A small world?

How many times do you here ‘It’s a small world?’  Many people are well-travelled and  loads  have been to every continent on the planet.

Well I started my blog less than 3 weeks ago and I have suddenly realised it’s actually A BIG WORLD.  There are so many amazing blogs out there about so many amazing places!!

If you consider the number of countries and more so the number of diverse cultures, languages and customs, how long would it take in a person’s lifetime to travel to every one of them.

Is there anyone on the planet who has visited every single country?

According to world records academy

Kashi Samaddar, 52, a Dubai-based businessman (born in Calcutta, India) has travelled to 218 countries setting the world record for the most countries visited.  He is also the first person to visit all 194 sovereign states.

How many countries are there on our planet?  There doesn’t appear to be one right answer as different sources give different answers but would it surprise you to know that there are only between 189 and 196 independent countries in the world today.


This site has information about all the countries in the world. Did you know there are only 191 countries that are not disputed? The site has more (partially disputed) countries, a total of 257 countries with links to pages with facts about the country, the flag, maps, population, languages, birth rate, information about the land, size, death rate, animals, coordinates, other facts and additional information.

Keep your blogs coming, getting to see so much diversity is fascinating.

Maybe it really is smaller than you think out there.


About Living in rural Spain

I live in Andalucía in the beautiful southern part of Spain. It is the largest of the 17 regions of Spain and Andalucía is broken down into 8 provinces and I live in the province of Granada. Having lived here for more than a decade I call Spain my home. I am originally from England. I find the scenery here in Spain stunning. There are amazing sunsets and the colours of wild flowers, almond blossom and poppy fields in the Spring and trees in the area are an inspiration.

4 responses »

  1. dilipnaidu says:

    Hi and greetings from India. Interesting to note there are people who made it to so many different countries. The link is pretty awesome. I love to know about the cultures of countries. It changes our perspective and opens our minds.

    Thank you my friend for sharing. Regards.

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I am from the UK and now live in Spain although I have travelled extensively. Like you I love to know about the cultures of other countries.

  2. M&M says:

    Facinating. Spent hours on the link site looking @ info on various unheard of countries. Will be interesting to find out if there is anyone who has visited all the countries.

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