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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Macedonia: TPOL’s 100th Country

Macedonia, TPOL’s 100th Country, is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


an airplane wing and a building
Welcome to Skopje, TPOL The Great!

My 50th country wasn’t a real country. It was actually Turkey in Asia. But it counts in my book (see Is Hawaii a Country?). Fittingly, my 100th country is a real country, and it is one where my namesake comes from. Alexander the Great was born in Pella which used to be part of Ancient Macedonia and is now a part of Greece. The debate of whether he is Greek or Macedonian is not one I will get involved in. In Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, it is clear where they think Alexander is from.

a statue of a horse riding on a pedestal with a fountain in front of buildings

Interestingly, he died in Babylon, the country where my ancestors come from. Regardless, the goal of reaching 100 countries has been met. I don’t know if I’ll get to 200 as there are places I really do not care to visit (see I Don’t Want to Visit Every Country). That doesn’t mean that I’m slowing down. I still plan on going to many new places. My new focus is to split my time between Puerto Rico and a new country each year (see Vote Where TPOL Moves in December (For Real This Time)), while exploring surrounding areas.

I wonder which country will be #150? Maybe Iraq.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Can you call my office? I have a report I need to issue. Might want to bring your lawyer, too.

    (congrats on the centennial!)

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