Around the World

Overhead view of notebook and globe (c) Istockphoto

I have a plan.

To visit all the countries in the world (preferably before I turn 50 years old).

And I want to share my path on this mission with you.

Current status: 37 of 198 done. (check also my interactive map for even more details)

Short and formal name of the country First visit on Last visit on Additional information
 Afghanistan – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Not yet visited    
 Albania – Republic of Albania 07.03.2017 – 13.03.2017   Business trip 
 Algeria – People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Not yet visited    
 Andorra – Principality of Andorra 10.09.2018    
 Angola – Republic of Angola Not yet visited    
Antarctica Not yet visited    
 Antigua and Barbuda Not yet visited    
 Argentina – Argentine Republic Not yet visited    
 Armenia – Republic of Armenia Not yet visited    
 Australia – Commonwealth of Australia Not yet visited    
 Austria – Republic of Austria Some time in the 1990s with a school trip to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.    
 Azerbaijan – Republic of Azerbaijan 31.12.2017 layover in Baku    
 Bahamas, The – Commonwealth of the Bahamas Not yet visited    
 Bahrain – Kingdom of Bahrain Not yet visited    
 Bangladesh – People’s Republic of Bangladesh Not yet visited    
 Barbados Not yet visited    
 Belarus – Republic of Belarus 16.12.2018    
 Belgium – Kingdom of Belgium 08.12.2018    
 Belize Not yet visited    
 Benin – Republic of Benin Not yet visited    
 Bhutan – Kingdom of Bhutan Not yet visited    
 Bolivia – Plurinational State of Bolivia Not yet visited    
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Not yet visited    
 Botswana – Republic of Botswana Not yet visited    
 Brazil – Federative Republic of Brazil Not yet visited    
 Brunei – Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace Not yet visited    
 Bulgaria – Republic of Bulgaria Not yet visited    
 Burkina Faso Not yet visited    
 Burundi – Republic of Burundi Not yet visited    
 Cambodia – Kingdom of Cambodia Not yet visited    
 Cameroon – Republic of Cameroon Not yet visited    
 Canada Some time during the 1980s with my family visiting Niagara Falls.    
 Cape Verde – Republic of Cabo Verde Not yet visited    
 Central African Republic Not yet visited    
 Chad – Republic of Chad Not yet visited    
 Chile – Republic of Chile Not yet visited    
 China – People’s Republic of China Not yet visited    
 Colombia – Republic of Colombia Not yet visited    
 Comoros – Union of the Comoros Not yet visited    
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Not yet visited    
 Congo, Republic of the Not yet visited    
 Costa Rica – Republic of Costa Rica Not yet visited    
 Croatia – Republic of Croatia Not yet visited    
 Cuba – Republic of Cuba Not yet visited    
 Cyprus – Republic of Cyprus Not yet visited    
 Czech Republic Not yet visited    
 Denmark – Kingdom of Denmark 23. December 2015   Short visit in the city of Copenhagen during a layover between flights.
 Djibouti – Republic of Djibouti Not yet visited    
 Dominica – Commonwealth of Dominica Not yet visited    
 Dominican Republic 30.05.2019    
 East Timor – Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Not yet visited    
 Ecuador – Republic of Ecuador Not yet visited    
 Egypt – Arab Republic of Egypt Not yet visited    
 El Salvador – Republic of El Salvador Not yet visited    
 Equatorial Guinea – Republic of Equatorial Guinea Not yet visited    
 Eritrea – State of Eritrea Not yet visited    
 Estonia – Republic of Estonia 27. March 2017    Visiting Tallinn for one day.
 Eswatini – Kingdom of Eswatini Not yet visited    
 Ethiopia – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Not yet visited    
 Fiji – Republic of Fiji Not yet visited    
 Finland – Republic of Finland 18.08.2018    
 France – French Republic Some time in the early 2000s 03.06.2016 in Nice for one night on my way to gamble in Monaco  
 Gabon – Gabonese Republic Not yet visited    
 Gambia, The – Islamic Republic of the Gambia Not yet visited    
 Georgia Not yet visited    
 Germany – Federal Republic of Germany November 1978 A lot of times. I was born there.
