Where I’ve been

Countries I’ve visited in Europe

Where I’ve been in Europe, as of January 2018

A key quest of mine is to visit every country in Europe before I turn 30. As of Jan 2018, I have 15 left on my list. Read more here.

Cities I’ve visited worldwide

For the cities I’ve visited, seen the map below.

5 thoughts on “Where I’ve been

  1. What are your plans for non-European countries? Or are you planning on conquering all the countries in Europe first?? You are so very fortunate to be so close to so many countries. Us being all the way in Australia – it takes at least 3 hours of flying time before we can get to a different country. Can take up to 5 within the country!!
    Love the blog 🙂

  2. Thanks very much – glad you like it!
    I absolutely love living in Europe – we have so much on our doorstep and I think people (particularly in the UK) don’t always appreciate it, which was partly why I wanted to start the blog in the first place.

    Outside of Europe, I’ve been to Beijing, Singapore, Adelaide and Sydney and Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Morocco and Israel are high up on my list, too.

    But Europe is my big passion – I’ve studied the history of Eastern and Central Europe pretty extensively and I just really want to get out to these places – we have so much culture and history and tradition in such a small space and I want to see it all! 😀

  3. I just finished the quest to visit all European countries last Sunday, when I came home from Belarus. It was the last country in Europe I had left. (So I managed it before I turned 27)

    I guess that you have most planned on how to visit the different places, but here are a few tips:

    Belarus is now visa-free for visits up to 5 days when arriving at Minsk airport. Flights are not very cheap, but it’s still better than having to go through the trouble of getting a visa.
    It is also worth noticing that they are considering expanding the new no-visa rule also to land border crossings. But nothing is decided about this yet.

    Also; Andorra is managable as a day trip from Barcelona. San Marino is also easy to reach. If you can find flights to Bologna, just take the train to Rimini and a new one to San Marino.

    For the southern Balkan part, I would recommend you to fly to Sofia. Take the bus to Skopje, and then to Pristina. This bus costs , and costs almost nothing.
    From there, back to Skopje, then to Ohrid, and from Ohrid with the bus to Tirana. From Tirana you have cheap buses to Montenegro. Kotor and Budva are the most interesting places to visit (and also to take a tour up to Njegusi above Kotor).
    Buses to Dubrovnik are cheap and Frequent. You can probably find cheap flights from there.

    For Moldova, I flew to Chisinau and back from Odessa. If you are doing this, don’t miss Transnistria! It was a very interesting place to visit! (I was there in November). Taxi from Chisinau to Tiraspol was about 30 EUR, and bus from Tiraspol to Odessa was about 5 EUR.
    No problems at any of the borders, which I expected it to be.

    Iceland works great as a stop over if you are planning to visit USA or Canada. Icelandair have tickets that let you stay a day or two in Reykjavik.

    I know that you don’t count Georgia as a European country, but I can tell you that it was definately worth visiting. Especially Batumi was a great city!

    If you want any detailed tips about some of the places that are off the beaten path, just tell me!

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