27-year-old American, Cassandra Pecol, is in Pakistan on a 4-day visit on her way to becoming the fastest person on earth to travel the world (196 countries). Where PATA Pakistan and Asiatic PR are hosting her in Pakistan.
Cassie departed on July 15, 2015, on an international expedition to travel to all 196 Sovereign States of the world. The attempt is being made in an effort to break a Guinness World Record, while promoting World Peace through the International Institute of Peace through Tourism (IIPT).
She hopes to inspire the world through her travels under Expedition 196, and connect with citizens of the world as she personally carries the banner of World Peace in traveling as a ‘World Citizen’.
After covering 193 countries, Cassie is now in Pakistan for a few days and will be visiting Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Her stay in Pakistan is under PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), Pakistan Chapter, and supported by the country’s leading PR firm, Asiatic Public Relations Network (APR).
“Tourism plays a vital role in promoting peace and understanding between the countries and the peoples of the world, and we are sure that Cassie’s visit to Pakistan will go a long way in projecting the real Pakistan to the world – a Pakistan of hospitable and peace-loving people, and a Pakistan of a rich diversity in every way,” said Akbar A. Shareef, Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Pakistan Chapter.
During her visit in Pakistan, Cassie will deliver lectures at leading universities in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and at a Rotary function; meeting the travel trade, visiting some important cultural and heritage sites, meeting the Mayor of Karachi and participating in a tree plantation activity. She would further meet the media, and interact with the youth & social media activists, alongside many other activities in her hectic and busy journey schedule.
Zohare Ali Shariff, CEO of Asiatic Public Relations Network said; “It is a great privilege for us to not only meet Cassie, but to also be directly associated in planning and executing a productive itinerary for her Pakistan visit, which we have thoughtfully worked out to give Cassie as wide an exposure as possible in the limited time available, to our people and especially to our youth, and to our rich and diverse heritage and culture. We are sure Cassie will leave Pakistan with indelible fond memories, and we wish her the very best for her world record attempt and her mission of promoting global peace.”
It wasn’t until her 25th birthday that Cassie realized her dream was in plain sight, waiting for her to make a move. There was no better time to pursue her goal of seeing every country on earth. So, she spent one month sweating over a wall map and planning the journey – Expedition 196.
CASSANDRA D. PECOL – Explorer & Producer
“I choose to live my life in a unique way. To live in iconic, low key lifestyle where I do what I want, when I want, and inspire those along the way.”
Cassie De Pecol