263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

5 January 2022

Yemen

Socotra Airport (OYSQ/SCT)

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A country with a fame for its Jewish Silversmiths, Yemen’s Silversmiths were famous globally for their ability to create intricate works of art with precious metals. Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is also thought to be one of the oldest settlements around the world that is still inhabited to this day.


244 Country and Territories Controlled, 19 Uncontrolled, 19 days to go

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6 January 2022

Svalbard

Svalbard Airport, Longyear (ENSB/LYR)

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Thought to be home to the “Doomsday Vault”, Svalbard is known for its seed bank at which Svalbard Global Seed Vault to provide security in the event there is a need to reintroduce plants as a result of natural disasters or mismanagement of crops. In 2020, the total seed sample stored at the vault exceeded 1,000,000 samples for the first time.


245 Country and Territories Controlled, 18 Uncontrolled, 18 days to go

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7 January 2022

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Airport (ELLX/LUX)

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The second richest country in the world, only behind Qatar. It is also one of the smallest countries in the world, but has one of the largest car populations, with more than 600 cars per 1,000 inhabitants. Unsurprisingly, this is because more than half of the workforce travels between the two countries on their commute to work.


246 Country and Territories Controlled, 17 Uncontrolled, 17 days to go

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8 January 2022

Liechtenstein

Bad Ragaz Airport (LSZE)

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The second least visited country in Europe, this small country of about 38,000, and is the only country in the world that has 100% of its territory in the Alpine region. Interestingly, while this country does not have an army of its own, it is on occasionally accidentally invaded by the Swiss army which conducts training exercises in the woods near the border with Liechtenstein.


247 Country and Territories Controlled, 16 Uncontrolled, 16 days to go

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You absolute legend for controlling literally every country in the world!

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9 January 2022

Iraq

Al Najaf International Airport (ORNI/NJF)

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At the time of posting, Iraq Airways is the newest A220 operator, having just taken delivery of their first of five brand new A220. This Middle Eastern country is also home to some of the earliest systems of writing, with scripts including different wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets.


248 Country and Territories Controlled, 15 Uncontrolled, 15 days to go

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10 January 2022

Oman

RAFO Musannah (OOMN)

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The oldest nation in the Arab region, the rule of Omani Al Said Family has been in place since 1744, and human presence in the region, even longer. Past records indicates that there may have been human presence for well over 100,000 years. As well as having a large coastline, Omanis are said to be the best shipbuilders in the world too.


249 Country and Territories Controlled, 14 Uncontrolled, 14 days to go

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I see your pretty close, 2 more weeks remaining. How do you plan on to finish such as countries in which order. Good Luck!

Something, something, something, Malaysia. Confirmed

Just had to ruin it…

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There you go, you are soon done with that. I remind the first post that I saw on this thread and now there is only 14 airports that are missing.

Congrats mate, keep doing ! 💪

11 January 2022

Israel

Sde Dov Airport (LLSD/SDV)

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Having more museums than any other country in the world per capita, Israel is keen on preserving its history. Alongside that, it is the only country in the world to have been able to revive a language that was commonly thought to have been dead, and make it a national language.


250 Country and Territories Controlled, 13 Uncontrolled, 13 days to go

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12 January 2022

Palestine

Yasser Arafat International Airport (LVGZ/GZA)

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Lying in the same region as Israel, although not the same for complex reasons that I wish not to discuss, Palestine has previously been ruled by various groups such as the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Roman and Egyptians. Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, lying on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea and with comfortable climates year-round, the potential is great, yet when it comes down to the human race, time and time again have we disappointed none other than ourselves.


251 Country and Territories Controlled, 12 Uncontrolled, 12 days to go

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Tag me on the weekend so I can join.

I don’t take special requests to tag anybody. You can keep an eye out on the threads to see when I’m open, however.

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Oh, I was just asking if you could tag me so that I could possibly join but whatever ya say.

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Also, good luck on the rest!

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13 January 2022

Cyprus

Paphos International Airport (LCPH/PFO)

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A major tourist destination in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is the third most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea, and is divided into two parts, with the north known as “Turkish Cyprus” and the south being known as “Greek Cyprus”. It is also the first country in the world, and one of two in the world to feature a map of its own country in the flag.


252 Country and Territories Controlled, 11 Uncontrolled, 11 days to go

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14 January 2022

Kuwait

Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base (OKAJ/XIJ)

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Interestingly, as a result of how massive the country has grown economically, Kuwaitis are a minority in their own country, with expatriates comprising about 70% of the total population in the country. Large portions of them come from the Indian subcontinent, though there are significant populations of people from Iran, Philippines and Turkey too.


253 Country and Territories Controlled, 10 Uncontrolled, 10 days to go

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15 January 2022

Jordan

Muwaffaq Salti Air Base (OMJS)

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Home to various well known architectures such as Petra, Qusayr 'Umrah and Al-Maghtas, among many others. It is also the home to a number of sacred religious sites, as it also lies on the border of Israel and Palestine.


254 Country and Territories Controlled, 9 Uncontrolled, 9 days to go

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