Tuesday, November 04, 2008

NBPM4 - Travel Tuesday - My World Map

(c) 2008 Ms. Huis Herself at musenmutter.blogspot.com

I think they kick you out of the blogging club if you don't say this on your blog today...


Ok, now that that's done, in honor of it being Election Day here in the U.S. of A., I'm going to post a map showing all the countries I've visited or in which I've lived where I CAN'T take part in their political process, not being a citizen and all.

[Edited to add - I did include the US, even though I am eligible to vote here (and DO!) just so my map would be complete.]

(I found this map tool at World66, via The Daily Meme.)

Ok, that doesn't look very impressive at all, I know, but there are a LOT of countries in this world! And since I've never been to South America, the Middle East, Asia, or Africa (yet?), it leaves out a lot.

But to make myself feel like more of a world traveler, here is a numbered (and alphabetical) list of the countries I've been in...
  1. Austria (Well, we traveled through it...)
  2. Belgium
  3. Czech Republic
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Iceland
  7. Ireland (lived here two years)
  8. Italy
  9. Mexico
  10. New Zealand (lived here three months)
  11. United Kingdom
  12. United States
  13. Vatican City
(I'm not including Canada, because padding over to the northern side of a river and touching the reeds there does NOT actually count as a visit.)

And those 13 only equal 5% of the world's countries, according to World66. Huh. Guess I've got a lot of traveling still to do.

Where have YOU been?


Amelia Sprout said...

New Zealand? Wow.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

Did my student teaching there though college. Kia ora!

DiploWhat said...

I belive you've got me beat because I've never been to Europe (except the airport in Frankfurt) where there are so many countries so close together. I think I beat you on the "far off country" tally, though.
Canada (several times)
Mexico (several times)
Eritrea (Africa)
New Zealand
Thailand (3 times now)
South Korea
North Korea (technically I was over the border so I'm going to count it!)
Do I get to count Japan if it was only the airport?

Hope to add Australia as it is our official R&R point as well, though we may forgo it to go back to New Zealand.

Dare I ask why you posted the US as a country you can not vote in?

Ms. Huis Herself said...

Well, when I checked all the countries I'd been in off the list, I included the US. Yes, I am eligible to vote and DID vote yesterday!

DiploWhat said...

Whew! you hade me worried since you highlighted the US on the map of countries you'd been but weren't eligible to vote in.