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11. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 10y

I read all the posts but the 32% really doesn't get out of my head. How did you do it without flying?

Well, I hope to increase my number bey going to Iceland, Marroco and Croatia next year. If I can do that, I'd be really happy.

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 10y

Quoting aarantes

I read all the posts but the 32% really doesn't get out of my head. How did you do it without flying?

Well, I hope to increase my number bey going to Iceland, Marroco and Croatia next year. If I can do that, I'd be really happy.

Been to 23% of the countries (56 out of 243), 5 travellers have been to more countries. And Gelli is one of them.
Can't speak for him, but if you look at his travels/countries (77), it's all in Europe, Northern Africa, Middle East and Asia, so relatively easy to go over land, or sea considering countries like Aland, Jersey and Sout Korea).

Gelli, were you able to travel indepently in Libya by the way, and how did you get your visa?

Michael.

13. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Demian

Quoting s_hoot

Are yall using 193 for your official country count to figure your percentages by?

Mine would be 7.14% using 193 as total official countries.

I'm not a math-miracle, but how did you come to that number? visited some countries only half!?

According to the Travellog section of your control panel, the official number of countries used is 243.

This is what my travellog says:

'You have logged travels to 18 of 243 countries (7 % of the world's countries). There are currently 110 Travellerspoint members who have logged travels to more countries.'

I think Demian did the same search I did originally and as July 1, 2006 - "By Most Accounts, 193 is the Correct Answer" (to the question "How namy countries in the world).
The Number of Countries in the World

But, I also realized that Aarantes probably used TP's number for the calculation. Hence, that's the number I used also. (I've been to 6 countries. I'm counting the one in which I live also, since I've visited at least 21 of the 48 contiguous states.)

Quoting s_hoot

Which Ireland though as technically, Ireland, not Northern Ireland, is part of the UK and not its own country, unless you have never been to the UK before?

Technically, I have never been to Europe, so Ireland counts for me. We do plan to visit N. Ireland if we have enough time. So, in essence - that means I will be able to include 2 countries by visiting one island.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 22, 2006 4:44 AM by Isadora ]

14. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 10y

Yes, I was talking about the percentage Travellerspoint gave me. But it's a big difference 193 from 243, right? Anyway, I'm doing this just for fun...

But guys, when I grow up I want to be like you! Hope I can visit that many countries!

15. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

According to my TP travellog I have logged travels to 15 of 243 countries (6 % of the world's countries). There are currently 162 Travellerspoint members who have logged travels to more countries.
But then I have been to 29 countries in total since I was a child and I didn't log the travels I have done with my parents and during my youth.

Can anyone with maths skills help me what percentage 29 countries would make then ?

Cheers,

Steff

16. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting steff

According to my TP travellog I have logged travels to 15 of 243 countries (6 % of the world's countries). There are currently 162 Travellerspoint members who have logged travels to more countries.
But then I have been to 29 countries in total since I was a child and I didn't log the travels I have done with my parents and during my youth.

Can anyone with maths skills help me what percentage 29 countries would make then ?

Cheers,

Steff

That would be 11.9%

17. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

My travel log count is 6% (14 countries). I have 189 Travellers Point users ahead of me!

Quoting s_hoot

Which Ireland though as technically, Ireland, not Northern Ireland, is part of the UK and not its own country, unless you have never been to the UK before?

Well...technically the UK's full name is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland". The union is made up of 4 countries: England, Wales, and Scotland (which makes up Great Britain), and then Northern Ireland.

Scotland has its own parliament, Wales an assembly (heading towards a parliament hopefully), Northern Ireland is an "ongoing process", and England has the least constitutional basis of all of them, as its only parliament is one for the entire UK. Personally I would want to see full devolution happen, with England getting its own parliament as well as Wales (but that's rather off-topic for this thread ;) )

The travel log does allow for all 4 countries to be counted separately.

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 10y

Apart from the percentage discussion, also the amount of countries is a nice one.
What I know from a moderator is that it's based on Wikipedia, apart from the UK discussion. Personally, I think the UK is one country, technically it is by the way.

But it's really a strange but nice discussion. Why is, for example, considering Wikipedia, Abchazia (Georgia) a country, and Transdnjestrie (Moldova) is not?
Why is Polynesia a country, why are the Canary Islands or Azores not? Where do you draw the line (literally, considering kilometres).

I myself have a list of 193 really officially independent countries. Some add Taiwan to that list, I don't. Than there are about 80 semi-autonomous countries/overseas regions. And than about 15 or 20 states that are really part of endless disputes etc, like the Paracel Islands, Aksai Chin and Kosovo.

But in my lists there is no place of UK being 4 countries. Than the US are 50 countries!

Cheers, Michael.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 22, 2006 6:46 AM by Utrecht ]

19. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

Checking Wikipedia in regards to the UK (this page), it does first say that the UK is a country and sovereign state. However, a very short while later it says..."The United Kingdom is a political union made up of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland"

So while I'm not disputing that the UK can be seen as one country, or even Great Britain (that's without Northern Ireland) can be seen as one country, the UK is a bit of an oddity in that its 1 country (well, actually union or kingdom to be technical) made up of 4 countries.

For example, when the Wales/England battling got to a certain point, Wales was annexed onto England and became a part of England (not the case nowadays), yet when the Scotland/England battling got to a certain point England & Scotland were considered separate countries (different legal system for a start still remains) yet under 1 King (or Queen), and therefore a kingdom of 2 countries.

An interesting further example of a kingdom containing more than 1 country is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In this case, the constituent countries are not adjoined or adjacent to each other.

Another interesting page on Wikipedia to look at in regards to this is located here

20. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

If I use the 192 Member States of the United Nations, I have been to 43 (22+%).