Country List

One of the most often asked questions I get is “how many countries have you been to?” I wasn’t keeping track so I’ve made this list to give a proper answer (the answer is 71). The following are the countries I have visited.

Visited Countries

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bangladesh
Belgium
Belarus
Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
East Timor
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Morocco
Myanmar
Namibia
Netherlands
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
UAE
UK
Uruguay
USA
Vatican City
Vietnam

Country Notes

I count my own country (Australia) of course.

I have counted the UK as one country, though I know some people like to count the constituent countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as separate (for the record I have been to all four).

Airport layovers where I don’t leave the airport don’t count. I cover this here: When can you say you’ve been to a country?

I count countries even if I only spend part of a day there (such as Bosnia and Herzegovina which I counted as a new country day.)

I’m not on a quest to visit every country in the world. While I enjoy following along travellers that are doing it, for me I would rather revisit my favourite countries and get know them better than to go somewhere to say I have been.


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