Mike Spencer Bown

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Mike Spencer Bown, born 24.01.1969, is a Canadian traveler who extensively visited numerous locations backpacking over a span of 23 years, and was said to have been the first tourist to Mogadishu in many years.[1][2] Mike, who is a resident of Canada, Calgary has travelled for 23 years in about 195 countries.[3][4] Mike is most known for travelling as a tourist in war torn countries and getting arrested in some of the most sensitive countries on the earth.[4]


  1. ^ Abdinur, Mustafa Haji (2010-12-10). "Mogadishu's 'first tourist' puzzles immigration officials". Google News. AFP. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  2. ^ Platt, Michael (2013-10-02). "Calgary man Mike Spencer Bown becomes world's most travelled after finishing 23-year odyssey". "Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ "The Best Travelled - UN Master List", The Best Travelled Retrieved 21 February 2016
  4. ^ a b Brady, Tara (2013-11-11). "World's most traveled man, 44, who holds title of 'first ever tourist in war-torn Mogadishu' finally unpacks his rucksack after 23 years". "Mail Online. Retrieved 2013-11-11.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "mailonline" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).