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Where have I been

Inspired by Manton’s list of countries and states he’s been to, I thought I’d come up with my own.

I’ve lived in five:

  • The Netherlands 🇳🇱
  • England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Austria 🇦🇹
  • Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • The United States 🇺🇸

In addition to those, I’ve been to (excluding those “I’ve technically been to here but I really haven’t” airport layover visits):

  • Albania 🇦🇱
  • Belgium 🇧🇪
  • Canada 🇨🇦
  • Denmark 🇩🇰
  • France 🇫🇷
  • Germany 🇩🇪
  • Greece 🇬🇷
  • Italy 🇮🇹
  • Liechtenstein 🇱🇮
  • Luxembourg 🇱🇺
  • Mexico 🇲🇽
  • Russia 🇷🇺
  • Spain 🇪🇸
  • Switzerland 🇨🇭
  • Vatican City 🇻🇦
  • Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
  • Yugoslavia, when it was Yugoslavia 🇧🇦🇭🇷🇲🇰🇲🇪🇷🇸🇸🇮

There are some serious and obvious omissions on this list. I’ve never been outside of Europe and North America! And even in Europe, I’ve never been to Iceland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway … and so on. There are so many places on my bucket list — not least Indonesia, where so many of my family comes from. One day, I would also like to explore my roots in Ukraine; I hope it’ll be safe to do so.

I’ve driven across the US three times, so I’ve been to markedly more US states and the District of Columbia. In fact, every state aside from Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and South Dakota. I’ll have to correct those soon.

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