Is it possible to travel to every country in the world and if yes which passport takes the cake?
Hello Wildacad 😊
I think it may be possible if it is a life project.
There is always something baring citizens from some or all other countires from entering some countries.
For example when I travelled from Eastern Europe to Greece in 1989 I had to go around Albania because nobody was allowed in.
Now I can go to Albania when I want.
I think the passports that get one access to the most countries are the ones where the governments of the countries dont restrict their peoples freedom too much and where the countries have reasonable relations with others countries.
For example Iran has poor relations with many countries and their government also restricts the freedom of its people. Iranians find it difficult to get a passport at all according to an Iranian guy I spoke with on one travel site. He also said that Iranians need visas for most countries and these are difficult to get.
I don't think there is a blogger who has visited every country - I think Stuart
is on a mission to do this! - ~60 countries in 3 years 😊 - blogging them all!
Anyone beat that?
The youngest person to visit all the countries was 23 (when I last looked) travel weekly report
2004. He was traveling on British and Italian passports... so those two would be a good start 😉
I worked for this Guy last year who photographs children as his videographer for South America, his plan was visit most countries in the world b4 the beiJing olympics he stared nearly 3 yrs ago and still along way off.
We did 10 countries in SAmerica , 3/5 days in each place, not really worth barking about, but if you hire a car you can do alot and see alot but you need 3 weeks at leat in each country to get the big picture!
Certainly a european passport seems to be a fav THESE DAYS I would go for a Danish...(best fleet in the world) :- mind you I have never had a problem with my Greek yet..
Well I am only 14 years and I had been to 24 countries! 20 in Europe, 2 in NAmerica and 2 in Africa..
I think it's a good start ! 😉
9 years and 168 more countries and you could break the world record 😉 - welcome to travelblog.
Hello Jmpoenca 😊
How did u get to do so much travelling already Jmproenca?
Do your parents travel a lot or what?
Yes Mell, my parents travel a lot mainly my father he had been in so much places!
So since I am a kid I created this habbit os travellig a lot !
Lucky U, Jmproenca. 😊 I didnt get on a plane for the first time until I was 19.
I also was 1 time at a plane!
When I went to USA, all the rest of my trips were from portugal by car (like going to Norway, Marroco, Russia..)
Hmmm, guess it depends on how many countries you think there are - for travel purposes do you count England/Scotland?N Ireland/Wales as seperate countries, do you count Svalbard as a different travel destination to Norway? Then there's the problems of wars, borders changing etc.
I guess it is possible if you travel a lot and have the time and money to keep on doing so. According to The Lonely Planet there are 250 countries in the world (based on travel destinations rather than political states) I suppose you could manage that in a lifetime if you visit say three different countries each year.
I generally have trouble country counting where the former Yugoslavia is concerned. Do I say I was in several countries that exist these days or one that used to be known as Yugoslavia when I was there? And when I visit again do I say I am now in new countries even though I was here before just because the country I was in before is now divided and the pieces are new countries with new names. I keep my tally a bit loose. And what was Czechoslovakia when I first went there is now 2 countries... I say around 40 countries, rather than counting accurately.
Changing countries are ridiculously confusing... what about all the people who visited areas of India that are now Pakistan and Bangladesh, but never travelled to the areas of India that are still India? Do they say they went to Pakistan and Bangladesh even though those countries didn't exist then? Or do they say they went to India even though they've never been to any area that is in India today? There's a similar problem with Tibet, and the Soviet Union. If you travelled round the Soviet Union before it split up do you say you went to the Soviet Union, or would you say you visited Kazakhstan etc. even though they weren't countries then?
Wow. I am 24 and I have been to 73 countries. I was really stoked about my challenge to reach 100 by the time I am 30. Was a little ticked to read about the guy who has visited all the countries in the world before he was my age! lol. JK. Its awesome. Really something to strive for. I dont know of anyone else who has done it!
Wow Heather!! You've been to 73 countires in 24 years?!?!?!!!!!!! How on earth have you managed that? Do you travel for work a lot or are you actually lucky enough to have had that many holidays? How long do you spend in each country - do you count them if you have just had a stop over or driven through?
Who cares about the count...it's the experience that count...well...easy to say, did hit 70 few weeks ago, 7 continents...and will be over 80 by end of 2008...but not at all interested in a lot of places...so one day...the race will simply stop! Have fun!
Is it possible?
I suppose it is, if one is deternined.
of course it is possible..... i am at number 191.... and tomorrow going for 192..... and i am only 34 y old ;-)
if you want more info please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Asael or http://www.i-newswire.com/pr251761.html
good luck to all.... travel is life...
Hello Anthony 😊
How much time do you spend travelling Anthony?