Journey

Helen Keller(1880-1968) once wrote: “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing”.

I could have stayed at home, gone to the library, watched documentaries, spoken to people and explored the World from the comfort of a chair in familiar surroundings. However loosely translated from the Danish scientist, Piet Hein, I have read: “one must travel in order to understand that the World is round”.

With a background in logistics I have spent many hours planning the most optimal route in order to visit every country in the World. Well; here is the master plan by sequence and while it might not be pure genius it is the basics of what I am basing my travel plans on. Sure I might deviate from it a few times – but this is more or less how I have imagined to work my way through 203 countries:

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(The dates below reflect the date at which I have spent 24 hours in the country. Not always the date I leave).

sequence number

Country

1

Denmark - done 10/10 2013

2

Germany - done 11/10 2013

3

Netherland - done 12/10 2013

4

Belgium - done 13/10 2013

5

Luxembourg - done 14-15/10 2013

6

France - done 16/10 2013

7

England - done 17/10 2013

8

Wales - done 18/10 2013

9

Ireland - done 20/10 2013

10

Northern Ireland - done 21/10 2013

11

Scotland - done 22-24/10 2013

12

Spain - done 27/10 2013

13

Portugal - done 28/10 2013

14

Andorra - done 03/11 2013

15

Monaco - done 05/11 2013

16

Italy - done 06/11 2013

17

Vatican City - pending return

18

San Marino - done 08/11 2013

19

Liechtenstein - done 10/11 2013

20

Austria - done 11/11 2013

21

Switzerland - done 13/11 2013

22

Slovenia - done 16/11 2013

23

Croatia - done 17/11 2013

24

Bosnia & Herzegovina - done 19/11 2013

25

Serbia - done 20/11 2013

26

Hungary - done 22/11 2013

27

Slovakia - done 23/11 2013

28

Czech Republic - done 24/11 2013

29

Poland - done 25/11 2013

30

Lithuania - done 07/12 2013

31

Belarus - done 08/12 2013

32

Russia - done 09/12 2013

33

Latvia - done 12/12 2013

34

Estonia - done 13/12 2013

35

Finland - done 14/12 2013

36

Sweden - done 16/12 2013

37

Norway - done 17/12 2013

38

Faroe Islands - done 06/01 2014

39

Iceland - done 08/01 2014

40

Greenland - done 19/02 2014

41

Canada - done 19/05 2014

42

United States of America - done 23/05 2014

43

Mexico - done 06/06 2014

44

Belize - done 12/06 2014

45

Guatemala - done 16/06 2014

46

El Salvador - done 18/06 2014

47

Honduras - done 20/06 2014

48

Nicaragua - done 25/06 2014

49

Costa Rica - done 02/07 2014

50

Panama - done 05/07 2014

51

Colombia - done 19/07 2014

52

Ecuador - done 27/07 2014

53

Peru - done 31/7 2014

54

Bolivia - done 16/8 2014

55

Paraguay - done 19/8 2014

56

Chile - done 13/9 2014

57

Argentina - done 19/9 2014

58

Uruguay - done 24/9 2014

59

Brazil - done 28/9 2014

60

Guyana - done 16/10 2014

61

Suriname - done 22/10 2014

62

Venezuela - done 27/10 2014

63

Trinidad & Tobago - done 01/11 2014

64

Grenada - done 12/11 2014

65

St. Vincent and the Grenadines - done 15/11 2014

66

Barbados - done 26/11 2014

67

St. Lucia - done 10/12 2014

68

Dominica - done 14/12 2014

69

Antigua - done 19/12 2014

70

St. Kitts & Nevis - done 23/12 2014

71

Dominican Republic - done 11/01 2015

72

Haiti - done 14/01 2015

73

Jamaica - done 19/01 2015

74

Cuba - done 08/02 2015

75

Bahamas - done 24/02 2015

76

Marocco - done 07/04 2015

77

Western Sahara - done 14/04 2015

78

Mauritania - done 16/04 2015

79

Senegal - done 18/04 2015

80

Cape Verde - done 30/04 2015

81

Guinea-Bissau - done 22/05 2015

82

The Gambia - done 25/05 2015

83

Mali - done 04/06 2015

84

Guinea - done 11/06 2015

85

Sierra Leone - done 15/06 2015

86

Liberia - done 18/06 2015

87

Côte D'Ivoire - done 27/06 2015

88

Ghana - done 29/06 2015

89

Togo - done 18/07 2015

90

Burkina Faso - done 21/07 2015

91

Niger - done 26/07 2015

92

Benin Republic - done 29/07 2015

93

Nigeria - done 10/08 2015

94

Cameroon - done 26/08 2015

95

Chad - done 31/08 2015

96

Central African Republic - done 09/09 2015

97

Gabon - done 28/09 2015

98

Congo Republic - done 08/10 2015

99

São Tomé & Príncipe - done 21/11 2015

100

Equatorial Guinea - done 23/01 2016

101

Democratic Republic of Congo done 15/03 2016

102

Angola - done 22/03 2016

103

Namibia - done 27/03 2016

104

Botswana - done 02/04 2016

105

South Africa - done 06/04 2016

106

Lesotho - done 11/04 2016

107

Swaziland - done 17/04 2016

108

Mozambique - 23/04 2016

109

Zimbabwe - done 29/04 2016

110

Zambia - done 12/05 2016

111

Malawi - done 23/05 2016

112

Tanzania - done 30/05 2016

113

Comoros

114

Madagascar

115

Mauritius

116

Burundi

117

Rwanda

118

Uganda

119

South Sudan

120

Kenya

121

Somalia

122

Ethiopia

123

Djibouti

124

Eritrea

125

Sudan

126

Egypt

127

Libya

128

Tunesia

129

Algeria

130

Malta

131

Albania

132

Greece

133

Macedonia

134

Kosovo

135

Montenegro

136

Romania

137

Moldova

138

Bulgaria

139

Turkey

140

Cyprus 

141

Lebanon

142

Syria

143

Iraq

144

Jordan

145

Palestine

146

Israel

147

Saudi Arabia

148

Yemen

149

Oman

150

United Arab Emirates

151

Qatar

152

Bahrain

153

Kuwait

154

Iran

155

Armenia

156

Georgia

157

Ukraine

158

Azerbaijan

159

Kazakhstan

160

Turkmenistan

161

Uzbekistan

162

Kyrgistan

163

Tajikistan

164

Afghanistan

165

Pakistan

166

India

167

Nepal

168

Bhutan

169

China

170

Mongolia

171

South Korea

172

North Korea

173

Japan

174

Taiwan

175

Vietnam

176

Cambodia

177

Laos

178

Thailand

179

Myanmar

180

Bangladesh

181

Malaysia

182

Singapore

183

Indonesia

184

Brunai

185

Phillipines

186

Palau

187

Micronesia

188

Nauru

189

Marshall Islands

190

Kiribati

191

Tuvalu

192

Samoa

193

Fiji

194

Tonga

195

New Zealand

196

Australia

197

Vanuatu

198

Solomon Islands

199

Papua New Guinea

200

East Timor

201

Sri Lanka

202

The Maldives

203

The Seychelles

  

Once Upon a Saga
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