By Lucy Harvey and Cally Brooks
He’s one of the world’s best-known stowaways – and this series of delightful images suggest Paddington Bear has been up to his old tricks again!
The tiny version of the accident-prone bear has travelled the globe with owners Samuel Brooksbank and Livia Berg – and has been delighting thousands of Instagram followers with his adventures from all corners of the globe.
The couple, from Amsterdam, Netherlands, have taken the small bear – who famously has a penchant for marmalade sandwiches – to dozens of countries across south east Asia, Europe and North America.
In 2018, the couple, who call themselves Paddington’s ‘assistants’, decided to sell their house and all of their belongings to fund their full-time travelling.
Since starting their adventures, Paddington has visited over 30 countries and is still planning on visiting more as they are currently touring America.
Samuel said: “In 2016 we ‘borrowed’ the family teddy to take on a trip around Europe. We posted picture postcards on Instagram much to the surprise of the family.
“When we decided to travel full time in 2018, we decided to start an account dedicated to travel but through the eyes of a small curious bear.
“A year and a half later we have travelled through Europe, the Balkans, Asia and are currently working their way through the Americas.”
“We take pictures from his perspective, which can be quite entertaining for passers-by who often ask what is happening and why is the bear having his photo taken.
“We explain ‘It’s for Instagram’ and show them the account which is greeted with great smiles and interest in the pictures and stories.”
Now, his excited owners are looking forward to taking him back to his home country – Peru – in 2020.
Countries visited by Paddington so far:
Bosnia and Herzegovina