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In an effort to find a new country to explore, I made a list of possibilities. Unfortunately, some countries are way too dangerous due to deceases or humans. Some are just way too cold for me. Good thing is that I have visited only a bit more than half! Way more to enjoy!

This list is not constantly updated. The relation of each country and area does not necessarily be agreed on, and it may not be my own opinion either.
I have visited the ones in bold, although the ones marked with (USSR) were back in these days.
Officially, there are only around
196 countries in the world, I've visited 127 (not counting the 8 former USSR-countries) + 30 colonies and alike in 2023. Some of those listed in the bottom of the page, consider them self independent, and that will lengthen the list. I have visited all of their rulers.

Besides from those in bold, I have visited USSR, DDR and BDR while they still existed. I have also crossed bye the Hittite Kingdom, the Ottoman Empire, Ancient Rome, Mayan, Aztecs, Inca and quite some other ancient countries - although a bit late to count them in.
The 66 countries I haven't seen yet (2023), are divided in Africa; 40
(dangerous for a sole traveler), Americas; 4 (only EU summertime), Asia; 10 (+ 8 old USSR - bit boring), Middle East; 1 (kind of forbidden) and  Oceasia; 11 (far out, small and expensive). That does not help much in my search. Can't spot the low-hanging fruits...
Afghanistan Afghanestan South-Central Asia
Albania Shqiperia Southern Europe
Algeria Al Jaza'ir Northern Africa
Andorra Andorra Southern Europe


Angola Central Africa
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Argentina Argentina Southern South America 
Armenia Hayastan Western Asia
Australia Australia Australia
Austria Österreich Western Europe
Azerbaijan (USSR) Azarbaycan Caucasus, Western Asia
Bahamas Bahamas Caribbean
Bahrain Al Bahrayn Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Bangladesh Bangladesh South-Central Asia
Barbados Barbados Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Belarus (USSR) Byelarus Eastern Europe
Belgium Belgique/Belgie Western Europe
Belize Belize Central America 
Benin Benin West Africa
Bhutan Bhutan South-Central Asia
Bolivia breathly Bolivia Central South America
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosna i Hercegovina Southern Europe
Botswana Botswana Southern Africa
Brazil Brasil Central Eastern South America
Brunei Darussalam Negara Brunei Darussalam Southeast Asia
Bulgaria Bulgaria Eastern Europe
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso West Africa
Burundi Burundi Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes
Cambodia Kampuchea South-East Asia
Cameroon Cameroon Central Africa
Canada breathly Canada North North America
Cape Verde  Cabo Verde West Africa
Central African Republic Republique Centrafricaine Central Africa
Chad Tchad Central Africa
Chile Chile Western South America
China Zhong Guo Eastern Asia
Colombia Colombia North West South America
Comoros Comores Eastern Africa
Dem. Rep. of Congo (Kinshasa) République Démocratique du Congo Central Africa
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) République du Congo Central Africa
Costa Rica Costa Rica Central America
Croatia Hrvatska Southern Europe
Cuba Cuba Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Cyprus Kibris, Kypros Mediterranean, Western Asia
Czech Republic Ceska Republika Eastern Europe
Denmark Danmark Northern Europe
Djibouti Djibouti Eastern Africa
Dominica Dominica Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Dominican Republic Dominicana, Republica Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Ecuador Ecuador North West South America
Egypt Misr Africa, Middle East
El Salvador El Salvador Central America
Equatorial Guinea Guinea Ecuatorial Central Africa
Eritrea Hagere Ertra Eastern Africa
Estonia Eesti Vabariik Northern Europe
Eswatini (former Swaziland) Umbuso waseSwatini Southern Africa
Ethiopia Ityop'iya Eastern Africa
Fiji Fiji Melanesia, Oceania
Finland Suomen Tasavalta Northern Europe
France France Western Europe
Gabon Gabon Central Africa
Gambia The Gambia West Africa
Georgia Sak'art'velo Western Asia
Germany Deutschland Western Europe
Ghana Ghana West Africa
Greece Ellas or Ellada Southern Europe
Grenada Grenada Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Guatemala Guatemala Central America
Guinea Guinee West Africa
Guinea-Bissau Guine-Bissau West Africa
Guyana Guyana North Eastern South America
Haiti Haiti Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Honduras Honduras Central America
Hungary Magyarorszag Eastern Europe
Iceland Lyoveldio Island Northern Europe
India Bharat South-Central Asia
Indonesia Indonesia Maritime South-East Asia
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran South-Central Asia
Iraq Iraq Middle East, Western Asia
Ireland Éire Northern Europe


