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105 Countries Visited by
Talaat Qureshi

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The Country Number is the order of the first visit
Country of birth (Pakistan) is country number zero
Country of residence (United Kingdom) is country number 1
Only legal visits are counted / Airport transit stops are ignored
Countries in Blue have disputed sovereignty OR are occupied externally OR are partially recognised OR are a colony claimed by another country
UK colonies without the right of abode for UK citizens are counted separately
Other colonies without a vote in the mother country are also counted separately
Overseas departments OR autonomous regions are considered part of the country with sovereignty
Visits to external sovereign military territories in a country are not counted
Years of Visit followed by * include a Total Eclipse of the Sun


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Country Name
Year(s) of
Visit
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105 Cuba
2024
Havana :

Havana is famous for its 1950s USA classic cars.

95
104 North Cyprus
Occupied by Turkey but legally part of Cyprus
2023
Kyrenia Mountains : Kantara Castle :

The view of the Karpaz Peninsula with both coasts visible.

338
103 Cyprus
Including Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK)
2023
Larnaca : Salt Lake :

The Salt Lake is dominated by the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque.

737
102 New Zealand
2023
Mount Cook / Aoraki NP : Kea Point Walk :

Mount Cook / Aoraki from Kea Point.

1,033
101 South Korea
2022
Seoul : Gyeongbokgung Palace : Gyeonghoeru Pavilion :

Gyeonghoeru Pavilion is set in an artificial lake (frozen in late 2022).

1,459
100 Iraq
Including Iraqi Kurdistan
2022
Karbala : Shrine of Hussein :

The tomb is covered with gold, silver and precious stones and inscribed with verses from the Quran.

3,597
99 Saudi Arabia
2022
Mecca : Great Mosque : Kaaba :

The Kaaba marks the direction (qibla) for all Muslim prayers.

1,970
98 Qatar
2019
Doha : Corniche :

The Corniche by night.

691
97 Kuwait
2019
Kuwait City : Mubarakiya Souq :

Shop selling dates.

489
96 Israel / Palestine
Including the Palestinian territories of the West Bank
2019
East Jerusalem : Jerusalem : Citadel :

View of the Dome of the Rock and the Church of Mary Magdelane.

1,565
95 Jordan
2019
Jerash : Forum :

The oval Forum viewed in 2019 overlooked by the modern city.

1,330
94 Canada
2019
Toronto : Inuit Art Gallery :

"Legend of the Blind Man and the Bear" by Pootoogook, 1959.

1,331
93 Iceland
2017
Reykjavik : Hellgrimskirkja :

The tower dominates Hellgrimskirkja.

463
92 Andorra
2016
Pas de la Casa :

Glaciated mountains.

346
91 Brunei
2016
Bander Seri Begawan : Kampong Air : Tamoi Mosque :

Kampon Tamoi Mosque overlooks the water village.

177
90 Lebanon
2015
Bekaa Valley : Baalbek : Temple of Jupiter :

The Temple of Jupiter.

968
89 Ireland
2015
Dublin : General Post Office :

The General Post Office is the scene of the 1916 Uprising.

218
88 Greece
Including Aegina island
2014
Thessaloniki :

The sea front.

1,085
87 Kosovo
Independent but claimed by Serbia
2014
Pristina : Nene Tereza :

Statue of Skenderbej, national hero of Albanians

240
86 Malta
2014
Valletta :

The old city of Valletta.

313
85 Liechtenstein
2013
Balzers :

The wide valley around Balzers.

54
84 Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
2012* 2023*
New South Wales : Sydney : Opera House :

The Sydney Opera House.

1,973
83 Armenia
2011
Khor Virap :

The Monastery of Khor Virap with Mount Ararat across the border in Turkey.

323
82 Georgia
2011
Tbilisi : Old City :

A group of churches in the Old City.

314
81 Azerbaijan
2011
Baku : Palace of the Shirvanshahs :

The Flame Tower from the palace which is built on the highest point of the old city.

187
80 Ethiopia
2011
Amhara : Gondar : Debre Berhan Selassie Church :

The main entrance used by priests.

767
79 Bahrain
2010
Manama :

The Yateen Mosque in central Manama reflected in a modern glass building.

123
78 Iran
2010
Tehran : Bazaar :

Man working on a Persian carpet in a shop.

1,034
77 Hungary
2009
Budapest : Parliament Building :

The upper chamber.

294
76 Romania
2009
Transylvania : Brasov :

The historic centre of Brasov.

250
75 Moldova
2009
Cricova : Cricova Wine Tunnels :

Large oak barrels for maturing wine at the underground winery.

103
74 Ukraine
2009
Pyrohovo : Pyrohovo Village Museum :

Autumn colours and traditional thatched buildings.

