Hi from New York! I’m too weighed down with cupcakes and lunch dates to write anything of merit, but my friend and fellow Cuba-travel-partner-in-crime, Andi, recently posted this challenge, and, well, I love me a challenge—especially when it involves globetrotting. A fellow woman traveler took it upon herself to visit a country starting with every letter of the alphabet. Not to be outdone, Andi and I decided to make this a goal to accomplish by the age of 30 (which gives me three years, 42 weeks and a day, and Andi a little less time!).
I have J, K, O, Q, X, Y, Z remaining. Looks like I’m going to have to commit to visiting Oman, Qatar, Yemen—I mean what other countries start with O or Q or Y anyway? Middle East road trip, here I come!—but how on Earth (literally) I’m going to swing X is beyond me. Unless, of course, a new country or island is discovered between now and 2013. Suggestions? Anyone want to join me in this quest?