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Old Jul 5, 18, 3:16 pm
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Australia
Austria
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Poland
Portugal
Romania
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Vatican City

Total: 40
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Old Jul 5, 18, 7:20 pm
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Glad to see this thread continued... anyone been to every country? I know those people exist...

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Old Jul 5, 18, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by AlreadyThere View Post
Glad to see this thread continued... anyone been to every country? I know those people exist...
For my part, not yet, but tomorrow I'm headed to Dominica for a week, thus reducing my not-yet-visited country list to 8!
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Old Jul 5, 18, 10:24 pm
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United States
Canada
Venezuela
Israel
China
Thailand
Hungary
Austria
France
Ukraine
Moldova
Spain
Portugal
Belgium
Bulgaria
Netherlands
Croatia
Czech Republic
Serbia
Slovenia
Slovakia
Germany
Poland
Greece
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Norway
Romania
Switzerland
Turkey
Italy
Kenya
Finland in August 2018
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Old Jul 6, 18, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by US Fly Guy View Post
For my part, not yet, but tomorrow I'm headed to Dominica for a week, thus reducing my not-yet-visited country list to 8!
Wow. Super jealous. What decade are you in if you don't mind me asking. Just wondering how long it takes to get so close to all the countries. I'll be just over 80 in a few weeks... and I've been traveling like nuts to do it. Can't imagine adding another 100 to match you anytime soon. Although I would love to!
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Old Jul 6, 18, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by US Fly Guy View Post
So this thread is still alive? It's been quite a few years, so now it's simpler for me to list the 9 countries I haven't been to (and why):

1 Syria (not a good time to visit)
2 Yemen (not a good time to visit)
3 Pakistan (a bit hesitant)
4 Mali (I want to visit Timbuktu but it's currently no-go)
5 Niger (not a good time to visit)
6 Burkina Faso (probably OK except near the borders with Mali and Niger)
7 Papua New Guinea (I'm set to visit the Mt. Hagen sing-sing festival later this year)
8 Dominica (waiting for them to repair hurricane damage)
9 Bahamas (saving for last since I'm fairly sure I'd be the only person in the world ever to have visited every country except the Bahamas)

Hopefully the rest of the posters on this thread have made progress in the years since the first post.
Funny how you say many are not a good time to visit. But you've been to North Korea... when was it a good time to visit there?
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Old Jul 6, 18, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Bluehen1 View Post
26 Countries

USA (45/50... 46 after 4th of July)
Canada
Mexico

Ireland
UK
France
Germany
Netherlands
Belgium
Switzerland
Italy
Greece
Austria
Hungary
Sweden
Finland
Estonia

Turkey
Singapore
Thailand
Malaysia
Vietnam
Japan

Australia
New Zealand
French Polynesia
Well, it's been over 10 years since I updated this. I'm now at 76. Italics are those that I've been to since I first posted.

North America
USA (50/50 by 50)
Canada
Mexico
Belize
Honduras
Aruba
Dominican Republic


South America
Brazil
Peru
Argentina


Europe
Ireland
UK
France
Germany
Netherlands
Belgium
Switzerland
Italy
Greece
Austria
Hungary
Sweden
Finland
Estonia
Spain
Lithuania
Latvia
Norway
Denmark
Poland
Romania
Croatia
Vatican City
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Czech Republic
Gibraltar


Asia
Turkey
Singapore
Thailand
Malaysia
Vietnam
Japan
Philippines
Taiwan
South Korea
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Bahrain
Kuwait
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Oman
Sri Lanka
Maldives
Hong Kong
Macau
China
Indonesia
Kyrgyzstan


Africa
South Africa
Botswana
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Egypt
Seychelles
Ethiopia
Mauritius
Reunion
Morocco


Oceania
Australia
New Zealand
French Polynesia
Fiji

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Old Jul 9, 18, 4:01 am
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I traveled mostly in Europe, but here is my list:
Denmark
France
Italy
Greece
Spain
UK
Croatia
Germany
Austria
Hungary
Turkey
Czech Republic
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Old Jul 9, 18, 5:24 pm
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Well, my week in Dominica was cut short when a hurricane approached and my hotel boarded itself up and kicked me out after one day. (Once I was gone the hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm.) I hate to count a country after just a day and a half, but I guess I should. So I'm down to 8 until my Papua New Guinea trip this fall.

