Total Eclipses of the Sun:
103 Countries Visited by
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|The Country Number is the order of the first visit|
|Countries in Blue have disputed sovereignty, are occupied, are not fully recognised or are a colony claimed by another country|
|Years of Visit followed by * included a Total Eclipse of the Sun|
|Visits to Sovereign Military Territories in a country are ignored but mentioned in the notes beneath the Country Name|
|Only legal visits are counted|
Airport transit stops (including USA which has no transit facilities) are not counted as visits
|Multiple visits during one trip count as a single visit|
|Country of birth (Pakistan) is country number zero|
|Country of residence (United Kingdom) is country number 1|
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Including Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK)
|Larnaca : Salt Lake :
The Salt Lake is dominated by the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque.
|102||New Zealand||Mount Cook / Aoraki NP : Kea Point Walk :
Mount Cook / Aoraki from Kea Point.
|101||South Korea||Seoul : Gyeongbokgung Palace : Gyeonghoeru Pavilion :
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion is set in an artificial (frozen in late 2022) lake.
Including Iraqi Kurdistan
|Karbala : Shrine of Hussein :
The tomb is covered with gold, silver and precious stones and inscribed with verses from the Quran.
|99||Saudi Arabia||Mecca : Great Mosque : Kaaba :
The Kaaba marks the direction (qibla) for all Muslim prayers.
|98||Qatar||Doha : Corniche :
The Corniche by night.
|97||Kuwait||Kuwait City : Mubarakiya Souq :
Shop selling dates.
|96||Israel / Palestine
Including the Palestinian territories of the West Bank
|East Jerusalem : Jerusalem : Citadel :
View of the Dome of the Rock and the Church of Mary Magdelane.
|95||Jordan||Jerash : Forum :
The oval Forum viewed in 2019 overlooked by the modern city.
|94||Canada||Toronto : Inuit Art Gallery :
"Legend of the Blind Man and the Bear" by Pootoogook, 1959.
|93||Iceland||Reykjavik : Hellgrimskirkja :
The tower dominates Hellgrimskirkja.
|92||Andorra||Pas de la Casa :
|91||Brunei||Bander Seri Begawan : Kampong Air : Tamoi Mosque :
Kampon Tamoi Mosque overlooks the water village.
|90||Lebanon||Bekaa Valley : Baalbek : Temple of Jupiter :
The Temple of Jupiter.
|89||Ireland||Dublin : General Post Office :
The General Post Office is the scene of the 1916 Uprising.
Including Aegina island
The sea front.
Independent but claimed by Serbia
|Pristina : Nene Tereza :
Statue of Skenderbej, national hero of Albanians
The old city of Valletta.
The wide valley around Balzers.
New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
|New South Wales : Sydney : Opera House :
The Sydney Opera House.
|83||Armenia||Khor Virap :
The Monastery of Khor Virap with Mount Ararat across the border in Turkey.
|82||Georgia||Tbilisi : Old City :
A group of churches in the Old City.
|81||Azerbaijan||Baku : Palace of the Shirvanshahs :
The Flame Tower from the palace which is built on the highest point of the old city.
|80||Ethiopia||Amhara : Gondar : Debre Berhan Selassie Church :
The main entrance used by priests.
The Yateen Mosque in central Manama reflected in a modern glass building.
|78||Iran||Tehran : Bazaar :
Man working on a Persian carpet in a shop.
|77||Hungary||Budapest : Parliament Building :
The upper chamber.
|76||Romania||Transylvania : Brasov :
The historic centre of Brasov.
|75||Moldova||Cricova : Cricova Wine Tunnels :
Large oak barrels for maturing wine at the underground winery.
|74||Ukraine||Pyrohovo : Pyrohovo Village Museum :
Autumn colours and traditional thatched buildings.
Including Hong Kong (post 1997)
|Shaanxi : Imperial Tombs : Tomb of Qin Shi Huang : Terracotta Warriors :
The front line.
|72||Monaco||Monaco : La Condamine :
The port of Monaco is overlooked by the densely packed buildings of La Condamine.
|71||Uzbekistan||Bukhara : Char Minar :
The Char Minar (1807) was a gatehouse, later converted to a madressa.
|70||Tajikistan||Pamir Plain : Murghab :
Sheep grazing near Murghab.
|69||Kyrgyzstan||Song Kol :
Summer encampment of yurts at Song Kol.
|68||Kazakhstan||Almaty : Monument to Independence :
The Golden Man at the Monument to Independence is a symbol of the country.
|67||United Arab Emirates
|Emirate of Sharjah : Sharjah : Museum of Islamic Civilisation :
The museum is set in a former souq.
View of Shibam and Thilla from Jebel Kawkaban.
|65||Oman||Muscat : Old City : Royal Palace :
The Royal Palace is a unique building.
|64||Serbia||Belgrade : Nicola Tesla Museum :
Electrical demonstration at the Nicola Tesla Museum.
The old walled town on the coast.
|62||Albania||Kruja : Kruja Fort :
The watchtower dominates the fort.
Previously known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
|Mavrovo National Park :
Mavrovo National Park.
|60||Bulgaria||Veliko Tarnovo :
Veliko Tarnovo is set on a gorge. It was the former capital of the country.
|59||Turkey||Termessos : Theatre :
The theatre is set in a spectacular natural amphitheatre.
|58||Lithuania||Vilnius : Old City :
Curved narrow street.
1940s style cafe.
|56||Russia||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.
