Where I’ve Been

27 Nov

 

It all depends what you count as a “country”, but I’ve been to:

  • 99 out of 195 Sovereign States and 11 Disputed States (The UN list)
  • 109 out of 236 Countries and Territories (The Matador Network list)
  • 112 out of 327 Countries, Territories, Islands, Enclaves etc (The Traveler’s Century Club list)

I tend to use the number from the Matador Network list because then I can use their nice map graphic.
My goal in life is to visit all 195 sovereign states officially recognised by the UN.
99 down, 96 to go.


The Complete List of Places I’ve Been

SOVEREIGN STATES Been DISPUTED STATES Been MATADOR NETWORK – includes territories Been TRAVELERS CENTURY CLUB – territories, islands, enclaves etc Been
195 97 11 2 236 109 327 112
Afghanistan   Abkhazia   Afghanistan   Abkhazia  
Albania Y Artsakh   Aland Islands   Abu Dhabi Y
Algeria   Cook Islands   Albania Y Afghanistan  
Andorra Y Kosovo Y Algeria   Ajman  
Angola   Niue   American Samoa   Aland Islands  
Antigua and Barbuda   Northern Cyprus   Andorra Y Alaska  
Argentina  Y Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic   Angola   Albania Y
Armenia Y Somaliland   Anguilla   Algeria  
Australia Y South Ossetia   Antarctica   Andaman-Nicobar Islands  
Austria Y Taiwan  Y Antigua and Barbuda   Andorra Y
Azerbaijan Y Transnistria   Argentina  Y Angola  
Bahamas, The       Armenia Y Anguilla  
Bahrain Y     Aruba   Antigua & Barbuda  
Bangladesh       Australia Y Argentina  Y
Barbados       Austria Y Argentine Antarctica  
Belarus Y     Azerbaijan Y Armenia Y
Belgium Y     Bahamas   Aruba  
Belize       Bahrain Y Ascension  
Benin       Bangladesh   Australia Y
Bhutan       Barbados   Australian Antarctic Territory  
Bolivia       Belarus Y Austria Y
Bosnia and Herzegovina Y     Belgium Y Azerbaijan Y
Botswana Y     Belize   Azores Islands  
Brazil  Y     Benin   Bahamas  
Brunei       Bermuda   Bahrain Y
Bulgaria Y     Bhutan   Balearic Islands  
Burkina Faso       Bolivia   Bangladesh  
Burundi       Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba   Barbados  
Cambodia Y     Bosnia and Herzegovina Y Belarus Y
Cameroon       Botswana Y Belgium Y
Canada Y     Brazil  Y Belize  
Cape Verde       British Virgin Islands   Benin  
Central African Republic       Brunei   Bermuda  
Chad       Bulgaria Y Bhutan  
Chile  Y     Burkina Faso   Bismarck Archipelago  
China  Y     Burundi   Bolivia  
Colombia       Cambodia Y Bonaire  
Comoros       Cameroon   Bosnia & Herzegovina Y
Congo, Democratic Republic of the       Canada Y Botswana Y
Congo, Republic of the       Cape Verde   Brazil  Y
Costa Rica Y     Cayman Islands   British Antarctic Territory  
Croatia Y     Central African Republic   British Indian Ocean Territory  
Cuba Y     Chad   Brunei  
Cyprus Y     Chile  Y Bulgaria Y
Czech Republic Y     Christmas Island   Burkina Faso  
Denmark Y     Cocos Islands   Burundi (Urundi)  
Djibouti       Colombia   Cabinda  
Dominica       Comoros   Cambodia Y
Dominican Republic       Cook Islands   Cameroon  
East Timor       Costa Rica Y Canada Y
Ecuador       Croatia Y Canary Islands  
Egypt Y     Cuba Y Cape Verde Islands  
El Salvador       Curacao   Cayman Islands  
Equatorial Guinea       Cyprus Y Central African Republic  
Eritrea       Czech Republic Y Chad  
Estonia Y     Democratic Republic of the Congo   Chatham Islands  
Ethiopia       Denmark  Y Chile  Y
Fiji  Y     Djibouti   Chilean Antarctic Territory  
Finland Y     Dominica   China, People’s Republic of  Y
France Y     Dominican Republic   Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)  
Gabon       East Timor   Cocos (Keeling) Islands  
Gambia, The       Ecuador   Colombia  
