263 Countries and Territories in 263 Days

10 July 2021

French Polynesia

Faa’a International Airport (NTAA/PPT)


Very well known as a remote country with beautiful islands and coastlines, French Polynesia is becoming a popular destination for people who love to engage in water sports such as water kitesurfing, rowing and diving. Of the 100 or so islands that makes up the French Polynesia, Faa’a plays the largest significance, being one of the population centers, as well as where all administrative activities take place.

65 Country and Territories Controlled, 198 Uncontrolled, 198 days to go


11 July 2021


Cadjehoun Airport (DBBB/COO)


Benin, a rather odd looking country, is a narrow country that extends north for about 670 kilometers. It borders Nigeria and Niger to the east, and Burkina Faso and Togo to the west. The population is perhaps one of the most diverse on the continent, with no less than 8 distinct ethnic groups living in the country. French is also the primary language in the country due to their historic presence in the colonial era.

66 Country and Territories Controlled, 197 Uncontrolled, 197 days to go


12 July 2021

Togolese Republic

Lomé–Tokoin International Airport (DXXX/LFW)


Togo, like the countries in its immediate surrounding, a previous colony of a European country. In this case, once a French colony. And like countries in its immediate surrounding, their economy relies heavily on natural resources such as oil and gas, gold, cotton and the export of cacao beans.

67 Country and Territories Controlled, 196 Uncontrolled, 196 days to go


13 July 2021

Dominican Republic

Punta Cana International Airport (MDPC/PUJ)


The Dominican Republic lays to the east of Haiti, sharing the same island; one of two islands which have two countries, the other being France and the Netherlands with Saint Martin and Sint Maarten sharing the same island. Not to mention, the Dominican Republic is well known for their famous cigars, as well as the lack of hurricanes which is unusual for the region.

68 Country and Territories Controlled, 195 Uncontrolled, 195 days to go


14 July 2021


Kotoka International Airport (DGAA/ACC)


Ghana is perhaps one of the most well known countries on the continent to have a culture that’s a fusion of European and African influences, and at the same time, preserving traditions to this very day. Nonetheless, in recent times, Ghana has been most well known for their exotic funerals, spreading worldwide with the fame for the coffin dancers becoming something of an internet culture.

69 Country and Territories Controlled, 194 Uncontrolled, 194 days to go


15 July 2021

Côte d’Ivoire

Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (DIAP/ABJ)


Côte d’Ivoire, as the name suggests, is a country that has made a name for itself from the Ivory trade. Having since been made illegal, the name does serve as a reminder of the trade that ravaged animals of the region, as well as the cruelty that had seen the animals go through. Nonetheless, having since modernised their economy, cocoa beans has since taken over as their largest trade export.

70 Country and Territories Controlled, 193 Uncontrolled, 193 days to go


16 July 2021


Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (OIIE/IKA)


At the heart of the once region conquering Persian Empire, Iran stands as one of the largest countries in the region, as well as the influence it has on other countries in the region. To the north, it borders countries such as Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan, and towards the south, lines the coast of the Persian Gulf, and it only goes to show how large Iran really is. Not to mention, the various cultures and ethnic groups that co-exist within Iran makes it one of the most unique countries in the region.

71 Country and Territories Controlled, 192 Uncontrolled, 192 days to go


17 July 2021


Roberts International Airport (GLRB/ROB)


With one of the most well known Liberian being George Weah, a footballer who made a name for himself at clubs like AC Milan and Monaco, and now the 25h President of Liberia, it comes as no surprise that he has made an impact in his country through sports and politics, as well as his humanitarian aid for Liberia having since been a war-torn country, as well as having been through the Ebola epidemic and Covid-19 pandemic.

72 Country and Territories Controlled, 191 Uncontrolled, 191 days to go


18 July 2021

Sierra Leone

Lungi International Airport (GFLL/FNA)


Sierra Leone owes it name to the Portuguese explorer, Pedro di Sintra, who named the place Serra Lyoa which means “Lion Mountains” in Portuguese. The country actively engages in the agriculture and mining industry, which was since focused on since the end a civil conflict. While also lying on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Sierra Leone boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world.

