Like many people who will read this, I love everything about travel – the experiences, people, places, culture, connections! And since I started travelling I have been recording it in so many ways – travel journals, photos, marking up the roads I’ve travelled on maps, this blog. And then one day “the question” came up – how many countries have I been to?
The map below shows the countries where I have lived (in orange), and the countries where I have travelled so far (in yellow). And for the days when the map just won’t load, they’re also listed out below by region.
That’s 82 so far based on wikipedia’s list of sovereign states. And that’s without counting Antarctica which I guess is not a sovereign state, and is also not counted in my total as I have only peered at it from above. Putting my feet on its ground and ice is No. 1 on my bucket list though.
The good news is that there are apparently 206 sovereign states in total, so I’m not even half way through yet. So many places to keep going back to, so many more to visit for the first time. Not to mention so many I haven’t written about yet!
Asia and Middle East: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Liechenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales), Vatican City.
I love a good recommendation, so come on, tell me about your favourite place or the place I just must visit next!