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UPDATED: 08:09, December 31, 2005
Swiss couple in world record tour arrive in Vietnam
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A Swiss couple have arrived in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City from neighboring Cambodia in what is described as the longest journey by car that has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records, local afternoon Saigon Times Daily reported Friday.

The couple, named Emil and Liliana Schmid, has driven more than 600,000 kilometers in the past 20 years. On Thursday, they arrived in Vietnam, the 152nd country they have visited.

After leaving for Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi for the New Year celebrations, they will continue their journey to Laos.

Since October 1984, the couple has visited North and South America, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. In May 1997, they achieved a triple lead in the Guinness Book of World Records, for the most countries, the most kilometers and the most years in a single car, said the report, noting that they have been in Southeast Asia since early this year.

Source: Xinhua

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