According to reference.com we spend approximately one third of our lives working. I suppose I am lucky in the sense that most of this time is spent traveling. This has meant that I have been able to see many countries that I probably wouldn’t have seen had I not traveled there for work.
It has also created a challenge. A few years ago, I had visited about 5 countries around the globe. Today, that number is up to 96! This is if you consider Taiwan its own country. Having already visited both China and Taiwan, they are such different countries that in my head they are their own countries.
I look back at the places I have been and I am stunned, and there are only 100 to go before I’ve visited every country in the world. I am not sure if I will be able to visit every country in the world, but it is something I aim to do.
There are a few countries that I desperately want to visit and will not get the opportunity to travel to with work, as my company does not operate in them. One of these countries is India. I particularly want to go to Rajasthan and take in some history. Indian culture has always fascinated me. I have heard mixed reviews of Indian cities. Some people say they are filthy. Others say they are vibrant. I guess it comes down to your own perspective.
I also want to visit Nepal. I want to see Mt Everest up close, and although I don’t see myself climbing it I would love to at least take a helicopter ride and view it from above. This would be one of the experiences that nothing could surpass.
To see these places I will need to start planning my own trip. I am not sure when I will next have time off but you can bet that I’ll continue to tick as many countries off my list as I can.