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Poll - how many countries have you visited?

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Old Jan 16, 19, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
The List I tend to follow is the Travelersí Century Club (TCC) which is currently a list of 327 sovereign states, assorted overseas territories and other categories. Not everyone will agree with the list - Indonesia and the UK, for instance, have seven separate listings each and this is because of their varying degrees of political autonomy. Some islands (such as Crete or Norfolk Island) are listed separately if they are beyond 100 miles of the mainland. Iíve met several people in weird places like Pitcairn Island and Tristan da Cunha who are chasing down this list in quite an obsessive, even slavish manner.

As for myself, I have currently visited 187 of which 118 are fully sovereign/UN member states. My list is divided as per the TCC Club. http://travelerscenturyclub.org/coun...nd-territories

PACIFIC
American Samoa; Australia; Bismarck Archipelago; Cook Islands; Easter Island; Fiji; French Polynesia; Hawaii; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Pitcairn Islands; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis & Futuna.

NORTH AMERICA
Canada; Mexico; St Pierre & Miquelon; USA.

CENTRAL AMERICA
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama.

SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Uruguay.

CARIBBEAN
Anguilla; Antigua & Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Bonaire; BVI; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curacao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadaloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; Saba & St Eustatius; Saint-Barthelemy; Saint-Martin; St Vincent & The Grenadines; Sint Maarten; St Kitts & Nevis; St Lucia; Trinidad & Tobago; Turks & Caicos Islands; USVI.

ATLANTIC OCEAN
Ascension Island; Azores; Canary Islands; Cape Verde Islands; Falkland Islands; Greenland; Iceland; Madeira; South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands; St Helena; Tristan da Cunha.

EUROPE
Albania; Andorra; Austria; Balearic Islands; Belgium; Bulgaria; Corsica; Crete; Croatia; Cyprus (UK); Cyprus (Rep); Czechia; Denmark; England; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Greece (Rhodes); Greece (Ionian); Hungary; Isle of Man; Italy; Jersey; Latvia; Lithunania; Luxembourg; Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Scotland; Serbia; Sicily; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey in Europe; Vatican City; Wales.

ANTARCTICA
British Antarctic Territory; Chilean Peninsula.

AFRICA
Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Egypt (African); Ghana; Kenya; Libya; Malawi; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Sao Tome & Principe; South Africa; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Zambia; Zanzibar; Zimbabwe.

MIDDLE EAST
Abu Dhabi; Ajman; Bahrain; Dubai; Egypt (Sinai); Fujairah; Jordan; Oman; Qatar; Ras al Khaimah; Sharjah; Syria; Umm al Qaiwan.

INDIAN OCEAN
Amirante Islands (Aldabra); Maldives; Mauritius; Mayotte; Seychelles.

ASIA
Brunei; Cambodia; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia (Java/Lesser Sundas/Malaku/Irian Jaya/Sulawesi); Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Laos; Macau; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Sabah; Sarawak; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Turkey in Asia; Vietnam.

Next stop - Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos, Colombia.
Wow! What was it like on Pitcairn?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 11:28 pm
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Originally Posted by lrbenko View Post
Wow! What was it like on Pitcairn?
Pitcairn was great - it's always a risk landing there as there is no protective reef. We went on a 100-passenger expedition cruise ship equipped with zodiacs, making landings 'almost' guaranteed. But you never know. People wanting to visit Pitcairn on a big ship will be disappointed - what happens is that big ships lay offshore and islanders come aboard to sell souvenirs etc. But if you don't land you cannot claim you have been there. The island's Bounty history is of course fascinating and that made it No.1 on my bucket list.

Expedition cruise ships also visit the other islands in the Pitcairn group - Oeno, Ducie and Henderson which is a World Heritage Site. These islands are uninhabited atolls and are great places for sea bird colonies.

Our trip sailed from Tahiti and went to Easter Island.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by US Fly Guy View Post
OK, spent 2 weeks in Papua New Guinea in September, then 12 days in October visiting (safe) places in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso (Burkina was the most fun btw).