Yisra'el Middle East, Western Asia
Italy Italia Southern Europe
Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire West Africa
Jamaica Jamaica Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Japan Nippon Eastern Asia
Jordan Al Urdun Middle East, Western Asia
Kazakhstan (USSR) Qazaqstan Central Asia
Kenya Kenya Eastern Africa
Kiribati Kiribati, Kiribas Micronesia, Oceania
Korea, Dem.People's Rep. N.K. Choson Eastern Asia
Korea, Rep. of (South Korea) Han-guk Eastern Asia
Kosovo Kosova ou Kosovë/ Kosovo, Косово Southern Europe
Kuwait Al Kuwayt Middle East, Western Asia
Kyrgyzstan (USSR) Kyrgyz Respublikasy Central Asia
Laos, People's Dem. Republic Lao South-East Asia
Latvia Latvija Northern Europe
Lebanon Lubnan Middle East, Western Asia
Lesotho Lesotho Southern Africa
Liberia Liberia West Africa
Libya Libiyah Northern Africa
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Western Europe
Lithuania Lietuva Northern Europe
Luxembourg Luxembourg, Letzebuerg Western Europe
Macedonia, Rep. of Makedonija Southern Europe
Madagascar Madagascar Eastern Africa
Malawi Malawi Eastern Africa
Malaysia Malaysia Southeast Asia
Maldives Dhivehi Raajje South-Central Asia
Mali Mali West Africa
Malta Malta Southern Europe
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Micronesia, Oceania
Mauritania Muritaniyah West Africa
Mauritius Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mexico Estados Unidos Mexicanos North America

Micronesia, Federal States of

Micronesia Micronesia, Oceania

Moldova, Republic of

Moldova Eastern Europe
Monaco Monaco Southern Europe
Mongolia Mongol Uls Eastern Asia
Montenegro Crna Gora Southern Europe
Morocco Al Maghrib Northern Africa
Mozambique Mocambique Eastern Africa
Myanmar, Burma Myanma Naingngandaw Southeast Asia
Namibia Namibia Southern Africa
Nauru Nauru Micronesia, Oceania
Nepal Nepal South-Central Asia
Netherlands Nederland/Holland Western Europe
New Zealand Aotearoa Oceania; Australia
Nicaragua Nicaragua Central America
Niger Niger West Africa


Nigeria West Africa


Norge Northern Europe
Oman Saltanat Uman Middle East
Pakistan Pakistan South-Central Asia
Palestinian, territories State of Filastin (I was there before) Middle East, Western Asia
Palau Belau Micronesia, Oceania
Panama Panama Central America
Papua New Guinea Papua Niu Gini Maritime SE Asia, Melanesia, Oceania
Paraguay Paraguay Central South America
Peru Breatly Peru Western South America
Philippines Pilipinas Southeast Asia
Poland Polska Eastern Europe
Portugal Portugal Southern Europe
Qatar Dawlat Qatar Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Romania Romania Eastern Europe
Russian Federation (USSR) Rossiya Eastern Europe - Northern Asia
Rwanda Rwanda Eastern Africa, African Great Lakes
Saint Kitts and Nevis Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Saint Vincent & Grenadines Hairoun Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Samoa Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
San Marino San Marino Southern Europe within Italy
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome e Principe Central Africa
Saudi Arabia Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East 
Senegal Senegal West Africa
Serbia Srbija Southern Europe
Seychelles Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone West Africa
Singapore Singapore Southeast Asia
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) Slovensko Eastern Europe
Slovenia Slovenija Southern Europe
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Melanesia, Oceania
Somalia Somalia Eastern Africa
South Africa South Africa Southern Africa
South Sudan South Sudan East-Central Africa
Spain España Southern Europe
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka South-Central Asia
Sudan As-Sudan Northern Africa
Suriname Suriname North-Eastern South America
Swaziland now Eswatini Swaziland Southern Africa
Sweden Sverige Northern Europe
Switzerland Schweiz (G), Suisse (Fr), Svizzera (I) Western Europe
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic Suriyah Middle East, Western Asia
Tajikistan (USSR) Jumhurii Tojikiston Central Asia
Tanzania United Republic of T. Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Eastern Africa
Thailand Prathet Thai South-East Asia
Timor-Lest (EastTimor) Timor Maritime South-East Asia
Togo Republique Togolaise West Africa
Tonga Tonga Polynesia, Oceania
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad, Tobago Northern South America, Caribbean
Tunisia Tunis Northern Africa
Turkey Turkiye South-eastern Europe, Western Asia
Turkmenistan (USSR) Turkmenistan Central Asia
Tuvalu Tuvalu Polynesia, Oceania
Uganda Uganda Eastern Africa
Ukraine Ukrayina Eastern Europe
United Arab Emirates Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
United Kingdom United Kingdom Northern Europe
United States United States North America
Uruguay Republica Oriental del Uruguay Central East South America 
Uzbekistan (USSR) Uzbekiston Respublikasi Central Asia
Vanuatu Vanuatu Melanesia, Oceania
Vatican City State (Holy See) Status Civitatis Vaticanæ Southern Europe within Italy
Venezuela Venezuela Northern South America 
Vietnam Viet Nam South-East Asia
Yemen Al Yaman Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
Zambia Zambia Eastern Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Eastern Africa

