Where I’ve Been: Jonny Blair’s World Travel Page

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Create Your Own Visited Countries Map

This page aims to give an extensive overview of EVERYWHERE I have been on my travels, the second most asked question I get asked is “Where have you been?” (after “How can you afford to travel so much?”) As of March 2017, I’ve been to:

– all 7 continents (or all 8 if you count the Middle East)
– 136 recognised countries
– 117 countries with a national football team
– 850 cities/towns/villages
– 13 out of 29 Chinese Provinces
– 8 out of 36 Indian States
– 6 out of 6 Counties in Northern Ireland
– 9 out of 16 Provinces of Poland
– every country in mainland America (North, Central and South)
– every country in mainland Europe except Albania (and mainland part of Greece)
– every country in the former USSR except Turkmenistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Gaugazia
– over 150 football stadiums
– over 150 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

I will try to keep this list as up to date as I can and it will include links to each page listing those places or at least articles that those places have featured in. Having searched the web for other travel blogs, there isn’t a single other one man travel blog that has visited all seven continents and written over 3,000 travel stories in the last 9 years.

What is a country/significant region?
OK I have my own opinion on what is a country (or significant region) and what is not. For example I am a proud Northern Irishman and therefore Northern Ireland is a country to me. As is Hong Kong – it is separate from China in my eyes. I don’t class the United Kingdom as a country at all – to me it’s a kingdom of four countries and several island states. So for this list I have used my own definition of a country, as well as the Traveller’s Century Club list of “Countries and Territories”. Yes, I know it is very sceptical as it includes Tasmania, Alaska etc. as “territories geographically separated from their homeland”, but that is the logic they have used to include Northern Ireland, so we’ll go with it. There is a possible 325 on their list. I have also thought about including only FIFA countries on this list, but that doesn’t include Antarctica. But as for my 100 country journey, I used the FIFA list.

It is not up to at present but I will attempt to keep it as up to date as I can, it will eventually be in five categories:

– Continents I’ve been to
– Countries/Significant Regions I’ve been to (as per The Traveler’s Century Club)
– Cities, Towns, Villages, Settlements or Specific Places I’ve been to (this includes islands and remote places in Antarctica and general scenic spots)
– World Heritage Sites I’ve been to
– Football Stadiums I’ve been to

* (anything below that is in brackets means that I was only in transit there)

Continents I’ve been to (8/8):

Africa Antarctica Asia Europe Middle East North America Oceania South America

Jonny Blair partying in Gaborone Botswana

7 Continents of travel: Partying with the Gaborone Girls in Botswana, Africa.

Countries/Significant Regions I’ve been to (113/321):

I’ve based this list partly on the Travellers Century/100 Club list though I don’t quite agree with all of their definitions on there, and I’m sure you also won’t but here’s their list: List of the world’s countries. There are 325 countries or territories on that list. The list below will contain some overlap of places such as Borneo and United Kingdom, included only so you can go to those places in one link and make my site a bit more navigable.

Significant regions, countries, disputed territories, unusual cults and special zones I have been to (each country links to my articles on it):

International Waters (no country)
Iran
Iraq
Italy
Japan
Countries I Haven’t Been to but had airport stops (just for reference, I don’t count them):
(Kenya)
(Mauritania)
(Morocco)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Settlements or Significant Places I’ve Been To
On this list I have included everywhere I have been narrowed down to cities, towns, villages or what I deem to be a significant place. These are listed under the same categories as the countries above, those places in brackets mean I was only there in transit (the bus stopped, the train stopped, I changed flights etc.).

Adammia
Jagstonian Plains, Tytannia Province, Maternia Province
Afghanistan
Masar e Sharif, Balkh, Tashkurgan, Hayratan, Samangan, Aybak
Algeria
Algiers
Andaman Islands
Port Blair, Corbyn’s Cove
Andorra

