In a previous article I presented short stories from extra-ordinary border crossings and described the excitement of having souvenirs hidden inside your passport in the shape of a stamp.
Read the article The Fascination of Passports.
Here, I will offer images of my scanned passport stamps in a chronological view. The first goes back 40 years, to 1976.
There are some holes in this timeline. Most of the 1990’s and early 2000’s are not covered. The reason is partly that my travels went inside Europe at a time when border crossings became easier and immigration officers ceased to stamp Norwegian passports. Another reason is that one of my passports was stolen and a third is that I travelled less abroad.
My overseas travels have picked up during the last few years, and subsequently the numbers of visas and entry/exit stamps have increased as well.
The images can be clicked and enlarged. Hover over the image to see year and country. (I have removed personal information)