My goal was to reach 50 countries before I turned 50 - I made it!
The men in the photo are not dressed up for tourists, they are real Sadhus (holy men). This was taken at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal.
Here is a list of all the counties I visited, in the order I visited them. If you click on the links in blue, you can go to the post on that country. Not all have blog posts, as some were pre-blog, and a few are posts from our second visit to the country.
11) Czech Republic
18) Vatican (really it is!)
32) Dubai UAE
42) New Zealand
For the record, D is at 52. He lived in the Philippines as a child and had a business trip to Saudi Arabia. However, as of January (we are going to the Philippines), he will only be one country ahead of me. I am pretty sure I will never make it to Saudi... so in 2014, I plan to sneak out in the middle of the night, fly to Brunei or Sri Lanka and come home before he realizes I am gone : )
Check back in Janaury for the Nepal post - such an AMAZING place to visit!