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The 5-Year Walk | Surviving Dysentery and The Taliban On A 16,000-mile Trek

Watch our video interview with Arjun Bhogal, the man who walked across the world

“At this point I was thinking to myself, this is why they said not to go through Afghanistan. I was taken out of my tent in the middle of the night by seven men with AK47s who were screaming at me. Then they bundled me into a 4×4…”

At the time of writing, Arjun Bhogal has just got back to the UK after a 24-hour flight from Australia. His journey out there took five years.

“Neither of them could ever have imagined that in two years time the Taliban would be hunting them down

As is normally the case, it was an idea that came about during a boozy evening. Two students suddenly decided to embark upon an adventure together. To walk from Cardiff, Wales, all the way to it’s namesake town in New South Wales Australia.

On that night in Wales when their Borderwalk pact was made, neither of them could ever have imagined that in two years’ time the Taliban would be hunting them down.

In this episode of Will’s World, Arjun shares the incredible journey with us, detailing the emotions of carrying on alone after his friend Kieran dropped out, the nights waking up to gunpoint, dysentery and that final moment stepping into a town that he’d devoted five years of his life to reaching – one that really, he didn’t have that much of an interest in.

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