This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Suyash Dixit, the Indian businessman who traveled to an unclaimed piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, called Bir Tawil and lay claim to the territory! And no, we're not kidding!
Today's destination: Kingdom of Dixit aka Bir Tawil
Nearest Airport: Abu Simbal
Nearest Railway Station: N/A
Time of the year - November, 2017
Length of the itinerary: 1 day
"I, Suyash Dixit, first of my name and the protector of the realm, declare myself as the king of “Kingdom of Dixit”. I call myself, King Suyash First from today. I declare this unclaimed land of Bir Tawil as my country from now to the eternity of time. I pledge to continue to work for the prosperity of my people of the country and this motherland."
This is no joke, an Indian guy from Indore, Suyash Dixit, put a lot at stake to travel to this unclaimed piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, hoisted his flag, sowed some sunflower seeds and declared himself as the ruler of the land - the land he calls, the Kingdom of Dixit!
Suyash gives a brief background about his personal and professional life and how this idea of traveling to and claiming this unclaimed land came into being.
We further discuss about the things at stake, the planning that went into this, the local support he recieved and the dangers he put up with!
Suyash gives a detailed description of the journey and the adventures he went through to achieve this feat. This includes, traveling to Abu Simbal as the only passenger on a commercial plane!
We also discuss the topography of the Kingdom of Dixit aka Bir Tawil, the size in terms of area, how Suyash hoisted his flag there, and sowed sunflower seeds to lay claim to the land!
Suyash also discusses the controversies that came with this adventure and how he dealt with them.
Finally, Suyash discusses his plans for this piece of land, the progress made since his journey back and how he hopes to develop this territory into a country!