259
73 China
Including Hong Kong (post 1997)
2009* 2012
Shaanxi : Imperial Tombs : Tomb of Qin Shi Huang : Terracotta Warriors :

The front line.

2,846
72 Monaco
2009
Monaco : La Condamine :

The port of Monaco is overlooked by the densely packed buildings of La Condamine.

64
71 Uzbekistan
2008
Bukhara : Char Minar :

The Char Minar (1807) was a gatehouse, later converted to a madressa.

480
70 Tajikistan
2008
Pamir Plain : Murghab :

Sheep grazing near Murghab.

439
69 Kyrgyzstan
2008
Song Kol :

Summer encampment of yurts at Song Kol.

416
68 Kazakhstan
2008
Almaty : Monument to Independence :

The Golden Man at the Monument to Independence is a symbol of the country.

113
67 United Arab Emirates
Dubai, Sharjah
2008 2022
Emirate of Sharjah : Sharjah : Museum of Islamic Civilisation :

The museum is set in a former souq.

771
66 Yemen
2008
Kawkaban :

View of Shibam and Thilla from Jebel Kawkaban.

206
65 Oman
2008
Muscat : Old City : Royal Palace :

The Royal Palace is a unique building.

124
64 Serbia
2006 2014
Belgrade : Nicola Tesla Museum :

Electrical demonstration at the Nicola Tesla Museum.

142
63 Montenegro
2006
Budvar :

The old walled town on the coast.

153
62 Albania
2006
Kruja : Kruja Fort :

The watchtower dominates the fort.

186
61 North Macedonia
Previously known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2006 2014
Mavrovo National Park :

Mavrovo National Park.

199
60 Bulgaria
2006
Veliko Tarnovo :

Veliko Tarnovo is set on a gorge. It was the former capital of the country.

294
59 Turkey
2006*
Termessos : Theatre :

The theatre is set in a spectacular natural amphitheatre.

1,536
58 Lithuania
2005
Vilnius : Old City :

Curved narrow street.

134
57 Latvia
2005
Riga :

1940s style cafe.

116
56 Russia
2005 2008*
St Petersburg : Winter Palace :

The green and gold Winter Palace was home of the tzars between 1762 and 1917 and has 1057 rooms and 117 staircases.

640
55 Finland
2005
Porvoo :

Wooden houses along the river.

220
54 Estonia
2005
Tallinn : Toompea :

View of the lower old town of Tallinn from Toompea Hill.

112
53 Tunisia
2004
El Jem : Colosseum :

The colosseum in El Jem was the third largest in the Roman world with a capacity of 30,000.

374
52 Tanzania
2001
Serengeti National Park :

Maasai Giraffe.

236
51 Kenya
2001
Amboseli National Park :

Mount Kilimanjaro overlooking Amboseli National Park and a lone elephant.

53
50 Zambia
2001
Mosi-o-Tunya :

The magnificent Mosi-o-Tunya (also known as Victoria Falls).

79
49 Zimbabwe
2001*
Zambezi River :

Sunset on the Zambezi River.

148
48 South Africa
2001
Cape of Good Hope : Boulders :

Nesting African Penguin with chick.

322
47 Bosnia Hercegovina
Including the Srpska Republic
2000 2014
Sarajevo :

The old town has a Turkish feel.

449
46 Croatia
2000 2006 2014
Split : Diocletian Palace :

The Old City is centred on the Roman era palace of Diocletian (245 - 313), built in 300 for his retirement.

743
45 Slovenia
2000 2006
Ljubljana : Triple Bridge :

The Triple Bridge is a symbol of the city.

159
44 Austria
2000 2011 2013
Vienna : Hofburg Palace : Museum of Musical Instruments :

Violin owned by Johanne Strauss.

960
43 Slovakia
2000
Bratislava : Castle :

Bratislava Castle dates from the 15th century and sits 100m above the River Danube.

91
42 Poland
2000 2005 2022
Krakow : Rynek Glowny : Cloth Hall :

The 16th century Cloth Hall.

2,060
41 Czechia
2000 2013
Prague : Staromestske Namesti : Astronomical Clock :

The beautiful astronomical clock dates from 1410.

286
40 Portugal
1999 2024
Evora : Church of Sao Fransisco :

The Ossuary Chapel is lined with the bones of thousands of people.

391
39 Uruguay
1998
Fray Bentos : Barrio Anglo : El Anglo Museum :

The El Anglo Museum is on the site of the old British meat packing factory.

87
38 Paraguay
1998
Itagua :

A sample of beautiful Nanduti lace from the village of Itagua.

177
37 Argentina
1998 2019
Los Missiones : San Ignacio Mini :

Detail from the gate of the ruined Jesuit mission.

