Travel

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Map Key: Current Base | Lived For At Least 1 Month | Visited | Interested In Visiting 

Upcoming Travel Plans — 2018/19

Last updated: 12 December 2018

Mar 2019: South Africa (Cape Town)
Dec 2018: Myanmar (Yangon)
★ Oct, Nov, Dec 2018, Jan, Feb 2019: Thailand (Chiang Mai)
✓ Sep 2018: South Africa (Cape Town)
✓ Jun, Jul & Aug 2018: Germany (Berlin, Munich) & France (Paris)
✓ Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May 2018: South Africa (Cape Town)

2017 Travels

Oct, Nov & Dec 2017: South Africa (Cape Town)
Sep 2017: Mozambique (Ponta do Ouro)
Aug & Sep 2017: South Africa (Cape Town)
Jun & Aug 2017: Indonesia (​Bali | Ubud & Canggu)
Apr 2017: Thailand (Chiang Mai)
✓ Mar 2017: Vietnam (Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay)
Feb 2017: Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Jan 2017: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur & Penang)

My Love For Travel

My uncle loved travelling. His dream was to become a pilot, but due to a rare medical condition he sadly could not fulfill this dream.
Instead he launched and managed his own successful travel agency. He travelled often and loved exploring new destinations.
He also was talking selfies and vlogging before anybody knew what that meant.

In his home in Windhoek, Namibia, he kept a large world map on the wall in his lounge.
On the map he marked every destination he had visited with a red pin. 

My uncle inspired me to travel and track my own adventures on a my own personal world map.

In 2001 I went on my first overseas trip with my parents and sister.
We visited Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. I was 16 years old and loved every minute of it.
That trip inspired me to work independently and make travelling an integral part of my lifestyle.

Countries of the World

My goal has never been to visit and experience all countries in my lifetime, but I have decided to track
my progress nonetheless. I only tick off countries that I've visited and experienced. Layovers don't count.

Africa

☐ Algeria
☐ Angola
☐ Benin
☐ Botswana
☐ Burkina
☐ Burundi
☐ Cameroon
☐ Cape Verde
☐ Central African Republic
☐ Chad
☐ Comoros
☐ Congo
☐ Congo, Democratic Republic of
☐ Djibouti
☐ Egypt
☐ Equatorial Guinea
☐ Eritrea
☐ Ethiopia
☐ Gabon
☐ Gambia
☐ Ghana
☐ Guinea
☐ Guinea-Bissau
☐ Ivory Coast
☐ Kenya
☐ Lesotho
☐ Liberia
☐ Libya
☐ Madagascar
☐ Malawi
☐ Mali
☐ Mauritania
✓ Mauritius
☐ Morocco
✓ Mozambique
✓ Namibia
☐ Niger
☐ Nigeria
☐ Rwanda
☐ Sao Tome and Principe
☐ Senegal
☐ Seychelles
☐ Sierra Leone
☐ Somalia
✓ South Africa
☐ South Sudan
☐ Sudan
☐ Swaziland
☐ Tanzania
☐ Togo
☐ Tunisia
☐ Uganda
☐ Zambia
☐ Zimbabwe

Asia

☐ Afghanistan
☐ Bahrain
☐ Bangladesh
☐ Bhutan
☐ Brunei
☐ Burma (Myanmar)
☐ Cambodia
☐ China
☐ East Timor
☐ India
✓ Indonesia
☐ Iran
☐ Iraq
☐ Israel
☐ Japan
☐ Jordan
☐ Kazakhstan
☐ Korea, North
☐ Korea, South
☐ Kuwait
☐ Kyrgyzstan
☐ Laos
☐ Lebanon
☐ Malaysia
☐ Maldives
☐ Mongolia
☐ Nepal
☐ Oman
☐ Pakistan
☐ Philippines
☐ Qatar
☐ Russian Federation
☐ Saudi Arabia
☐ Singapore
☐ Sri Lanka
☐ Syria
☐ Tajikistan
✓ Thailand
✓ Turkey
☐ Turkmenistan
☐ United Arab Emirates
☐ Uzbekistan
✓ Vietnam
☐ Yemen

Europe

☐ Albania
☐ Andorra
☐ Armenia
☐ Austria
☐ Azerbaijan
☐ Belarus
☐ Belgium
☐ Bosnia and Herzegovina
☐ Bulgaria
✓ Croatia
☐ Cyprus
☐ Czech Republic
☐ Denmark
☐ Estonia
☐ Finland
☐ France
☐ Georgia
✓ Germany
☐ Greece
☐ Hungary
☐ Iceland
☐ Ireland
☐ Italy
☐ Latvia
☐ Liechtenstein
☐ Lithuania
☐ Luxembourg
☐ Macedonia
☐ Malta
☐ Moldova
☐ Monaco
☐ Montenegro
☐ Netherlands
☐ Norway
☐ Poland
☐ Portugal
☐ Romania
☐ San Marino
☐ Serbia
☐ Slovakia
☐ Slovenia
☐ Spain
☐ Sweden
✓ Switzerland
☐ Ukraine
✓ United Kingdom
☐ Vatican City

North America

☐ Antigua and Barbuda
☐ Bahamas
☐ Barbados
☐ Belize
☐ Canada
☐ Costa Rica
☐ Cuba
☐ Dominica
☐ Dominican Republic
☐ El Salvador
☐ Grenada
☐ Guatemala
☐ Haiti
☐ Honduras
☐ Jamaica
☐ Mexico
☐ Nicaragua
☐ Panama
☐ Saint Kitts and Nevis
☐ Saint Lucia
☐ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
☐ Trinidad and Tobago
✓ United States

Oceania

✓ Australia
☐ Fiji
☐ Kiribati
☐ Marshall Islands
☐ Micronesia
☐ Nauru
☐ New Zealand
☐ Palau
☐ Papua New Guinea
☐ Samoa
☐ Solomon Islands
☐ Tonga
☐ Tuvalu
☐ Vanuatu

South America

☐ Argentina
☐ Bolivia
☐ Brazil
☐ Chile
☐ Colombia
☐ Ecuador
☐ Guyana
☐ Paraguay
☐ Peru
☐ Suriname
☐ Uruguay
☐ Venezuela

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