Where I’ve Been

27 Nov

Alistair Todd’s Travel Map

It all depends what you count as a “country”, but I’ve been to:

  • 90 out of 195 Sovereign States and 11 Disputed States (The UN list)
  • 97 out of 245 Countries and Territories (The Matador Network list)
  • 103 out of 327 Countries, Territories, Islands, Enclaves etc (The Travelers Century Club list)

I tend to use the number from the Matador Network list because then I can use their nice map graphic.
My goal in life is to visit all 195 sovereign states officially recognised by the UN.
89 down, 106 to go.


 

The Complete List of Places I’ve Been

SOVEREIGN STATES Been DISPUTED STATES Been MATADOR NETWORK – includes territories Been TRAVELERS CENTURY CLUB – territories, islands, enclaves etc Been
195 89 11 1 245 97 327 103
Afghanistan Abkhazia Afghanistan Abkhazia
Albania Y Artsakh Aland Islands Abu Dhabi Y
Algeria Cook Islands Albania Y Afghanistan
Andorra Y Kosovo Y Algeria Y Ajman
Angola Niue American Samoa Aland Islands
Antigua and Barbuda Northern Cyprus Andorra Y Alaska
Argentina Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Angola Albania Y
Armenia Y Somaliland Anguilla Algeria
Australia Y South Ossetia Antarctica Andaman-Nicobar Islands
Austria Y Taiwan Antigua and Barbuda Andorra Y
Azerbaijan Y Transnistria Argentina Angola
Bahamas, The Armenia Y Anguilla
Bahrain Y Aruba Antigua & Barbuda
Bangladesh Australia Y Argentina
Barbados Austria Y Argentine Antarctica
Belarus Y Azerbaijan Y Armenia Y
Belgium Y Bahamas Aruba
Belize Bahrain Y Ascension
Benin Bangladesh Australia Y
Bhutan Barbados Australian Antarctic Territory
Bolivia Belarus Y Austria Y
Bosnia and Herzegovina Y Belgium Y Azerbaijan Y
Botswana Y Belize Y Azores Islands
Brazil Benin Bahamas
Brunei Bermuda Bahrain Y
Bulgaria Y Bhutan Balearic Islands
Burkina Faso Bolivia Bangladesh
Burundi Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Barbados
Cambodia Y Bosnia and Herzegovina Y Belarus Y
Cameroon Botswana Y Belgium Y
Canada Y Brazil Belize
Cape Verde British Virgin Islands Benin
Central African Republic Brunei Bermuda
Chad Bulgaria Y Bhutan
Chile Burkina Faso Bismarck Archipelago
China Burundi Bolivia
Colombia Cambodia Y Bonaire
Comoros Cameroon Bosnia & Herzegovina Y
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Canada Y Botswana Y
Congo, Republic of the Cape Verde Brazil
Costa Rica Y Cayman Islands British Antarctic Territory
Croatia Y Central African Republic British Indian Ocean Territory
Cuba Y Chad Brunei
Cyprus Y Chile Bulgaria Y
Czech Republic Y Christmas Island Burkina Faso
Denmark Y Cocos Islands Burundi (Urundi)
Djibouti Colombia Cabinda
Dominica Comoros Cambodia Y
Dominican Republic Cook Islands Cameroon
East Timor Costa Rica Y Canada Y
Ecuador Croatia Y Canary Islands
Egypt Y Cuba Y Cape Verde Islands
El Salvador Curacao Cayman Islands
Equatorial Guinea Cyprus Y Central African Republic
Eritrea Czech Republic Y Chad
Estonia Y Democratic Republic of the Congo Chatham Islands
Ethiopia Denmark Chile
Fiji Djibouti Y Chilean Antarctic Territory
Finland Y Dominica China, People’s Republic of
France Y Dominican Republic Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)
Gabon East Timor Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Gambia, The Ecuador Colombia
Georgia Y Egypt Comoros
Germany Y El Salvador Y Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa)
Ghana Equatorial Guinea Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)
Greece Y Eritrea Cook Islands
Grenada Estonia Corsica
Guatemala Ethiopia Y Costa Rica Y
Guinea Falkland Islands Côte d’Ivoire
Guinea-Bissau Faroe Islands Crete
Guyana Fiji Y Croatia Y
Haiti Finland Cuba Y
Honduras France Y Curacao
Hungary Y French Guiana Y Cyprus, British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Iceland Y French Polynesia Cyprus, Republic of Y
India French Southern Territories Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State of
Indonesia Gabon Czech Republic Y
