Here is my list of the countries that I have visited and you’ll notice that I include individual ones that are actually part of a sovereign nation (like Wales, Scotland, etc. instead of United Kingdom). My intentions are to visit at least 5 new countries every year.
North and South America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Bahamas, Haiti, French Guiana, Peru, Antarctica, Suriname , Argentina, Guyana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba and Ecuador.
Every Country in Europe: England, Scotland, Wales, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Vatican City, Moldova, Albania, Andorra and Belarus.
Africa: Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, eSwatini, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Botswana, Namibia, Tunisia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Ethiopia and sort of the Congo
Middle East: Israel, Bahrain, Palestine, Jordan, Oman, UAE, Lebanon, Qatar, Malta, Cyprus and Kuwait.
Oceania and Asia: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam (both North and South).
Africa and Oceania are ripe for discovery…giving me enough opportunities for a few more years anyway. In January of 2020 I’ll collect more island nations while on a cruise: Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Nevis and St. Kitts, St. Vincent and St. Maartin.
It is easier now for me to count the countries I’ve not visited rather than those I’ve been fortunate to see. I would love to hear some recommendations of places that I should add before it’s too late!
Wow! What have been your favourites so far?
That changes all the time as you might imagine…always so pleasantly surprised with my discoveries. Last summer I was in Guyana and Suriname and felt like I was exploring. A few years back in Bhutan I loved all the smiles and their eagerness to share their country. How about you?
Yes I can imagine it does always change! I would say my favourites so far have to be China, Italy and Morocco. Each are so different from one another and I love that you step into a different world world you get off the plane!