My travel history

My travel history

Cities (Metropolitan areas)

The definition of a metropolitan area below is mainly determined by the area served by public transport under the municipal authority, which includes the city proper and the neighbouring suburbs. For example, the area served by SL, including Stockholm proper, Lidingö, Nacka, Varmdö, Mästra, Upplands Väsby are considered part of Stockholm metropolitan area; while rural areas without city transport are counted mainly by the administrative division at the same level as a city.

Transits are included if I walk around the city or take city transport, but excluded for in-station transits. For example, taking a bus directly from the airport to another city does not qualify, but taking a city bus from the airport to the city centre first, then transfer to another inter-city bus qualifies.

Asia

  • 🇨🇳 China
    • South Central China

      • 🇭🇰 Hong Kong – my home region
      • 🇲🇴 Macau
      • Shenzhen
      • Guangzhou
      • Zhuhai
      • Huizhou
      • Haikou (2004 family travel)
      • Sanya (2004 family travel)
      • Zhaoqing (2019 South China Historical Trail Orienteering Championship)
    • North China
      • Beijing (2010 family travel; 2017 Beijing O Week)
      • Langfang (2017 Beijing O Week)
    • Northeast China
      • Shenyang (2011 NOI, 2017 Hong Kong – Beijing flight diversion)
    • East China

      • Shanghai (2015 ACM/ICPC Regional)
      • Xiamen (2018)
  • 🇹🇼 Taiwannote
    • Kinmennote (2018 Kinmen Orienteering Championships)
    • Taichung (2018)
  • 🇰🇷 South Korea
    • Daejeon (2015 ACM/ICPC Regional)
  • 🇸🇬 Singapore (2010 family travel)
  • 🇹🇭 Thailand
    • Pattaya (2011 IOI)
    • Bangkok (2011 IOI excursion)
  • 🇻🇳 Vietnam
    • Hanoi (2012 ACM/ICPC Regional)
    • Da Nang (2013 ACM/ICPC Regional)
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
    • Qabala (2017 World Scout Youth Forum)
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey
    • Istanbul (2018)

Oceania

None yet.

Europe

  • 🇪🇺 European Union
    • 🇫🇮 Finland
      • Turku (2018 FinTrailO)
      • Helsinki (2019)
      • Porvoo (2019 FinTailO)
      • Tampere (2019 FinTrailO)
      • Kuopio (2019 Fin5)
      • Rautavaara (2019 Fin5)
      • Lapinlahti (2019 Fin5)

    • 🇸🇪 Sweden
      • Stockholm (2019 Swedish League)
    • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria
      • Plovdiv (2009 IOI)
      • Primorsko (2009 IOI excursion)
    • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
      • Neringa (2018)
      • Klaipėda (2018 Falco Cup)
      • Aukštadvaris (2017 WTOC)
      • Pipiriškės (2017 WTOC)
      • Kaunas (2017)
      • Birštonas (2017 WTOC)
      • Rumšiškės (2017 WTOC)
      • Šiauliai (2018)
    • 🇱🇻 Latvia
      • Riga (2018 Latvia O-Week)
      • Daugavpils (2018 WTOC)
      • Sigulda (2018 Latvia O-Week)
      • Jūrmala (2018)
    • 🇪🇪 Estonia
      • Tallinn (2019)
    • 🇮🇹 Italy
      • Venice (2012 IOI excursion)
      • Sirimone (2012 IOI)
    • 🇨🇿 Czechia
      • Prague (2018 Prague Trail Autumn)
    • 🇫🇷 France
      • Thonon-Évian (2019 LGSA classic)
      • Annemasse (2019)
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
    • Geneva (2019)
    • Lausanne (2019 LGSA Classic)
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey
    • Istanbul (2018, 2019 Bosphorus race)
  • 🇷🇺 Russia
    • Northwest
      • Kaliningrad (2018)
      • Yantarny (2018)
      • Svetlogorsk (2018)
      • Zelenogradsk (2018)
      • Curonian Spit (2018)

Africa

  • 🇪🇬 Egypt
    • Cairo (2018 EIOC excursion)
    • Alexandria (2018 EIOC)
    • Giza (2018 EIOC excursion)
    • El Alamein (2018 EIOC)

North America

  • 🇨🇦 Canada
    • Western Canada
      • Vancouver (2010 scout expedition)
      • Victoria (2010 scout expedition)
      • Whistler (2010 scout expedition)

South America

None yet.

Antarctica

None yet.

