’d be great yeah wow that’s beautiful thank you so much haha this is like advance how long does it take forever yeah who makes these I’m um I’m your mom yeah thank you so much I’m very happy yes ma’am yes ma’am let’s go yeah you want people to come visit here d 100% no just come to your people hear all about you know what they say it all is their heart of the Pacific all the love so other yes fam out there or ever you are loved you know amazing just checked into the airport to leave to balloon and she wrote my boarding pass by hand just a quick reminder that we are still in the middle of breaking [Music] goodbye awesome and when people say goodbye you get these necklaces everyone’s been so kind for all of you who helped me right here you’re watching this thank you guys for making me feel so welcome time to go I had never experienced such a deep sense of community radiate from an entire country from the moment I landed in Tuvalu to the moment I stepped back onto that plane people were nothing but smiling welcoming and kind I came as a stranger for only a few days and left feeling like I’d been adopted by this incredible and loving family I feel grateful to have met her local yes ma’am representative and for having had the opportunity to feel connected to people living so far away and living such different lives as I was walking out the door the lady at the hotel asked me if I’d ever come back and I usually just politely answer of course in these situations but this time I think I meant it [Music] but before we go I just want to thank the sponsor for this video skill chair the skill chair is a website where you can learn new skills instantly like entrepreneurship photo film and even coding we’ve been using skill chair for the past few years to learn skills ranging from Adobe Illustrator to business strategy and we’ll keep using it to continuously grow we’ve actually been so happy with the service that weren’t aux to potentially host their own classes on the platform in order to give you guys some insight as to how we function behind the scenes so if you use the link in the description you’ll get the first two months of skill share for free the price after that is just $10 a month for access to over 26,000 classes from experts from around the world and each class is only a few hours long so there’s plenty of new skills for you to learn or current ones to improve I’m actually about to dive into some illustration classes in order to get more inspiration for seek discomfort designs and improve my tastes as a creator so if you want to join just use the link in the description for two months of free use and I’ll see you next week [Music] you

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