40 countries in, we've now covered 16 of the 27 members of the European Union, 9 of the 23 other countries of Europe (who's in Europe is a matter of some debate, this number includes Russia, Turkey and the South Caucasus), 3 of the 34 non-American countries of the Americas, 4 of 42 in Asia, 7 of 53 in Africa, and 1 out of 14 in Oceania, plus 10 of the 26 foreign countries I've visited, 6 of the 8 embassies I've visited (Russia, Estonia, Portugal, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary... Greece and Austria are coming), and 1 of the 3 countries whose ambassadors I've met (Portugal, as I'm trying to get a better picture of the British Embassy and have never seen the German embassy.... and by "met" I mean have been in small groups that these ambassadors have spoken to and perhaps asked these honorable gentlemen questions like "Is it possible that the 29th member state of the European Union might indeed be Scotland?"). Hope you're enjoying the tour.
Oh, and by the way, today's countries are Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Chad, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Norway and Turkmenistan. So Scandinavia and the Caucasus are complete. The ultra-green Finnish embassy is another of my favorites, while I also love the statue of the "Golden Man of Kazakhstan" standing on his winged panther. And yes that is a hammer and sickle on the flag of Angola, to my knowledge it's the only country in the world that still has one on its flag.