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Map of Europe

Despite my self-sustained image of the world traveler, I have only been to 37% of European countries. Natasha is actually one up on me, in a way that I fear will keep forever, – she has been to Belarus as a child.

The map below outlines the gaping chasm of Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Baltics, and the Mediterranean, that remains to be explored (the link in the middle, Hungary, is included only via the “airport rule”). The question is: When?


  1. Jeri

    My international travels are shamefully minimal – it’s not even worth the mapping. But someday! 🙂 I have decided to make it a savings priority.

    I was born in Burma, pre-Myanmar junta. Someday I want to go there – but I’d sure like for it to be under a more foreign-friendly government when I do. And my family, generations back, is from the Dalmatian coast area of the former Yugoslavia – also an area torn by unrest.

    I don’t think it’s a good time to invest in purchasing a world atlas or a globe – the lines and names are constantly changing.

  2. Ilya

    Jeri, true, we bought a map of Europe to use a pin-board to mark places that we’ve been to. Less than a couple of years ago. Since then, there’s been more changes in former Yugoslavia, so the map is already obsolete…

  3. Ilya

    You were one of the broadcasters? My hat’s off to you.

    No, we travelled reasonably often, when I was growing up, but mostly in the south of Russia, plus Ukraine, Moldova and a bit of Georgia. Since emigrating, northern Europe, including Baltics, has been on my list, but not too high up…

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