Everyone is a ‘Raja beta’ for their parents but what if someday you actually have the chance to become the King/Queen of a land which is not under any jurisdiction in the world? Well, I don’t know about you but I would sure as hell be elated! I would waste no time to declare myself the reigning Queen and probably try to hatch a few dragon eggs as well.
Suyash Dixit was no different, except he didn’t chance on the opportunity, it was pre-planned. Suyash travelled to Bir Tawil, a strip of land between Egypt and Sudan which is not owned by any country and declared himself the King of the land.
He took to Facebook to notify everyone of his newly acquired land and the man came equipped with a flag too!
Itna prepare hoke toh hum exam me bhi nahi gaye!
The area of Bir Tawil is on the South of Egypt’s border which follows the 1899 border set by the British administration at the time of colonisation. Similarly, the area is on the North of Sudan’s border which follows the 1902 border as its official border. Hence, Sudan thinks Bir Tawil is a part of Egypt while Egypt is under the impression that it’s in Sudan territory.
His FB post had all the details of him claiming the land which he dubbed ‘Kingdom of Dixit’ and we are in awe of how minutely he thought this out. He wrote,
Became ruler of a country | Claimed an unclaimed land | Kingdom of Dixit
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.
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.
I am the king! (Please?)
This is no joke, I own a country now! Time to write an email to UN.
Unfortunately, everything is not rainbows and unicorns for His Majesty King Suyash because as he made it clear there are other people who have claimed that land for themselves, like the guy Jeremiah Heaton in 2014, who loved his daughter so much, he made her an actual princess of the land.
We are waiting with bated breath for what we wish would be as epic a battle as ‘Battle of the Bastards!’ Maybe we would get an awesome real-life spin-off to Game of Thrones. Valar Morghulis!