Some of you may have noticed that I have completely changed up how I did my blog. If you find what I write interesting, bear with me, I am still trying to figure this stuff out.
First of all, thank you for reading this. To be honest, I really just post a blog to catalog my own personal memories, and so my grandparents know that I am alive and well (they tend to worry about me). This blog all started when I started my job in the Congo, and I just wrote about what life was like in one of the least traveled, most misunderstood parts of the world. What it has morphed into is a quest to see every country in the world. To answer your pending question of, “why on earth would you do that, what if you find a place you just love,” I will say the following. Before going to the Congo, people told me how dangerous, undeveloped, and third-worldly it was, and how terrible it would be to live there. I went anyways because I was afforded an incredible opportunity at a young age and wanted to take advantage of it. In the end, it may have been the best decision I have ever made. The things I saw, the people I met, and the confidence gained were invaluable to me.
As a result, I decided that I should attempt to see every country, because even the most “dangerous” of places have people who live there in peace and happiness. If I could learn so much from a place like the Congo, think of everything I could learn everywhere else. However, unlike many travelers, I didn’t want to just drop everything and go (which I do find very admirable and recommend it for those who are itching to do so), but I wanted a career as well. So, many of my trips since Congo have been short, fast, and to the point. As such, I’ll attempt to write how long to spend in each city I went to, compared to how long I spent. Also, I was fortunate to have traveled a lot with my family through Europe (20 in total), and so I skipped those countries in this blog, as those were stories for my family to tell, not just me.
Finally, for this blog, I want to leverage my experience and interest into a job one day that helps companies expand into emerging markets, and helps bridge the gap between companies in fast-moving developing markets, and those in developing regions. As such, in every country I will attempt to find a business opportunity in each one. Something they could possibly use there, be it for a local, or an expat.
Again, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy some of my experiences. At the very least, I hope you like some of the pictures, at least, that’s what I do for most travel blogs myself.
The list below in relatively accurate chronological order:
(Maybe Andorra and Liechtenstein, but if I can’t remember I probably need to go back anyways)
1. United States
6. The Netherlands
10. Czech Republic
17. San Marino
18. Vatican City
23. Costa Rica
24. The United Arab Emirates
26. The Democratic Republic of the Congo
34. South Africa
37. Dominican Republic