Andorra La Vella, Escaldes Engordany, Ordino
Antarctica:
Admiralty Bay, Aitcho Islands, Barrientos, Cuverville Island, Deception Island, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Foyn Harbour, Gerlache Strait, Jougla Point, Half Moon Island, King George Island, Neko Harbour, Neptune’s Bellows, Neptune’s Window, Neumayer Channel, Port Foster, Port Lockroy, Telefon Bay
Argentina
Beagle Channel, Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu, Ushuaia
Garni, Geghard, Goght, Haghpat, Khor Virap, Noravank, Sanahin, Tatev, Yerevan
Austenasia
Wrythe, Orly
Australia
Australian Capital Territory – Canberra, Casuarina Sands
New South Wales – Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Cann River, Coffs Harbour, Coolangatta, Jenolan Caves, Kiama, Nowra, Narooma, Katoomba, Maclean, Newcastle, Ourimbah, Parramatta, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Tweed Heads, Ulladulla, Wollongong, Woodford Island
Queensland – Beerburrum, Brisbane, Glasshouse Mountains, Logan, North Lakes, Scarborough, Surfer’s Paradise
Tasmania – Bagdad, Bangor, Bangor Farm, Batman Bridge, Bishopsbourne, Bruny Island, Carrick, Cataract Gorge, Cradle Mountain, Cressy, Devonport, Don, Dove Lake, East Sassafras, Forth, Georgetown, Glenorchy, Great Lake, Hobart, Isle of the Dead, Kettering, Kindrid, Latrobe, Launceston, Lillico, Longford, Lower Landing, Makintosh Dam, Moonah, Moriarty, Penguin, Poatina, Queenstown, Rinadeena, Ross, Sheffield, Stanley, Strahan, Swansea, Teepookanna, Tullah, Ulverstone, Wesley Vale, Wineglass Bay, Zeehan
Victoria – 12 Apostles, 90 Mile Beach, Bairnsdale, Brighton, Great Ocean Road, Leongatha, Marlo, Melbourne, Peterborough, Yarram, Yellow Pinch Dam
Baku, Balakan, James Bond Oil Fields, Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan, Quba, Seki, Xinaliq, Zaqatala
Bahrain
Manama, Umm al-Na’san, Riffa, King Fahd Causeway, Oil Field, Sitra, Muharraq Island
Bangladesh
Chittagong, Dhaka, Uttara
Basque Country
Bilbao, Donostia (San Sebastian)
Belarus
Bobruisk, Minsk
Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal, Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Belmopan, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Caye Caulker, Placencia, San Pedro, Spanish Lookout, Xunantunich
Belgium
Eupen, Kettenis, Saint Ghislain, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges
Bolivia
ColchaniDesaguadero, Incahuasi, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, San Cristobal, San Juan de Rosario, Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Uyuni
(see separate country sections for Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia)
Bosnia
Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Neum, Mostar, Sarajevo
Botswana
Gaborone, Tlokweng
Brazil
Belem, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Foz Do Iguacu, Juquitiba, Macapa, Oiapoque, Recife, Sao Paulo
Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Bagawan, Kampong Ayer, Muara, Serasa
Bulgaria
Gorna Oryakhovitsa, Plovdiv, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo
Cambodia
Angkor Thom, Preas Dak, Phnom Penh, Poipet, Siem Reap, Trapeang Kreal
Canada
Niagara, Toronto, Winnipeg
Catalonia
Barcelona, (Andorra Border)
Channel Islands
Guernsey, Herm, Jersey, Lihou Island, Little Sark, Sark
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Chernobyl Town, Pripyat, Reactor Number 4, Kopachi
Chile
Cape Horn, Hito Cajun, (Santiago)
China
Beijing – Badaling, Beijing, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Great Wall of China
Chongqing – Chongqing, Foreigner Street
Guangdong Province – Da Lang, Danxiashan, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Jin Jiang Village, Kaiping, Shaoguan, Shenzhen, Yao Tang
Guangxi Province – Baisha, Guilin, Yangshuo
Hunan Province – Changsha
Jiangsu Province – Pingjianglu, Suzhou
Jiangxi Province – Jiangling, Jingdezhen, Little Likeng, Nanchang, Sanqing Shan, Shangrao, Wangkou, Wuyuan, Xiaoqi, Yushan
Fujian Province – Gaobei Hamlet, Gu Lang Yu, Taxia Village, Tian Luo Keng, Xiamen, Yongding
Shanghai – Shanghai
Liaoning Province – Dandong
Yunnan Province – Gejiu, Jianshui, Jin Ji Cun, Jinjiang Waterfalls, Kunming, Lijiang, Luoping, Nansha, Shilin Stone Forest, Shuhe, Shangri La (Zhongdian), Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Xingjie Zhen
Zhejiang Province – Hangzhou, West Lake
Christiania
Christiania Freetown (inside Copenhagen, Denmark)
Colombia
Bogota, Chia, Cucuta, (Duitama), Guasca, Guatavita, Santa Ana Alta, Sopo
Costa Rica
Alajuela, Cacao, Grecia, Penas Blancas, San Jose
Croatia
Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb
Czech Republic
Prague, (Decin)
Denmark
Copenhagen, Helsingor
Druze People
Isfiya Village
East Timor
Atauro Island – Beloi, Vila
Mainland – Cape Fatucama, Dili
Ecuador
Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Quito
El Salvador
Barra de Santiago, Chalchuapa, Joya de Ceren, Las Chinamas, Mangrove Forests, Nejapa, Puerta del Diablo, San Andres, Anguiatu, San Salvador, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, Tazumal
