I have been to somewhere in the region of 90 countries. Of course I include Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. I also include the Vatican, Liechtenstein, Singapore, and Hong Kong which are city states. I don’t think I have included Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo or Slovenia, but I definitely include Albania. Island states like Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Sri Lanka are genuine countries, while Surinam, Botswana and Sikkim are places that many would find hard to place on a map.
The more obvious countries of Europe like Germany, France, Italy, Spain; the known African names of Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa; the large Asian states of India, Indonesia, and Iran, somehow, and at sometime, I have been there.
I suppose you might say that I was serial country bagger for about ten years before I mellowed out and concluded that everything new became repeatedly old if you travelled too much and constantly.
Then in 2007 I had a new travel itch and a new travelling companion and I revisited lots of the same places like Italy, Egypt and Sri Lanka. Happily I have now experienced Portugal and Estonia, and some time soon I would like to visit South America again.
Recent countries visited: Malta, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Cyprus. I’m slowing down.