Georgia Y     Egypt  Y Comoros  
Germany Y     El Salvador   Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa)  
Ghana       Equatorial Guinea   Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)  
Greece Y     Eritrea   Cook Islands  
Grenada       Estonia  Y Corsica  
Guatemala       Ethiopia   Costa Rica Y
Guinea       Falkland Islands   Côte d’Ivoire  
Guinea-Bissau       Faroe Islands  Y Crete  
Guyana       Fiji Y Croatia Y
Haiti       Finland   Cuba Y
Honduras       France Y Curacao  
Hungary Y     French Guiana   Cyprus, British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia  
Iceland Y     French Polynesia  Y Cyprus, Republic of Y
India       French Southern Territories   Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State of  
Indonesia       Gabon   Czech Republic Y
Iran       Gambia   Denmark Y
Iraq       Georgia  Y Djibouti  
Ireland Y     Germany Y Dominica  
Israel Y     Ghana   Dominican Republic  
Italy Y     Gibraltar  Y Dubai Y
Ivory Coast       Greece Y Easter Island  Y
Jamaica       Greenland   Ecuador  
Japan Y     Grenada   Egypt in Africa Y
Jordan Y     Guadeloupe   Egypt in Asia (Sinai Peninsula)  
Kazakhstan Y     Guam   El Salvador  
Kenya       Guatemala   England Y
Kiribati       Guernsey  Y Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)  
Korea, North       Guinea   Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni, Bata)  
Korea, South Y     Guinea-Bissau   Eritrea  
Kuwait Y     Guyana   Estonia Y
Kyrgyzstan Y     Haiti   Ethiopia  
Laos Y     Honduras   Falkland Islands  
Latvia Y     Hong Kong  Y Faroe Islands Y
Lebanon Y     Hungary Y Fernando de Noronha  
Lesotho Y     Iceland Y Fiji Islands  Y
Liberia       India   Finland Y
Libya       Indonesia   France Y
Liechtenstein Y     Iran   French Guiana  
Lithuania Y     Iraq   French Polynesia  Y
Luxembourg Y     Ireland   French Southern & Antarctic Lands  
Macedonia Y     Isle of Man Y Fujairah  
Madagascar       Israel Y Gabon  
Malawi       Italy Y Galapagos Islands  
Malaysia Y     Ivory Coast   Gambia  
Maldives       Jamaica   Georgia Y
Mali       Japan  Y Germany Y
Malta Y     Jordan Y Ghana  
Marshall Islands       Kazakhstan Y Gibraltar Y
Mauritania       Kenya   Greece Y
Mauritius       Kiribati   Greek Aegean Islands  
Mexico       Kosovo  Y Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)  
Micronesia       Kuwait Y Grenada & Dependencies  
Moldova Y     Kyrgyzstan Y Guadeloupe & Deps.  
Monaco Y     Laos Y Guam  
Mongolia Y     Latvia Y Guatemala  
Montenegro Y     Lebanon Y Guernsey & Deps. Y
Morocco Y     Lesotho Y Guinea  
Mozambique       Liberia   Guinea-Bissau  
Myanmar Y     Libya   Guyana  
Namibia Y     Liechtenstein  Y Hainan Island  
Nauru       Lithuania Y Haiti  
Nepal       Luxembourg Y Hawaiian Islands  
Netherlands Y     Macao Y Honduras  
New Zealand  Y     Macedonia Y Hong Kong Y
Nicaragua Y     Madagascar   Hungary Y
Niger       Malawi   Iceland Y
Nigeria       Malaysia  Y India  
Norway Y     Maldives   Indonesia (Java)  
Oman Y     Mali   Ionian Islands  
Pakistan       Malta  Y Iran  
Palau       Marshall Islands   Iraq  
Palestine       Martinique   Ireland, Northern  
Panama Y     Mauritania   Ireland, Republic of Y
Papua New Guinea       Mauritius   Isle of Man Y
Paraguay       Mayotte   Israel Y
Peru       Mexico   Italy Y
Philippines  Y     Micronesia   Jamaica  
Poland Y     Moldova  Y Japan Y
Portugal Y     Monaco Y Jeju Island  
Qatar Y     Mongolia Y Jersey Y
Romania Y     Montenegro Y Jordan Y
Russia Y     Montserrat   Juan Fernandez Islands  
Rwanda       Morocco  Y Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)  
Saint Kitts and Nevis       Mozambique   Kaliningrad  
