How many countries have I seen? (2010)

It has been three years since my original “How many countries have I seen?” post. I thought it would be fun to update the list to get a sense of how much of the world I have yet to see. This is also a good way to get TB thinking about places we might visit in 2010.

As of April 2010, the tally comes in at 29, nine more since March 2007. This puts me at a mere 15% of the 193 countries in the world or +5% in 3 years. At this rate, it will take me about 50 more years to cover the globe.

Below is the updated list including links to the relevant blog entries.

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Barbados
  5. Belgium
  6. Brazil
  7. Canada
  8. China
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Dominica
  11. England
  12. France
  13. Germany
  14. Hungary
  15. Italy
  16. Japan
  17. Malaysia
  18. Mexico (Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas)
  19. Monaco
  20. Mozambique
  21. The Netherlands
  22. New Zealand
  23. Scotland
  24. Singapore
  25. South Africa (Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay)
  26. South Korea
  27. Spain
  28. Sweden
  29. USA

As before, these are all places I have actually visited so airport layovers do not count.

In the previous post I expressed a desire to visit South America and mainland Asia. I covered both with trips to Argentina & Brazil in October 2007 then China & South Korea in April 2008. Cape Town still reigns supreme as my favorite city but Rio de Janeiro is a close second. Kuala Lumpur maintains its rank on the bottom rung.

What’s next on the to-do list? Central America, India or the Middle East would be nice but we may have to wait until Owen is a little older before taking on those last two.