Thank you Libya!

Welcome back folks! I’ll get back to the “big 3-0” trip asap but thought I’d share a bonus post with you this week and another little dedication to a country far away from England!

I don’t pay huge amounts of attention to my blogging stats, ultimately because this is just a bit of fun for me, but some of you will remember of course that I posted a while ago about the mystery of myΒ fame in China.Β 

As China’s biggest (unofficial) influencer it’s perhaps of no surprise that visitors from search engine Baidu keep streaming in but the full extent of my “influencing” came to light recently as I was curious as to how well traveled my blog actually was.

I took a look in mid November and those of you following me on Twitter will have noted that the tally of countries to have visited my blog stood at 99 countries!

Admittedly, some of those countries are a little questionable (The European Union is not a country!) but who am I to argue with the WordPress Gods? I sent out a pleaful tweet for someone, somewhere to help me reach the 3 digit landmark!

Well I’m pleased to say it finally happened. On December 6th a reader in Libya cemented themselves as the individual to tick off that milestone! So thank you, whoever you are! Jason Likes To Travel is now truly global, the reach of my “influencing” has no limits! I am firmly on the worldwide blogging map and my blog has been viewed in 100 (WordPress) countries!

Blogging World Map

Now I have to say Libya isn’t a country I’m particularly well educated on. I suspect that is the case for many of you reading this too so I thought I’d share a few fun facts in celebration of the occasion and perhaps boost my African following too! Haha.

So here we go!

Libya’s population is roughly 6.5 million people and the capital of Libya is Tripoli. Those of you familiar with Anthony Bourdain’s hit show ‘Parts Unknown’ might have seen the episode which covered his trip to Libya – as per the notesΒ hereΒ 

The most famous Libyan is undoubtedly that of Muammar Gaddafi, however Libya also produced Africa’s first Pope for ten years from 189 to 199AD. Who knew!?

That last fact is a sign of Libya’s long history, which even had its own Ancient Greek city of Cyrene! Historically Libya was divided in to three areas known as Fezzan, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania!

Libya’s national language is Arabic but people also widely speak English and Italian! Lunch is considered the big meal of the day and Libyan tea is thick and supposedly like black syrup! I can’t say that sounds particularly appealing to me as an English tea drinker but I’m willing to try it! Haha.

Anyway, I won’t ramble on. This was just meant as a little light-hearted post in celebration of my 100th country here on WordPress!

To my favourite Libyan reader, I say Ψ΄ΩƒΨ±Ψ§ Ω„Ωƒ or shukraan lak! Hopefully Google Translate has not failed me in the translation of that! Haha.

To the rest of you, it’s back to business next time on the blog as I march on with “the big 3-0” adventure. Stay tuned for more on that!


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31 thoughts on “Thank you Libya!”

    1. Thank you! Haha yeah, I had no idea either. I can’t say it’s a country I knew too much about so was fun to read up on a few things to include in the post πŸ™‚

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  1. Fun post! I stalk my stats out of sheer curiosity. I’m glad Libya made it as #100! My friend just took a job there and is super excited. πŸ™‚

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    1. Ah thank you Lannie! They’re interesting to look at sometime, hopefully your friend has a great time living over there πŸ™‚


  2. Fun post! I stalk my stats out of sheer curiosity. I’m glad Libya made it as #100! My friend just took a job there and is super excited. πŸ™‚


    1. Haha, I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s definitely cool seeing where in the world people are reading. I haven’t yet had a Greenland visitor but hopefully I’ll tick off the entire map some day πŸ™‚


  3. Congrats on your 100th country! You inspired me to go check my stats of countries and surprisingly I have 115 (of course, half of the countries only have 1-5 users), but no one from Libya yet. I love the fun facts you provided on Libya.

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    1. Thanks so much! 115 is a great effort, even if it’s just 1 visitor!
      I thought it’d be nice to include some facts in my celebratory post haha


  4. How awesome that we get to celebrate this milestone with you, Jason! I saw the 99 tweet, so there’s definitely some satisfaction in seeing you cross the finish line πŸ™‚ Hello, Libya!

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely nice to not have to wait too long for that 100th after my tweet! Hopefully many more to come too! πŸ™‚


  5. Congrats, Jason. Just goes to show that it never hurts to ask! I did the same thing (as a joke) when my blog landed on 666 followers. I put out a plea to get me to 667 and Swinged Cat answered the call. He’s since become one of my biggest blog buddies! (Plus we’re next-door neighbors, so we have our “Midwesternness” in common.)

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      1. Yeah, it’s the same for my 100. I know some aren’t actually countries but still pretty cool. 200 for you is incredible!

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    1. Thank you, that definitely surprised me too!

      Haha the China thing is so bizarre, I still haven’t worked it out but it’s slowly becoming one of my most popular countries as far as visitors go.


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