Saint Lucia       Myanmar  Y Kashmir  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines       Namibia Y Kazakhstan Y
Samoa       Nauru   Kenya  
San Marino Y     Nepal   Kiribati  
São Tomé and Príncipe       Netherlands  Y Korea, North (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)  
Saudi Arabia       New Caledonia   Korea, South (Republic of Korea) Y
Senegal       New Zealand  Y Kosovo Y
Serbia Y     Nicaragua  Y Kuwait Y
Seychelles       Niger   Kyrgyzstan Y
Sierra Leone       Nigeria   Lakshadweep  
Singapore Y     Niue   Lampedusa  
Slovakia Y     Norfolk Island   Laos Y
Slovenia Y     North Korea   Latvia Y
Solomon Islands       Norway  Y Lebanon Y
Somalia       Oman Y Lesotho Y
South Africa Y     Pakistan   Lesser Sunda Islands  
South Sudan       Palau   Liberia  
Spain Y     Palestine   Libya  
Sri Lanka Y     Panama Y Liechtenstein Y
Sudan       Papua New Guinea   Line/Phoenix Islands (Palmyra, Fanning, Christmas, Canton, Enderbury)  
Suriname       Paraguay   Lithuania Y
Swaziland Y     People’s Republic of China  Y Lord Howe Island  
Sweden Y     Peru   Luxembourg Y
Switzerland Y     Philippines  Y Macau Y
Syria       Pitcairn   Macedonia Y
Tajikistan Y     Poland Y Madagascar  
Tanzania       Portugal Y Madeira  
Thailand Y     Puerto Rico   Malawi  
Togo       Qatar Y Malaysia Y
Tonga       Republic of the Congo   Maldives  
Trinidad and Tobago       Reunion   Mali  
Tunisia       Romania Y Malta Y
Turkey Y     Russia Y Maluku Islands  
Turkmenistan Y     Rwanda   Marquesas Islands  
Tuvalu       Saint Barthélemy   Marshall Islands, Republic of  
Uganda       Saint Helena   Martinique  
Ukraine Y     Saint Kitts and Nevis   Mauritania  
United Arab Emirates Y     Saint Lucia   Mauritius & Deps. (Agalega, St. Brandon)  
United Kingdom Y     Saint Pierre and Miquelon   Mayotte (Dzaoudzi)  
United States Y     Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Mexico  
Uruguay       Samoa   Micronesia, Fed.States of  
Uzbekistan Y     San Marino Y Midway Island  
Vanuatu  Y     São Tomé and Príncipe   Moldova Y
Vatican City Y     Saudi Arabia   Monaco Y
Venezuela       Senegal   Mongolia Y
Vietnam Y     Serbia Y Montenegro Y
Yemen       Seychelles   Montserrat  
Zambia Y     Sierra Leone   Morocco Y
Zimbabwe Y     Singapore Y Morocco,Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla)  
        Sint Maarten   Mozambique  
        Slovakia Y Myanmar (Burma) Y
        Slovenia Y Nakhchivan  
        Solomon Islands   Namibia Y
        Somalia   Nauru  
        South Africa Y Nepal  
        South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands   Netherlands Y
        South Korea Y New Caledonia & Deps.  
        South Sudan   New Zealand  Y
        Spain Y New Zealand Antarctica  
        Sri Lanka Y Nicaragua Y
        Sudan   Niger  
        Suriname   Nigeria  
        Svalbard and Jan Mayen   Niue  
        Swaziland Y Norfolk Island  
        Sweden Y Northern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian)  
        Switzerland Y Norway Y
        Syria   Norwegian Dependencies (Norwegian Antarctica)  
        Taiwan  Y Nueva Esparta (Margarita Island)  
        Tajikistan Y Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Island, Iwo Jima)  
        Tanzania   Oman Y
        Thailand Y Pakistan  
        Tibet   Palau, Republic of  
        Togo   Palestine  
        Tokelau   Panama Y
        Tonga   Papua (Irian Jaya)  
        Trinidad and Tobago   Papua New Guinea  
        Tunisia   Paraguay  
        Turkey Y Peru  
        Turkmenistan Y Philippines  Y
        Turks and Caicos Islands   Pitcairn Island  
        Tuvalu   Poland Y