England
Aldershot, Alnwick, Bath, Bideford, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Blandford Forum, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Burnley, Bury, Carlisle, Carshalton, Cheltenham, Christchurch, Colchester, Crawley, Crayford, Dartford, Derby, Doncaster, Dorchester, Durdle Door, Eastbourne, Eton, Exeter, Fleetwood, Gatwick, Gillingham, Gloucester, Gosport, Gravesend, Heathrow, Hereford, Lake District, Lancaster, Leeds, (Leicester), Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Lymington, Manchester, Mansfield, Milton Keynes, New Forest, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newhaven, Nottingham, Oxford, Pease Pottage, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Rochester, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, Southend, Southsea, Stansted, Stonehenge, Sunderland, Torquay, Truro, Wakefield, Weston Super Mare, Weymouth, Winchester, Windsor, Woking, Worksop
Isle of Wight – Cowes, Newport, The Needles, Yarmouth
Islands – Brownsea Island, Portland
Estonia
Parnu, Tallinn
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Asbe Teferi, Dire Dawa, Harar
Faroe Islands
Bordoy – Klaksvik, Norddepil
Fugloy – Kirkja, Hattarvik
Eysturoy – Gjogv
Streymoy – Kirkjubour, Saksun, Torshavn
Svinoy – Svinoy
Vagar – Gasadalur, Bour, Sorvagur, Vatnsoyrar, Midvagur, Lake Sorvagsvatn
Vidoy – Hvannasund
Finland
Helsinki, Järvenpää, Suomenlinna
France
Campeigne, Cherbourg, Dieppe, La Roche Sur Yon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, St. Gilles, St. Jean de Monts, St. Malo, Lyon
French Guyana
Cayenne, G.S.C., Iracoubo, Kourou, Organabo, Sinnamary, St. Georges de L’oyapock, St. Laurent du Maroni
Frestonia
Freston Road, Bramley Road (London, England)
Gambia
Banjul, Barra, Brufut, Serrakunda, Bakau, Kololi
Georgia
Batumi, Davit Gareja, Gergeti, Gori, Kazbegi, Lagodekhi, Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe
Germany
Berlin, Bremen, (Dresden), Hamburg, Hannover, (Leipzig), Magdeburg, Osterweddingen, (Trier)
Gibraltar
Gibraltar City
Gorno Badakhshan
Khorog, Vanj, Kalai Khum
Greece
Rhodes – Afandou, Faliraki, Rhodes Town
Guatemala
Anguiatu, Antigua, Coban, El Florida, Flores, Guatemala City, Huehuetenango, Lago Atitlan, La Mesilla, Lanquin, Melchor de Mencos, Nuevo Valle, Panajachel, Quetzaltenango, Rio Hondo, San Marcos La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Santa Clara La Laguna, Valle Nuevo, Volcan Santa Maria, Volcan Tajumulco
Guyana
Bartica, Corriverton, Falmouth, Georgetown, Kaieteur Falls, Molson Creek, Parika, Sloth Island
Honduras
Copan Ruinas, El Florida, El Guasaule, La Ceiba, Puerto Cortes, Rio Cangrejal, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, Utila
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island – Aberdeen, Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Central, Chai Wan, North Point, Sheung Wan, Stanley, The Peak, Wan Chai
Kowloon – Cheung Sha Wan, Diamond Hill, Hung Hom, Jordan, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon Tong, Kwun Tong, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Mong Kok, Olympic, Prince Edward, San Po Kong, Tai Kok Shui, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Yau Tong
New Territories – Fan Ling, Kwai Fong, Lok Ma Chau, Lo Wu, Sai Kung, Sha Tin, Sheung Shui, Tsuen Wan, Tsueng Kwan O, Yuen Long
Outlying Islands – Lantau Island, Ma Wan/Park Island, Mui Wo, Tai O, Tsing Yi, Tung Chung, Yi O
Hungary
Budapest, Debrecen, Szolnok
Iceland
Blue Lagoon, Geysir, Grindavik, Gullfoss, Keflavik, Kerio Crater, Pingvellir, Reykjavik
India
Delhi – New Delhi
Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Aralaj Vav
Maharashtra – Mumbai
Goa – Harvali, Mapusa, Vagator, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Panaji/Panjim
Indonesia
Bali – (Denpasar), Lovina, Munduk, Singaraja, Ulun Danu, Ubud
Java – Borobudur, Jakarta, Prambanan, Yogyakarta
Iran
Alamut Valley, Bandar e Golmankhaneh, Bayaziye, Bazargan, Chak Chak, Esfahan, Gazor Khan, Kaluts, Kandovan, Kerman, Khalate Talkh, Kharanaq, Khoor, Lake Orumiye, Maku, Marvdasht, Mashhad, Mahan, Mesr, Nasqh-e Rostam, Orumiye, Persepolis, Qazvin, Rayen, Shahr-e Kord, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran, Yaseh Chah, Yazd, Zarad Band
Kurdistan – Amadiya, Dohuk, Erbil, Sulav, Sulimaniyeh
Other – Kirkuk, Mosul
Italy
Bergamo, (Faenza), Florence, Milan, Pisa, (Rimini), Rome, (Treviso), Trieste, Venice
Japan
Tokyo
Amman, Aqaba, Irbid, Petra, Rum Village, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum
Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad City
Karakalpakstan
Nukus
Kazakhstan
Almaty, Ile Alatau, Korday, Shymkent, Jibek Joli
Kosovo
(Blace), (Kulla), Pristina
(see Iraq)
Kuwait
Kuwait City: Sharq, Salmiya
Kyrgyzstan
Ala Archa, Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Issy-Kul Lake, Ruh Ordo, Petroglyphs
Ladonia
Nimis
Lagoan Isles
Baffin’s Pond, Beeney St. Georges
Laos

