When we were kids, most of us were made to believe that we could be what we wanted to be. But, of course we grew up and realised that it was all a facade. However, there are some people, who perhaps, took those words too seriously. In one such bizarre incident, Facebook user Suyash Dixit went to ridiculous lengths to crown himself as the “king” of ‘Kingdom of Dixit’. No, we are not kidding.
Dixit, who hails from Indore, travelled “319km (to and fro)” — to an “unclaimed land of Bir Tawil” — a strip of land between Egypt and Sudan to declare himself as the king of the 800 sq miles of land. On November 7, he added a life event on Facebook that read, “Became ruler of a country | Claimed an unclaimed land | Kingdom of Dixit,” where he, rote how the part of land he travelled to is “the only place on earth where humans can live and survive but is not a part of any state/country.” He also wrote that “following the early civilization ethics and rule,” he wants to claim a land where one can grow crops. Following this, he dropped a seed and poured some water on it. “It is mine,” he added.
Still in disbelief? Well, Dixit seems to be “very serious” about the “conquest”. Shedding light on the details of his trip, he wrote how he woke up at 4 o’ clock in the morning in Abu Simbel and started with his journey. He also confessed that people thought he was crazy after listening to his plan, but that did not deter him. Divulging all about the dangers that posed on his way, he wrote: “Just to tell how dangerous this plan was, the route that I took is under Egyptian military (it is an international border) and is an area of terrorists so military have a “shoot at sight” orders.”
Revealing what his motivation in life is, he said, “If your bucket list ideas are not scary enough then they are not worth trying!” He also found two places to put the flag, and declared one of them as the “capital of KoD”. He also stated that there are some other people like him, who had tried the same in the past and if they come to claim his land now, “there will be a war”. As if that wasn’t enough, he gave his father the tag of the ‘President of the KoD’ as a “birthday gift.”
“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.
I traveled 319KM (to and fro) in far desert with no roads to claim this unclaimed land of Bir Tawil. This 800 sq.miles of land belongs to no country. It is the only place on earth where humans can live and survive but is not a part of any state/country. Following the early civilization ethics and rule, if you want to claim a land then you need to grow crops on it. I have added a seed and poured some water on it today. It is mine.
To know more about Bir Tawil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_iaurPRhCs&t=34s
It was an epic journey starting from Abu Simbel at 4am. I took help from a local driver Mustafa for the car and most part of driving. When I told him about the plan first he thought I am crazy but then he agreed (yeah I paid him a lot). I and @Suyog spent 2 nights planning a highly optimised route for my travel where we can take the car.
Just to tell how dangerous this plan was, the route that I took is under Egyptian military (it is an international border) and is an area of terrorists so military have a “shoot at sight” orders. But, if your bucket list ideas are not scary enough then they are not worth trying! And yes you need permissions to even enter the route that takes to this place. We got on 3 conditions, no photos of military areas (which is almost everything), you be back in the single day and you do not carry valuables. We drove for 6 hours straight in the middle of the desert and barren lands and crossing 1 military base to the location. We saw pure sand dunes, rocky hills, and canyons on our way. I left all my valuables back and told my local friend Esraa (she was very angry when I told her this plan initially so I kinda lied to her! Sorry Esraa! ) that if I am not back by midnight.. call the police. Now I know I am not the first one to be there. Now I know that some 5-10 folks have done it in the past as well but this is my land now (as I have officially planted the seeds following the rules) and if they want it back, there will be a war (over a cup of coffee at the Starbucks probably)!
We found 2 places to put our flag. 1 we call it the capital of KoD and other where we start our borders. In this epic voyage, there were times we thought the car just cannot make any far from here or we don’t have enough fuel now or we just don’t have time to cross that hill but a little courage and some math is all you need sometimes.
I learned something from this trip… never try anything like this ever again!
We are opening foreign investments to our country and nationality applications from our website:
Here are some exciting stats about KoD.
Name: Kingdom of Dixit (KoD)
Flag: <Images attached>
Current population of country: 1
Capital city: Suyashpur
Ruler: King Suyash I
Date of establishment: Nov. 5, 2017
National animal: lizard (I didn’t see any other animal there)
I hereby declare Suyog Dixit as the acting Prime Minister and the Head of Military (if we have any) from today. We are accepting applications for other posts.
I am proud to announce my father as the President of KoD as a birthday gift to him. Happy birthday Papa!
Life is either an incredible adventure or it is nothing at all. If you are not doing something epic, you’re gonna end up in a yet another grave. And it had to work as I was the only passenger in flight to Abu Simbel, I was already too happy! :D
I am the king! (Please?)
This is no joke, I own a country now! Time to write an email to UN.”