TRAVEL nut Simon Wilson saw the Seven Wonders of the World — in seven days.
Simon, 27, flew 30,300 miles on his six-day, nine-hour, three-minute marathon before declaring: “I’m knackered”.
He only slept in a bed twice — in a hotel and a cave — catching up by napping on pre-booked flights, in terminals and cabs.
Simon took only a small bag containing undies, two tee-shirts, tracksuit bottoms and camera gear and lived off airline meals and snacks.
He set out from Manchester Airport on a Sunday at 4.45am, taking a flight to Rome to see the Colosseum.
He stayed two hours then flew to Egypt — grabbing five hours in a hotel before taking a taxi to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Simon, of Manchester, jetted to Jordan that night and slept in a £41-a-night cave before walking to Petra.
On day four, he took two flights to India and a four-hour cab ride to see the Taj Mahal in 108F (42C) heat.
He spent an hour there before flying to Guangzhou for the Great Wall of China, taking a £125 taxi there and back. A flight to Mexico followed for day six at sacred Mayan site Chichen-Itza.
Finally, he jetted to Rio de Janeiro, via Panama, to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. When he arrived, it was 1.48pm on Saturday in the UK.
Simon said: “There were so many things that could go wrong but if I never tried it I would never know if it could be done.
“It meant in and out of the airport, getting to the wonder and dashing back.
“I genuinely can’t believe I pulled it off.”