How much of the world have you covered?

How well do you compare with the Queen or the likes of Sir David Attenborough when it comes to scouring the earth? Check it out here. Now they might not have covered ALL sovereign countries like James did (we wrote about it here), but they certainly have been places that we would be restricted from entering! But that said, we’ve probably also been places they would not be able to.

Do you count the number of countries you have visited? Hopefully not because of the bragging rights it is supposed to confer! Ok, we admit that our handprint maps do border on that… heheh. Hypocrites we are… sigh. Sorry.

How much have you coveredWe are regular contributors to Tripadvisor. And whenever you put in a review, they will clock in the city you have visited to your tally. Of course you can also go to the map and clock in the cities  without a review too. That takes integrity though because you must had visited. So be honest!

And the interesting thing is they have a little counter that tells you how many percent of the world you have traveled to.

So it’s not about how many countries but the number of places one’s touched. According to this tool, our tally comes in at 42%. Not too sure about the distances traveled though. Perhaps it has to do with where one is based. Wow. Would you believe in such information? We wrote in our post on how things change (here) that there is a lot of space on our spinning spaceship to cover (such as the last continent). So not for one moment we believe this, though it was the first time we noticed it.

Why do you count the number of countries you visited?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

14 thoughts on “How much of the world have you covered?”

  1. I did count it once AFTER I read one of your post. But I don’t really care and I don’t remember the number !! LOL I often go back to the same USA ( so close to Canada), Mexico ( for the sunny weather), France and Switzerland ( to visit friends)…

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    1. But did you know it is serious business to some folks? This is why we refer to our journeys as placing handprints. Afterall, it is just a small speck of places we touch in each and every place that we make the journey to!

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      1. true the world is so big, maybe you visit one city while you go on a cruise but you don’t see the whole country. I think It would take me many months to see all places in my own country.

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  2. 42%! Quite impressive! Mine is only over 10% 🙂 Well I think we count countries because we want to know how much we have achieved. But even so, it does not speak much. Because in one country there are many different regions. So if you only visit the capital city, I don’t think you can count it as a country 🙂

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    1. LOL. Let’s not read too much into it… the methodology is not clear… and no prizes guessing it is overstated!
      That’s true. And we agree counting countries can be misleading since large ones like the US or China cannot be counted as one we think!

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