My World Travels

65 countries so far. Of the 7 continents I have set foot on 5, the other 2 are on my list (Antarctica and South America). I love exploring this wonderful world of ours!

 

AFRICA: Botswana (2004), Egypt (1997), Morocco (2017), Namibia (2004), South Africa (2004) and Zambia (2004).

ANTARCTICA: One day I will make it there!

ASIA: Cambodia (2002), China (2007),Β  Hong Kong (2007 three times & 2010 twice), India (2008), Indonesia (2003), Japan (2007), Laos (2010), Macau (2007), Malaysia (2000 & 2002), Singapore (2000, 2002 & 2010), South Korea (2008), Taiwan (2010), Thailand (2000) and Vietnam (2010 twice).

AUSTRALASIA: Australia (my homeland), New Caledonia (1996), New Zealand (many times between 1999-2013) and Vanuatu (1996).

CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala (1998) and Mexico (1999 three times!).

EUROPE: Albania (2015), Andorra (2016), Austria (1994, 2010 & 2015 twice), Belgium (2012), Bosnia-Herzegovina (2015), Bulgaria (2010), Croatia (2015),Czech Republic (2005), Denmark (2005), Estonia (2010), Finland (2010), France (1994 & 2012), Germany (1994, 2005 twice, 2010 twice, 2012 & 2015 twice), Hungary (1999 & 2005), Iceland (2015), Ireland (2016 & 2017), Italy (1994 twice), Kosovo (2015), Latvia (2010), Lithuania (2010), Luxembourg (2012), Macedonia (2015), Monaco (1994), Montenegro (2015), Poland (2005 & 2010), Portugal (2017), Romania (2010), Russia (2007), Serbia (2015), Slovakia (2015), Slovenia (2015), Spain (twice in 2016 and 2017), Switzerland (2005, 2010 & 2015), The Netherlands (1994), United Kingdom (1994 twice, 2012, 2016 – Northern Ireland and 2017 – Gibraltar) and Vatican City (1994 twice – I stepped in and out of the gate and back again!).

MIDDLE EAST: Jordan (1997).

NORTH AMERICA: Canada (2006 twice & 2011 twice, 2012 twice, 2013) and USA (1998, 1999 three times, 2001 twice, 2006 twice, 2009, 2010 & 2011 – 2017).

SOUTH AMERICA: One day I will make it there too! I have had to cancel a number of trips to South America over the years due to flooding, landslides and rebel terrorist activity (“thanks” Shining Path!!!), but I will get there!!!

I have actually been in more countries than this in transit via airport transfers but unless I have set foot in an actual city (not just the airport) and done some exploring, they don’t get counted (i.e. Lebanon – Beirut and United Arab Emirates – Dubai). I also possibly stepped foot in Zimbabwe during a white water rafting trip in Zambia.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Blue Line says:

    very wonderful ur map looks …my self just 25 cities and 12 countries 😦 still hungry for more travels

    1. Deano says:

      Where there is a will there is a way! I havent added any new countries this last year just travelled in Australia, US and Canada in 2011

  2. Blue Line says:

    give me link of your south Africa travel , thanks πŸ™‚

    1. Deano says:

      I have not written anything on that journey to Southern Africa (2004), but do have lots of photos.

      1. Blue Line says:

        great becos SA was my favorite along with Mozambique and Zimbabwe

      2. Deano says:

        Would love to have gone to Mozambique…ran out of time

  3. John Reeves says:

    Well presented article Deano. My mother, maiden name Nellie Levena Pendlebury and a grandaughter of Thomas Pendlebury, lost three cousins in France: George Henry Pendlebury and his brother Thomas Gould Pendlebury, and their cousin John Ernest Pendlebury. We will be in France June 2017 and hope to get to the respective cemeteries.

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks John, I assume you read the Australian Heroes at Rest? It was a moving experience visiting the graves of George and Tom in 2012. You will find it a rewarding experience. I gather our nearest relative linking us was Charlotte Simpson (who I really only ever knew as Aunty Charlotte)?

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