EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

EVERY COUNTRY

I visited every country in the world before my 28th birthday.

I went alone to Egypt when I was 17. 10 years later I had visited every country in the world. I visited every country in the world before my 28th birthday. There are about 200 in world history, who have visited every country in the world and I am one of the youngest.

My story stands out because I did it at a young age, spent approximately 2,500 travel days, had a low budget, hitchhiked with many cars, used a lot of public transport, was creative in getting visas to several of the hard-to-reach countries, experienced severe food poisoning and was robbed four times.

I married my Brazilian wife in Pernambuco, Brazil on February 2nd, 2020.

THE TCC LIST (300/329)

After visiting every country in the world, I focus my travels on my favourite countries and the TCC List. To complete the The TCC List is a much more difficult challenge than visiting every country. To complete this list of every country and territory in the world recognized by the Traveler’s Century Club (TCC) might even be impossible. See List

DIFFICULT, MAYBE EVEN IMPOSSIBLE

It might never be possible to complete the list due to some restricted territories like Wake Island, Midway Island and the British Indian Ocean Territory, so it’s not a goal to complete the list, but would certainly like to at least get very close.

STATUS: 300 OF 329 VISITED
ALL 193 COUNTRIES
107 OF 136 TERRITORIES

THE 300 I HAVE BEEN SO FAR
Abkhazia, Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Ajman, Aland Islands, Alaska, Albania, Algeria, Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Balearic Islands, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan Bismark Archipelago, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands (Keeling), Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Corsica, Costa Rica, Crete, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri & Dhekelia, Cyprus Republic, Cyprus Turkish Fed. State, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dodecanese Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dubai, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea (Fernando Pó, Bioko Island, Malabo), Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fernando de Noronha, Fiji Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Fujeirah, Gabon, Galapagos Islands, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada & Deps., Guadeloupe & Deps., Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey & Deps., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan Island, Haiti, Hawaiian Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia (Java), Ionian Islands, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irian Jaya, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jeju Island, Jersey, Jordan, Kalimantan, Kaliningrad, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati Korea, North Korea, South Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan  Lampedusa Laos Latvia Lebanon Leeward Islands, French (St. Martin) Leeward Islands, Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius) Lesotho Lesser Sunda Islands Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Madeira Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Maluku Islands Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius  Mayotte Mexico Micronesia, Fed.States of Moldova Monaco Mongolia, Rep. Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Morocco,Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla) Mozambique Myanmar Nakhichevan Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia & Deps. New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Northern Ireland, Northern Marianas Norway Ogasawara Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Prince Edward Island Puerto Rico Qatar Ras Al Khaimah Republic of Congo Reunion Rodrigues Island Romania Russia Rwanda Ryukyu Islands Sabah Samoa, American Samoa, Western San Andres & Providencia San Marino Sao Tome & Principe Sarawak Sardinia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sharjah Sicily Sierra Leone Sikkim Sinai Peninsula Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Socotra Solomon Islands Somalia Somaliland South Africa South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Spitsbergen Sri Lanka Srpska St. Barths St. Kitts & Nevis St. Lucia St. Maarten St. Pierre & Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Sulawesi Sumatra Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Tasmania Thailand Tibet Togo Tonga Trans Dniester Trinidad & Tobago Tunisia Turkey in Asia (Anatolia, Ankara, Izmir) Turkey in Europe (Istanbul) Turkmenistan Turks & Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine Umm Al Qaiwain United States (continental) Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Wales Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zanzibar Zil Elwannyen Sesel and Zimbabwe.
THE 29 I HAVEN’T BEEN
Argentine Antarctica, Ascension Austral Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Chatham Islands, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island Falkland Islands Dependencies, French Southern & Antarctic Territory, Juan Fernandez Islands Lakshadweep, Line/Phoenix Islands, Lord Howe Island, Marquesas Islands, Midway Island, New Zealand Antarctica, Niue, Norfolk Island, Norwegian Antarctica, Nueva Esparta, Pitcairn Island, Siberia, South Ossetia, St. Helena, Tokelau Islands, Tristan da Cunha, Wake Island and Wallis & Futuna Islands.

