Traveling

The world is divided in 329 Countries and Territories.
I visited 134 of them and you will find them all below (92 of the 195 independent UN Member States, incl. Palestine and Vatican City).

A complete list of all Countries and Territories on Earth is available on the website of the Travelers’ Century Club (TCC). This list has widespread recognition as the standard of countries and territories that are of significant interest, as distinct destinations, to serious travelers.

State of affairs on August 2, 2021

RANKING
Landenverzamelaars.nl: #192 (out of 13.009 mostly Dutch members);
Most Traveled People: #1301 (list that has divided the world into 995 parts, of which I traveled 264, especially for the world traveler who wants to see every corner of the world).

You can divide the world into twelve sections:

  1. Pacific Ocean (40 Countries & Territories)
  2. North America (6)
  3. Central America (7)
  4. South America (14)
  5. Carribean (30)
  6. Atlantic Ocean (14)
  7. Europe & Mediterranean (68)
  8. Antarctica (7)
  9. Africa (55)
  10. Middle East (21)
  11. Indian Ocean (15)
  12. Asia (52)

PACIFIC OCEAN (1/40)
– Galapagos Islands

NORTH AMERICA (3/6)
– Alaska
– Canada
– United States (Contiguous) (California, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington)

CENTRAL AMERICA (1/7)
– Belize

SOUTH AMERICA (5/14)
– Bolivia
– Brazil
– Chile
– Colombia
– Ecuador

CARIBBEAN (2/30)
– Curacao
– Sint Maarten (Netherlands) – ps

ATLANTIC OCEAN (5/14)
– Azores Islands
– Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, La Palma)
– Cape Verde Islands
– Iceland
– Madeira

EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN (66/68)
– Åland Islands (Mariehamn, incl. Islands: Andersö, Ängö, Alören, Bussö, Eckerö, Främstön, Grandholm, Hallo, Högskär, Järsö, Långnäs, Nåtö, Österön, Prästö, Rodgrund, Styrsö, Töftö, Vårdö, Västerön
– Albania
– Andorra
– Austria
– Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Minorca)
– Belarus
– Belgium
– Bosnia & Herzegovina
– Bulgaria
– Corsica
– Crete
– Croatia
– Cyprus, British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri & Dhekelia
– Cyprus, Republic
– Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State
– Czech Republic
– Denmark
– England
– Estonia
– Finland
– France
– Germany (incl. Islands: BorkumDüne, Helgoland)
– Gibraltar
– Greece
– Greek Aegean Islands
– Guernsey & Deps. (Alderney, Herm, Sark, Lihou Island)
– Hungary
– Ionian Island (Corfu)
– Ireland (incl. Islands: Cork, Little)
– Ireland, Northern
– Isle of Man
– Italy (Rome, incl. Isola Tiberina)
– Jersey
– Kosovo
– Latvia
– Liechtenstein
– Lithuania
– Luxembourg
– Malta (incl. Island: Gozo)
– Moldova
– Monaco
– Montenegro
– Netherlands (incl. Wadden Islands: Ameland, Texel, Vlieland)
– North Macedonia
– Norway
– Poland
– Portugal
– Romania
– Russia (incl. Moskou, St. Petersburg)
– San Marino
– Sardinia
– Scotland
– Serbia
– Sicily (incl. Aegadian Islands: Favignana, Lavenzo)
– Slovakia
– Slovenia
– Spain
– Spitsbergen
– Srpska
– Sweden
– Switzerland
– Transnistria
– Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
– Ukraine
– Vatican City
– Wales

ANTARCTICA (0/7)

AFRICA (16/55)
– Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa)
– Egypt in Africa
– Ethiopia 
– Gambia, The
– Ghana
– Kenya
– Morocco
– Morocco, Spanish (Ceuta)
– Nigeria – ps
– Rwanda
– Senegal
– Tanzania (incl. Islands: Bongoyo, Lukuba)
– Tunisia (incl. Djerba Island)
– Uganda – ps
– Western Sahara
– Zanzibar (incl. Prison Island)

MIDDLE EAST (16/21)
– Abu Dhabi
– Ajman
– Bahrain (incl. Islands: Amwaj, Durrat, Nabih Saleh, Um Al Naasan)
– Dubai
– Egypt in Asia (Sinai Peninsula)
– Fujairah
– Israel
– Jordan
– Kuwait (incl. Islands: Al Khiran, Bubiyan Bridge, Failaka)
– Oman (incl. Madha, Musandam)
– Palestine
– Qatar
– Ras Al Khaimah
– Saudi Arabia (Tiran Island)
– Sharjah
– Umm Al Qaiwain

INDIAN OCEAN (2/15)
– Andaman and Nicobar Islands (incl. Islands: Baratang, Chatham, Havelock, Middle Andaman, Ross, South Andaman)
– Seychelles (incl. Islands: Cerf, Félicité, Les Soeurs, Mahé, Moyenne, Praslin, St. Pierre)

ASIA (17/52)
– Armenia
– Azerbaijan
– China, People’s Republic
– Georgia
– Hong Kong (incl. Islands: Chek Lap Kok, Ma Wan, Tsing Yi)
– India
– Japan
– Kashmir
– Kazakhstan
– Kyrgyzstan
– Macau
– Malaysia (incl. Pulau’s: Babi Besar, Babi Hujong, Babi Tengah, Banding, Penang, Redang)
– Singapore (incl. Punggol Barrat, Punggol Timor)
– Sumatra (Indonesia)
– Thailand
– Turkey in Asia
– Vietnam

2 Reacties op “Traveling

  1. Wilhelm

    Kun je iets meer vertellen waarom je al dit reizen zo graag wilt doen?
    Mijn eigen ervaring van 15jaar expat is dat als je andere landen/mensen echt wilt leren kennen, je er toch meestal meerdere jaren moet wonen…..

    • Dat is ook zo. Wat mij drijft, is een drang nieuwe ervaringen op te doen in allerlei verschillende contexten. Dat is waar ik enorm van geniet. Ik ga niet snel terug naar een zelfde plek (behalve in NL), dus ja, met het ouder worden, wordt de lijst dan steeds langer.

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