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message 1: by Kat (last edited Jul 02, 2018 03:35PM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Hi All,

Update 2: I'm not reading as much these days. I'm changing this to tourist and counting it done. I love the idea though so I may start again later.

Update 1 : I had originally planned on doing this as Trekker but have too many challenges going simultaneously. I'm still going to follow this path but will include books I read out of order.

Here is my plan:

My Map

Countries Visited: 25

1 ✔ United States - Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo 10/15/17
2 ✔ Canada - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 10/18/17
3 ✔ Ireland TransAtlantic by Colum McCann 10/24/17
4 ✔ Wales Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 10/30/17
5 ✔ Northern Ireland An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor 11/3/17
6 ✔ Scotland The Bookshop on the Corner 11/5/17
7 ✔ England The Jane Austen Project 11/6/17 >Code Name Verity 11/14/17
       >The Thirteenth Tale 12/20/17
8 ✔ Belgium The Adventures of Tintin: A Novel 11/10/17
9 ✔ Netherlands The Last Painting of Sara de Vos 11/12/17,
       >The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal 2/15/18
10 ✔ Germany Diary of a Pilgrimage 11/29/17
15 ✔ Denmark Number the Stars 12/6/17
16 ✔ Norway A Doll's House 12/16/17
11 ✔ Sweden >Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman 10/28/17
17 ✔ Finland The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
        by Anu Partanen 12/24/17
21 ✔ Lithuania (rtc) Thanks to My Mother by Schoschana Rabinovici 1/17/18
19 ✔ Poland My Mother's Secret by J.L. Witterick 1/13/18
22 ✔ Czech Republic The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski 1/25/18
24 ✔ Hungary The Door by Magda Szabó 4/5/18
23 ✔ Austria - The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson 2/4/18
14 ✔ Switzerland The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech 12/1/17
13 ✔ France The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan 11/28/17
26 ✔ Spain The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón7/2/18
Portugal
Cape Verde (rtc)
18 ✔ Morocco The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1/12/18
Algeria
Malta
Vatican City
Italy
Slovenia
20 ✔ Croatia Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 1/16/18
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla
Kosovo (rtc)
Albania
Greece
Turkey
Cyprus
Syria
Lebanon 
Israel
Jordan
Egypt
25 ✔ Saudi Arabia The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour 5/21/18
Sudan (rtc)
Somalia (rtc)
Kenya
TBD
South Africa
Madagascar
Qatar (rtc)
Iran
Kyrgyzstan (rtc)
12 ✔ Afghanistan >The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis 11/7/17
Pakistan
India
Nepal
Burma
Tibet
China
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia
Australia
New Zealand
Tahiti
Chile
Argentina
Uruguay (rtc)
Brazil
Peru
Ecuador
Galapagos Islands
Panama
Costa Rica
Trinidad/Tobago (rtc)
Dominica (rtc)
Jamaica
Cuba
Bahamas
Mexico


message 2: by Kat (last edited Oct 05, 2017 03:06PM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments I have updated my plan and my map.

The planning was really fun. Technically, Galapagos Islands is part of Ecuador but they were listed separately on the Official list, so I went with it. I may also add some other countries not listed if I'm in the neighborhood.


message 3: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Welcome to the challenge, Kat! I would love to do the Optimal Europe Road Trip in real life. It looks amazing.


message 4: by Kat (last edited Oct 10, 2017 10:48PM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Diane wrote: "Welcome to the challenge, Kat! I would love to do the Optimal Europe Road Trip in real life. It looks amazing."

Thanks! It does, doesn't it. I want to see all of Europe. Most of the places on my 80 are places I really want to go, skipping a couple countries in the Middle East :)


message 5: by Kat (last edited Oct 31, 2017 09:04AM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Went for a ride across the country with a very interesting fellow...

1 United States - Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo (10/15/17)


message 6: by Kat (last edited Oct 31, 2017 09:05AM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took a boat to Prince Edward Island. Such a charming place...

2 Canada - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (10/18/17)


message 7: by Kat (last edited Oct 31, 2017 09:06AM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Traveled by ship to Ireland...

3 Ireland TransAtlantic by Colum McCann (10/24/17)


message 8: by Kat (last edited Oct 31, 2017 09:06AM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took a ferry to a very strange island in Wales...

4 ✔ Wales Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (10/30/17)


message 9: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took a boat to Belfast then a train into the countryside to meet with the doctors...

5 ✔ Northern Ireland An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor (11/3/17)


message 10: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took a boat to Northern Scotland to buy a book...

6 ✔ Scotland The Bookshop on the Corner (11/5/17)


message 11: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took a boat to London and back in time to meet with Jane Austen..

7 ✔ England The Jane Austen Project (11/6/17)


message 12: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took a boat to Belgium to look for treasure

8 ✔ Belgium The Adventures of Tintin: A Novel (11/10/17)


message 13: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments Went by Carriage to Amsterdam

9 ✔ Netherlands The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (11/12/17)


message 14: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments Took the train to Germany

10 ✔ Germany Diary of a Pilgrimage (11/29/17)


message 15: by Kat (last edited Dec 24, 2017 08:06AM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments Update: I had originally planned on doing this as Trekker but have too many challenges going simultaneously. I'm still going to follow this path but will include books I read out of order.

Here are the books I haven't commented on yet:
11. Sweden Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman(10/28/17)
12. France The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan (11/28/17)
13. Afghanistan The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (11/7/17)


message 16: by Kat (last edited Dec 24, 2017 08:06AM) (new)

Kat | 33 comments 14 ✔ Switzerland The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech 12/1/17


message 17: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments 15 ✔ Denmark Number the Stars 12/6/17


message 18: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments 16 ✔ Norway A Doll's House 12/16/17
17 ✔ Finland The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen 12/24/17


message 19: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments 18 ✔ Morocco The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1/12/18
19 ✔ Poland My Mother's Secret by J.L. Witterick 1/13/18
20 ✔ Croatia Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 1/16/18


message 20: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments 21 ✔ Lithuania (rtc) Thanks to My Mother by Schoschana Rabinovici 1/17/18
22 ✔ Czech Republic The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski 1/25/18
Hungary - The Door
23 ✔ Austria - The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson 2/4/18


message 21: by Kat (new)

Kat | 33 comments 24 ✔ Hungary The Door by Magda Szabó 4/5/18
25 ✔ Saudi Arabia The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour 5/21/18
26 Spain ✔ The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón7/2/18


message 22: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Kat wrote: "24 ✔ Hungary The Door by Magda Szabó 4/5/18
25 ✔ Saudi Arabia The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour 5/21/18
26 Spain ✔ [book:The Sha..."


Congrats on reaching (and passing) your 24th country!


message 23: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1349 comments Congratulations on finishing the tourist track!


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