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Friday poll: How many countries have you visited?

Old Oct 28th, 2015, 03:50 PM
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Nuke,
Congrats, and ... Czechoslovakia doesn't exist anymore - you may see 2 for the price of one !
Mfg.
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Old Oct 28th, 2015, 04:43 PM
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37 and adding one more next year.
Nuke, make sure you call it the Czech Republic. A local got angry when we mistakingly called it Czechoslovakia and followed with some derogatory remarks about Slovakia.
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Old Oct 28th, 2015, 09:05 PM
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nukesafe from 33 to 59 demonstrates how crazy The Century Club list is.
Thursdays the Century Club puts us at the same number, 87!

In addition to the weird territories and islands that they consider different countries, they also allow you to count flight stopovers.

Our rule is that the country counts if you get a passport stamp or it's considered a state by the UN, though we do stretch it as we count the Vatican which only has observer status!
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Old Oct 28th, 2015, 10:36 PM
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Using the century club definition puts me at 93 but isn't there a fair amount of double counting on that list?

LancasterLad - didn't realise you were a Falklands Veteran! Did you ever come my ex boss, Admiral Sir Jeremy Black? The just plain Captain Black, commander of HMS Invincible back then. An interesting character!!
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Old Oct 28th, 2015, 11:37 PM
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@Crellston<<<LancasterLad - didn't realise you were a Falklands Veteran! Did you ever come my ex boss, Admiral Sir Jeremy Black? The just plain Captain Black, commander of HMS Invincible back then. An interesting character!!>>>

No. I was in the Royal Navy's other floating airfield during the Falklands Campaign, HMS HERMES.

Must see if I get hold of a copy of his Memoirs...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/There-Back-M.../dp/1904027415

I have got quite a well known old boss though, Andrew Green (Lord Green of Deddington). He was my 'big' boss in the British Embassy in Riyadh when I arrived there in 2009. He's head of Migration Watch UK now!
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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 02:26 AM
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95 countries recognised by the United Nations + 6 others.

Africa - 24
Asia/Middle East - 28 + Taiwan
Americas - 17 + Bermuda + Falkland/South Georgia Islands
Europe - 20
Oceania - 6 + Cook Islands + New Caledonia
Antarctica

Will take the total to 98 UN recognised countries in December/January adding Qatar, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

No idea how many according to the ludicrous Century Club list.
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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 02:56 AM
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US
Mexico
Canada
Grenada
St Barth (Actually part of France)
UK
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Vatican City
Greece

Yugoslavia (1966) currently:
Macedonia
Kosovo
Serbia
Croatia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Slovenia

Austria

Czech Republic (1996 Czechoslovakia)

Federal Republic of Germany (1966 West Germany)
German Democratic Republic (1966 East Germany)
Germany

Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Estonia
Switzerland
Belgium
Netherlands

(I guess I am pretty Eurocentric!)

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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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Greenhorn -sounds like an interesting trip at the end of the year ...
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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 09:58 AM
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My list is
US, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda
UK, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia and Croatia
India
Carribean: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Curacao, Grenada, Grand Cayman, St Martin
Libya
More to come for sure....hopefully in the near future - New Zealand, region of Pantagonia, Greece,Maldives and Iceland
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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 10:16 AM
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Czech Republic, Czech Republic, Czech Republic; If I repeat it enough times it might stick. Old dogs, new tricks, you know.
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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 12:00 PM
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only 10 countries (I frequently revisit places so my actual trips count is higher ~40 international trips to date)
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Old Oct 29th, 2015, 12:22 PM
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57. Probably over 80 if I had used the Century Club list. The Hawaiian Islands and Alaska as countries...Really??? And double credit for St. Martin/St. Maarten, or Egypt in Africa/Egypt in Asia.
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