Don Det, Pakse, Nong Nok Khiang, Thanaleng, Vang Vieng, Vientiane
Latvia
Riga
Liechtenstein
Vaduz
Lithuania
Kaunas, Kryziu Kalnas (Hill of Crosses), Siaulaia, Uzupis, Vilnius
Luxembourg
Luxembourg City
Lovely
Eel Pie Island, Westminster, Leicester Square, Bow (all within London, England)
Macau (Macao)
Coloanne, Macau Old Town, Taipa
Macedonia
(Blace), Gostivar, (Kulla), Ohrid, Skopje
Malaysia
Batu, Beaufort, (Gemas), Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Mamutik Island, Mount Kinabalu, Sapi Island
Maasai Tribe
Rabat Village
Mexico
Agua Azul, Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Misol Ha, Monte Alban, Oaxaca de Juarez, Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas, Teoutihuacan
Moldova
Butuceni, Chisinau, Orheiul Vechi
Monaco
Monte Carlo
Montenegro
(Budva), Kotor, Podgorica, (Rozaje)
Myanmar
Amarapura, Bagan, Inwa, Mandalay, Sagaing, Yangon
Nagorno Karabakh
Agdam, Askeran, Gandzasar, Stepanakert, Vank
Netherlands
Amsterdam, Delft, Edam, Madurodam, Noordwijk, The Hague, Volendam
New Zealand
North Island – Auckland, Hamilton, Huntly, Mount Manganui, Paeroa, Palmerston North, Papamoa, Rotorua, Taihape, Tamaki Maori Village, Taupo, Taurangi, Waihi, Wellington
South Island  Belfast, Christchurch, Cromwell, Dunedin, Franz Josef Township, Greymouth, Lawrence, Makarora, Oamaru, Otago Peninsula, Picton, Queenstown, Wanaka
Nicaragua
El Guasaule, Granada, Leon, Managua
North Korea
DMZ, Kaesong, Panmunjom, Pyongyang
Northern Ireland
Aldergrove, Antrim, Ballintoy, Ballyclare, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Ballywalter, Bangor, Belfast, Broughshane, Bushmills, Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge, Carrickfergus, Castlerock, Coleraine, Comber, Conlig, Donaghadee, Downpatrick, Dundonald, Dundrum, Dungiven, Eglinton, Galgorm Resort, Giants Causeway, Greysteel, Groomsport, Holywood, Larne, Limavady, Londonderry, Loughgall, Magherafelt, Millisle, Newcastle, Newry, Newtownards, (Portadown), Portaferry, Portavogie, Portballintrae, Portrush, Portstewart, Strangford
Norway
Bergen, Flam, Gudvangen, Myrdal, Oslo, Rygge (Airport), Voss
Panama
Miraflores (Panama Canal), Panama City
Paraguay
Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, Luque
Peru
Aguas Calientes, Cuzco, Desaguadero, Juliaca, (Lima)
Inca Trail  Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Runkurakay, Sayaqmarka, Wayllabamba, Warmiwanuska, Winaywayna, Phuyu Pata Marka, Intipata, Intipunku, Q’Orihuayrachina, Miskay, Patabamba, Llactapata, Hatunchaca
Philippines
Balicasag Island, Bohol Island, Cebu City, Manila City, Panglao Island, Tagbilaran, Virgin Island
Podjistan
Four Gables, The People’s Palace, Rural Podjistan
Poland
Poznan, Krakow, Auschwitz, Birkenau, Warszawa, Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia, Łeba, Słowiński National Park, Starogard Gdański, Tczew, Pelplin, Stuthof, Malbork, Elblag, Kuklowka, Biskupiec, Olsztyn, Łodz, Szczecin.
Portugal
The Algarve
Qatar
Doha
Republic of Ireland
Blarney, Cashel, Cork, Donegal, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Dun Laoghaire, Muff, Rosslare, Blarney
Romania
Bran, Brasov, Bucharest, Cacica, Campulung Moldovenesc, Marginea, Moldovita, Sucevita, Suceava
Russia
Moscow
San Marino
San Marino City, Serravale
Scotland
Ayr, Cairnryan, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gretna, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Stranraer, Troon
Senegal
Dakar, Foundiougne, Karang, Lac Rose, M’Bour, N’Gor Beach
Serbia
Belgrade
Singapore
Singapore City
Slovakia
Bratislava
Slovenia
Bled, Ljubljana, Maribor
South Africa
Golela, Groot Marico, Johannesberg, Kopfontein, Montrose, Nelspruit, Pretoria, Soweto, Sterkfontein
South Korea
DMZ, Imjingak, (Incheon), Paju, Panmunjom, Seoul, Suwon
Spain
(Basque – Bilbao, Donostia)
(Catalonia – Barcelona)