Notes

  • 🇹🇼 Taiwan: its status is disputed, internationally recognised as a province of China, but rather governed by an entity in Taipei not under control from Beijing, referred as the authority of Taiwan. It’s controlling the following territories:
    • The islands of Taiwan and Penghu (the “Taiwan proper” which was ceded to Japan in 1895, and occupied by Chinese Nationalist in 1945, claimed as Taiwan Province by the Beijing government)
    • The archipelagos of Kinmen and Matsu (undisputed territories of Fujian province, China, but remained under Nationalist government’s control after the civil war of China, which relocated to Taipei and eventually lost international recognition as China, and known as the authority of Taiwan today)
    • Pratas Islands (historical part of Guangdong province and remained under control of Nationalist government, now administered by Kaohsiung municipality)
    • Taiping Island (disputed island, administered by Kaohsiung municipality, also claimed by Philippines and Vietnam)

Border checkpoints

Only land, railway and sea ports are listed, for airports please refer to below.

Asia

Land borders

  • 🇲🇴 Border Gate – 🇨🇳 Gongbei
  • 🇲🇴 HZMB Macau Port – 🇭🇰 HZMB HK Port
  • 🇨🇳 HZMB Zhuhai Port – 🇭🇰 HZMB HK Port
  • 🇭🇰 Shenzhen Bay – 🇨🇳 Shenzhen Bay
  • 🇭🇰 Lok Ma Chau Spur Line – 🇨🇳 Futian
  • 🇭🇰 Lok Ma Chau – 🇨🇳 Huanggang
  • 🇭🇰 Lo Wu – 🇨🇳 Luohu
  • 🇭🇰 Sha Tau Kok – 🇨🇳 Shatoujiao

Railway stations

  • 🇭🇰 Kowloon
  • 🇭🇰🇨🇳 HK West Kowloon
  • 🇨🇳 Beijing West
  • 🇨🇳 Guangzhou East

Sea ports

  • 🇭🇰 Tuen Mun
  • 🇲🇴 Outer Harbour
  • 🇨🇳 Xiamen – Wutong
  • 🇹🇼 Kinmen – Shuitou

Europe

Land borders

  • 🇷🇺 Curonian Spit – 🇪🇺🇱🇹 Nida

Airports

The terms “international” and “domestic” below are defined as the existence of immigration control between the countries flown (with a few edge cases / exceptions which I haven’t encountered yet)

Asia

Airport Taken int’l Crossed the border Taken domestic
🇭🇰 Hong Kong (HKG) Yes Yes N/A
🇨🇳 Shenzhen (SZX) No No Yes
🇨🇳 Guangzhou (CAN) Yes Yes No
🇨🇳 Haikou (HAK) No No Yes
🇨🇳 Beijing Capital (PEK) Yes Yes No
🇨🇳 Shanghai Pudong (PVG) Yes Yes No
🇨🇳 Shenyang (SHE) Yes Yes Yes
🇨🇳 Ürümqi (URC) Yes Yes Yes
🇹🇼 Kinmen (KNH) N/A N/A Yes
🇹🇼 Taichung (RMQ) Yes Yes Yes
🇰🇷 Incheon (ICN) Yes Yes No
🇻🇳 Hanoi (HAN) Yes Yes Yes
🇻🇳 Da Nang (DAD) No No Yes
🇦🇿 Baku (GYD) Yes Yes No
🇹🇭 Bangkok (BKK) Yes Yes No
🇲🇾 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Yes Yes No
🇸🇬 Singapore (SIN) Yes Yes N/A

Europe

Airport Taken int’l Crossed the border Taken domestic
🇮🇹 Milan (MXP) Yes Yes No
🇱🇻 Riga (RIX) Yes Yes No
🇩🇪 Munich (MUC) Yes No No
🇩🇪 Frankfurt (FRA) Yes No No
🇱🇹 Vilnius (VNO) No No Yes
🇱🇹 Kaunas (KUN) No No Yes
🇧🇬 Sofia (SOF) Yes Yes No
🇫🇮 Helsinki (HEL) Yes Yes Yes
🇸🇪 Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) No No Yes
🇸🇪 Stockholm Bromma (BMA) N/A N/A Yes
🇨🇿 Prague (PRG) Yes Yes No
🇨🇭 Geneva (GVA) Yes Yes No
🇷🇺 Kaliningrad (KGD) No No Yes
🇷🇺 Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) Yes Yes Yes
🇹🇷 Istanbul (IST) Yes Yes No

Africa

Airport Taken int’l Crossed the border Taken domestic
🇪🇬 Borg El Arab (HBE) Yes Yes No

North America

Airport Taken int’l Crossed the border Taken domestic
🇨🇦 Vancouver (YVR) Yes Yes No

Airlines

Star Alliance

  • 🇨🇳 Air China (CA)
    • 2017 HKG – SHE / PEK – HKG
  • 🇨🇦 Air Canada (AC)
    • 2010 HKG – YVR – HKG
  • 🇹🇷 Turkish Airlines (TK)
    • 2018 HKG – IST – HBE – IST – CAN
  • 🇹🇭 Thai Airways (TG)
    • 2011 HKG – BKK – HKG
  • 🇩🇪 Lufthansa (LH)
    • 2009 HKG – MUC – SOF – FRA – HKG

