The first time I really reflected on the countries I’ve had the good grace to visit was when my sister (the systematic scientist that she is) introduced me to the Been App. As I logged my travels in the app, some work, many pleasure and fair few both, I realise this really is a very tiny amount of the world. In fact only 14% !
Always up for a challenge, I have decided to set the personal goal of visiting 50 different countries before age 50. My hope is this will inspire me to continue to explore the world and to exceed this target. This in turn led me to think, I really need a central store for my memories that isn’t Facebook or Google (which i use for other stuff), so here we are.
Below are some of the countries and the percentage of the continent they represent (as classified by Been)
Europe 24%: Prague, England (Home), France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The Vatican and Ukraine
Asia 12%: China, Indonesia, India, Maldives, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
North America 15%: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Hawaii, Mexico and United States of America,
South America 21% : Brazil, Chile and Peru
Africa 12%: Botswana, Cape Verde, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa
As of January 2019 i’m at 37 / 50 .