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Friday poll: How many countries have you visited?

Old Mar 26th, 2004, 11:37 AM
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Europe: England, Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

Also Mexico and the Bahamas. Oh yeah, and our wonderful neighbor to the north as well (Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with one of the greatest urban parks, Stanley Park, there is)!
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 11:38 AM
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Canada, US, Mexico, China (+Hong Kong & Tibet), Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and England. 25 up to now.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 11:42 AM
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12 - but several repeat visits. With so many trips to do in Europe, I am less concerned then I used to be with adding new countries and am more concerned with seeing the many splendors each country has to offer. I used to be more into the "I've been to Paris so I've been to France" thing but now I know that to really see a country takes several, if not many, trips. I.e, in France I have been to Paris, the Loire and Burgundy and feel like I haven't even scratched the surface!!
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 11:46 AM
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You're right, Patti. I get those islands mixed up all the time!

And of course Vatican City - oh, and I've been to Andorra and Luxembourg and Liechtenstein and Monaco- I'm up to 22!
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:10 PM
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japan, mexico, jaimaica, cayman islands, puerto rico, england, ireland, france, hungary, austria, slovakia, czech, netherlands, belgium, luxembourg, canada, adding italy in may.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:12 PM
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US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas - 5

England, Ireland, Scotland (?), France, Andorra, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, Vatican, Yugoslavia (as it was called when I was there; nowadays, this would be four: Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, as we traveled through Skopje, Nis, Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana), Greece, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Denmark - 22

Australia, Japan, Malaysia - 3

Total 30

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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:14 PM
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I had a sneaking suspicion that I'll be the "newbie" traveler with my 7 countries, but you guys certainly proved that to me! Wow, 36 countries? That's great! All I can hope for is be able to double my number within 10 years.

Now, how do I go about winning the lottery so I'll be independently wealthy and be able to travel whenever I want?
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:15 PM
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I've been to thirty countries on 4 continents. Hope to add many more to the list!
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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South Africa last month was number 36!
 
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27 countries for me
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:25 PM
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Live in US; have been also to Canada and Aruba, on this side of Atlantic.

Europe: England, Netherlands, Belgium,Germany, Austria,Italy,Switzerland, France, Greece, and Spain:10
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Looks like 20, plus 38 of 50 states. My goal to double the countries and visit all 50 states. From beer to wine to schnapps to tequila to mai tais and to local drinks unknown (probably for the best), here is a toast to all of us for being so fortunate to be able to list all these countries we've traveled to throughout the years.

I remember a couple of years ago, Tracy and I were sitting with our friends on the rooftop of the Hotel Hermitage in Firenze (drinking wine, of course). My buddy just looked at us and said, "Do you know how lucky we are?" Well, I do.

Ecuador, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, U.S., England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, Stato della Cittá del Vaticano.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:54 PM
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17 countries so far

15 in Europe
1 in Asia
1 in North America.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:56 PM
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113 countries. Subtract 8 for refueling or plane touchdowns. That makes 105 "legitimate" countries by this post's rules. I had a life goal to get to 100 nations by age 50. Made it by age 43. What a privilege to see what I've seen, been where I've been, tasted what I've tasted, met whom I've met. The world truly is an oyster to be tasted.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:57 PM
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North America:
Mexico, Bahamas,
USA (missing N. Dakota, Vermont, Oregon, Alaska & Hawaii),
Canada (only Ontario and Quebec)

Asia:
Japan

Africa:
Egypt

Europe:
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Vatican City,
UK (England and Scotland missing Wales and NI),
Poland (just a border crossing to say I'd been)

21 so far.

Next new one is Greece in the fall.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 12:59 PM
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29
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 01:02 PM
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113 countries??? If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living? Does your job involve a lot of traveling?
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I'm a television director-cameraman specializing in overseas documentary, video & tv shoots for clients like Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Ch etc. But also focus on shoots worldwide for charities, humanitarian groups & medical missions agencies working in Asia, Africa & Latin America. Assignments like that, most times, will get one far off the beaten track to, say, Mozambique, Bolivia or Khazakstan. That's just about the only way to get beyond the normal 20-30 countries most would vacation or travel to. Thanks for asking.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Thirty-seven, including most in europe.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 01:30 PM
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Wow! I am such a neophyte compared to a lot of you guys.

My original count was 20 but upon reflection I realized I had left out Italy - I don't know why, I sure had fun there!

So my final answer is 21.
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