SkyTeam

  • 🇻🇳 Vietnam Airlines (VN)
    • 2012 HKG – HAN – HKG
    • 2013 HKG – HAN – DAD – HAN – HKG
  • 🇷🇺 Aeroflot Russian Airlines (SU)
    • 2018 CAN – SVO – HEL – SVO – CAN
    • 2018 CAN – SVO – KGD / RIX – SVO
    • 2018 HKG – SVO – PRG – SVO – HKG
    • 2019 HKG – SVO – GVA – SVO – HEL
  • 🇨🇳 China Southern Airlines (CZ)
    • 2017 SHE – URC – GYD
    • 2018 SVO – CAN

Oneworld

  • 🇭🇰 Cathay Pacific (CX)
    • 2012 HKG – MXP – HKG
    • 2015 HKG – ICN – HKG
  • 🇭🇰 Cathay Dragon (KA)
    • 2015 HKG – PVG – HKG
    • 2017 PEK – HKG
  • 🇫🇮 Finnair (AY)
    • 2017 HKG – HEL – HKG
    • 2019 HKG – HEL – ARN / HEL – HKG
  • 🇫🇮 Nordic Regional Airlines (N7)
    • 2017 HEL – VNO / KUN – HEL
    • 2019 BMA – HEL

Others

  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Airlines (J2)
    • 2017 GYD – PEK
  • 🇨🇳 Hainan Airlines (HU)
    • 2004 HAK – SZX
  • 🇲🇾 AirAsia (AK)
    • 2010 TSN – KUL – SIN
  • 🇸🇬 Jetstar Asia (3K)
    • 2010 SIN – HKG
  • 🇹🇼 Mandarin Airlines (AE)
    • 2018 KNH – RMQ
  • 🇭🇰 HK Express (UO)
    • 2018 RMQ – HKG

Train stations

Only intercity (long-distance or regional) stations are listed, metro or suburban stations with metro-like service are not listed.

Asia

  • 🇨🇳 China
    • North China
      • Beijing East (北京东)
      • Beijing South (北京南)
      • Beijing West (北京西)
      • Beijing (北京)
      • Huairou (怀柔)
      • Tianjin (天津)
      • Langfang North (廊坊北)
    • East China
      • Xiamen (厦门)
    • South Central China
      • Guangzhou (广州)
      • Guangzhou East (广州东)
      • Shilong (石龙)
      • Shenzhen (深圳)
      • Shenzhen East (深圳东)
      • Shenzhen North (深圳北)
      • Pinghu (平湖)
      • Huizhou (惠州)
      • Zhaoqing East (肇庆东)
      • Zhuhai (珠海)
      • Zhongshan (中山)
      • Futian (福田)
      • Haikou (海口)
    • 🇭🇰 Hong Kong
      • Kowloon (Hung Hom)
      • HK West Kowloon
  • 🇰🇷 South Korea
    • Incheon International Airport
    • Daejeon

Europe

  • 🇪🇺 European Union
    • 🇫🇮Finland
      • Helsinki (Helsingfors)
      • Tikkurila (Dickurbsy)
      • Tampere (Tammerfors)
      • Siilinjärvi
      • Kuopio
    • 🇱🇻 Latvia
      • Riga
      • Daugavpils
      • Majori
      • Sigulda
    • 🇫🇷 France
      • Évian-les-bains
      • Annemasse
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
    • Geneva Airport (Genève-Aéroport)
    • Geneva (Genève)
    • Lausanne
  • 🇷🇺 Russia
    • Northwestern Federal District
      • Svetlogorsk-2 (Светлогорск-2)
      • Zelenogradsk (Зеленоградск)

Africa

  • 🇪🇬 Egypt
    • Toson (Arab Academy)
    • El Nasr (Victoria)

Statistics

Note that all the numbers below do not include any dependencies of the country listed with separate ISO codes. Only visits outside port areas are counted

Country / Region Number of trips taken Nights stayed
Asia
🇭🇰 Hong Kong my home
🇨🇳 China impossible to count
🇹🇭 Thailand 1 7
🇻🇳 Vietnam 2 6
🇹🇼 Taiwan 1 6
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 1 5
🇰🇷 South Korea 1 3
🇸🇬 Singapore 1 3
🇹🇷 Turkey 1 1
🇲🇾 Malaysia 0 (overnight transfer only) 1
🇲🇴 Macau 2 0
Europe
🇱🇹 Lithuania 2 13
🇫🇮 Finland 3 10
🇱🇻 Latvia 1 10
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 1 7
🇮🇹 Italy 1 7
🇷🇺 Russia 1 4
🇸🇪 Sweden 1 4
🇨🇭 Switzerland 1 3
🇨🇿 Czechia 1 3
🇫🇷 France 1 0
🇪🇪 Estonia 1 0
🇩🇪 Germany transfer only
Africa
🇪🇬 Egypt 1 7
North America
🇨🇦 Canada 1 15