So many people seem to be doing the 30 countries before 30 challenge so last year I wrote a post about how I was getting on and to be honest, I knew I’d smash this challenge and almost certainly hit 30 countries within my 28th year and I am pleased to say that I have now completed it. I am going to say that I have classed islands as separate countries even though I know in most cases they aren’t, for example, Hawaii is still in the country of North America and Ischia is in Italy.
I won’t do a complete rundown of every country as the first 27 are in my original post linked above.
Countries I’ve been to
Belgium, Canada, Corfu, Crete, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Gran Canaria, Hawaii, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Majorca, Malta, Morocco, North America, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, Wales and Zante.
28. Czech Republic
In September 2017 I made my first trip to the Czech Republic for two and a half days exploring the city of Prague with my best friend. I had a great time heading to the Bone Church in Kutna Hora which had been on my bucket list for ages and falling in love with the St Vitus Cathedrale near the Castle. Overall I enjoyed my trip but I didn’t fall heads over heels for Prague like I thought I might.
I headed to the Italian island of Ischia on a bloggers press trip during the first week of October where we were shown around for four days. I was totally overwhelmed with the tour companies hospitality and generosity throughout the trip and it really did make me fall in love with the island. I wrote a post about my first impressions of the island and a four-day itinerary.
The idea to go to Luxembourg seems like a little bit of a silly one, to be honest, but basically, I have a scratch map and as Luxembourg is so small I had accidentally scratched it off so I didn’t want to lie to myself about visiting so I planned a trip. I went to Luxembourg a few weeks ago for a long weekend with my boyfriend and to be honest the city is so small that you could explore it all within a single day trip which makes it an easy place to visit and tick off your list.
Later this year I am heading to both Romania and Croatia for the first time so even if I didn’t count Hawaii and Ischia I’d smash it in 2018 which makes me very happy.
How many countries have you visited?