Menorca – Mahon, S’Arenal
Majorca – Magaluf, (Palma)
Mainland – Alicante, Madrid, Malaga, San Martin, Seville, Torrevieja, Valencia
Sri Lanka
Adam’s Peak, Colombo, Dambula, Dellhousie, Galle, Haputale, Kandy, Kurunegala, Mirissa, Negombo, Pinnawala, Sigiriya, Tissamaharama, Yala National Park
Suriname
Albina, Concordia Plantations, Marienburg, New Amsterdam, Nieuw Nickerie, Paramaribo, South Drain, (Zanderij)
Swaziland
Ezulwini, Mahlanya, Malkerns Valley, Mantenga, Manzini, Lavumisa, Lobamba
Sweden
Angelholm, Gothenberg, Helsingborg, Malmo, Solna, Stockholm
Switzerland
Zurich
Taiwan
Anping, Changhua, Chiayi, Eluanbi, Guanshiling, Hualien, Kaohsiung, Kenting, Lotus Lake, Shinying, Taichung, Taipei, Taidong, Tainan, Tailuga/Taroko Gorge, (Taoyuan), Tiansiang
Tajikistan
Dushanbe, Hissar, Kulob, Khorog
Tanzania
Arusha, N’gorongoro Crater, Rabbatt Maasai Village, Tarangire National Park, The Serengeti
Thailand
Aranya Prathet, Bangkok, Nong Khai
Transnistria
(Bendery), Tiraspol
Trinidad and Tobago
Piarco, Port of Spain
Tunisia
Monastir, Sidi Bou Said, Tunis, Kairouan, Teboulba, Carthage, Mahdia, Sousse
Turkey
Adana, Agre, Ankara, Cappadocia, Dogubayazit, Goreme, Gurbulak, Istanbul, Kaymakli, Nevesehir, Sumela, Trabzon
Ukraine
Lviv, Kiev (see also Chernobyl Exclusion ZoneChernobyl Town, Pripyat, Reactor Number 4, Kopachi)
United Arab Emirates
Dubai, (Sharjah)
United Kingdom
(see England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
United States of America
Atlanta, (Dallas), Kissimmee, Hollywood, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, (Philadelphia), (Pittsburg)
Uruguay
Casapueblo, Colonia del Sacramento, (Maldonado), Montevideo, Punta del Este
Uzbekistan
Denau, Samarkand, Bukhara, Karshi, Termiz, Navoi, Nukus, Tashkent, Khiva, Urgench
Uzupis
Uzupis Neighbourhood in Vilnius, Lithuania
Vatican City State
Venezuela
Caracas, San Antonio del Tachira, San Cristobal
Wales
Abergavenny, Cardiff, Fishguard, Holyhead, Mardy, Swansea
Places I have physically been to but don’t count on the list

(Kenya) (Mombasa Airport)
(Mauritania) (Nouakchott Airport)
(Morocco) (Rabat Airport)

* Those places in brackets are because I have been in that place but not left the vehicle (transit on a bus, train, plane etc.)

Thanks for checking out Jonny Blair’s World Travel Page! Safe travels! This is correct as of March 2017.

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