{Link to Countries Visited} Where in the World is Bob Jack?

"If you haven’t been to a country, everything you think about it is almost definitely wrong"

"This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time – Fight Club"

As an Englishman, I love travelling. I now have 165 countries, dominions, islands and autonomous republics under my belt. I have kept extensive summaries of many of the countries visited and some of the stupid things I've done. Some of the information may be current and useful. Some of the stories may be entertaining. It may all be twaddle. Who knows?

I have discovered the Traveller's Century Club who have a listing of 325 places to visit, "Although some are not actually countries in their own right, they have been included because they are removed from the parent country, either geographically, politically or ethnologically. After consideration as to how long one must have stayed in a country or territory to qualify, it was decided that even the shortest visit would suffice — even if only a port-of-call, or a plane fuel stop. This greatly widens the field and will give the traveler a better chance to qualify for one of the most unusual clubs in the world. Anyone who has visited 100 or more of the places listed below is eligible to join." I have reclassified my list to their criteria. However, I do not agree with a fuel stop/port of call counting as a visit and my list does not include, for example, fuel stops in Bahrain and Bogota, Columbia. I didn't exactly see the country from an airport!

Latest Movement: October 2018 I am doing the Athens Marathon in November.


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Who is Bob Jack?
Countries Visited So Far

Welcome to the 2010s...

  • Soaking up the Seychelles - May 2018
  • Another Rumble Around Romania - Feb 2018
  • Wedding and Honeymoon aboard a Caribbean Cruise - Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts, Dominician Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia, Grenada, St Vincent - December 2017
  • All's Well In Alicante, Spain - August 2017
  • Doddering around the Dordogne, France - August 2017
  • Blitzing Budapest, Hungary - May 2017
  • Cavorting around Cape Verde - Jan 2017
  • Cramming in Eastern Canada - Sept 2016
  • Tallinn Marathon (Estonia) - 11 Sept 2016
  • Helsinki Marathon (Finland) - 13 Aug 2016
  • Jammin in Jamaica - June 2016
  • Stockholm Marathon (Sweden) - 4 June 2016
  • Iceland Revisited - Into the Glacier - Feb 2016
  • Beer - So Much More Than Just a Breakfast Drink - Southern United States Roadtrip - Dec 2015
  • Three Countries Marathon (Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) - 4 Oct 2015
  • Marinading in Mauritius - Sept 2015
  • Cork Marathon (Southern Ireland) - 1 June 2015
  • Geneva Marathon (Switzerland) - 3 May 2015
  • Warsaw Marathon (Poland) - 26 Apr 2015
  • Stowaways in Sicily - April 2015
  • Barcelona Marathon (Spain) - 15 Mar 2015
  • Absorbing Antigua - January 2015
  • Dublin Marathon (Ireland) - 27 Oct 2014
  • Tenerife - Oct 2014
  • Ambling Around Alsace-Lorraine - August 2014
  • Luxembourg City Marathon (Luxembourg) - 31 May 2014
  • Prague Marathon (Chech Republic) - 11 May 2014
  • Vienna Marathon (Austria) - 13 Apr 2014
  • Rome Marathon (Italy) - 23 Mar 2014
  • Central America Gringo Tour - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala - January/February March 2014
  • Places Without a Postcard - Ethiopia and Somaliland - December 2013
  • Venice Marathon (Italy) - 27 Oct 2013
  • South American Roadtrip - Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay - March 2013
  • Knocking Around Northern Cyprus - January 2013
  • Inquisitiveness in Italy - Rome, Florence & Pisa - November 2012
  • A Nice time in Southern France (inc Nice-Cannes Marathon) - November 2012
  • Melting around Mont Blanc - August 2012
  • Bedlam in Belgium - June 2012
  • Copenhagen Marathon (Denmark)- 20 May 2012
  • Malingering in Majorca - April 2012
  • Grilled in The Gambia with a touch of Senegal - Jan 2012
  • Amsterdam Marathon (Netherlands)- 16 Oct 2011
  • Loch Ness Marathon (Scotland) - 2 Oct 2011
  • Central Asian "Unfinished Business" Roadtrip - UK to Kyrgyzstan - August/September 2011
  • Basking in Barbados - April 2011
  • Plunging into Pompeii, Italy (or "Speriamo che all’inferno le insegneranno a guidare” - Maybe they will teach you to drive in hell) - April 2011
  • Southern Africa - South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho - Dec 2010/Jan 2011
  • Oman - Slumming it in Salalah - November 2010
  • Berlin Marathon (Germany) - 26 Sept 2010
  • Edinburgh Marathon (Scotland) - 23 May 2010
  • The Netherlands - Going Dutch in Holland - May 2010
  • Qatar - Where do they get their driving licences from? Lucky dip bags? - April 2010
  • Malta - Nothing more, nothing less - February 2010

  • That Was the Noughties...