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Man takes epic 'selfie' over 3 years, 36 countries

Man Takes Epic 'Selfie' Over 3 Years, 36 Countries

Your selfie game might be strong, but one guy probably has you beat.


Alex Chacón traveled for 600 days -- 125,000 miles through 36 countries -- all while documenting his motorcycle voyage with a GoPro camera at the end of a stick.

Chacón documented his travels on his blog, Expedition South, and his website The Modern Motorcycle Diaries. He spoke to CBS:


"When I first left I really had no idea what I was doing. It was more of a self discovery, but people started joining in online and it was really more about a trip for everybody. ... People were living vicariously through my travels, so I got a lot of support that way."


According to his website, Chacón took the trip before getting his doctorate and "sold everything he had at the beginning of his journey, including his car, TV and clothes and departed his hometown of El Paso Texas with nothing to return back to."

Metro says Chacón's journey was "an homage to a similar trip around South America undertaken by Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara."

Chacón's YouTube video "Around the World in 360 Degrees - 3 Year Epic Selfie" has been viewed nearly 2 million times. (Check out all his videos here, or subscribe to his YouTube channel.)

That's right, James Franco. You and your "Jimmy Dean" shirt selfie have got nothing on this guy.


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coveyscave May 15 2014 at 7:31 AM

Self absorbed!

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BoniLu coveyscave May 15 2014 at 1:04 PM

YES, YOU ARE.

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Chickiepoo BoniLu May 15 2014 at 1:25 PM

Your posts have been HILARIOUS.......THANKS for making me LAUGH this afternoon !!

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Dr. Ron May 15 2014 at 1:05 PM

It's amazing that the haters have nothing better to do then take swipes at a person enjoying his life and sharing . I pray that they one day realize how ignorent they have been to judge others when the real issue is within themselves. Great Job Alex , can't wait to see your next journey.

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dlogarden2 May 15 2014 at 12:21 PM

Wonderful! Takes a certain type of courage to do this adventure. Glad to have the opportunity to see they shared sites.

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johnzwhite May 15 2014 at 12:16 PM

gay, this guy and his trip are gay.

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BoniLu johnzwhite May 15 2014 at 12:47 PM

JEALOUS MUCH? YOU ARE A PATHETIC NOBODY!

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Chickiepoo BoniLu May 15 2014 at 1:09 PM

Ooooh......someone put a "bee in your bonnet" this morning .........OR....
they "pissed in your Corn Flakes"...........LOL !!!

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Frankie johnzwhite May 15 2014 at 1:50 PM

Stupid, this guy and his post is stupid.

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b'hamster May 15 2014 at 11:37 AM

Did he visit the graves of the millions that "Che" and his "revolutionaries" are responsible for?

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BoniLu b'hamster May 15 2014 at 12:58 PM

Did You?

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ddiribbons BoniLu May 15 2014 at 3:47 PM

You probably praise Guevara as a hero.

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toneitup May 15 2014 at 11:26 AM

nothing says Narcissist like selfie

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Erik Baran toneitup May 15 2014 at 7:06 PM

Or posting on message boards thinking anyone cares about their shallow opinion.

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henrtny Erik Baran May 15 2014 at 9:12 PM

Referring to yourself?

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Max Mad Erik Baran May 15 2014 at 9:33 PM

Like your opinon.
True no body cares about yours

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jtlooking May 15 2014 at 11:07 AM

He's saying, "Look at me ! Look at me! I'm rich and you're not !"

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MJ May 15 2014 at 11:05 AM

self-indulgent jerk

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Erik Baran MJ May 15 2014 at 7:17 PM

What makes him a "jerk"? Because he hasn't conformed to society's rules and dutifully gone straight through college and into the working world? He's young, willing and able travel around the world for two years getting back in the rut. Bet he makes more of his life than you ever dream of doing. You are the only jerk here.

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David May 15 2014 at 11:00 AM

SELFIES ARE FOR FAGOTS

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carole540 May 15 2014 at 10:58 AM

How awesome. I detect some jealousy among the sad little posters who just had to say something negative. This is the way to live life. Some of you probably get lost two miles from your own house.

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Chickiepoo carole540 May 15 2014 at 1:32 PM

One does NOT have to be "jealous".......to SIMPLY BE.....unimpressed.

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