I have been excited about this trip for quite some time. I’ve always had a fascination with small countries and islands. When I began my travels in 2007 I started in the Pacific for exactly that reason. I wanted to visit the small places I had only seen as small dots on a map.
Since then I’ve gone out of my way to visit places like San Marino and Liechtenstein but have never bothered to visit many large countires like Russia and China. This trip is my chance to visit a part of the world I’ve so far ignored as well as scratching my itch for visiting tiny countries.