I gather I still have loads to share from our trip to Botswana and Zambia (June 2012).

And a few stories left from our trip to Finland (March 2012), although I appreciate that it’s a little incongruous to be writing about Lapland right now, so these may wait until winter’s upon us.

Ah. And then, I’ve just come back from Belarus and there is lots to be said about the place.

So… I’ll stop procrastinating and get going on sorting the photos.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a staggering fact with you: I have 24 countries left to visit in Europe.



Now. I consider myself a well-travelled being. And I see these 24 countries as opportunities. Their time will come.

But consider this.

In Belarus, I met someone who has two countries left to visit in the whole wide world. Two.

South Sudan (and in fact, they should be there right now!) and Equatorial Guinea. And that includes travels to countries which were one thing and are now another e.g. Yugoslavia became six new countries and two autonomous provinces… and countries which don’t officially exist.

How impressive is that!

When I asked them about their travels, I got the most wonderful answer: “Well, it got to the point where I had been to so many countries, it seems silly to stop“.

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