 Ghana – Republic of Ghana Not yet visited    
 Greece – Hellenic Republic 17.12.2016    Ticking off bucket list item of seeing the Acropolis in Greece
 Grenada Not yet visited    
 Guatemala – Republic of Guatemala Not yet visited    
 Guinea – Republic of Guinea Not yet visited    
 Guinea-Bissau – Republic of Guinea-Bissau Not yet visited    
 Guyana – Co-operative Republic of Guyana Not yet visited    
 Haiti – Republic of Haiti Not yet visited    
 Honduras – Republic of Honduras Not yet visited    
 Hungary 21.02.2019    
 Iceland Not yet visited    
 India – Republic of India Not yet visited    
 Indonesia – Republic of Indonesia Not yet visited    
 Iran – Islamic Republic of Iran Not yet visited    
 Iraq – Republic of Iraq Not yet visited    
 Ireland 04.03.2019    
 Israel – State of Israel Not yet visited    
 Italy – Italian Republic Some time in the 1990’s on a trip with my family to Brebbia / Lago Maggiore 01.11.2018 – Bucket list item: See Venice  
 Ivory Coast – Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Not yet visited    
 Jamaica Not yet visited    
 Japan Not yet visited    
 Jordan – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Not yet visited    
 Kazakhstan – Republic of Kazakhstan Not yet visited    
 Kenya – Republic of Kenya Not yet visited    
 Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati Not yet visited    
 Korea, North – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Not yet visited    
 Korea, South – Republic of Korea Not yet visited    
 Kosovo – Republic of Kosovo Not yet visited
 Kuwait – State of Kuwait Not yet visited    
 Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz Republic Not yet visited    
 Laos – Lao People’s Democratic Republic Not yet visited    
 Latvia – Republic of Latvia 01.01.2016 02.01.2016 Couchsurfed one night in the wonderful city of Riga.
 Lebanon – Lebanese Republic Not yet visited    
 Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho Not yet visited    
 Liberia – Republic of Liberia Not yet visited    
 Libya – State of Libya Not yet visited    
 Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein Not yet visited    
 Lithuania – Republic of Lithuania 15.12.2018    
 Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Not yet visited    
 North Macedonia – Republic of North Macedonia 09.12.2018    
 Madagascar – Republic of Madagascar Not yet visited    
 Malawi – Republic of Malawi Not yet visited    
 Malaysia Not yet visited    
 Maldives – Republic of Maldives Not yet visited    
 Mali – Republic of Mali Not yet visited    
 Malta – Republic of Malta 08.12.2018    
 Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands Not yet visited    
 Mauritania – Islamic Republic of Mauritania Not yet visited    
 Mauritius – Republic of Mauritius Not yet visited    
 Mexico – United Mexican States Not yet visited    
 Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia Not yet visited    
 Moldova – Republic of Moldova Not yet visited    
 Monaco – Principality of Monaco 03.06.2016   Crossing off bucket list item: Gambling in Monaco
 Mongolia Not yet visited    
 Montenegro Not yet visited    
 Morocco – Kingdom of Morocco 26.05.2018  – 27.05.2018     Weekend in Nador. Enjoying empty streets during Ramadan
 Mozambique – Republic of Mozambique Not yet visited    
 Myanmar – Republic of the Union of Myanmar Not yet visited    
 Namibia – Republic of Namibia Not yet visited    
 Nauru – Republic of Nauru Not yet visited    
   Nepal – Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Not yet visited    
 Netherlands – Kingdom of the Netherlands Some time in the 1990 when on a sailing trip with my school class on the Isselmeer.    
 New Zealand Not yet visited    
 Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua Not yet visited    
 Niger – Republic of Niger Not yet visited    
 Nigeria – Federal Republic of Nigeria Not yet visited    
 Norway – Kingdom of Norway Not yet visited    
 Oman – Sultanate of Oman Not yet visited    
 Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan Not yet visited    
 Palau – Republic of Palau Not yet visited    
 Palestine – State of Palestine Not yet visited    
