Where I've been (and where I'd like to go)
The following is a list of places I've visited, more as a matter of record for my old age than anything else. It raises the question - 'How many countries have I visited?' The answer depends on your definition of a country. We in the west are incredibly arrogant about 'discovering' places. Did Columbus discover America? or Cook Australia? I think the original inhabitants may have something to say. Anyway, how many countries? Well: do I count Hong Kong, Macau, The Isle of Man? Seperate governments and when I first visited Hong Kong very definitely seperate from China, but now? Who knows? So here is the list in alpahbetical order.
Isle of Man
United Arab Emirates
So where do I want to visit next? Norway, also South America looks likely - I haven't been there yet.
Is there anywhere I'd like to visit again? New Zealand and Bhutan
Is there anywhere I'd like to avoid? Bangladesh!
Below is a map gadget I am currently getting to grips with, very much a WIP as my HTML editing skills are quite rusty!!! Eventually, it will reflect the above list (I hope). Thanks to Rachel Cotterill for the app. See it in her wonderful blog here: http://blog.rachelcotterill.com/2009/03/where-ive-been.html