Where I have been/where I´m going next

Map of my 96 visited countries (all in orange) of 197… Almost half way done and half way to go!

 

Many people are asking me where I have already been and where I’ll be going next. So this post is to list all my visited countries and to mention my next plans.
To be honest I don´t even know exactly how many countres are in the world, I never counted them before but it looks like the most reliable list is the United Nations list of official soverereign member states and here they count 193 countries in total. Some other lists add 4 extra states that are recognized by some countries but not regconized by all, here we are talking about Taiwan, Palestine, Kosovo and Vatican City. So.. it looks like the final number will be 197 countries, or at least let´s keep it like this for now haha 😉

Myself, I have changed the number of visited countries many times because I also made the mistake of wrongly counting some places as a country that are not. That means that you can probably find some of my old own posts in Instagram or Facebook where I give a wrong number to a country i.e. I though Burkina Faso was my country number 85 but after counting again and again I discovered that it´s actually my # 81 (here below you can find my list of countries in the order I have visited them). So far I have visited 96 countries until October 2017.

Travel is definitely not about counting. Sometimes I go back to the same country many times because I just love it too much or because I have good friends to visit there. But I started to write down a list for myself after I realized that I have visited sooo many countries and when people started asking me for a real number.

People also ask me for how long I have been traveling and this is also a difficult question for me. I started 1999 but I had a break with no new country between 2003 and 2005 when I was more concentrated on learning the German language, getting admitted at the university and finishing my studies. Also the frecuency of my trips during the past 2 years after quitting my job is definitely much higher than few years before when I was studing and working. So it’s difficult to determinate how long did I need to visit all those countries or how long I´ll need to visit the rest, if I do.

If you want to check some of my pictures you can have a look at my Instagram account (www.instagram.com/itravelanddance) or check here at my album “Around the world” in my FB Fan Page www.facebook.com/itravelanddance, where I started slowly posting one picture per visited country (to be continued)

My next new destination?

Well, after working at Oktoberfest (you can find my posts about it here and here) and earning some extra money, I decided to come back to my home continent. As I was traveling in Africa, Europa and Asia for the past 2 years, now it´s time to go back to Latinamerica. I´ll start this new trip in the Caribbean (first stop Dominican Republic – country # 97) and after the Caribbean I´ll move to Central America and go as far as I can go and as long as my money lasts. Can you guess which one will be my country # 100? Write it in the comments 🙂

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomand.

List of visited countries:

Here finally I have listed my countries in the order I have visited them and with the year of my first visit there. You are welcomed to guess my country # 100 😉

1- Cuba born and lived utill 1999, when I started traveling

2- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (England and Scotland 1999 + Northern Ireland 2015)

3- Mexico 1999

4- Guatemala 1999

5- Spain 2000

6- United States of America USA 2001

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7- Germany 2002 currently based here

8- Switzerland 2002

9- Austria 2002

(Between 2003 and 2005 few trips but no new country)

10- Italy 2006

11- Vatican City 2006

12- Czech Republic 2006

13- Iceland 2006

14- France 2006

15- Poland 2007

16- Greece 2008

17- Tunisia 2009

18- Canada 2009

19- Australia 2010

20- New Zealand 2010

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21- Egypt 2010

22- Brazil 2011

23- Croatia 2011

Puerto Rico 2011 (belong to USA)

24- Turkey 2011

25- Russia 2011

26- The Netherlands 2011

27- China 2012

Hong Kong 2012 (belong to China… right or wrong?)

28- Tanzania 2012

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJP5SAmDiB3/?taken-by=itravelanddance

29- Cyprus 2012

30- Bulgaria 2012

31- Malta 2012

32- Sweden 2012

33- Lebanon 2013

34- Romania 2013

35- India 2013

36- Sri Lanka 2013

37- Maldives 2013

38- UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Fujairah) 2013

39- Oman 2013

40- Morocco 2013

41- Israel 2014

42- Luxembourg 2014

43- Belgium 2014

44- Republic of Ireland 2014

45- Norway 2014

46- Japan 2014

47- South Africa 2014

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48- Qatar 2014

49- Thailand 2014

50- Estonia 2015

51- Denmark 2015

52- Kazakhstan 2015

53- Kyrgyzstan 2015

54- Uzbekistan 2015

55- Latvia 2015

56- South Korea 2015

57- Malawi 2015

58- Angola 2015

59- Namibia 2015

60- Lesotho 2015

61- Swaziland 2015

62- Mozambique 2015

63- Zimbabwe 2015

64- Zambia 2015

65- Botswana 2015

66- Ethiopia 2016

67- Kenya 2016

68- Uganda 2016

69- Rwanda 2016

70- Taiwan 2016

71- Vietnam 2016

72- Azerbaijan 2016

73- Georgia 2016

74- Armenia 2016

Bermuda 2016 (belong to UK)

75- Lichtenstein 2016

76- Democratic Republic of Congo 2016

77- Burundi 2016

78- Nigeria 2016

79- Benin 2017

80- Niger 2017

81- Burkina Faso 2017

82- Togo 2017

83- Ghana 2017

84- Ivory Coast 2017

85- Liberia 2017

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86- Sierra Leone 2017

87- Guinea (Guinea Conakry) 2017

88- Guinea Bissau 2017

89- Senegal 2017

90- The Gambia 2017

91- Mali 2017

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92- Singapore 2017

93- Indonesia 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/BadfAhYlQWP/?taken-by=itravelanddance

94- Malaysia 2017

95- Brunei 2017

96- East Timor/Timor Leste 2017

 

Coming soon:

97- Dominican Republic 2017

98- Haiti 2017

99-  stay tuned 🙂

100- you should guess 😉

 

It looks like I´m almost by the half of the world. Let´s see how far I can go. Wish me good luck.

Enjoy it and stay tuned!!!

And you? Are you an addicted traveller like me? How many countries have you visited? Write it in the comments and guess which one will be my country # 100 🙂

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