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George Guille with Veysel Bayam, an African hitchhiker in Omo Valley, Ethiopia – February 2007 (George Guille/Caters News)

 

Meet the motorcyclist who’s lapped the world four times in a decade. George Guille, 33, first left his car-less island home of Sark (pop. 500) off the coast of Normandy, France nine years ago. Since then, he’s travelled 110,000 miles—the equivalent of four laps around the planet. He quit his plumbing apprenticeship, bought a motorcycle, and traveled to discover new cultures and understand the world. Guille refuses to use guidebooks and drives without maps through countries, instead following tips from locals about places to visit. So far he’s been through North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and has no intention of stopping. —Caters News

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George Guille on the island of Flores, Indonesia, where they told him he was the first white person to stay there in 40 years – July 2010 (George Guille/Caters News)
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George Guille reading at the salt lake, Uyuni, Bolivia – October 2015 (George Guille/Caters News)
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Pakistani boarder guard giving George Guille a stern look as he crosses over into India – 2009 (George Guille/Caters News)
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George Guille’s Yamaha motorbike and tent set up in Bolivia – 2015 (George Guille/Caters News)
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At sunset, looking for a place to camp in Turkey – August 2009 (George Guillet/Caters News)
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George Guille in Namibia – June 2007 (George Guille/Caters News)
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‘The Death Road’ living up to its spooky repuation in Central Bolivia – date unknown (George Guille/Caters News)
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George Guille at sunrise on top of Sinabung Volcano, North Sumatra – May 2010 (George Guille/Caters News)
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The view from George Guille’s motorcycle, near the hamlet of Pasu, Karakoran, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan – Oct 2009 (George Guillet/Caters News)