Countries Visited

by Philip Greenspun

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This is a marked-up version of http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org/countries.html (November 2003), showing the countries that I've visited and when. I keep this list around so that I can link to it and ask people to suggest travel destinations that will be new to me.

Note that according to the Traveler's Century Club they include some areas that aren't independent countries because "they are removed from parent, either geographically, politically or ethnologically".

Red = visited.

PACIFIC OCEAN (40)
  • Australia (1992, 2000)
  • Bismark Archipelago (New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville, Admiralty Islands)
  • Chatham Islands
  • Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Penrhyn)
  • Easter Island
  • Fiji Islands
  • French Polynesia (Tahiti,Tuamotu, Austral, Gambier)
  • Galapagos Islands (2004)
  • Guam
  • Hawaiian Islands (1990, 1991)
  • Johnston Island
  • Juan Fernandez Islands (Robinson Crusoe Island)
  • Kiribati (Gilberts,Tarawa, Ocean Island)
  • Line/Phoenix Islands (Palmyra, Fanning, Christmas, Canton, Enderbury, Howland)
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Marquesas Islands
  • Marshall Islands, Republic of (Majuro, Kwajalein, Eniwetok)
  • Micronesia, Fed.States of (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk,Yap,Caroline Islands)
  • Midway Island
  • Nauru
  • New Caldedonia & Deps. (Noumea, Loyalty Islands)
  • New Zealand (1993)
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian)
  • Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Island, Iwo Jima)
  • Palau, Republic of
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)
  • Samoa, American (Pago Pago)
  • Samoa, Western (Apia)
  • Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, New Georgia,Tulagi)
  • Tasmania
  • Tokelau Islands (Fakaofu, Atafu, Union)
  • Tonga (Nukualofa)
  • Tuvalu (Ellice Island, Funafuti, Vaitapu)
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides Islands)
  • Wake Island
  • Wallis & Futuna Islands
NORTH AMERICA (5)
  • Alaska (1993 minivan, 2002 airplane)
  • Canada (1993/2002 West, 2001 Maritimes, 2005 Manitoba/Sask./Nunavut)
  • Mexico (1994 Juarez, 2001 Big Bend, 2002 Baja Calif., 2003 Mexico City, 2004 Oaxaca)
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
  • United States (continental; 1963 Maryland-2002 South Dakota (50th state visited))
CENTRAL AMERICA (8)
  • Belize (British Honduras)
  • Costa Rica (1994)
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala (2000)
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • San Blas Islands
SOUTH AMERICA (13)
  • Argentina (2003)
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil (2003 across the middle of the Parana River near Iguazu)
  • Chile (2003, walked from Ushuaia)
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador (2004)
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana (British Guiana)
  • Paraguay
  • Peru (2004)
  • Suriname (Netherlands Guiana)
  • Uruguay (2003 Colonia)
  • Venezuela
CARIBBEAN (27)
  • Anguilla (2003)
  • Antigua & Deps. (Barbuda, Redonda)
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas (2003)
  • Barbados
  • Cayman Islands (1994)
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic (2003)
  • Grenada & Deps. (Carriacou, Grenadines)
  • Guadeloupe & Deps.(Marie Galante)
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Leeward Islands, French (St. Martin, St. Barts; 2003)

  • Leeward Islands, Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten; 2003)
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire)
  • Puerto Rico (1991 transit; 2002/3 visit)
  • San Andres & Providencia
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia (1991)
  • St. Vincent & Deps. (Bequia, Canouan Grenadines; 1991)
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands (2002)
  • Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas; 2003)
  • Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.; 2003)


