“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
– Mark Twain
So throw off the bowlines, and sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I have been to:
- 97 of 193+4 countries (according to the United Nations) or 110 of 319 countries (according to the Travelers Century Club)
Where I have been
Countries I’ve Visited
I have been to 7 out of 54 African countries.
Africa: Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, The Gambia
Still missing: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
I have been to 31 out of 49 Asian countries.
Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Eastern Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan
Still missing: Mongolia, North Korea
South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Still missing: Brunei, Timor Leste, Myanmar
Southern Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Still missing: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan
Western Asia: Turkey
Still missing: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia
Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Still missing: Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
I have been to 1 out of 13 Caribbean countries.
Still missing: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
I have been to 19 out of 22 American countries.
North America: United States, Canada, Mexico
Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Still missing: Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
I have been to 39 out of 45 European countries.
West Europe: Andorra, Austria , Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City
Still missing: Liechtenstein
Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
Still missing: Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Romania
Australia, Pacific, and others (14)
Still missing: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Places I’ve Lived
Jüchen, NRW, Germany
Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
San José, Costa Rica
Do you know a destination I should travel to? Leave me a comment below – I love travel inspiration!