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Other Countries A US President Has Never Visited
Out of the 190+ countries in the world, just 113 of them have been visited by a President of the United States, according to the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Historian.
Countries not visited include close-by neighbor the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, St Kitts, St Lucia and assorted tiny island-nations. Understandable, we would probably view a visit to the harmless Seychelles as a taxpayer-paid vacation anyway.
On the continent of Africa, more nations have not been visited than have been by a U.S. President. Again, probably not a lot of strategic reasons to stop by.
- Monaco, the second smallest country/monarchy in the world and the most densely populated country in the world boasts the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino.
- Algeria, in northern Africa, famous for its vast Sahara in the south..
- Nepal- famous for eight of the world's ten tallest mountains. No visit.
Presidential travel takes any given sitting head of the free world to countries all over the planet on visits of good will. Meeting face to face with world leaders, attending meetings and spreading good old American spirit around when they can, Presidents are a big ticket when they come to town, along with Air Force One and more as we see in this video
Oh, and that trip to Myanmar? While President Obama is the first U.S. President to visit, he's not the first Obama. The president's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was a cook in World War II for a British army captain stationed in what was then called Burma.
[Photo Credit: Flickr user 0ystercatcher]