Club 100. The place for anyone that has been in 100 countries or more and that is a Swedish citizen. I will check the clubs for other countries another day because I do hope that each country has a club like this!
Meeting up with Club 100
The more time you spend with these guys the more you like them. And GUYS is the word. There are only a few women that are members of Club 100. Most of the women attending the meeting were either aspirants or wives of members. We spent a weekend with this bunch of great people and heard one story crazier than another.
Here are people that have been imprisoned, smuggled large amounts of whiskey across borders and lived with a cannibal tribe. Stories of sailing the world and members who have been to all countries. Two of the members attending the meeting have all the countries checked of their list. This is a group of people that have one thing in common… They all love to travel!
We went sightseeing, visited Arnolds Cannibal museum and had lunch at Olof Viktors. This is one of the best cafés in Sweden. The owner of the place, Jan Hedh was voted in as a member. At Club 100 you can find doctors, layers, bankers, bakers, salesmen and teachers, amongst others. This is a club for everyone and anyone that has traveled a lot. It is a different club – thats for sure.
We got the honor of spending the weekend with them and got to take part in their yearly meeting.
What is Club 100?
A club that you can join if you have been to 100 countries or more. If you have been to 50 countries or more you can become a aspirant. Read more at club100.se
Why we were there
The point of joining them during the weekend is to make a radio documentary about the people of this club and their travels. All of them are super friendly and willing to talk about their travels. Sure it is a “dudes club” today but with more females joining – there might be a switch. And yes… Alcohol was a big part of this weekend. We started our day with champagne on the bus because “sure it is five o´clock somewhere in the world“. Laughter mixed with dirty jokes, shots of vodka and whiskey and a lot of talking and changing experiences.
It is a great group of friends. They travel together and explore the world together. It is like a great big family and we loved being a part of it. As soon as we arrived we were embraced and thrown into this big happy family.
Now Mini and I have to count all the countries we have visited – something we have never done before.