Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hello again...

I'm well aware I haven't updated in the last month, and there's no really good excuse for that (except I've been busy, which is true, but people don't like that one.) My Africa trip was so long ago, I don't really know if I wanna write more about it... if you want to see more pictures, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/emster214.

Anyway, I found this cool thing where you can create a map of the world that highlights in red all of the countries you've been to. So here's mine.



create your own visited country map

I didn't think I was doing too bad (I've been to 22 countries) until it told me that even with my 22 countries, that's only 9% of the world. Nine percent!! Do you know how little that is?? I've got to get busy. Of course, then I was thinking, well, I'm 22 years old and I've been to 22 countries - maybe by the time I'm 60 I'll have been to 60 countries. But then I realized that's only 26%. And then at the age of 60, I'll have only seen a quarter of the world. So how do I solve this problem? Is seeing more than half of the world a realistic goal? To do that, I'd have to visit approximately 113 countries.

Wow. The world's really big.

4 comments:

Steven said...

You're doing so much better than I am. I've only been to Mexico and Canada and obviously the US and since Alaska is remote I have to include that in my list and hey it was once a Russian territory.

Jamie Kayle said...

I was going to say you're doing better than I am too - I've only been to Mexico and US! Maybe someday when we're rich and famous (or just rich) we can travel the world together! :) haha

diseuse said...

I think it is funny that you actually did the math in that last paragraph to figure out how many more countries you would need to visit to accomplish your goal before you are to old to travel. You know, most people don't travel much in their lives until they retire.

Ben said...

22 is still pretty impressive. I've only been to six, counting the US. Hopefully I'll be able to bump that number up as time ticks on.