So now I'm down to just 4 countries left to visit:
(1) Pakistan
(2) Syria
(3) Yemen
and (shudder) the exotic and elusive
(4) Bahamas.

Also, while I was in PNG, I visited Bougainville for a couple of days, since they're having an independence referendum next June which seems highly likely to pass (the New Caledonia one next month will almost certainly fail). I'll be heading for Pakistan in December, and trying for Damascus early next year. Yemen is a bigger problem...

But there is light at the end of the tunnel! There are varying opinions online as to how many people have done this, so not sure where I fit in...
US Fly Guy, For Yemen, is Socotra still go-able at this point?
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Old Jan 17, 19, 10:23 am
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Comparing to alot of veterans on this list, Hauteboy, Ironmanit, rankourabu, US Fly Guy, DanielW and many other...
Really feels I've been nowhere in this world

Luckily still made 100 Countries by 30

1. Hong Kong (Born)
2. United States (1989)
3. Canada (1989)
4. Macau (1993)
5. China, People's Republic (1993)
6. South Korea (1994)
7. Singapore (1995)
8. Malaysia (2004)
9. Mexico (2005)
10. Taiwan (2010)
11. Germany (2010)
12. Switzerland (2010)
13. Australia (2010)
14. Turkey (2011)
15. United Kingdom (2011)
16. Thailand (2011)
17. Denmark (2011)
18. Finland (2011)
19. Estonia (2011)
20. Russia (2011)
21. Sweden (2011)
22. Austria (2011)
23. Hungary (2011)
24. France (2011)
25. Belgium (2011)
26. Japan (2012)
27. Liechtenstein (2012)
28. Ireland, Republic of (2012)
29. Italy (2012)
30. Vatican City (2012)
31. Burma/Myanmar (2012)
32. The Netherlands (2013)
33. Azerbaijan (2013)
34. Sri Lanka (2013)
35. Qatar (2013)
36. United Arab Emirates (2013)
37. Jordan (2013)
38. Chile (2013)
39. Indonesia (2013)
40. Poland (2013)
41. Croatia (2013)
42. Bosnia & Herzegovina (2013)
43. Slovenia (2013)
44. South Africa (2013)
45. Namibia (2013)
46. Portugal (2014)
47. Cambodia (2014)
48. Luxembourg (2014)
49. Bahrain (2014)
50. Oman (2014)
51. Vietnam (2014)
52. Argentina (2014)
53. Paraguay (2014)
54. Uruguay (2014)
55. Bolivia (2014)
56. The Philippines (2014)
57. Czech Republic (2014)
58. Slovakia (2014)
59. Greece (2015)
60. Morocco (2015)
61. Laos (2015)
62. Norway (2015)
63. Kuwait (2015)
64. Nepal (2015)
65. Brazil (2015)
66. Lithuania (2015)
67. Maldives (2015)
68. Mongolia (2015)
69. Panama (2015)
70. Brunei (2015)
71. San Marino (2015)
72. Cyprus (2015)
73. New Zealand (2015)
74. Serbia (2015)
75. Georgia (2016)
76. Romania (2016)
77. Moldova (2016)
78. Egypt (2016)
79. Bangladesh (2016)
80. Iceland (2016)
81. India (2016)
82. Spain (2016)
83. Andorra (2016)
84. Timor-Leste (2016)
85. Colombia (2016)
86. Peru (2016)
87. Algeria (2017)
88. Monaco (2017)
89. Ethiopia (2017)
90. Latvia (2017)
91. Belarus (2017)
92. Ukraine (2017)
93. Tonga (2017)
94. Fiji (2017)
95. Samoa (2017)
96. Nicaragua (2018)
97. El Salvador (2018)
98. Seychelles (2018)
99. Lebanon (2018)
100. Bulgaria (2018)

100 Countries as of Sep 2018 and should get at least 2-3 more in the next month or so

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Old Jan 17, 19, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
Comparing to alot of veterans on this list, Hauteboy, Ironmanit, rankourabu, US Fly Guy, DanielW and many other...
Really feels I've been nowhere in this world

Luckily still made 100 Countries by 30
Congrats, my 100th was also at age 30. Now in my latter part of my 30s, it does become increasingly harder to add new ones. Some places I just have no desire to visit, and some I keep going back to.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 8:01 pm
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Australia
Canada,
England
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Mexico
Morocco
Scotland
Spain
Vatican City

trying to add Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Latvia, Turkey, Malta this summer.

