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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

a ton of countries

Chris just alerted me to http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org/ -- a club you can join once you've visited 100 countries. I'm not that well travelled (yet?) but it made me wonder how many I have been to.. hmm, let me think:

"Home" nations: England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland
European mainland: France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco
Elsewhere: Taiwan, Hong Kong*, Singapore*, India, USA

* = transit through airport (for now)

That's not very many at all. Well, it's 22, so I guess it's not bad, certainly a lot more than a vast amount of people in the world ever visit. After my trip I'll be able to take the * away from Hong Kong and Singapore, plus add:

Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Gibraltar

to take it up to 28. Not sure 100 is that likely really, I can't come up with another 71 I want to visit. Although that site does list some stupid places as valid, eg Vatican City, "Turkey in Europe" separate from "Turkey in Asia", and a bunch of islands I've never heard of, so maybe it's feasible. If only a trip to Africa or South America was even remotely appealing to me.

1 comment:

Nige said...

You're doing better than me. All I have is:

Home: England, Wales, Scotland

Europe: Ireland, France*, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria*, Moldova, Cyprus

Other: Canada, South Korea, China

Soon to obtain: Germany*, South Africa