Ultimamente vengo subissato di richieste sull’Antanistan. La voce si sta spargendo rapida, ed essendo uno dei pochi privilegiati ad aver visitato questo paese ancora inaccessibile ai più, è normale che mi si chieda come arrivarci.
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Ho appena festeggiato dieci anni di vita nomade, contato più di 70 nazioni in cui ho messo piede almeno una volta, ma non mi ci vedo a continuare a questi ritmi nel prossimo decennio. Ci sono però tanti altri viaggi che vorrei fare. Questi sono quelli che mi accendono di più la mia fantasia..
To date (June 2018) I have been in 102 of 200 countries (193 official members of the United Nations + Vatican City and Palestine: UN Observer, + Taiwan, Kosovo: recognized by most of UN countries + 4 (-1) home nations of The United Kingdom) which make for 51% of the World according to my map
In blue, countries where I lived, green countries where I visited, red are countries I have not been yet.
I have been in 6 Continents, the only one I have not visited yet is Antarctica (which, by the way, does NOT count officially as a country).
I lived (and my personal criteria to say I lived in a place is spend at least 6 months) in 7 countries outside Italy: Thailand (20 months in 6 different trips), Portugal (12 consecutives months + 3), Spain (10 consecutive months + many visits), Colombia (10 consecutive months), England (5 months in London, + many visits), Brasil (4+2 months), Nicaragua (3+3 months).
Argentina, India and Malaysia did not made the cut, buy I spent around 5 months in each of them.
visited 102 states (51%)
A more detailed (but no updated) map is here:
List of all states I consider, divided by Continent. In bold the ones I visited (included year). The numbers after the continent represent the states visited and the ones missing.
Africa 4 (50)
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Morocco (2010, 2015, 2016)
Sao Tome and Principe
Tunisia (April 2013)
Americas & Caribbean 24 (11)
Antigua e Barbuda (2016)
Argentina (2005, 2006, 2008)
Brasil (2005, 2007)
Chile (2004, 2006)
Costarica (2009, 2011, 2017)
Dominican Republic (2016, 2017)
El Salvador (2009)
Guatemala (2009, 2017)
Mexico (2009, 2017)
Nicaragua (2009, 2011, 2017)
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Santa Lucia (2016)
Saint Vincent & Grenadine
Trinidad & Tobago
USA (2001, 2002, 2011)
Asia 21* (22)
India (2008, 2012)
Indonesia (2005, 2012, 2014, 2017)
Israel (January and March 2015)
Jordan (February 2015)
Korea South (2012)
Laos (2007, 2014)
Malaysia (2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017)
Myanmar (Burma) (2012)
Saudi Arabia (2012) *
Singapore (2013, 2017, 2018)
Sri Lanka (2012)
Thailand (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018)
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam (2007, 2018)
Europe 50 (2)
Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabakh) (2015)
Bosnia e Herzegovina (2013)
Cyprus (March 2015)
Czech Republic (2005, 2008)
England (1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2008, 2017)
France (1988…2010, 2014)
Germany (1988, 1992, 2006, 2009, 2014)
Greece (2001, 2004, 2018)
Holland (1987, 1992, 2009)
Hungary (2004, 2008, 2013)
Italy (1971-2018 except 2011)
Northern Ireland (2015)
Portugal (2001, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
San Marino (2010)
Spain (1988, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Switzerland (1985… 2011)
Vatican City (1992, 1994)
Oceania 3 (11)
Australia (2000, 2013)
New Zealand (2014)
Papua New Guinea
The complete list of all countries and territories in alphabetical order is here
UPDATE AUGUST 2017
After touching land in 3 Caribbean countries in 3 days, crossing the half way mark of 100, I revisited this page and realized I was still wrongly counting Hong Kong. Hong Kong was already part of China when I have visited in 2000. I still count Antigua as the symbolic country 100, even if should be now Santa Lucia. And I replace Hong Kong with Dominican Republic, the new country I landed in December 2016, stopping the count at 102 for the moment.
Sadly I have not been in any new country yet in 2017, and I may not, as I have nothing planned for the moment.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015
I have withdrawn Western Sahara from my list, because although I sympathize with the Polysario, the area is de facto occupied by Morocco since too many years and the Sahari people lives now mostly in refugee camps in Algeria. Their de facto situation is no different of Tibet, Kurdistan and many other territories which i wish were free to determine their sovereignity, but they are not.
All of this, simply, de facto.
UPDATE APRIL 2015
I have included the self proclamed Independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (or Artksah), which is recognized only by Armenia and it is de facto an Armenian province, but officially it s still part of Azerbaijan.
UPDATE DECEMBER 2014: Should I consider Saudi Arabia, where I spent 18hours at the airport, spending local money? Follow the link and voice your opinion!
UPDATE OCTOBER 2013: After reading about http://www.theodysseyexpedition.com I changed my criteria again. Because Taiwan, Vatican City, Palestine, Kosovo, Western Sahara and the four home nations of The United Kingdom deserve to be recognized and because 201 is a better number. So when I will reach 100, at the same time I will reach..100 and 50% of the countries in the world. So I included Kosovo and re-inserted on the list Vatican and Wales. Sounds much better!
UPDATE APRIL 2013: I withdrawn Aruba, Curacao (both officially part of Netherlands, despite my passport got stamped in both countries), Gibraltar and Wales (part of UK, although the latter has his own national team, as all Rugby fan knows) and Kosovo (not yet recognized by all UN yet, but I still count it as part of Serbia) and Vatican (only UN observer, not member, the same status recognized to Organization of Liberation of Palestina) from my list.
I also not consider Antanistan, that officially does not exists..even if…