Where is China, Greenland and the Whole of Africa?

Since I haven’t been able to afford international travel in the past several years, I travel vicariously by checking out the countries of origin of the people who visit my blog. WordPress is even kind enough to provide a nifty little world map, with the countries that have visited colored in for me.

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When I get a new country visitor, I’m always so excited. I imagine someone from Bangladesh, for example, sitting at their computer on the other side of the world, looking at something I’ve written. What is that person like, I wonder. What does the room in which they’re sitting look like? What sounds are they hearing out their window? What drew them to my blog? Did I make them think about something in a different way? If it’s a country that I know very little about, I rush off to Google and learn a thing or two.

It’s a particular thrill when it’s a little tiny country, because I figure the odds are a lot longer that someone there would visit. I’d love to get Andorra or Lichtenstein, for example.

I’ve had visitors from 49 countries so far. In addition to the countries visible on the list from my screengrab picture above are Switzerland, Chile, Singapore, Austria, Greece, Ukraine, Slovenia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Finland, Mauritius, Israel, Guatemala, Iceland, Thailand, Croatia, Turkey, Viet Nam, France, Lithuania, Nepal and Brunei Darussalam.

I was particularly excited when I got my first visitor from the Russian Federation, because that REALLY added color to my map! What I can’t figure out, though, is why I haven’t sparked any interest at all from any nation on the African continent. What does a girl have to do? I’d also love to get Greenland and China. I’ll really know I’ve arrived, though, when I get someone from North Korea. But I won’t hold my breath.

So if you are a new visitor, welcome! I am waving hello to you from another part of the planet, and I’m really glad you’re here! Come back soon and bring your friends!

3 thoughts on “Where is China, Greenland and the Whole of Africa?

  1. Carole Lewis

    I think the name The World Wide Web was appropriately named. It is a learning tool for anything we want to know. I have visited the greatest museums of the world. Communicated and made friends with people in exotic countries and found comfort. with family and friends in my own community. My eyes gaze on the Big Picture, all the events that are happening in the tinyest and largest countries, and I am learning about other cultures and values. But the best thing about the WWW is we finally figure out that most people that walk this great earth of ours, are, just like us. Government Officials aside.

    1. Exactly, Carole! I wish my mother had lived to see the internet. She’d have loved this. And it’s also why I love the virtual world of Second Life. It amazes me that I can go to a party at the foot of Paris’ Eiffel Tower, and socialize with people from New Zealand and Japan, without leaving my own home. It’s an amazing world we live in.

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