 Panama – Republic of Panama 29.05.2019    
 Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea Not yet visited    
 Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay Not yet visited    
 Peru – Republic of Peru Not yet visited    
 Philippines – Republic of the Philippines Not yet visited    
 Poland – Republic of Poland 12.11.2016 / 13.11.2016    Made a new friend in Krakow.
 Portugal – Portuguese Republic 09.09.2017 / 10.09.2017    Visited Lisbon
 Qatar – State of Qatar Not yet visited    
 Romania Not yet visited    
 Russia – Russian Federation 19.08.2018  
 Rwanda – Republic of Rwanda Not yet visited    
 Saint Kitts and Nevis – Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis Not yet visited    
 Saint Lucia Not yet visited    
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Not yet visited    
 Samoa – Independent State of Samoa Not yet visited    
 San Marino – Republic of San Marino 19 to 20. Oct. 2018    
 São Tomé and Príncipe – Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe Not yet visited    
 Saudi Arabia – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Not yet visited    
 Senegal – Republic of Senegal Not yet visited    
 Serbia – Republic of Serbia Not yet visited    
 Seychelles – Republic of Seychelles Not yet visited    
 Sierra Leone – Republic of Sierra Leone Not yet visited    
 Singapore – Republic of Singapore Not yet visited    
 Slovakia – Slovak Republic Not yet visited    
 Slovenia – Republic of Slovenia Not yet visited    
 Solomon Islands Not yet visited    
 Somalia – Federal Republic of Somalia Not yet visited    
 South Africa – Republic of South Africa Not yet visited    
 South Sudan – Republic of South Sudan Not yet visited    
 Spain – Kingdom of Spain Some time in 2011. Living here permanently since  07/2012  
 Sri Lanka – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Not yet visited    
 Sudan – Republic of the Sudan Not yet visited    
 Suriname – Republic of Suriname Not yet visited    
 Sweden – Kingdom of Sweden Not yet visited    
  Switzerland – Swiss Confederation 07. December 2013   Visiting Zurich for a night (business trip)
 Syria – Syrian Arab Republic Not yet visited    
 Taiwan  – Republic of China Not yet visited
 Tajikistan – Republic of Tajikistan Not yet visited    
 Tanzania – United Republic of Tanzania Not yet visited    
 Thailand – Kingdom of Thailand Not yet visited    
 Togo – Togolese Republic Not yet visited    
 Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga Not yet visited    
 Trinidad and Tobago – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Not yet visited    
 Tunisia – Republic of Tunisia Not yet visited    
 Turkey – Republic of Turkey 13.03.2017    Half a day layover on my way home from Albania with a quick tour of Istanbul.
 Turkmenistan Not yet visited    
 Tuvalu Not yet visited    
 Uganda – Republic of Uganda Not yet visited    
 Ukraine 27.10.2016 22.02.2019  Visiting Kyiv and ticking off bucket list item to visit Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
 United Arab Emirates 31.12.2017 – 02.01.2018    crossing off “new year’s Eve in Dubai” from my bucket list
 United Kingdom – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Some time in the late 1990 on a school trip to London and Brighton 06. December 2015 (Flying to London to watch “Living in the age of Airplanes” in Odeon BFI IMAX)  
 United States – United States of America Some time in the 1980s with my parents visiting Rochester, NY. June 2016 – Visiting Vidcon in LA June 2016 Crossing off “Gambling in Vegas” and “Visit Area51” on my bucket list.
 Uruguay – Oriental Republic of Uruguay Not yet visited    
 Uzbekistan – Republic of Uzbekistan Not yet visited    
 Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu Not yet visited    
  Vatican City – Vatican City State Some time in the early 2000’s on a trip with my family to Rome.    
 Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Not yet visited    
 Vietnam – Socialist Republic of Vietnam Not yet visited    
 Yemen – Republic of Yemen Not yet visited    
 Zambia – Republic of Zambia Not yet visited    
 Zimbabwe – Republic of Zimbabwe Not yet visited    

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