        U.S. Virgin Islands   Portugal Y
        Uganda   Prince Edward Island  
        Ukraine Y Puerto Rico  
        United Arab Emirates Y Qatar Y
        United Kingdom Y Ras Al Khaimah  
        United States Y Reunion  
        United States Minor Outlying Islands   Rodriguez Island  
        Uruguay   Romania Y
        Uzbekistan Y Russia Y
        Vanuatu  Y Russia in Asia (incl. Siberia) Y
        Vatican Y Rwanda  
        Venezuela   Ryukyu Islands  
        Vietnam Y Saba & Sint Eustatius  
        Wallis and Futuna   Sabah (No. Borneo)  
        Western Sahara   Saint Helena  
        Yemen   Saint Kitts & Nevis  
        Zambia Y Saint Lucia  
        Zimbabwe Y Saint Pierre & Miquelon  
            Saint Vincent and Grenadines  
            Saint-Barthélemy (St. Barts)  
            Saint-Martin (France)  
            Samoa (Apia)  
            Samoa, American (Pago Pago)  
            San Andres & Providencia  
            San Marino Y
            Sao Tome & Principe  
            Sarawak  
            Sardinia  
            Saudi Arabia  
            Scotland Y
            Senegal  
            Serbia Y
            Seychelles  
            Sharjah  
            Sicily  
            Sierra Leone  
            Sikkim  
            Singapore Y
            Sint Maarten (Netherlands)  
            Slovakia Y
            Slovenia Y
            Socotra  
            Solomon Islands  
            Somalia (ex-Italian Somaliland)  
            Somaliland (ex-British)  
            South Africa Y
            South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands  
            South Sudan  
            Spain Y
            Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Bear Island)  
            Sri Lanka Y
            Srpska Y
            Sudan  
            Sulawesi (Celebes, Indonesia)  
            Sumatra (Indonesia)  
            Suriname  
            Swaziland (eSwatini) Y
            Sweden Y
            Switzerland Y
            Syria  
            Taiwan. R.O.C.  Y
            Tajikistan Y
            Tanzania  
            Tasmania  
            Thailand Y
            Tibet  
            Timor-Leste  
            Togo  
            Tokelau  
            Tonga  
            Transnistria  
            Trinidad & Tobago  
            Tristan da Cunha  
            Tunisia  
            Turkey in Asia Y
            Turkey in Europe Y
            Turkmenistan Y
            Turks & Caicos Islands  
            Tuvalu  
            Uganda  
            Ukraine Y
            Umm Al Qaiwain  
            United States (continental) Y
            Uruguay  
            Uzbekistan Y
            Vanuatu (New Hebrides Islands)  Y
            Vatican City Y
            Venezuela  
            Vietnam Y
            Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.)  
            Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)  
            Wake Island  
            Wales Y
            Wallis & Futuna Islands  
            Western Sahara  
            Yemen  
            Zambia Y
            Zanzibar  
            Zil Elwannyen Sesel  
            Zimbabwe Y

Alistair Todd has been to 15 US States

Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Inside my brain

28 Sep

On the first of August, 2010, I went cycling and got hit by a car at 40mph. I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, several skull fractures, a broken eye socket, broken nose, broken teeth, a dislocation of the hip that my orthopaedic surgeon describes as “almost a traumatic amputation”, and badly battered knees and ankles. I’m lucky to still be here.

Here’s some quite trippy views of the inside of my head and my body.