Can I Visit Every Country in the World?

This page presents an overview of the countries I have traveled to, ranging from brief visits to North Korea to several months in Colombia. Most countries were visited in the past decade, as I only started traveling around the world in recent years.

Initially, I explored Europe and ticked off over twenty countries with ease. Gradually, I expanded my horizons and ventured into Asia and the Middle East. More recently, I have explored America and Africa, although reaching these destinations has proved more challenging.

Despite visiting many countries, I am eager to discover more and keep this page updated with new destinations. Please leave a comment suggesting the next country I should see.

A goal, not an obsession

While visiting every country on Earth is a dream of mine, it is not an obsession. It is not my primary goal, as I do not wish to make it my sole focus while traveling. However, exploring less popular destinations is a great motivation.

Countries visitedUN countries

Map Overview

List of countries


Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar*, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man*, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican


Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Georgia, Hong Kong*, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao*, Malaysia, Nepal, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Palestine, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam


Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda

North & South America

Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten*, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, US Virgin Islands*

Disputed States

Northern Cyprus*, Transnistria*

* Not official countries according to the UN

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Paulina

    Hi Maarten :)your blog is very interesting! If you want to visit Poland again, come and visit us! Always Welcom!

  2. Guy

    To my – very poor – geographic knowledge, Cyprus is in Europe (was there in January). Tip from your godfather : your next trip should be to Liechtenstein. I wonder if Mexico doesn’t belong to North-America. See you !

    1. Maarten

      Cyprus oei.. Daar is iets fout gelopen. Indeling Amerika moet ik eens herbekijken, is soms wat ingewikkeld. Mexico is inderdaad Noord-Amerika. Nog niet in Liechtenstein geweest! Bedankt voor de tips!

  3. Guy

    You’ve darkened Groenland without mentioning it. If you believe it’s Denmark, then – maybe – you should not mention Gibraltar. Is’t it the same ? Latin-America is in fact South-America, you visited only Colombia. Other countries are in Central-America. Have fun !

    1. Maarten

      De inkleuring ging automatisch via een website voor het kaartje. Intussen ook Guyana, Suriname en Brazilië in Zuid-Amerika!



    1. Maarten

      Don’t use words I don’t understand 😂

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