Originally Posted by TravelinSperry View Post
Wow. Super jealous. What decade are you in if you don't mind me asking. Just wondering how long it takes to get so close to all the countries. I'll be just over 80 in a few weeks... and I've been traveling like nuts to do it. Can't imagine adding another 100 to match you anytime soon. Although I would love to!
Well, I'm in my 60s, so yes, I've been doing this for awhile. First trip to Europe at age 13 with a Eurailpass, which I used extensively. In those days, the dollar was worth 4.25 Swiss francs (today 0.95), 360 yen (today 110) so the world was fairly cheap and not as many Americans traveled.

Originally Posted by TravelinSperry View Post
Funny how you say many are not a good time to visit. But you've been to North Korea... when was it a good time to visit there?
North Korea has virtually no crime problem, and is perfectly safe (unless you do something stupid and run afoul of the government, of course). Most of the countries I have yet to visit are somewhat jihadi-infested at the moment, and I will just have to wait them out. I was fortunate to have visited Afghanistan and South Sudan before they fell apart completely.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 5:39 pm
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48 so far, but need to read some more of the thread to understand how territories are counted (or not)

North America:
USA (40/50)
Canada
Mexico

South America:
Colombia
Peru
Chile
Argentina
Uruguay
Brazil

Europe:
Iceland
Ireland
UK
Portugal
Spain
France
Germany
Switzerland
Belgium
Netherlands
Finland
Sweden
Denmark
Norway
Estonia
Poland
Czech Republic
Austria
Hungary
Italy
Vatican City
Turkey
Russia
Malta

Africa:
Morocco
South Africa

Asia:
UAE
Qatar
China
Thailand
Malaysia
Singapore
Vietnam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Taiwan
South Korea
Japan

Oceania:
Australia

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Old Jul 12, 18, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelinSperry View Post
Funny how you say many are not a good time to visit. But you've been to North Korea... when was it a good time to visit there?
There is nothing dangerous about North Korea if you follow the rules. There is zero crime, and zero threat to personal safety unlike others on that list.

I am adding Seychelles (#153) this month - after Samoa, the only new additions this year. I did reach my goal of 150 by age 40 with a few years to spare last year, and it is increasingly harder to add new countries now. With the demise of travbuddy, does anyone know a new linkable visited map site?

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48 so far, but need to read some more of the thread to understand how territories are counted (or not)
Its your list, count whatever you want. But there is a difference between counting for example Hong Kong vs Hawaii as a separate entity (like the silliness of TCC)
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Old Aug 1, 18, 9:04 am
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Yesterday I reached 25, going by their status when I was in each country, by spending the day in Tallinn. I'd get two more, 27, going by current borders as Belarus is no longer part of the Soviet Russian empire, and Slovakia and Czechia split in the Velvet Divorce.

USA
Canada
Mexico
France
Belgium
UK (England and Wales)
Spain
former West Germany (now Germany)
Denmark
The Netherlands
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Austria
Italy
Vatican City
Sweden
former Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
former Czecholovakia (now Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Poland
former USSR (now Belarus and Russia)
Finland
Liechtenstein
Japan
Israel
Estonia
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Old Aug 1, 18, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ajGoes View Post
Yesterday I reached 25, going by their status when I was in each country, by spending the day in Tallinn. I'd get two more, 27, going by current borders as Belarus is no longer part of the Soviet Russian empire, and Slovakia and Czechia split in the Velvet Divorce.
Yes, sometimes it's hard to know how to count countries. For example, I've been to Somaliland, which is technically a part of Somalia but has its own independent government. Also, I've been to Kurdistan, technically a part of Iraq, but not controlled by Baghdad (where I've never been).
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Old Aug 1, 18, 10:23 pm
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So sad but zero =(((((
That's not true -- you've been to Vietnam!
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Old Aug 3, 18, 4:32 am
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North America
USA (8/50)
Canada
Mexico

Carabeans
Cuba
Guadeloupe (France)
Martinique (France)

South America
Brazil
Chili
Venezuela
Colombia

Europe
Ireland
UK
France (living)
Germany (used to live)
Netherlands
Switzerland
Italy
Greece
Hungary
Finland
Spain (used to live)
Poland
Czech Republic

Asia
Turkey
Vietnam
Japan
South Korea
United Arab Emirates (Used to live)
China (Used to live)
Georgia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon

Africa
Mauritius
Reunion (France)
Morocco
Kenya
Angola
Gabon
DRC
Congo
Senegal
Algeria
Tunisia
Côte d'Ivoire

Oceania
Australia
French Polynesia (France)
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