Collecting countries

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Fri Feb 18

31 countries by age 31

Even though I completed my challenge to visit thirty countries by age thirty, I still want to carry on bagging new countries where I can. So I couldn’t resist going to a new country for my 31st birthday. I can now say I have visited 31 countries by age 31.

For those people who don’t believe that The Holy See aka The Vatican in Rome, Italy, is a separate country I say “Talk to the FOREIGN OFFICE”, my friends, you are clearly what the Pope would call a Doubting Thomas.

As with Liechtenstein and Gibraltar, it’s fun to go to these weird places that just seem to make up their own rules. It reminds me that I must try to visit this crazy oil rig “country” at some point. If I win the lottery maybe I’ll even buy it - I understand it’s for sale.

So here’s a few fun facts about the Holy See:

  • It’s the world’s smallest country, taking up only 0.44sq km
  • It’s the world’s first carbon-neutral state
  • It has a crime rate more than 20 times higher than Italy(!)
  • There are 829 residents who hold a Vatican passport
  • Instead of paying their taxes to the Italian government, Italians are allowed to donate 8% of their yearly taxed to the Vatican.
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More random captioning…

Bokete the korean website is fast becoming my favourite user of my Creative Commons pictures, I just can fathom what they mean. Perhaps Google Translate is to blame?

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Tue Dec 7
Korean bunny collage featuring my friend Lisa. They have sort of recreated her outfit. But ommitted the penis-shaped beauty-spot we made my friend wear for her hen do.

Korean bunny collage featuring my friend Lisa. They have sort of recreated her outfit. But ommitted the penis-shaped beauty-spot we made my friend wear for her hen do.

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Sun Sep 12

Rollergirls

Hair Cutting Fun¬†is clearly a popular site - I got tons of traffic when they posted my pic of a bunch of Scouse girls out shopping in matching tracksuits and rollers. It’s not strange that they used this pic but it does amuse me that the peripherals, feet and now hair are attracting interest on the niche blogs. Makes me think I should take some photos of hands and then see what happens…

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Rollergirls

Rollergirls

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From feet to hair…

From feet to hair…

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Wed Sep 8
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