Iran Gambia Denmark Y
Iraq Georgia Djibouti
Ireland Y Germany Y Dominica
Israel Y Ghana Y Dominican Republic
Italy Y Gibraltar Dubai Y
Ivory Coast Greece Y Easter Island
Jamaica Greenland Y Ecuador
Japan Y Grenada Egypt in Africa Y
Jordan Y Guadeloupe Egypt in Asia (Sinai Peninsula)
Kazakhstan Y Guam El Salvador
Kenya Guatemala England Y
Kiribati Guernsey Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
Korea, North Guinea Y Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni, Bata)
Korea, South Y Guinea-Bissau Eritrea
Kuwait Y Guyana Estonia Y
Kyrgyzstan Y Haiti Ethiopia
Laos Y Honduras Falkland Islands
Latvia Y Hong Kong Faroe Islands Y
Lebanon Y Hungary Y Fernando de Noronha
Lesotho Y Iceland Y Fiji Islands
Liberia India Y Finland Y
Libya Indonesia France Y
Liechtenstein Y Iran French Guiana
Lithuania Y Iraq French Polynesia
Luxembourg Y Ireland French Southern & Antarctic Lands
Macedonia Y Isle of Man Y Fujairah
Madagascar Israel Y Gabon
Malawi Italy Y Galapagos Islands
Malaysia Y Ivory Coast Y Gambia
Maldives Jamaica Georgia Y
Mal Japan Germany Y
Malta Y Jordan Y Ghana
Marshall Islands Kazakhstan Y Gibraltar Y
Mauritania Kenya Y Greece Y
Mauritius Kiribati Greek Aegean Islands
Mexico Kosovo Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
Micronesia Kuwait Y Grenada & Dependencies
Moldova Y Kyrgyzstan Y Guadeloupe & Deps.
Monaco Y Laos Y Guam
Mongolia Y Latvia Y Guatemala
Montenegro Y Lebanon Y Guernsey & Deps. Y
Morocco Y Lesotho Y Guinea
Mozambique Liberia Y Guinea-Bissau
Myanmar Y Libya Guyana
Namibia Y Liechtenstein Hainan Island
Nauru Lithuania Y Haiti
Nepal Luxembourg Y Hawaiian Islands
Netherlands Y Macao Y Honduras
New Zealand Macedonia Y Hong Kong Y
Nicaragua Y Madagascar Y Hungary Y
Niger Malawi Iceland Y
Nigeria Malaysia India
Norway Y Maldives Y Indonesia (Java)
Oman Y Mali Ionian Islands
Pakistan Malta Iran
Palau Marshall Islands Y Iraq
Palestine Martinique Ireland, Northern
Panama Y Mauritania Ireland, Republic of Y
Papua New Guinea Mauritius Isle of Man Y
Paraguay Mayotte Israel Y
Peru Mexico Italy Y
Philippines Micronesia Jamaica
Poland Y Moldova Japan Y
Portugal Y Monaco Y Jeju Island
Qatar Y Mongolia Y Jersey Y
Romania Y Montenegro Y Jordan Y
Russia Y Montserrat Y Juan Fernandez Islands
Rwanda Morocco Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Mozambique Y Kaliningrad
Saint Lucia Myanmar Kashmir
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Namibia Y Kazakhstan Y
Samoa Nauru Y Kenya
San Marino Y Nepal Kiribati
São Tomé and Príncipe Netherlands Korea, North (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Saudi Arabia New Caledonia Y Korea, South (Republic of Korea) Y
Senegal New Zealand Kosovo Y
Serbia Y Nicaragua Kuwait Y
Seychelles Niger Y Kyrgyzstan Y
Sierra Leone Nigeria Lakshadweep
Singapore Y Niue Lampedusa
Slovakia Y Norfolk Island Laos Y
Slovenia Y North Korea Latvia Y
Solomon Islands Norway Lebanon Y
Somalia Oman Y Lesotho Y
South Africa Y Pakistan Lesser Sunda Islands
South Sudan Palau Liberia
Spain Y Palestine Libya
Sri Lanka Y Panama Y Liechtenstein Y
Sudan Papua New Guinea Line/Phoenix Islands (Palmyra, Fanning, Christmas, Canton, Enderbury)
Suriname Paraguay Lithuania Y
Swaziland Y People’s Republic of China Lord Howe Island
Sweden Y Peru Luxembourg Y
Switzerland Y Philippines Macau Y
Syria Pitcairn Macedonia Y
Tajikistan Y Poland Y Madagascar
Tanzania Portugal Y Madeira
Thailand Y Puerto Rico Malawi
Togo Qatar Y Malaysia Y
Tonga Republic of the Congo Maldives
Trinidad and Tobago Reunion Mali
Tunisia Romania Y Malta Y
Turkey Y Russia Y Maluku Islands
Turkmenistan Y Rwanda Marquesas Islands
Tuvalu Saint Barthélemy Marshall Islands, Republic of
Uganda Saint Helena Martinique
Ukraine Y Saint Kitts and Nevis Mauritania
United Arab Emirates Y Saint Lucia Mauritius & Deps. (Agalega, St. Brandon)
United Kingdom Y Saint Pierre and Miquelon Mayotte (Dzaoudzi)
United States Y Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Mexico
