A man from Great Britain has achieved a remarkable feat: visiting seven wonders of the world in less than seven days. Jamie McDonald took on this challenge to set a new Guinness World Record. In fact, it took Mr. McDonald just six days, 16 hours and 14 minutes to climb the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, Petra in Jordan, the Colosseum in Rome, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru and Chichen Itza Itza in Mexico.
During the journey, Mr. McDonald traveled four continents, landed in nine countries, flew on 13 flights and rode in 16 taxis, nine buses, four trains and one luge to cover approximately 22,856 miles.
According to a video posted on Mr McDonald’s social media handles, his first destination was the Great Wall of China when the world clock started ticking. Then he went to the Taj Mahal and then to Jordan, to the ancient city of Petra, made famous by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Mr. McDonald, known online as “Adventureman,” then flew to Rome to see the famous Colosseum before heading to Brazil to see Christ the Redeemer, an Art Deco statue in Rio de Janeiro.
In the final leg of his world record attempt, he visited Machu Picchu before finishing at ChichenItza Itza in Mexico. The counter at the end of his visit shows the exact time it took him to complete the challenge.
Ms. McDonald was challenged by travel tech company Travelport, which wanted him to test its new platform.
He is now awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records.