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    Retired couple goes backpacking around the world, travels to more than 40 countries together

    MANILA, Philippines – A lot of people choose to relax at home and simply enjoy visiting their children from time to time when they finally retire from their jobs. But an amazing retired couple went viral as they go backpacking around the world. They have even gone to over 40 countries together! Wow.
    Retired couple goes backpacking around the world

    Old and barely able to properly communicate in English, Chinese couple Zhang Guangzhu, 71, and his wife Wang Zhongjin, 68, impressed everyone as they traveled around the world after they retired. While many might expect that an old couple would chose a luxurious way of traveling, especially considering their age, Guangzhu and Zhongjin actually went backpacking.

    Retired couple goes backpacking around the world
    Photo credit: Sin Chew Daily

    Carrying with them 65-liter backpacks that have their essentials, the old husband and wife took the backpackers’ route and truly impressed everyone. They did not let the heavy load hinder them from visiting many places around the world.

    Back in 2008, they managed to visit 16 European countries. Some of these are Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Portugal, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, and Spain. The following year, they went to Canada, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Nepal. In 2010, they went to Russia. Though that year was lean, they made up by visiting another 20 countries in 2011!

    Retired couple goes backpacking around the world
    Photo credit: Sin Chew Daily

    In just over 3 years after retirement, from 2008 to 2011, this amazing couple visited more than 40 countries, backpacking in many countries in Asia, Europe, and America! It amazed a lot of people that this two would actually make it to that many countries with their heavy backpacks at their advanced age.

    Now that they are considerably much older, Guangzhu and Zhongjin have decided to travel closer to home. They no longer actively travel around the world, but still continue on visiting the many different cities across China.

    Retired couple goes backpacking around the world
    Photo credit: Sin Chew Daily

    Many netizens said that these two embody the ultimate travel goals and couple goals!

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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