Last updated: June 2019
I thought it would be cool to add a map of the Countries and Territories Visited.
The are 195 Countries Of The World. 193 which are members of the United Nations and 2 observer states, Holy Sea, aka The Vatican and Palestine. Most believe that there are 197. The 2 additional ones are Taiwan and Kosovo.
I have added another map which is strictly UN Member States Only of which I have travelled in 86.
For my own list I have travelled, that means I have backpacked and stayed the night in 6 others. The full list is at the end of this article:
I have backpacked in 5 regions classed as 'autonomous':
And have visited as a backpacker 4 others BUT using my self imposed rules, I did NOT spend a night in
So here's my list as of June 2019:
I thought I could add a 'timeline' here too:
2019 - Working as much as I can in the UK. A quiet year on the travel front. Work aside, pretty much a recluse. But squeezed in a trip to Lisbon, Portugal and Moldova/Transnistria, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia
2018 - Working in the UK as a postman. Travels to Belarus, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark.
2017 - Malaysia, Philippines, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan - hostel volunteer, Romania. Back to UK ending a 1423 days on a single journey. Working in UK.
2016 - Cairo to Cape Town - Overland: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, ending 7 months Cairo to Cape Town. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - hostel volunteer, UAE, Malaysia.
2015 - China, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, Abkhazia. Began Cairo to Cape Town - Overland: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia.
2014 - New Years Eve at the revolution in Kiev, Ukraine. Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Vladivostok, South Korea - travelling + hostel volunteer 2 months, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Sumatra, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Hong Kong
2013 - London to Monrovia - West Africa - Overland: Marrakesh, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Paris, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan. Living and working in Switzerland Summer 6 months. Began a trip which lasted 1423 days. Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova
2012 - Down and out in UK. desperate times. Working in County Clare, Ireland as a waiter, 6 weeks. Living and working in Switzerland, 6 months. Began London to Monrovia - West Africa - Overland: France, Spain, Morocco.
2011 - India, Nepal, SE Asia - Singapore to Islamabad, Pakistan w/o flying. Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Czech, German, to UK after 18 months 549 day on a single trip.
2010 - Working in Switzerland, Winter. Began a 549 day trip. Holland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, India.
2009 - Working in Switzerland, Winter + Summer. Travels in Spain, Morocco.
2008 - Working in Switzerland, Winter and Summer. Travels in Spain, Morocco, Germany, Czech, Hungary and India
2007 - Working in Switzerland. Travels in France, Spain, Corsica.
2006 - Working in Switzerland. Travels in Philippines, Borneo and Indonesia
2005 - Working in Switzerland. Travels in Borneo and Philippines
2004 - Working in Switzerland. Travels in Borneo and Burma
2003 - Working in Switzerland. Travels in Borneo, Brunei and Laos
2002 - Working in Switzerland, travels in Greece and Germany. Living in UK.
2001 - Travels in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, East Coast Australia, Working in Switzerland
2000 - Working in UK, Living 2 months in Switzerland. Travels in Vietnam
1999 - Working in UK, Travels in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Luxembourg, Switzerland. Hiking in the Alps. Germany, Austria, Italy
1998 - Travels in New Zealand and Switzerland. Working in UK.
1997 - Working in UK. Travels in Australia. 2nd trip as a backpacker.
1992/1993 - 1st trip as a backpacker, Australia and Canada.
1990 - Walked Lands End to John O'Groats. 1700 km. Trip to Holland.
1983 - First trip out of UK. School trip to Boulogne, France.