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Old Jan 18, 19, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
Pitcairn was great - it's always a risk landing there as there is no protective reef. We went on a 100-passenger expedition cruise ship equipped with zodiacs, making landings 'almost' guaranteed. But you never know. People wanting to visit Pitcairn on a big ship will be disappointed - what happens is that big ships lay offshore and islanders come aboard to sell souvenirs etc. But if you don't land you cannot claim you have been there. The island's Bounty history is of course fascinating and that made it No.1 on my bucket list.

Expedition cruise ships also visit the other islands in the Pitcairn group - Oeno, Ducie and Henderson which is a World Heritage Site. These islands are uninhabited atolls and are great places for sea bird colonies.

Our trip sailed from Tahiti and went to Easter Island.
Wow, thanks. Certainly sounds fascinating. Do you have a blog or website?
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Old Jan 19, 19, 2:31 am
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Wow, thanks. Certainly sounds fascinating. Do you have a blog or website?
Thanks for asking . . . but no, I don't. Probably should have! I do have a Flickr account for photos -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/up70mm/albums
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Old Jan 20, 19, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
US Fly Guy, For Yemen, is Socotra still go-able at this point?
There is supposedly one flight a week from Cairo, but the visa part is a bit tricky. It's perfectly safe out there though, as I hear from locals I have asked.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
Thanks for asking . . . but no, I don't. Probably should have! I do have a Flickr account for photos -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/up70mm/albums
Very cool, thanks. I'll take a look.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 10:18 am
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53, and cunningly getting in most of the big ones (excepting Russia) so it looks more impressive here
[I saw the 'i've posted to this thread arrow' against this in travelbuzz, and looked for my post - above, from 2004.]

I feel like I've been to lot of places in the last 14 years, since posting 53, but I'm only up to 83 - although added Russia, and quite a lot of Africa ... map
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Old Jan 22, 19, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
Congrats, my 100th was also at age 30. Now in my latter part of my 30s, it does become increasingly harder to add new ones. Some places I just have no desire to visit, and some I keep going back to.
Technically I did it at 29.5 LOL
I agree once 30 hits the dot, it means the marriages, babies and everything will trample over travels

And will get harder to add new countries since there are still your annual trips that are must-do.

Originally Posted by US Fly Guy View Post
There is supposedly one flight a week from Cairo, but the visa part is a bit tricky. It's perfectly safe out there though, as I hear from locals I have asked.
Ya that was what I thought about Yemenia to Socotra too.
No one is fighting for a rock in the ocean LOL and Oddly enough HK is visa-free to Yemen (accordingly to IATA)
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Originally Posted by Stewie Mac View Post
[I saw the 'i've posted to this thread arrow' against this in travelbuzz, and looked for my post - above, from 2004.]

I feel like I've been to lot of places in the last 14 years, since posting 53, but I'm only up to 83 - although added Russia, and quite a lot of Africa ... map
Be Glad you got some of the big countries at least.
Those Pacific and Caribbean Islands barely show up on the map
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Old Jan 22, 19, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
I agree once 30 hits the dot, it means the marriages, babies and everything will trample over travels
Bring the wife (one may acquire in their 30s) with you, and start a new list together, we are at 30+ countries together now
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Old Feb 6, 19, 10:04 pm
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I visited a different country.

I have been in Mexico, The Bahamas, Canada, Israel, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, and Italy, as well.

I never been in Asia, Australia, South Pacific, South America and South Africa. We don't go to other Middle Eastern countries. We are not allowed to go there. Due to the Middle Eastern restrictions.
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