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message 1: by Anna (last edited Sep 17, 2015 12:59PM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments
Regions: 8
Countries: 47


message 2: by Anna (last edited Sep 17, 2015 12:55PM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments Where I've been:

Africa
Algeria - Angola - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cameroon - Canary Islands - Cape Verde - Central African Republic - Chad - Comoros - Congo (Republic) - Congo (DRC) - Djibouti - Egypt - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) - Kenya - Lesotho - Liberia - Libya - Madagascar - Malawi - Mali - Mauritania - Mauritius - Morocco - Mozambique - Namibia - Niger - Nigeria - Reunion - Rwanda - Sao Tome & Principe - Senegal - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Somalia - South Africa - Sudan - Swaziland - Tanzania - Togo - Tunisia - Uganda - Western Sahara - Zambia - Zimbabwe

Antarctica

Asia
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - Bhutan - Brunei - Cambodia - China - East Timor - Georgia - Hong Kong - India - Indonesia - Japan - Kazakhstan - Korea, North - Korea, South - Kyrgyzstan - Laos - Macau - Malaysia - Maldives - Mongolia - Myanmar - Nepal - Philippines - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Taiwan -Tajikistan - Thailand - Tibet - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Vietnam

Caribbean
Anguilla - Antigua & Barbuda - Aruba - Bahamas - Barbados - Bermuda - Bonaire - Cayman Islands - Cuba - Curacao - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Grenada - Guadeloupe - Haiti - Jamaica - Martinique - Montserrat - Puerto Rico - Saba - St. Barth's - St. Eustatius - St. Kitts & Nevis - St. Lucia - St. Maarten - St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Trinidad & Tobago - Turks & Caicos - Virgin Islands

Europe
Albania - Andorra - Austria - Azores - Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey) - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - England - Estonia - Faeroe Islands - Finland - France - Germany - Gibraltar - Greece - Greenland - Hungary - Iceland - Ireland - Italy - Kosovo - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Madeira - Malta - Moldova - Monaco - Montenegro - Netherlands - Northern Ireland - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - San Marino - Scotland - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Ukraine - Vatican City - Wales

Latin America
Argentina - Belize - Bolivia - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Easter Island - Ecuador - El Salvador - Falkland Islands - French Guiana - Galapagos Islands - Guatemala - Guyana - Honduras - Nicaragua - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Suriname - Uruguay - Venezuela

The Middle East
Afghanistan - Bahrain - Cyprus - Iran - Iraq - Israel - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Oman - Pakistan - Palestine - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Syria - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - Yemen

North America
Canada - Mexico - USA

Oceania
Australia - Cook Islands - Fiji - French Polynesia (incl. Tahiti) - Guam & Wake - Kiribati - Marshall Islands - Micronesia - Nauru - New Caledonia - New Zealand - Niue - Northern Mariana Islands - Palau - Papua New Guinea - Pitcairn Island - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tokelau - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu


message 3: by Anna (last edited Sep 17, 2015 12:58PM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments Africa
- Algeria: "Exterminate All the Brutes": One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide by Sven Lindqvist
- Benin: The Viceroy of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin
- Botswana: Kalahari by Wojciech Albiński
- Egypt: Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz
- South Africa: The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
- Zimbabwe: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

Asia
- China: Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip
- India: Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup
- Japan: Beyond the Blossoming Fields by Jun'ichi Watanabe
- Korea, South: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Mongolia: W świecie jurt i szamanów by Bolesław A. Uryn

Caribbean
- Guadeloupe: Lost White Tribes: The End of Privilege and the Last Colonials in Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadeloupe by Riccardo Orizio
- Haiti: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Europe
- Belarus: Tschernobyl Babywie Wir Lernten, Das Atom Zu Lieben by Merle Hilbk
- Belgium: La femme au miroir by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
- England: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
- Estonia: Immatrykulacja Michelsona by Jaan Kross
- Faeroe Islands: 81:1. Opowieści z Wysp Owczych by Marcin Michalski and Maciej Wasilewski
- Finland: Silence by Jan Costin Wagner
- France: Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World by Claire Fontaine
- Germany: Das achte Opfer. by Andreas Franz
- Greece: Turnus by Łubieński Tomasz
- Ireland: Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran
- Italy: When In Rome: Chasing La Dolce Vita by Penelope Green
- Latvia: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
- Norway: Saga Sigrun by Elżbieta Cherezińska
- Poland: Bóg zapłać by Wojciech Tochman
- Russia: First Love by Ivan Turgenev
- Scotland: Written in Bone by Simon Beckett
- Spain: The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- Sweden: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
- Wales: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Latin America
- Argentina: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
- Bolivia: Exploration Fawcett by Percy Harrison Fawcett
- Brazil: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
- Chile: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
- Costa Rica: The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
- French Guiana: Journey without return by Raymond Maufrais
- Peru: El Dorado. Polowanie na legendę by Jacek Pałkiewicz

The Middle East
- Afghanistan: The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
- Iran: Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
- Israel: Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
- Turkey The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

North America
- Mexico: Ourania by J.M.G. Le Clézio
- USA: Shift by Zack Mason

Oceania
- Australia: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
- Northern Mariana Islands: The Island of the Colorblind and Cycad Island by Oliver Sacks
- Papua New Guinea: Beyond The Coral Sea: Travels In The Old Empires Of The South West Pacific by Michael Moran
- Vanuatu: Raga, Approche Du Continent Invisible by J.M.G. Le Clézio


message 4: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments I've been following my personal around-the-world-in-80-books journey since joining Goodreads in May 2012. What I've read so far:

1. Europe-Russia: First Love by Ivan Turgenev (04.08.2012)
2. Europe-England: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (08.08.2012)
3. North America-USA: Shift by Zack Mason (20.08.2012)
4. Middle East-Israel: Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs (21.08.2012)
5. Europe-Sweden: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (03.09.2012)
6. Europe-Scotland: Written in Bone by Simon Beckett (07.10.2012)
7. Europe-Finland: Silence by Jan Costin Wagner (24.10.2012)
8. Europe-Germany: Das achte Opfer. by Andreas Franz (29.10.2012)
9. Europe-Poland: Bóg zapłać by Wojciech Tochman (01.11.2012)
10. Europe-Faeroe Islands: 81:1. Opowieści z Wysp Owczych by Marcin Michalski and Maciej Wasilewski (07.11.2012)
11. Europe-Norway: Saga Sigrun by Elżbieta Cherezińska (10.11.2012)
12. Africa-Benin: The Viceroy of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin (16.12.2012)


message 5: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Welcome to the challenge, Anna!


message 6: by Anna (last edited Mar 15, 2013 12:38PM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments 13. Europe-Belgium: La femme au miroir by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (17.02.2013)
14. Middle East-Iran: Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran (14.03.2013)


message 7: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 15. Europe-Ireland: Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran (17.03.2013)


message 8: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 16. Oceania-Australia: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (03.04.2013)


message 9: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 17. Europe-Wales: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (28.04.2013)


message 10: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 18. Africa-Egypt: Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz (01.05.2013)
19. Europe-Estonia: Immatrykulacja Michelsona by Jaan Kross (02.05.2013)
20. Asia-Japan: Beyond the Blossoming Fields by Jun'ichi Watanabe (03.05.2013)


message 11: by Anna (last edited May 07, 2013 05:03AM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments 21. Asia-India: Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup (05.05.2013)
22. Middle East-Turkey: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (07.05.2013)


message 12: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 23. Europe-Greece: Turnus by Łubieński Tomasz (20.05.2013)


message 13: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 24. Latin America-Chile: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (30.05.2013)


message 14: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 25. Caribbean-Haiti: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende(07.06.2013)


message 15: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 26. Africa-Algeria: "Exterminate All the Brutes": One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide by Sven Lindqvist (08.06.2013)
I decided to assign Algeria as a location for this book because Lindqvist escaped to its desert, very picturesquely portrayed, to write about colonialism.

27. Caribbean-Guadeloupe: Lost White Tribes: The End of Privilege and the Last Colonials in Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadeloupe by Riccardo Orizio (14.06.2013)
I'm choosing Guadeloupe, the location of the concluding story.

28. Africa-Botswana: Kalahari by Wojciech Albiński (20.06.2013)
This short stories generally take place in south Africa, some in Republic of South Africa, some probably in Botswana, some locations are unidentified. I'm choosing the setting of the story I liked the best, the title story "Kalahari".

29. Asia-China: Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip (25.06.2013)


message 16: by Anna (last edited Oct 04, 2013 06:01AM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments 30. Europe-Spain: The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (02.09.2013)
31. Asia-Mongolia: W świecie jurt i szamanów by Bolesław A. Uryn (23.09.2013)
32. Oceania-Vanuatu: Raga, Approche Du Continent Invisible by J.M.G. Le Clézio (25.09.013)
33. Europe-France: Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World by Claire Fontaine (02.10.2013)


message 17: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 34. Latin America-Argentina: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin (13.10.2013)


message 18: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 35. Latin America-Peru: El Dorado. Polowanie na legendę by Jacek Pałkiewicz (23.10.2013)


message 19: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 36. Europe-Latvia: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell (03.11.2013)
37 Africa-South Africa: The White Lioness by Henning Mankell (09.11.2013)
38. Europe-Italy: When In Rome: Chasing La Dolce Vita by Penelope Green (25.03.2014)
39. Europe-Belarus: Tschernobyl Babywie Wir Lernten, Das Atom Zu Lieben by Merle Hilbk (30.03.2014)


message 20: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 40. Africa-Zimbabwe: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller (03.04.2014)


message 21: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments Ha! Halfway through :)


message 22: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 41. Latin America-Costa Rica: The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner (07.04.2014)
42. North America-Mexico: Ourania by J.M.G. Le Clézio (13.04.2014)


message 23: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 43. The Middle East-Afghanistan: The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad (17.04.2014)

44. Oceania-Northern Mariana Islands: The Island of the Colorblind and Cycad Island by Oliver Sacks (19.04.2014)
Oliver Sacks visits Micronesia, Guam and Rota islands. I especially loved the chapter about cycads from Rota (this island belongs to Northern Mariana Islands).


message 24: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 45. Oceania-Papua New Guinea: Beyond The Coral Sea: Travels In The Old Empires Of The South West Pacific by Michael Moran (27.04.2014)


message 25: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 46. Oceania-New Zealand: Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams (21.06.2014)
Here D. Adams and M. Carwardine travel to see animals on the verge of extinction from the following places:
- Indonesia [Komodo dragon]
- Congo (DRC) [northern white rhinoceros and mountain gorilla]
- New Zealand [Kakapo]
- China [Baiji dolphin]
- Mauritius [Rodrigues fruitbat and several endemic bird species i.e. Mauritius kestrel, echo parakeet, pink pigeon


message 26: by Anna (new)

Anna | 40 comments 47. Asia-South Korea: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (30.09.2014)


message 27: by Anna (last edited Sep 17, 2015 12:54PM) (new)

Anna | 40 comments 48. Latin America-French Guiana: Journey without return by Raymond Maufrais (23.07.2015)
49. Latin America-Brazil: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann (30.07.2015)
50. Latin America-Bolivia: Exploration Fawcett by Percy Harrison Fawcett (16.08.2015)


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