countries.


Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

                                                                                                          ~Wayne Dyer

This is just a way for me to keep track of the places I’ve seen. I used the Traveler’s Century Club’s Official List of 321 Countries to help me catalogue the ones I’ve visited so far. If you take a look at the list, you’ll probably notice that some countries have been included even though they are not technically countries in their own right – they’ve been included because they are removed from parent, either geographically, politically, or ethnologically. It makes sense when you think about it… visiting the Canary Islands is a completely different experience from visiting mainland Spain, and you can’t really say you’ve been to America if all you’ve seen is Hawaii. It’s just a different way to look at the world, I suppose. And it means there are that many more places to visit! ;)

As I continue to blog about these places, they’ll start to show up as links and in the drop-down “destinations” menu above. :)

Oh, and for the record, I’ve not counted places where I just stopped at the airport.

 

North America (3)

Canada
-Mexico
-United States (mainland)

Caribbean (4)

-Dominican Republic
-Cuba
-Jamaica
-Martinique

Europe and the Meditteranean (33)

-Austria
-Balearic Islands (Mallorca)
-Belgium
-Croatia
-Czech Republic
Cyprus, Republic
Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State
England
-France
-Germany
-Greece
-Hungary
-Ionian Islands (Corfu)
-Ireland
-Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
-Macedonia
-Malta
-Netherlands
-Norway
Poland
-Portugal
Russia
-Scotland
-Serbia
-Slovenia
-Spain
-Sweden
-Switzerland
Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
-Vatican City
Wales

Asia (9)

China
Jeju Island (R.O.K.)
Korea, South
Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Timor, Indonesia)

Malaysia
Mongolia, Rep.
Singapore
Thailand
Turkey in Asia (Anatolia, Ankara, Izmir)

Africa (1)

-Morocco

Atlantic Ocean (2)

-Madeira
-Canary Islands

Pacific Ocean (1)

-Hawaiian Islands



TOTAL


53 
countries  visited.


268 
to  go.

 

What strikes me is not how much I’ve seen… but how much I haven’t seen (especially outside of the northern hemisphere!). ^^