  • Note: all of the 2003 visits were in a single island-hopping trip by small airplane, chronicled in this story.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (13)
  • Ascension
  • Azores Islands
  • Bermuda
  • Canary Islands
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fernando do Noronha
  • Faroe Islands
  • Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
  • Iceland
  • Madeira
  • St. Helena
  • Tristan de Cunha
EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN (67)
  • Aland Islands (Mariehamn)
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria (2001, 2002)
  • Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Minorca)
  • Belarus
  • Belgium (2001)
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)
  • Bulgaria
  • Corsica
  • Crete (2004)
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus, Republic
  • Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State
  • Czech Federated Rep. (1993)
  • Denmark
  • Dodecanese Is. (Rhodes)
  • England (1983)
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France (1968 w/parents, 1983 w/Suzanne)
  • Germany (1983 IJCAI in Karlsruhe; 1993 Freiburg/Berlin; 1999 Munich)
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (2004, south-central)
  • Guernsey & Deps (Alderney, Herm, Sark, Channel Islands)
  • Hungary (2002)
  • Ionian Islands (Corfu, etc.; 2004 Corfu)
  • Ireland (Eire; 2000)
  • Ireland, Northern (Ulster)
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy (1983, 1991/2, 1995)
  • Jersey (Channel Islands)
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kosovo
  • Lampedusa
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco (1984)
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands (1984, 2001)
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Scotland (2003)
  • Serbia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (2000)
  • Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Bear Island)
  • Srpska
  • Sweden (1999)
  • Switzerland (1983)
  • Trans Dniester
  • Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican City (1983)
  • Wales (2003)
ANTARCTICA (9)
  • American (Palmer, McMurdo Sound, South Pole)
  • Argentine South Pole (2013)
  • Australian Antarctic Territory South Pole (Mawson, Davis, Macquarie, Heard)
  • Chilean South Pole (2013)
  • Falkland Islands Dependencies (British Antarctica, Graham Land, So. Sheltland, So. Sandwich, So. Georgia, So. Orkney) (2013)

  • French Southern & Antarctic Territory South Pole (Kerguelon, Crozet, Amsterdam, St. Paul)
  • Norwegian (Bouvet)
  • New Zealand South Pole (Ross Dependency)
  • Russian (Bellingshausen)
AFRICA (52)
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin (Dahomey)
  • Botswana (2007)
  • Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
  • Burundi (Urundi)
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Rep.
  • Chad
  • Republic of Congo
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt (1992)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni, Fernando Poo)
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana (Gold Coast, British Togoland)
  • Guinea (French)
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya (change planes, 8/2007)
  • Lesotho (Basutoland)
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malawi (Nyasaland)
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Morocco,Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla)
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia (2007)
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia (Italian Somaliland)
  • Somaliland (Brit.)
  • South Africa (2007)
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania (Tanganyika) (2007)
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda (2007)
  • Western Sahara (Spanish Sahara)
  • Zambia (Vic Falls cruise 2007)
  • Zanzibar (2007)
  • Zimbabwe (Vic Falls 2007)
MIDDLE EAST (21)
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ajman
  • Bahrain
  • Dubai
  • Fujeirah
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel (1992,2000,2003,2012)
  • Jordan (2012)
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Palestine (1992, 2000)
  • Qatar
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sharjah
  • Syria
  • Umm Al Qaiwain
  • Yemen (No. Rep. Sana'a)
  • Yemen (So. Rep. Aden)
INDIAN OCEAN (14)
  • Andaman-Nicobar Islands
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos, Arch, Diego Garcia)
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands (Keeling)
  • Comoro Islands (Anjouan Moheli, Grand Comoro)
  • Lakshadweep,Union Terr. Of ( Laccadive Is.)
  • Madagascar
  • Maldive Islands
  • Mauritius & Deps. (Agalega, St. Brandon)
  • Mayotte (Dzaoudzi)
  • Reunion & Deps. (Tromelin, Glorioso)
  • Rodriguez Island
  • Seychelles
  • Zil Elwannyen Sesel (Aldabra, Farquhar, Amirante Is.)
ASIA (48)
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia (Yerevan)
  • Azerbaijan (Baku)
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China, People's Rep. (2000)
  • East Timor
  • Georgia
  • Hainan Island
  • Hong Kong (2001 Web Conf.)
  • India (2001)
  • Indonesia (Java)
  • Irian Jaya (Dutch New Guinea)
  • Japan (2000,2001,2004 road trip Narita to Hokkaido)
  • Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
  • Kashmir
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Laos
  • Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali,Timor, Indonesia)
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Moluka
  • Mongolia, Rep.
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sabah (No. Borneo)
  • Sarawak
  • Siberia (Russia in Asia)
  • Sikkim
  • Singapore (2000)
  • Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
  • Sulawesi (Celebes, Indonesia)
  • Sumatra (Indonesia)
  • Taiwan. R.O.C. (2001)
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tibet
  • Turkey in Asia (Anatolia, Ankara, Izmir)
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

Plans

Here are some trips that I'd like to take...
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