MY TRAVELS

LIST OF COUNTRIES
UN (193) Completed: 2016
NOC (206) Completed: 2018
FIFA (211) Completed: 2018

10 PASSPORTS USED SO FAR

3,100+ TRAVEL DAYS
International: 2,200+
Denmark: 900+

300 ON THE TCC LIST SO FAR

33 AMERICAN STATES SO FAR

FAVOURITE COUNTRY TO TRAVEL
South Africa
South Africa is my favourite country to travel for many reasons.

Visited all provinces
Spent more than four months in the country.

FAVOURITE COUNTRY TO LIVE
Denmark
I am proud to be Danish. For me, Denmark is the best country in the world to live in. There is nothing like home.

900+ travel days in Denmark
Visited almost all of the 100 largest cities
Visited ?? inhabited Danish islands so far.

FAVOURITE COUNTRY TO RELAX
The Maldives

A unique country that has given me many fantastic memories.

Stayed overnight at more than 50 private island resorts.

OTHER FAVOURITES
To Travel

Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Namibia, New Zealand, Palau, Rwanda, The Netherlands, The United States and Vanuatu.

Like to Live if Not Denmark
Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

To Relax
Indonesia (Bali), Mauritius, Thailand and The Seychelles.

TALKS

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Lectures anywhere in the world
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MATERIAL
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ACCOMMODATION

Couchsurfing
Free homestays and an opportunity for great cultural experiences. Tips: Check feedback and make an informative profile.

Airbnb
Different kind of accommodation for different kind of budgets. Tips: Long-term rates can be excellent value. You can actually negotiate directly with the owner by sending a message.

Booking.com
My favourite hotel booking site. In recent years it’s almost always been the cheapest booking site in my experience together with Snaptravel.

HotelsCombined
My favourite hotel search engine. Booking.com is not always the cheapest, so it’s a good idea to compare rates on HotelsCombined.

FLIGHTS

Low-Cost Airlines
I’ve flown from Vienna to Eilat, Israel for just one Euro, among many other cheap flights. Tip: Sign up for airlines’ newsletters or follow airlines on social media to know about promotions.

Skyscanner
My favourite flight search engine.
Tip: You can type Everywhere in the destination field to find inspiration about where you can travel.

Momondo
Another great flight search engine with lots of third-party booking sites.

Secret Flying
My favourite flight deal site. Tip: You can use their Twitter account of a better overview of the many deals. Thanks to a Secret Flying-post, I flew to Israel for one Euro in 2019.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Low-Cost Buses
Booking cheap bus tickets in advance is a great way to travel cheaply. My favourites are Flixbus and Megabus.

Blablacar
My favourite carpooling website. Tip: It’s best to have a Plan B in countries where a credit card is not required to secure a booking. The driver might not show up. It happened to me once in Brazil.

Uber
My favourite ride-hailing company. I have also used Bolt, Careem, Grab and 99Pop. Tip: You can usually find codes for a free or discounted first ride with these ride-hailing apps.

Guide to Hitchhiking
I’ve hitchhiked more than 1,000 times and Hitchwiki is the my favourite hitchhiking guide.

OTHER TIPS

The Maldives in the Summer
I have stayed at around 60 private island resorts in the Maldives. It’s probably my favourite destination in the world for a relaxing holiday. Tip: My preferred time to visit is in July where it is great value for money and much lower rates than in December.

Visit Rabat for African Visas
It’s a lot easier to get some of the difficult African visas in the capital of Morocco than in Europe in my opinion.

Google Maps Offline
Can be a great help if you don’t have local data.

Visit South Africa
It’s one of my favourite countries with a lot of things to do and see.

BOOKING
You are more than welcome to contact me for interviews, more information about my lectures, or if you have any questions, at

henrik@everycountryintheworld.com