The map below shows the countries where I have lived (in orange), and the countries where I have travelled so far (in yellow).
Of course what I love about travel is the experiences – people, places, culture, connections, it’s never been about “the number”.
Still, I was surprised when I first sat down and counted them, although with twenty-seven years of traveling under my belt I can’t really be surprised. I am now up to 80 based on wikipedia, listed out below the map. 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. 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!
Africa: Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Asia and Middle East: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, 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.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuala.
I love a good recommendation, so come on, tell me about your favourite place or the place I just must visit next!