Where I’ve been

Chris did it, and it’s better than working. Go to this site and select all the countries you’ve been to. Mine follows…



visited 20 states (8.88%)
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Most of my geographic area is taken up by Russia (a couple of days in St. Petersburg), the US (a week in Santa Barbara – but I’ll see a bit more next week), and Canada (a week’s conference in Montreal). It would be more impressive had they included Greenland as part of Denmark.
But generally, nowhere exotic for a European. Unless you count Finland.
P.S. NN’s software recognizes the relevant html code, so you can copy and paste straight in.

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35 Responses to Where I’ve been

  1. Matt Brown says:

    Oo, meme of the day. Mine looks much less impressive than Bob’s, but I can claim a few more states:
    visited 24 states (10.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    I did wonder if I could put down Luxembourg. I did pass through it once on the train.

  3. Matt Brown says:

    Nah you’re not having that. Otherwise, I could count Greenland and Canada as I’ve flown through their airspace.

  4. Raf Aerts says:

    Mmh, need to fill some gaps along the equator…
    visited 29 states (12.8%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project

  5. Mike Fowler says:

    visited 26 states (11.5%)
    Bob, you seem averse to the southern hemisphere – but don’t worry, you won’t fall off. I tried it and survived to tell the tale. Ruined my fingernails clinging on though.

  6. Graham Steel says:

    A miserly 12 states
    visited 12 states (5.33%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project

  7. Eva Amsen says:

    visited 19 states (8.44%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    There is another type of map like this where you can show which countries you’ve actually lived in and not just traveled through, and also does the big countries per state/province, but I don’t know where that is (it’s a Facebook application). I like that better, because I’ve lived on 3 continents.

  8. Brian Derby says:

    Here is my globe-trotting
    visited 49 states (21.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    and here is the location of students/post-docs I have supervised – and the countries where I have been in research collaborations.
    visited 36 states (16%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project

  9. Brian Derby says:

    Advice to would be globe-trotters. You can boost your % by visiting European microstates.

  10. Heather Etchevers says:

    Sigh. You got me. My great regret is not having visited anything in that empty area in the bits crashing between Asia and Africa, and much of the southern hemisphere, particularly around the Pacific. And I’ve been to Hawaii in that spirit, but never to Alaska, nor to much of Canada, so the surface areas are highly misleading.
    visited 27 states (12%)
    Brian, you’ve certainly been around!

  11. Brian Derby says:

    @Heather
    I cheated a little and included my travels as a wee lad when my Dad was an international consulting engineer and building bridges (literally) in bits of Asia.

  12. Henry Gee says:

    visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    A string of code, a Berlitzer, and thou…

  13. Christie Wilcox says:

    visited 12 states (5.33%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    Man, some of you I am so jealous of…

  14. Lee Turnpenny says:

    Thanks, Bob, for a bit of Friday lunchtime distraction.
    It’s a bit skewed when you look at it: one could visit one US state once, and it looks ‘bigger’ than a load of Europe-hopping. And South Georgia, which I’ve also visited, isn’t on the list. (It’s a dependency/territory, like The Falkland Islands, which is/are.)
    The feet are itching; better get back to work.
    visited 48 states (21.3%)

  15. Martin Fenner says:

    visited 23 states (10.2%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    43 Places is a similar service. There you can also list places you want to go and they include cities, photos and many other things.

  16. Eva Amsen says:

    “I cheated a little and included my travels as a wee lad”
    Oh, I did too. Well, I was never a wee lad, but my dad traveled a lot for work. I lived in Morocco from age 7-9 because of that. (This is where I learned English.)

  17. Bob O'Hara says:

    I thought about cheating and including where I had been as a child (is that really cheating? It means I’ve still been there), but then I realized it didn’t matter, as I’d returned to all of those countries as an adult anyway.
    I think we should find a country none of us have visited, and organise the next ScienceBlogging conference there. I’m sure NPG(No Problems Giving) can pay for our travel.

  18. Cath Ennis says:

    World:
    visited 16 states (7.11%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    Pretty pathetic!
    USA:
    visited 13 states (26%)Create your own visited map of The United States or try another Douwe Osinga project

  19. Eva Amsen says:

    AT least you’ve actually got some coverage of the US. I’ve only been to five states.

