My Travel Target: To Visit 200 Countries Before I am 40

My Travel Target: To Visit 200 Countries Before I am 40

This is a huge post, a crazy mission and one of the most ridiculous things I have ever written on here or on anywhere else, but here goes. The more I cover my depression, suicide, honesty and despise of liars on here, the more people keep messaging me to tell me to look on the bright side of life again. But I won’t hide the truth. I cannot cow excrement people! Life has been tough for me the last 13 months. I had never had such depression before, nor been lied to by “fake friends”, I couldn’t hack it. But here is a silver lining to prove that not 100% of my days are spent pondering suicide, I have even been back on adult dating sites recently. I have ups and downs of my depression. Some days I want to die, other days I look in the mirror and think “how handsome, how cool, let’s stay alive”. So I need a challenge.

You held the world in your arms tonight

Today I concoct a plan – 200 countries before I turn 40. And I mean REAL countries, from my list of 625 countries. I don’t count fake countries like United Kingdom. I class everything that wants to be a country as a country. These places are all countries:

  • Faroe Islands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
  • Palestine
  • Krolestwo Dreamlandu
  • Austenasia
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • Podjistan
  • Taiwan

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And any part of the world that I toured and personally deemed to be different in culture, ways, currency etc. from the bordering state (or even village), then I class it as a country. I am a nationalist.

Backpacking Krolestwo Dreamlandu, a real country!

This travel blog, Don’t Stop Living is also officially a country! Yes, in April 2016, I declared Don’t Stop Living as an independent state.

DSL is a real country! The Don’t Stop Living Republic!

So I am now 37 and will give myself 3 years (until the last day I am officially 40) to try and nab a double century of countries, debated or not. On the way I am keen to meet as many new people as I can and forget the past. I have tried to find love on my journey, online and offline, in places like Warsaw speed dating (living in Poland), County Tyrone dating (well I come from Northern Ireland!), Warwickshire dating (as I backpacked in England) and Lothian dating (for my Scottish adventures) will act as cool ways to broaden my horizons and my chance of love, for real this time. No more  I will have to recheck my own lists again and may edit this, but based on my own country beliefs, I have now been to 152 countries and here they are, that leaves 48 until I can hit 200:

1.Northern Ireland
2.Republic of Ireland
3.Scotland
4.England
5.Portugal
6.Wales
7.France
8.Greece
9.Netherlands
10.Spain
11.USA
12.Canada
13.Germany
14.Poland
15.Austria
16.Denmark
17.Switzerland
18.Liechtenstein
19.New Zealand
20.China
21.Russia
22.Belarus
23.Czech Republic
24.Luxembourg
25.Belgium
26.Latvia
27.Iceland
28.Sweden
29.Slovakia
30.Italy
31.Slovenia
32.San Marino
33.Guernsey
34.Jersey
35.Sark
36.Herm
37.Taiwan
38.Malaysia
39.Singapore
40.Australia
41.Argentina
42.Antarctica
43.Uruguay
44.Brazil
45.Paraguay
46.Bolivia
47.Chile
48.Peru
49.Ecuador
50.Colombia
51.Panama
52.Venezuela
53.Trinidad and Tobago
54.Suriname
55.South Africa
56.Botswana
57.Swaziland
58.Qatar
59.Hong Kong
60.South Korea
61.North Korea
62.Philippines
63.Indonesia
64.United Arab Emirates
65.Japan
66.Macau
67.Thailand
68.Laos
69.Cambodia
70.Vietnam
71.Sri Lanka
72.Myanmar
73.Tanzania
74.Masaai Tribe
75.Ethiopia
76.Jordan
77.Israel
78.Druze People
79.Palestine
80.Georgia
81.Azerbaijan
82.Armenia
83.Nagorno Karabakh
84.Turkey
85.Iran
86.Iraq
87.East Timor
88.French Guyana
89.Guyana
90.Mexico
91.Guatemala
92.El Salvador
93.Honduras
94.Belize
95.Nicaragua
96.Costa Rica
97.Catalonia
98.Andorra
99.Romania
100.Moldova
101.Transnistria
102.Bulgaria
103.FYR Macedonia
104.Kosovo
105.Montenegro
106.Lithuania
107.Uzupis
108.Estonia
109.Finland
110.Christiania
111.Norway
112.Austenasia
113.Frestonia
114.Vatican City
115.Tunisia
116.Algeria
117.Basque Country
118.Gibraltar
119.Kuwait
120.Bangladesh
121.Bahrain
122.Ladonia
123.Faroe Islands
124.Podjistan
125.Lagoan Isles
126.Adammia
127.Ukraine
128.Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
129.Kazakhstan
130.Kyrgyzstan
131.Tajikistan
132.Gorno Badakhshan
133.Uzbekistan
134.Afghanistan
135.Karakalpakstan
136.India
137.Andaman Islands
138.Don’t Stop Living
139.Bavaria
140.Senegal
141.The Gambia
142.Lovely
143.Monaco
144.Kaliningrad
145.Serbia
146.Bosnia
147.Herzegovina
148.Croatia
149. International Waters
150. Mongolia
151. Krolestwo Dreamlandu
152. San Escobar
153.Narnia

Countries I am not going to count yet:

(airport – Morocco)
(airport – Kenya)
(airport – Mauritania)
(TV – Donkey Kong Country)

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