December 8, 2018

Musings: A Few Reasons Why I Don’t Count Countries 

I can’t be bothered. 

There are 192 countries on this planet and if I’m honest, I have no desire of visiting them all. Does this void me as a traveller?

I don’t know but I am in no rush to tick them off one by one. 

It may be ironic I did 12 destinations in 12 months but I feel that there is a huge difference between a destination and a country. 

Can you really say you’ve seen it all if you’ve just been to major capital cities? What about the small undiscovered towns and villages that aren’t necessarily hotspots? There is definitely more to travel than ticking places off a list but it’s ultimately down to ‘how you travel’. A blog post which I have conveniently written here.

Do you count countries? Why? Why not? 

Char xo 

3 responses to “Musings: A Few Reasons Why I Don’t Count Countries ”

  1. Megan says:

    I do and I don’t. I keep track because it’s something I’ve done for years but I’m much more interested in exploring all the cities/towns of interest in one country than simply ticking it off my list. Also, there are some places I want to visit over and over again!

  2. […] This is the one who has [insert country amount] out of 195 countries in their bio. Every single post they upload starts with ‘in country number 4049494, I found myself’. When you meet them in person they’ll obnoxiously ask you many countries you’ve have been to so they can access how much respect to give you. I met someone like this at a travel conference a few years ago and it inspired me to write this post. […]

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I love concerts, 6am flights, 90s R&B, cancelled plans and wine. My blog Memoirs and Musings is all about documenting my travels infusing my personal experiences (memoirs) and a few musings along the way.