2,389
36 Brazil
1998
Amazon Region : River Amazon :

Settlement on the banks of the Amazon, the world's longest river (6275km).

540
35 Venezuela
1998*
Los Llanos :

Piranha fishing.

274
34 Norway
1997
Central Norway :

Norway's wild central plateau.

219
33 Sweden
1997
Stockholm : Skansen :

Skansen, an open-air folk museum on one of Stockholm's islands.

175
32 Denmark
Including the Faroe Islands
1997 2015*
Zealand : Roskilde : Roskilde Cathedral :

The organ.

629
31 India
New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan
1995*
Uttar Pradesh : Agra : Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb :

The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is the oldest Moghul tomb made entirely of marble.

4,245
30 Belize
1995
Belize City :

Waiting for the bus outside a shop.

143
29 Guatemala
1995
Lake Atitlan :

Toliman Volcano (3158m) over Lake Atitlan.

783
28 El Salvador
1995
Cojutepeque :

A stall selling pupusas, tortillas filled with cheese.

37
27 Honduras
1995
Western Hills :

Busy bar in the western hills.

149
26 Nicaragua
1995
Lake Nicaragua : Ometepe Island : Moyagalpa :

Moyagalpa is a small lakeside village.

109
25 Costa Rica
1995
Arenal :

Rural scene with Arenal Volcano (1633m) erupting.

121
24 Panama
1995
Panama Canal :

Ship passing through the the Panama Canal.

394
23 Colombia
1995
San Agustin : Archaeological Park : Mesita A :

The 3rd Century tomb has a central guard flanked by two warriors.

992
22 Ecuador
Including the Galapagos Islands
1995
Cuenca :

Ortega's Panama hat factory. The hats originated in Ecuador and were made famous during the building of the Panama Canal.

158
21 Peru
1995
Machu Picchu :

Machu Picchu is set in front of the peak, Huayna Picchu, 300m higher.

1,791
20 Bolivia
1994
Central Highlands :

Llamas are adapted for life on the highlands at 3500m.

1,059
19 Chile
Including Easter Island
1994* 2019*
Easter Island : Rano Raraku :

Moai in Rano Raraku Crater.

2,319
18 San Marino
1994 2016
San Marino :

San Marino is Europe's oldest republic.

109
17 Vatican City
1994
The Vatican : Vatican Museum :

The Vatican Museum, previously a palace.

122
16 Italy
Including Sicily
1994 2014 2016
Tuscany : Florence : Ponte Vecchio :

The River Arno and the 14th Century Ponte Vecchio.

2,762
15 Indonesia
Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi
1992 2016*
Java : Jogjakarta : Kraton :

Vocalists with a Gamalan orchestra.

1,746
14 Malaysia
1992
Peninsular : Cameron Highlands :

Tea plantations.

244
13 Singapore
1992 2023
Singapore : Raffles Hotel :

Doorman.

364
12 Germany
1992 2013 2022
Brandenburg : Potsdam : New Garden : Cecilienhof :

Cecilienhof was the location of the Potsdam Confernece in 1945.

1,455
11 Netherlands
1992 2022
Amsterdam :

Canal scene.

1,619
10 Luxembourg
1992
Luxembourg :

Cobbled streets in the old city.

24
9 Belgium
1992
Brussels : Grand Square :

The Grand Square is the centre of Brussels.

54
8 Mexico
Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Federal District, Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Qintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas, Nayarit, Durango, San Luis Potosi
1991* 1995 2024*
Federal District : Teotihuacan : Avenue of the Dead : Pyramid of the Moon :

View from the pyramid.

1,428
7 United States of America
California, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia
Including United Nations HQ (UN)
1991 2017* 2024
Arizona : Navajo Nation : Monument Valley : Monument Valley Tribal Park :

View of the Three Buttes in late afternoon.

5,110
6 Switzerland
1991
Geneva :

View over Geneva, the largest city in the French speaking region of the country.

70
5 France
1991 2005 2009 2012 2014 2016
Paris :

Misty view over Paris, the capital of France, dominated by the Eiffel Tower.

1,892
4 Morocco
1990
Tangiers : Medina :

Seated man in traditional dress.

203
3 Gibraltar
UK colony claimed by Spain
1990
The Rock :

A Barbary Ape, the most famous animal on the Rock.

31
2 Spain
1990 1999 2016
Andalusia : Ronda :

The town of Ronda sits on a steep 130m high outcrop.

1,507
1 United Kingdom
England, Wales, Scotland
1966-1984 1988-2024 (1999*)

Country of residence

England : London : Buckingham Palace :

Buckingham Palace is the home of the monarchy.

149
0 Pakistan
1957-1966 1984-88

Country of birth

Punjab : Lahore : Old City :

Preparing sweets for a wedding.

231

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2024 KryssTal

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