Uruguay Samoa Micronesia, Fed.States of
Uzbekistan Y San Marino Y Midway Island
Vanuatu São Tomé and Príncipe Moldova Y
Vatican City Y Saudi Arabia Monaco Y
Venezuela Senegal Mongolia Y
Vietnam Y Serbia Y Montenegro Y
Yemen Seychelles Montserrat
Zambia Y Sierra Leone Morocco Y
Zimbabwe Y Singapore Y Morocco,Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla)
Sint Maarten Mozambique
Slovakia Y Myanmar (Burma) Y
Slovenia Y Nakhchivan
Solomon Islands Namibia Y
Somalia Nauru
South Africa Y Nepal
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Netherlands Y
South Korea Y New Caledonia & Deps.
South Sudan New Zealand
Spain Y New Zealand Antarctica
Sri Lanka Y Nicaragua Y
Sudan Niger
Suriname Nigeria
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Niue
Swaziland Y Norfolk Island
Sweden Y Northern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian)
Switzerland Y Norway Y
Syria Norwegian Dependencies (Norwegian Antarctica)
Taiwan Nueva Esparta (Margarita Island)
Tajikistan Y Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Island, Iwo Jima)
Tanzania Oman Y
Thailand Y Pakistan
Tibet Palau, Republic of
Togo Palestine
Tokelau Panama Y
Tonga Papua (Irian Jaya)
Trinidad and Tobago Papua New Guinea
Tunisia Paraguay
Turkey Y Peru
Turkmenistan Y Philippines
Turks and Caicos Islands Pitcairn Island
Tuvalu Poland Y
U.S. Virgin Islands Portugal Y
Uganda Prince Edward Island
Ukraine Y Puerto Rico
United Arab Emirates Y Qatar Y
United Kingdom Y Ras Al Khaimah
United States Y Reunion
United States Minor Outlying Islands Rodriguez Island
Uruguay Romania Y
Uzbekistan Y Russia Y
Vanuatu Russia in Asia (incl. Siberia) Y
Vatican Y Rwanda
Venezuela Ryukyu Islands
Vietnam Y Saba & Sint Eustatius
Wallis and Futuna Sabah (No. Borneo)
Western Sahara Saint Helena
Yemen Saint Kitts & Nevis
Zambia Y Saint Lucia
Zimbabwe Y Saint Pierre & Miquelon
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Saint-Barthélemy (St. Barts)
Saint-Martin (France)
Samoa (Apia)
Samoa, American (Pago Pago)
San Andres & Providencia
San Marino Y
Sao Tome & Principe
Sarawak
Sardinia
Saudi Arabia
Scotland Y
Senegal
Serbia Y
Seychelles
Sharjah
Sicily
Sierra Leone
Sikkim
Singapore Y
Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
Slovakia Y
Slovenia Y
Socotra
Solomon Islands
Somalia (ex-Italian Somaliland)
Somaliland (ex-British)
South Africa Y
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Sudan
Spain Y
Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Bear Island)
Sri Lanka Y
Srpska Y
Sudan
Sulawesi (Celebes, Indonesia)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Suriname
Swaziland (eSwatini) Y
Sweden Y
Switzerland Y
Syria
Taiwan. R.O.C.
Tajikistan Y
Tanzania
Tasmania
Thailand Y
Tibet
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Transnistria
Trinidad & Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia
Turkey in Asia Y
Turkey in Europe Y
Turkmenistan Y
Turks & Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine Y
Umm Al Qaiwain
United States (continental) Y
Uruguay
Uzbekistan Y
Vanuatu (New Hebrides Islands)
Vatican City Y
Venezuela
Vietnam Y
Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.)
Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)
Wake Island
Wales Y
Wallis & Futuna Islands
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia Y
Zanzibar
Zil Elwannyen Sesel
Zimbabwe Y

 


Alistair Todd has been to 15 US States

Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Inside my brain

28 Sep

On the first of August, 2010, I went cycling and got hit by a car at 40mph. I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, several skull fractures, a broken eye socket, broken nose, broken teeth, a dislocation of the hip that my orthopaedic surgeon describes as “almost a traumatic amputation”, and badly battered knees and ankles. I’m lucky to still be here.

Here’s some quite trippy views of the inside of my head and my body.