  20. Heather Etchevers says:

    @Bob – heh. Let’s aim for Tuvalu.
    @Cath – now you can guess how I voted in the last election. :-)
    visited 27 states (54%)

  21. Henry Gee says:

    visited 19 states (38%)Create your own visited map of The United States or try another Douwe Osinga project
    Hong Kong, Haiti and Honduras
    Mali, Malta and Mauritius
    Vanuatu, Vietnam
    San Marino, Surinam
    Monastir and Mauna Loa
    Grenada, Gambia and Goa
    Gabon, Guadeloupe and Guinea
    Turks and Caicos, South Korea
    Ruritania and Romania
    Slavonia, Slovakia and Slovenia
    Rarotonga, Rhodes and Russia
    Ras Al Khaima, Rhenish Prussia
    Nauru, Narnia, Namibia,
    Laos, Lesotho, Libya
    Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Uganda
    Bolivia, Bhutan and Buganda
    Iraq, The Isles of Langerhans
    St Vincent and Van Diemen’s Land
    Sierra Leone, Senegal and Samoa,
    Kravonia and Krakatoa
    Middle-earth and Mauretania
    Alaska, Arkansas, Azania
    Cuba, Congo, Crete and China
    Antarctica and Asia Minor
    Are countries where I’ve never been
    Whose alien skies I’ve never seen.
    All live in my imagination
    Though some dispute their destination.
    However, how I am to know
    The reality of places I’ll never go?

  22. Kristi Vogel says:

    I’m embarrassed by my results for the global map, so I’ll just post the US map:
    visited 42 states (84%)Create your own visited map of The United States or try another Douwe Osinga project

  23. Henry Gee says:

    They tell me that there’s nothing finer.
    So why’s nobody been to South Carolina?

  24. Cath Ennis says:

    Because I don’t like ham and eggs

  25. Christie Wilcox says:

    Oooo! Now this one I feel more special about:
    visited 45 states (90%)
    Hey now, I have been to South Carolina. Albeit it was on the way to Florida from Vermont by car… but I digress.
    Methinks I need to head to the southwest a bit… on second thought, I take that back. Deserts aren’t my style. I really do want to go to Alaska at some point, though. Maybe one of those nice cruises…

  26. Brian Derby says:

    visited 36 states (72%)
    But this is cheating as it includes the states travelled through in my Greyhound trip as a student where I only touched ground on toilet/meal breaks.

  27. Lee Turnpenny says:

    States it is, then. (I’d never counted them up before.) Love those long road trips.
    visited 23 states (46%)

  28. Eva Amsen says:

    I want Charles Darwin to fill out the map.

  29. Bob O'Hara says:

    Yes, that would be interesting. He might need some help with the changed geography, though.

  30. steffi suhr says:

    I’m not playing ‘cos the world map is another without Antarctica on it. :P

  31. Charles Darwin says:

    A mere circumnavigation, vomiting all the way. Thereafter only as far as the Isle of Wight. There are stranger things in Shanklin than under logs in the rainforests of Brazil.

  32. Martin Fenner says:

    Bob, I guess nobody has been to Molvania. We could have the next science blogging conference there. Or in San Sobrero.

  33. Åsa Karlström says:

    Thanks for a bit of Friday afternoon crazy!
    My “world map”:visited 26 states (11.5%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    I’m a bit sad that at least three continents are missing on my list…. guess I have places to go?! (just have to get over that thing called “scared of tropical climate and bugs” ;) )
    and “my US map”:visited 15 states (30%)Create your own visited map of The United States or try another Douwe Osinga project
    I really really thought I would’ve been to Kansas by now but I guess that will be another year? (yes, I want to see corn fields and I was a tad bit obsessed with the Oz books as a child “we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto”.) And Texas and Montana would be fun too…. The train from Chicago to Seattle is supposedly a great trip when it comes to looking at wild country!!!

  34. Heather Etchevers says:

    Good point, steffi!

  35. Richard Wintle says:

    Want to see something very, very lame?
    visited 6 states (2.66%)Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project
    I turned down two trips to Italy this year, one of which would also have added Denmark. Sigh.
    Oh, and the coverage of the USA is misleading – there should probably only be about a dozen states represented, and certainly not Alaska. Not to mention most of the the north of Canada, and all of Newfoundland, Labrador and Prince Edward Island. But I digress.