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26-Year-Old Walks Round the World for 7 Years After Friend’s Tragic Death, Finds Furry Companion

A young man from New Jersey just spent the last seven years walking around the world. Tom Turcich — now 33 — has traversed 35 countries, and gone through 45 pairs of sneakers. When we caught up with him, he had just crossed the St. Louis Bridge in Missouri on the homestretch.

Walking along in light rain, Turcich told The Epoch Times some of his endless adventures since he set off from the house he shared with his parents and sister in a New Jersey suburb. He shared some photos (of the Western hemisphere mostly) from his travels as well.

“I was held up at knifepoint in Panama City, and gunpoint in Turkey, where they thought I was a terrorist,” he said. “But my dealings with people have almost all been good. I’ve been helped a lot, been given food and water on the side of the road, and brought in for dinner, or at night for shelter.”

Savannah and Turcich together on the road. (Courtesy of Tom Turcich)

Turcich’s sojourn…

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