Wooden houses along the river.
|54||Estonia||Tallinn : Toompea :
View of the lower old town of Tallinn from Toompea Hill.
|53||Tunisia||El Jem : Colosseum :
The colosseum in El Jem was the third largest in the Roman world with a capacity of 30,000.
|52||Tanzania||Serengeti National Park :
|51||Kenya||Amboseli National Park :
Mount Kilimanjaro overlooking Amboseli National Park and a lone elephant.
The magnificent Mosi-o-Tunya (also known as Victoria Falls).
|49||Zimbabwe||Zambezi River :
Sunset on the Zambezi River.
|48||South Africa||Cape of Good Hope : Boulders :
Nesting African Penguin with chick.
Including the Srpska Republic
The old town has a Turkish feel.
|46||Croatia||Split : Diocletian Palace :
The Old City is centred on the Roman era palace of Diocletian (245 - 313), built in 300 for his retirement.
|45||Slovenia||Ljubljana : Triple Bridge :
The Triple Bridge is a symbol of the city.
|44||Austria||Vienna : Hofburg Palace : Museum of Musical Instruments :
Violin owned by Johanne Strauss.
|43||Slovakia||Bratislava : Castle :
Bratislava Castle dates from the 15th century and sits 100m above the River Danube.
|42||Poland||Krakow : Rynek Glowny : Cloth Hall :
The 16th century Cloth Hall.
|41||Czechia||Prague : Staromestske Namesti : Astronomical Clock :
The beautiful astronomical clock dates from 1410.
|40||Portugal||Evora : Church of Sao Fransisco :
The Ossuary Chapel is lined with the bones of thousands of people.
|39||Uruguay||Fray Bentos : Barrio Anglo : El Anglo Museum :
The El Anglo Museum is on the site of the old British meat packing factory.
A sample of beautiful Nanduti lace from the village of Itagua.
|37||Argentina||Los Missiones : San Ignacio Mini :
Detail from the gate of the ruined Jesuit mission.
|36||Brazil||Amazon Region : River Amazon :
Settlement on the banks of the Amazon, the world's longest river (6275km).
|35||Venezuela||Los Llanos :
|34||Norway||Central Norway :
Norway's wild central plateau.
|33||Sweden||Stockholm : Skansen :
Skansen, an open-air folk museum on one of Stockholm's islands.
Including the Faroe Islands
|Zealand : Roskilde : Roskilde Cathedral :
New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan
|Uttar Pradesh : Agra : Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb :
The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah is the oldest Moghul tomb made entirely of marble.
|30||Belize||Belize City :
Waiting for the bus outside a shop.
|29||Guatemala||Lake Atitlan :
Toliman Volcano (3158m) over Lake Atitlan.
|28||El Salvador||Cojutepeque :
A stall selling pupusas, tortillas filled with cheese.
|27||Honduras||Western Hills :
Busy bar in the western hills.
|26||Nicaragua||Lake Nicaragua : Ometepe Island : Moyagalpa :
Moyagalpa is a small lakeside village.
|25||Costa Rica||Arenal :
Rural scene with Arenal Volcano (1633m) erupting.
|24||Panama||Panama Canal :
Ship passing through the the Panama Canal.
|23||Colombia||San Agustin : Archaeological Park : Mesita A :
The 3rd Century tomb has a central guard flanked by two warriors.
Including the Galapagos Islands
Ortega's Panama hat factory. The hats originated in Ecuador and were made famous during the building of the Panama Canal.
|21||Peru||Machu Picchu :
Machu Picchu is set in front of the peak, Huayna Picchu, 300m higher.
|20||Bolivia||Central Highlands :
Llamas are adapted for life on the highlands at 3500m.
Including Easter Island
|Easter Island : Rano Raraku :
Moai in Rano Raraku Crater.
|18||San Marino||San Marino :
San Marino is Europe's oldest republic.
|17||Vatican City||The Vatican : Vatican Museum :
The Vatican Museum, previously a palace.
|Tuscany : Florence : Ponte Vecchio :
The River Arno and the 14th Century Ponte Vecchio.
Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi
|Java : Jogjakarta : Kraton :
Vocalists with a Gamalan orchestra.
|14||Malaysia||Peninsular : Cameron Highlands :
|13||Singapore||Singapore : Raffles Hotel :
|12||Germany||Brandenburg : Potsdam : Cecilienhof :
Cecilienhof was the location of the Potsdam Confernece in 1945.
Cobbled streets in the old city.
|9||Belgium||Brussels : Grand Square :
The Grand Square is the centre of Brussels.
Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Federal District, Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Qintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas
|Federal District : Teotihuacan : Avenue of the Dead : Pyramid of the Moon :
View from the pyramid.
|7||United States of America
California, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Nevada
|Arizona : Navajo Nation : Monument Valley : Monument Valley Tribal Park :
View of the Three Buttes in late afternoon.
View over Geneva, the largest city in the French speaking region of the country.
Misty view over Paris, the capital of France, dominated by the Eiffel Tower.
|4||Morocco||Tangiers : Medina :
Seated man in traditional dress.
UK colony claimed by Spain
|The Rock :
A Barbary Ape, the most famous animal on the Rock.
|2||Spain||Andalusia : Ronda :
The town of Ronda sits on a steep 130m high outcrop.
England, Wales, Scotland
Country of residence
|England : London : Buckingham Palace :
Buckingham Palace is the home of the monarchy.
Country of birth
|Punjab : Lahore : Old City :
Preparing sweets for a wedding.