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THE WORLD — Traveling the world can be exciting, rewarding and exhausting. It's a lot of work to get things in order, get things worked out with customs, deal with airports and knowing what to pack. But how much harder would it be if you were trying to travel with the world's worst passport?
What if you had to get a special travel visa for nearly every country you visited and were looked at as a possible terrorist no matter where you went? Would it be worth it to go through all that hassle just to see some sites? For one Iraqi man, it's totally worth it.
This is Baderkhan. He is a travel enthusiast with a passport from Iraq. On the Global Passport Index, an Iraqi passport ranks 176 out of 176. To put this in perspective, someone traveling with a U.S. passport can visit 165 countries without getting a visa. With his Iraqi passport, Baderkhan can only visit 30. But that hasn't stopped this delightful man from visiting 70 countries and he has no plans on stopping.
Baderkhan visited 26 countries in 2016 and basically travels every chance he gets. While getting visas and figuring out the logistics of visiting different locales can be frustrating, Baderkhan goes through all of it because he loves to travel, meet new people and discover new cultures.
Watch the video to learn more about where Baderkhan's love for travel came from and gain a greater appreciation for some of the freedoms we possibly take for granted because we've never really thought about them.