73 Country and Territories Controlled, 190 Uncontrolled, 190 days to go


19 July 2021

Republlic of Guinea

Conakry International Airport (GUCY/CKY)


The Republic of Guinea, like many countries in its vicinity, has recently experienced plenty of unrest in recent years. However, since the early 21st century, it has experienced plenty of progress in aspects such as increased life expectancy as well as a steadily growing economy. Despite plenty of issues in the country that result from misappropriation of government funding as well as tax evasion, the country is looking to progress as each year passes.

74 Country and Territories Controlled, 189 Uncontrolled, 189 days to go


where’s the 19th July?

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20 July 2021


Queen Beatrix International Airport (TNCA/AUA)


Aruba is seen as a popular destination for those looking for an island getaway. With seas filled with natural life and shipwrecks of old, divers in the region will have plenty of underwater points of interest to visit. If water sports isn’t something that you’d fancy, golf is a popular sport with picturesque golf courses as well as coastal winds making it a challenge for everyone. Not to mention, if you’re looking for a relaxing end to a day, the Aruban Nightlife has clubs, bars, casinos and everything in between.

75 Country and Territories Controlled, 188 Uncontrolled, 188 days to go


21 July 2021


Osvaldo Vieira International Airport (GGOV/OXB)


To those who knows about the flag of Guinea-Bissau and the flag of Ghana, you would realise that there is a striking similarity between the two. You may be surprised to find that this is intentional, with the struggle that the Ghanaians had to go through to earn their freedom, it was the main driving force for Guinea-Bissau’s liberation.

76 Country and Territories Controlled, 187 Uncontrolled, 187 days to go


22 July 2021


Banjul International Airport (GBYD/BJL)


Visiting the smallest non island country in the world, Gambia stretched about 500 kilometers inland, as well as about 30 to 40 kilometers wide on either side. However, despite its smallest size, it has one of the most dense population density in Africa. With the country mainly being formed around the river, most of the population live in rural villages along the river.

77 Country and Territories Controlled, 186 Uncontrolled, 186 days to go


23 July 2021


Roland Garros Airport (FMEE/RUN)


Réunion is an island to the east of Madagascar and west of Mauritius. Being a part of France, it also makes it a part of the EU, and therefore, is open to free travel to citizens of the European Union. However, with over 800 thousand people populating the island, about the same as those living on Mauritius; a country much larger neighbouring Réunion.

78 Country and Territories Controlled, 185 Uncontrolled, 185 days to go


24 July 2021


Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (FIMP/MRU)


Neighbouring the island of Réunion, Mauritius is often seen as a country that is looking to diversify its economy, in an effort to reduce reliance on its natural resources. With expansions in the last decade in the financial service sector, they are now looking to be a more popular destination for those looking for tax avoidance, as well as countries to set up shell companies in. Not only that, but relevant to the aviation and shipping industry, they are often seen as a viable country for registration as taxes are reduced compared to other countries.

79 Country and Territories Controlled, 184 Uncontrolled, 184 days to go


25 July 2021


Seychelles International Airport (FSIA/SEZ)


Being a remote island in the western Indian Ocean, the Seychelles was once an island which was used as a hideout for pirates, where their treasures and steals were kept. Also on the island, is the smallest capital city in the world. Being small enough that you could easily walk around it within a day. Nonetheless, the island has since been the home to plenty of shell companies, as it imposes no taxes on corporations who do not do business within the territories of the country.

80 Country and Territories Controlled, 183 Uncontrolled, 183 days to go


26 July 2021


Ivato International Airport (FMMI/TNR)


To the fourth largest island in the world, and one that took humans over 300,000 years to discover. Not only that, but given that humans were thought to have originated from the African continent, it comes as a surprise that the island was not discovered any sooner. Regardless, the large population places it ahead of countries such as Sri Lanka and Australia. Despite that, it unfortunately has been rated as one of the more unhappy places to be in the world, ranking the 14th least happy country in the world.

81 Country and Territories Controlled, 182 Uncontrolled, 182 days to go