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Fabian R Lischka

Buenos Aires, Moers, Karlsruhe, Warwick, London, Palo Alto, Hong Kong; Goldman, Credit Suisse, HackerSchool, metric system, The Economist.

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Travel (Fabian R Lischka)

Quality: Favorite places

I like to travel. Here are some of my favorite places.

  • Tikal, Guatemala. Awe inspiring Maya ruins in a hauntingly beautiful setting amid the jungle. On the way there, Hacienda Tijax, and a boat trip down the gorges of the Rio Dulce.
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Fearless wildlife in a rugged landscape.
  • Iguazu, Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay. Stunning waterfall.
  • Cordoba, Spain. La Mesquita - a huge mosque with a Christian church in its centre. Edifying.
  • Iran. Extraordinarily hospitable and friendly people (with notable exceptions), beautiful historical cultural sites.
  • East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda). Wildlife in the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngoro Ngoro crater, mountain gorillas of Rwanda; scuba diving off Watamu.
  • Palau. This group of islands in the North Pacific has amazing scuba diving, and extraordinarily beautiful and romantic beaches.

Quantity: List

One of my goals is to see half the world’s countries (to make an informed decision on where to stay), and I’m getting close: I’ve been to 109 countries, if you use a generous count, in which e. g. China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands count as 8 countries (specifically, using the list by the Traveler’s Century Club, which incidentally I could now join). Using a stricter count (in which for example the territories listed above count as only 2 countries), it’s been 89. 

  1. 1972: Argentina
  2. 1972: Germany
  3. 1975: Egypt
  4. 1976: Corsica
  5. 1982: India
  6. 1983: Spain
  7. 1984: France
  8. 1985: Morocco
  9. 1986: Portugal
  10. 1987: England (UK)
  11. 1987: Saudi Arabia
  12. 1988: Mauritius
  13. 1989: Ireland (Eire)
  14. 1989: Luxembourg
  15. 1990: Poland
  16. 1990: Switzerland
  17. 1992: Malaysia
  18. 1992: Singapore
  19. 1992: Sumatra (Indonesia)
  20. 1992: Belgium
  21. 1992: Netherlands
  22. 1992: Hong Kong
  23. 1992: Macao
  24. 1992: Thailand
  25. 1993: Turkey (Europe)
  26. 1993: Turkey (Asia)
  27. 1993: Jersey (UK)
  28. 1993: Austria
  29. 1993: Czech Republic
  30. 1993: United States
  31. 1993: Mexico
  32. 1993: Puerto Rico
  33. 1994: Ireland (Ulster, UK)
  34. 1995: Canada
  35. 1995: Ecuador
  36. 1995: Galapagos Island
  37. 1995: Bolivia
  38. 1995: Chile
  39. 1995: Vatican (Holy See)
  40. 1996: Denmark
  41. 1996: Uruguay
  42. 1996: Brazil
  43. 1996: Paraguay
  44. 1997: Philippines
  45. 1997: Viet Nam
  46. 1997: Italy
  47. 1998: Japan
  48. 1998: Hungary
  49. 1998: Slovakia
  50. 1999: Guatemala
  51. 1999: Belize
  52. 1999: Tunisia
  53. 1999: Scotland (UK)
  54. 2000: South Africa
  55. 2000: Canary Islands (Spain)
  56. 2002: Australia
  57. 2002: Fiji
  58. 2002: Zimbabwe
  59. 2002: Zambia
  60. 2002: Malawi
  61. 2002: Tanzania
  62. 2002: Zanzibar (Tanzania)
  63. 2002: Kenya
  64. 2002: Uganda
  65. 2002: Rwanda
  66. 2003: Costa Rica
  67. 2004: Cuba
  68. 2004: Honduras
  69. 2004: Romania
  70. 2004: Bulgaria
  71. 2004: Balearic Islands (Spain)
  72. 2005: Ukraine
  73. 2005: China
  74. 2005: Russian Federation
  75. 2006: Nicaragua
  76. 2006: Namibia
  77. 2007: Cambodia
  78. 2007: Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
  79. 2008: China, Republic of (Taiwan)
  80. 2009: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)
  81. 2009: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  82. 2009: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)
  83. 2010: Palau
  84. 2010: Finland
  85. 2010: Estonia
  86. 2012: Guam (US Territory)
  87. 2012: Micronesia, Federated States of
  88. 2012: Northern Mariana Island, Commonwealth of
  89. 2012: Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar)
  90. 2012: Java (Indonesia)
  91. 2012: Sabah (Malaysia)
  92. 2012: Brunei
  93. 2012: Sarawak (Malaysia)
  94. 2012: Mongolia
  95. 2012: Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North Korea)
  96. 2012: Nepal
  97. 2012: Qatar
  98. 2012: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  99. 2013: New Zealand
  100. 2013: Cook Islands
  101. 2014: Sri Lanka
  102. 2014: Norway
  103. 2015: Timor Leste
  104. 2015: Sweden
  105. 2015: Latvia
  106. 2015: Lithuania
  107. 2015: Croatia
  108. 2015: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  109. 2015: Montenegro