Sunday, June 24, 2007

The world is a book...

... and those who do not travel, read only a page. (Saint Augustine)

I read an article in Gulf News this week about a man whose goal it is to travel to as many countries as his age.... which seems more attainable than going for 'every country in the world', or even 100+ (they have their own club, called the Travelers' Century Club).

So I started making my list...
  1. Netherlands
  2. Belgium
  3. Luxemburg
  4. Germany
  5. Denmark
  6. Sweden
  7. Norway
  8. England
  9. Scotland
  10. Ireland
  11. France
  12. Spain
  13. Italy
  14. Sardinia
  15. Switzerland
  16. Liechtenstein
  17. Austria
  18. Czech
  19. Poland
  20. Vatican
  21. Turkey
  22. Dubai
  23. Abu Dhabi
  24. China
  25. Tibet
  26. Philippines
  27. Australia
  28. Singapore
  29. Japan
  30. United States
  31. Canada
  32. Cuba
  33. Thailand
33 it is! I'm up to par! (one up even for about two weeks to go... hehe)
(check the list of countries to see how the counting works according to TCC)

I'm debating wether I've visited Andorra and/or Monaco, but the people who would know -parents- are on holiday :) so we'll have to sit that one out...

It's safe to say that I will try to keep the score up there. And I know that Shu'll want to join me -or beat me, more likely ;)-


Shu said...

As categorized by TTC, I've set foot in 13 countries/regions : Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Canada, China, Cuba, Dubai, England, France, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Scotland, and United States - in this case, I'd rather admit that I'm only 13 years old. :) But since my travel style tends to lead me to stay in a country for an extended time period, likely I will stay younger than I look. ;)

Anonymous said...


On their "join page" I counted multiple amounts while reading how to become a member, hihi.

Here's mine counting, I rarely celebrate my birthday so that why the total does not match my age :)

Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, England, Austrua, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, France, Andorra, Tunisia, Egypt, USA, Mauritius.

Anonymous said...

Dude, first of all, me thinks you are cheating!!! Aren't Abu Dhabi and Dubai both U.A.E.? Or is my topo completely off?

As for mine: NL, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Czech Rep, Germany, UK, Denmark, Turkey, Egypt, U.A.E., Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo (but only just, jump over the border :-), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and as of next month: Russia, Mongolia and China!

And -bleep- ..... like with friends on Hyves, you seem to have beat me on this one too!!

I will have trouble sleeping tonight.