Friday, June 22, 2007

99 Cities in 36 Countries

As the end of the Fiscal year approaches, I am restating my balance sheet of countries visited. Previously, I was using a list of all the countries that I got off a website and based on that I had visited 37 countries. Now I found this ultimate Facebook gadget from TripAdviser that uses Google Maps and let's you put little pins on the cities you've visited and then it automatically calculates how many cities/countries. Based on this one, I have 99 cities in 36 countries.

My personal target for countries visited by retirement stays as 100 (amazingly tough, I know :S) but the interesting thing is that I never either counted the cities or had a target for them. Statistically, I've visited 3 cities per country. But practically a lot of those cities are either in the bigger countries I've been to (e.g. US) or Egypt, where 2 years of working with our Distributor network took me to the final frontiers of Egypt. So I have decided to set my target for cities at 200.

This means 64 countries and 101 cities to go, which is 1.8 new countries and 2.9 new cities per year as of this year and till I'm 60...... and yes I have put a lot of thought into this.

10 comments:

Forsoothsayer said...

I am bitterly jealous...do you think if we got married i could come with? or would i have to actually get your exact same job?

Feshfesh said...

Nah, I can’t travel with newbie travelers like yourself. You need to be certified to travel me. The process is easy; you need to submit your Travel Advisor Facebook map to me for review.

I would then judge your application based on the following:
1. Total # of countries visited.
2. Total # of cities visited.
3. % of continents visited (and I would consider Antarctica a continent just to decrease your chances)

Oh and there’s a Bonus if you have visited countries that are no more e.g. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia or the Inca Empire.

I require 3 working days to process your application. Application fees are non-refundable.

Munqy said...

You got that idea for Yugoslavia from me, didn't you you idea-thieving I-visited-more-countries-than-you-did-nyah-nyah-nyah wee litte hoor?

Feshfesh said...

I am ashamed of myself, I have failed you repeatedly Sense.

*Fesh gets out his sword and decides to end this the honorable way. Samurai-style.

Forsoothsayer said...

psssh! you should accept the application of any girl who wants to travel with u! i hear innena bentary el a3da.

Feshfesh said...

I think this ONLY applies for hot chicks. ZZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!

(sorry dude, had to take the shot)

Munqy said...

*Munqy waits for Fesh to have his arse completely, totally and utterly handed to him.

I would suggest using snails. Always very effective.

Feshfesh said...

*Fesh starts to sweat...
ah... I was kidding off course .. he he ... right? Kidding, han?

Forsoothsayer said...

you are banned from reading my blog. inta la2y!

Feshfesh said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Not your blog! ....FINE... you can tag along ...n00b.