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VOTING WILL END at 11.59 pm (GMT) on 31st December 2014
Hi readers, followers, friends,
You might have heard I’m on a conquest to “crack the century” (i.e. visit 100 real countries properly). As I close in on my 99th country on this backpacking journey, I thought it would be fun for YOU to decide where I end up!
I’ll choose my own 100th country to celebrate this feat, but I’m letting you get in on the act and vote for country 99 on my journey just to spice things up a bit!
I welcome any suggestions, but the five countries listed in my poll have been recent travel dreams of mine:
6. You can also suggest another country for me, most of the places I’ve been are listed on my Where I’ve Been page, (though I admit I need to update that a bit).
The poll is here: https://polldaddy.com/poll/8242403/ and imbedded below.
For those who leave their name and a legitimate comment below the thread, I’ll make a video from country 99 mentioning you all!!
Where Should Jonny Go For Country 99? You Decide
At the moment, I’m on 87 countries in reality, though I want to make sure this is done properly (no time for fakes) so I’m tempted to stroke off the day trips and disputed countries on the list to bring me back down a bit. And Antarctica is debatable too as nobody owns it so I would hate to have to delete my favourite place! I write this from Guatemala with El Salvador, Honduras and Belize up next. Obviously the term “country” is up for debate and you have people who disagree with these lists, so I’ll accept any suggestions within reason as long as they are actual countries, on any of these lists:
– International Football Teams recognised by FIFA/UEFA (209, plus an extra 13 disputed which includes Nagorno Karabakh)
– Countries/Territories listed by the Traveler’s Century Club (a bit too broad and too many to conquer in a lifetime, but still a great list)
– Any Country on this useful Wikipedia List (probably my second favourite list)
I personally like to use international football teams and of the 247 countries I personally recognise, I’ll definitely give it a good shot to try and visit them all. My main target is to visit 100, write a book and see where life takes me.
If you’re keen to know which places I have enjoyed most so far, here are my top 15 “countries” (whether debated or not) in no particular order:
2. Northern Ireland
10. Hong Kong
Thanks for following my journeys in the meantime and dictating where I end up for country 99! In the lead up to my 99th country I hope to bring you some regular Facebook updates (follow me on there), more Youtube videos and interviews with travellers who have banged out 100 countries as well as an update on my own travels!
I’m pretty excited to see the results!!
Happy voting and safe travels,