The United Nations lists 193 countries that are member states, with two more non-member observer states – The Holy See (Vatican City) and the State of Palestine. Taiwan is still considered to be part of the People’s Republic of China, while there are several other states that are Dependencies or Areas of Special Sovereignty or states which are not self governing and so are not counted in the list. My total of countries visited keeps to this definition although I do include the non-listed states in my destinations list under their country of association. The full UN list can be found below. I have marked those I have visited in bold. Not all have been documented as yet in this blog, but it will happen! I have put the dates I visited them and their dependencies (etc) as well. I have marked in italics the ones planned for 2019. To read blogs on those places visited, click on the Destinations drop-down in the Categories menu.

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda – 2014; Argentina; Armenia; Australia – home country; Austria 2018; Azerbaijan;

Bahamas – 2014; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados – 2014; Belarus; Belgium – 1991, 2008; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil;Brunei Darussalam; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi;

Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; China – including Hong Kong – 2012; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville); Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa); Costa Rica; Côte D’Ivoire; Croatia – 2013; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic;

Denmark; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic;

Ecuador; Egypt – 2019; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Estonia; Eswatini, Kingdom of; Ethiopia;

Fiji – 1995; Finland; France – 1991, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013, including St Martin – 2014, Corsica – 2015; New Caledonia2019

Gabon; Gambia, Republic of; Georgia; Germany– 1991, 2018; Ghana; Greece– 2005, 2019; Grenada– 2014; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Guyana;

Haiti; Holy See, (Vatican City) – 2003; Honduras; Hungary – 2018;

Iceland; India – 2019; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland – 2008; Israel – 2019; Italy – 2003, 2013, 2015, 2019;

Jamaica; Japan; Jordan2019;

Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (South); Korea, Republic of (North); Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan;

Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Latvia; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg;

Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia2010, inc Penang 2018; Maldives; Mali; Malta 2013, 2019; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico 2014; Micronesia (Federated States of);Moldova, Republic of; Monaco 2003, 2015; Mongolia; Montenegro 2013; Morocco 2010, 2019; Mozambique; Myanmar;

Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; Netherlands 2010, 2018, inc. Sint Maarten, Aruba, Curacao 2014; New Zealand 1996, Hubby also 2011; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; North Macedonia, Republic of; Norway;

Oman– 2019;

Pakistan; Palau; Palestine, The State of2019; Panama; Papua New Guinea – Hubby – Kokoda Trail 2009; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal 2015, 2019;


Romania; Russian Federation; Rwanda;

Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia – 2014; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa, Independent State of; San Marino – 2013; Sao Tome and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore – 2003, 2019; Slovakia 2018; Slovenia – 2013; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Spain 2010, 2015, 2019; Sri Lanka – 2019; Sudan; Suriname; Sweden; Switzerland– 1991; Syrian Arab Republic;

Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand – 2008, Phuket – 2012, 2019; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey – 2015; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu;

Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates – Dubai 2005; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England 2003, 2018, 2019, N Ireland 2008, Gibraltar 2010, 2015, 2019, Scotland 2018, Wales 2018; United States of America – Hawaii, California 1991; Florida, California, St Thomas US Virgin Is 2014; Uruguay; Uzbekistan;

Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam;


Zambia; Zimbabwe;