263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

4 December 2021


Zaporizhzhia International Airport (UKDE/OZH)


Ukraine is the largest country in Europe, with it being the home to the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Reactors. It’s a mysterious place that remains closed off to this day as a result of radioactive contamination, though clean up efforts, as well as efforts to open the place to tourists, has been ongoing.

212 Country and Territories Controlled, 51 Uncontrolled, 51 days to go


5 December 2021

Czech Republic

Brno–Tuřany Airport (LKTB/BRQ)


The Czech Republic is thought to be one of the safest countries in the world to live in. Often being placed in the top 10 globally even. It also has well over half a million foreigners living within its borders, which may not sound like a lot, but when you factor that they are a country of just under 11 million, that’s a lot of foreigners.

213 Country and Territories Controlled, 50 Uncontrolled, 50 days to go


6 December 2021


Kraków John Paul II International Airport (EPKK/KRK)


Poland is well known for a lot of reasons, while often times it could be bad, I tend to remember them for good reasons. Particularly so, Polish Vodka tends to give me a good time, and it’s that reason alone, which is why I love Poland. It was also home to the tallest structure in the world until 1991, when the Warsaw radio mast stood at a height of about 640 meters.

214 Country and Territories Controlled, 49 Uncontrolled, 49 days to go


7 December 2021


Novo Mesto Airport (LJNM)


Slovenia is home to well over 8,000 caves, 30,000 kilometers of rivers and streams, as well as half the country being protected land, Slovenia has a nation is one that is adventurous and loves the outdoors. And if that’s not something you wish to take part in, you could always sit back and have some wine, given that they have a vineyard for every 7 people in the country.

215 Country and Territories Controlled, 48 Uncontrolled, 48 days to go


8 December 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo International Airport (LQSA/SJJ)


Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country with a rich but complex history. Being a relatively young country, only legally and officially formed in 1995, the country has endured violence and civil unrest, most famously with the Bosnian War. Though with the war ongoing at the time, the Sarajevo Film Festival was debuted, with it being the most popular film festival in the Balkans today.

216 Country and Territories Controlled, 47 Uncontrolled, 47 days to go


9 December 2021


Poprad–Tatry Airport (LZTT/TAT)


Slovakia is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, it was a part of Czechoslovakia until it’s independence was recognised in 1993. It borders Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the south, Czech Republic to the northwest and Austria to the west, and has an extreme mountainous landscape, ideal for those who wish to go hiking and exploring.

217 Country and Territories Controlled, 46 Uncontrolled, 46 days to go


10 December 2021

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz International Airport (OEJN/JED)


This year, Jeddah played host to the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which was the penultimate race of the thrilling 2021 F1 Season. As intriguing as this race was, this was a race filled with controversy, with the two title protagonists, coming together in what can only be described as a highly unusual set of circumstances. While the race was an enjoyable race to watch from the entertainment’s perspective, I hope to never see a repeat of what happened that weekend.

218 Country and Territories Controlled, 45 Uncontrolled, 45 days to go


11 December 2021


David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (UGKO/KUT)


Georgia is still considered to many as a rather unknown and mysterious holiday destination, and with the country being between Asia and Europe, it stands to reason that the geography of the country is what they’re incredibly proud of. Georgia is also thought to have been home to some of the oldest communities in the world, with human skulls found to have been over 1.8 million years old, indicating that human presence in the region started possibly millions of years ago.

219 Country and Territories Controlled, 44 Uncontrolled, 44 days to go


12 December 2021


Zvartnots International Airport (UDYZ/EVN)


Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity, which occurred as soon as the 4th century as the state religion. This is also evident to this very day as monasteries and cathedrals that are well over a thousand years old are still standing to this very day. The country is also known to have one of the world’s oldest capital, with its capital, Yerevan, being constructed about 30 years before Rome was constructed.

220 Country and Territories Controlled, 43 Uncontrolled, 43 days to go


13 December 2021


Morava Airport (LYKV/MVO)


For most of its history, Serbia was a part of Yugoslavia, with its capital, Belgrade, being the confluence between the Danube and Sava rivers. The country often features medieval architecture and structures that are well preserved to this day. In addition to its rich history, Serbia is also well known on the international stage for being a highly sporting country, with world-class footballers in Nemanja Vidić and Dušan Tadić, as well as tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic.

221 Country and Territories Controlled, 42 Uncontrolled, 42 days to go


14 December 2021


Podgorica Airport (LYPG/TGD)


Montenegro has some of Europe’s most rugged terrain, with its name coming from Italian, meaning “black mountains”. Along its 300 kilometre long coastline, there are also well over 110 beaches, and is also a paradise for those who wish to go bird watching.


222 Country and Territories Controlled, 41 Uncontrolled, 41 days to go


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15 December 2021


Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (LATI/TIA)


Albania is the nationality of Mother Teresa who is honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She was well known for giving aid to those who were in need, such as HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis patients. She was also well known for her charitable causes, helping the underprivileged, and especially so during their times of need.

223 Country and Territories Controlled, 40 Uncontrolled, 40 days to go


16 December 2021


Pristina International Airport (BKPR/PRN)


The smallest of Balkan countries, it has had a somewhat controversial country, as it broke away from Serbia, was deemed to be a sovereign nation by the International Court of Justice in 2010.

224 Country and Territories Controlled, 39 Uncontrolled, 39 days to go


17 December 2021


Vienna International Airport (LOWW/VIE)


Austria, known officially as the Republic of Austria, has a history of having being a very progressive country and consistently ranks among the highest in terms of living standards. It’s also the country where the infamous Red Bull energy drink was created, having since gone on to sponsor various sports, especially so in the extreme sports scene.

225 Country and Territories Controlled, 38 Uncontrolled, 38 days to go


18 December 2021


Haugesund Airport, Karmøy (ESTL/EQL)


Often known to be one of the largest oil producers in the whole of Europe, and possibly one of the largest in the world as well, Norway is a country that is incredibly wealthy, being the 6th wealthiest in the world in terms of GDP per capita, as well as having a Government Pension Fund of over a trillion dollars.

226 Country and Territories Controlled, 37 Uncontrolled, 37 days to go


19 December 2021


Ljungbyhed Airport (ESTL/QEL)


Sweden is a country that easily punches heads and shoulders above its weight. The country is home to various household brand names, such as H&M, IKEA, Spotify and Ericsson. Sweden also has a very progressive automobile scene, with major players such as Volvo, and one of the most infamous truck brands, Scania. It’s also the home to Koenigsegg, a Swedish hypercar brand and manufacturer.

227 Country and Territories Controlled, 36 Uncontrolled, 36 days to go


20 December 2021


Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport (LWOH/OHD)


Like many countries in the region, Macedonia is one of the oldest inhabited regions in Europe.

228 Country and Territories Controlled, 35 Uncontrolled, 35 days to go


21 December 2021


Plovdiv Airport (LBPD/PDV)


Bulgaria was the country where Cyrillic alphabets originated from. It was adopted in the country before other eastern European and Balkan states.

229 Country and Territories Controlled, 34 Uncontrolled, 34 days to go