263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

9 December 2021

Slovakia

Poprad–Tatry Airport (LZTT/TAT)

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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

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10 December 2021

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz International Airport (OEJN/JED)

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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

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11 December 2021

Georgia

David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport (UGKO/KUT)

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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

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12 December 2021

Armenia

Zvartnots International Airport (UDYZ/EVN)

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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

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13 December 2021

Serbia

Morava Airport (LYKV/MVO)

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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

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14 December 2021

Montenegro

Podgorica Airport (LYPG/TGD)

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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.

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

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You’re on the final stretch! Can’t believe you’ve made it so far!

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Thanks man, I can’t believe I’ve made it to this point either.

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15 December 2021

Albania

Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (LATI/TIA)

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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

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16 December 2021

Kosovo

Pristina International Airport (BKPR/PRN)

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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

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17 December 2021

Austria

Vienna International Airport (LOWW/VIE)

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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

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18 December 2021

Norway

Haugesund Airport, Karmøy (ESTL/EQL)

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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

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19 December 2021

Sweden

Ljungbyhed Airport (ESTL/QEL)

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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

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20 December 2021

Macedonia

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

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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

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21 December 2021

Bulgaria

Plovdiv Airport (LBPD/PDV)

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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

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22 December 2021

Romania

Feteşti Air Base (LRFT)

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Romania is the home to Francesco Illy, the founder of Illycaffè, who was born in Timisoara, Romania in 1892. He also invented the first automatic steam espresso coffee machine. And as a frequent coffee drinker, I can assure you that this invention is probably one of the best in the world.


230 Country and Territories Controlled, 33 Uncontrolled, 33 days to go

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23 December 2021

Hungary

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (LHBP/BUD)

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Hungary is home to the Hungaroring. It’s the only F1 circuit in Eastern Europe, and is thought to be the “Monaco without the barriers”. In 2021 at least, it was the scene of one of the most insane first lap incidents, and while it wasn’t the best for the championship, it was nothing short of chaotic.


231 Country and Territories Controlled, 32 Uncontrolled, 32 days to go

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24 December 2021

Belarus

Mahilyow Airport (UMOO/MVQ)

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Known as Maslenitsa Week in Belarus, this is the last week before Lent where pancakes are served at home as well as in street festivals. Belarus is also a country that loves its sports, with thousands of venues open to the public, they are often either watching or playing some sport whenever they get the chance.


232 Country and Territories Controlled, 31 Uncontrolled, 31 days to go

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1 month left!

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25 December 2021

Faroe Islands

Vágar Airport (EKVG/FAE)

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Faroe Island is a small island north of Scotland and to the southeast of Iceland, and is a part of Denmark. It has a somewhat sizeable population of about 50,000 people, though sheep still outnumber people with there being a population of about 70,000 sheep. Somewhat interestingly, the island only has a total of 5 traffic lights on their roads.


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