Wednesday, February 11, 2004

I need a life

I have visited 15 countries, only 6% of the world!

create your own visited country map

PS This post probably needs a context.
1. I need a life because I had just finished a long day and it was a real
fun website to play with
, clicking boxes and seeing the graphic result. I
need to play more in life.

2. I need a life because I am lecturing a group that is quite culturally
diverse and I have so appreciated new perspectives; migrants, indigenous
people, island cultures. It made me realise again the ease with which I slip
into my well worn cultural grooves of thinking. Other cultures are gift. Travel helps one get a life.
one way to appreciate this gift is travel.

Posted by steve at 11:34 PM


  1. interesting to think that in some ways you are better-travelled than most all the people who’ve ever lived. why do you need a life?

    Comment by matthew — February 12, 2004 @ 8:05 am

  2. Is this a misrepresentation of the truth? I am sure you have not traversed all parts of all these countries! But to put things in perspective I have only been to Sydney so I am desperate;y in need of a life.

    Comment by marion — February 12, 2004 @ 8:25 am

  3. Hmm
    I like the non-euro-centrism of this!

    I score a sad 4%, 9 countries, and I confess that includes a Bangkok stopover.

    Wow. What a big world there is out there.
    I’m very glad to have seen what I have seen. Hope to see more one day.
    But am also fairly confident that there will be a “travel-zone” in heaven where I can spend an eternity or two crusing nature…

    (Reminds me of the latest North and South mag (Feb 04) and article about kiwi guy who spent 1000 days on the Starship, travelling 75000 nautical miles. (More at

    Comment by lynne — February 12, 2004 @ 1:41 pm

  4. Hope you can make it to Canada one day!

    Comment by Darryl — February 17, 2004 @ 9:55 am

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