- and I have been in those in bold

American Samoa (US) American Samoa Polynesia, Oceania
Anguilla (UK) Anguilla Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Aruba (NL) Breathly Aruba Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Bonaiere (NL) Bonaiere Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Curaçao (NL) Curaçao Leeward Islands, Caribbean
Bermuda (UK) Bermuda North America
Cayman Islands (UK) Cayman Islands Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Christmas Island (AUS) Christmas Island Southeast Asia
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (AUS) Cocos (Keeling) Islands South-East Asia, Australia
Cook Islands (NZ) Cook Islands Polynesia, Oceania
Falkland Islands (UK) Islas Malvinas Southern South America
Faroe Islands (DK) Foroyar Northern Europe
French Guiana (FR) Guyane Northern South America
French Polynesia (FR) Polynésie Française Polynesia, Oceania
French Southern Territories (FR) Terres Australes et Antarctiques Franç. Southern South America, Antarctic
Galapagos (EC) Archipiélago de Colón Pacific Ocean
Gibraltar (UK) Gibraltar Southern Europe
Great Britain (UK) Great Britain Northern Europe
Greenland (DK) Kalaallit Nunaat North America
Guadeloupe (FR) Guadeloupe Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Guam (US) Guam Micronesia, Oceania
Hong Kong (CH) Xianggang Eastern Asia
Ladonia (S) Ladonia Northern Europe

Laponia (S+FIN)

Lappland Northern Europe
Macau (CH) Aomen Eastern Asia
Madeira (P) Autonomous Region of Madeira North Atlantic Ocean
Martinique (FR) Breathly Martinique Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Mayotte (FR) Mayotte Eastern Africa
Montserrat (UK) Montserrat Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Netherlands Antilles (NL) Nederlandse Antillen Caribbean
New Caledonia (FR) Nouvelle-Calédonie Melanesia, Oceania
Niue (NZ) Niue Polynesia, Oceania
Northern Ireland (UK) Tuaisceart Éireann Europe
Northern Mariana Islands (UK) Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia, Oceania
Pitcairn Island (UK) Pitcairn Island Polynesia, Oceania
Puerto Rico (US) Puerto Rico Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Reunion Island (FR) Ile de la Réunion Eastern Africa
Scotland (UK) Scotland Europe
Taiwan (CH?) T'ai-wan Eastern Asia
Tibet (CH?) Bod South-Central Asia
Tokelau (NZ) Tokelau Oceania/Australia
Transdniester  (MOL?) Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Eastern Europe
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean, part: Bahamas island chain.
Wales (UK) Wales Europe
Virgin Islands (UK) British Virgin Islands Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Virgin Islands (US) Virgin Islands Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Islands (FR) Wallis et Futuna Polynesia, Oceania
Western Sahara (MAR?)  الصحراء الغربية   al-Gharbīyah Northern Africa
  And a bit special:  
Antarctica Antarctica Antarctica