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Friday poll: How many countries have you visited?

Old Mar 26th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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Twenty-two----twenty-three if we've decided to count Vatican City!!! Lucky that there have been repeats of favorites like Italy and Ireland.

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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Ten, but that doesn't include Puerto Rico, Anguilla, St Martin/St Maarten, Guadeloupe or the Bahamas (it does include Jamaica) I'll add Botswana and South Africa in May
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 02:12 PM
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Mozambique, Angola, Sao Tome & Prince Islands, USA, Israel, Turkey, Hungary, Greece, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, England, Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, Italy, Iceland, Danmark and Portugal.
Favourite country: Sao Tome & Prince Islands.
Favourite cities: Paris, Istanbul, Barcelona & Lisbon
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 02:18 PM
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Erm...
40
ish
41 if you count Alaska as separate from mainland USA (which some century travellers club I came across once do)
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 02:31 PM
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Well I can "only" claim 5 (other than USA, my home) - Spain, Morocco, Mexico, England, Scotland. Hoping to add more in the future!

To Keith who posted earlier on this thread - yes you should be able to count Vatican City as a separate country.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 04:01 PM
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Roughly 30 (with greatest depth in France, England, Italy, and Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia):

N. America: US, Canada, Mexico

Caribbean: St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica

Europe: UK (England, Scotland, N. Ireland), Ireland, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Austria

Asia: China (including Macau and Hong Kong), Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, India, South Korea

Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti

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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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Do England and Scotland count as one or two?

Do Hong Kong and China (PRC) count as one or two?
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 04:37 PM
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23
or 22 or 21, depending
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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I think most of us consider Macau and Hong Kong just part of China. Technically, before 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony, so it wasn't really a country; and Macau before 1999 was an "overseas" province of Portugal. So, technically, if you've been to Macau prior to handover, you have been to Portugal, even though they don't even use the same currencies. It was similar to the situation with St-Pierre and Miquelon off the Newfoundland coast - those two islands are part of France.

I think most of us consider England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland one single country - the U.K. Even though Scotland, etc has their own "council", the final decision is still being made in London.

Which is not the case for Taiwan. Even though both Beijing and Taipei SAYS there's only one China, for all practical purposes, they are two seperate countries.
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 05:05 PM
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Canada, UK, Netherlands, France. Belguim, Germany, Italy, Austria, Copenhagen, Sweden, Spain, Japan
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 05:17 PM
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I've visited 22 countries and have lived in three (so far)
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If I'm from the UK do England,Wales,Scotland,Jersey and the Isle of Man count?

Spain x 3, plus Majorca,Menorca,Ibiza,Lanzarote,Fuerteventura.

Greek mainland (Parga), plus Corfu,Crete, and Rhodes.

France,Croatia,Tunisia,Turkey (Istanbul),Czech Rep,Poland x 3,Gozo,Malta x 4, Cyprus x 4.

Kenya,Panama,Mexico,Canada x 2 (Vancouver).
America - LA,San Francisco,Portland, all x 2, plus NY.

Hoping to return again for Christmas shopping this year to New York
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Hey, cfnculvercity (will find out where that is when I finish this) do you need a bag carrier?

Counting just places I have travelled independently - up and down different ways from Nairobi to Cape Town = 7. Plus Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangla Desh, Thailand, Malaysia, China (not counting Hong Kong and Macau separately). Plus Australia (current home), NZ, Fiji, the Cooks. In Europe - France, France, Gr
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Hey, cfnculvercity (will find out where that is when I finish this) do you need a bag carrier?

Counting just places I have travelled independently - up and down different ways from Nairobi to Cape Town = 7. Plus Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangla Desh, Thailand, Malaysia, China (not counting Hong Kong and Macau separately). Plus Australia (current home), NZ, Fiji, the Cooks. In Europe - France, Greece, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic. And Turkey, and (at last I got a taste of South America but not the big trip I had planned) - Argentina. And the US - geez, nearly forgot - it was such a long time ago - makes 26.

Adding in countries visited on organised overland trips - another 18 in Africa, plus Jordan, Syria, Iran and Tibet.

48. Just saving and planning now for that time in South America! and I really, really want to visit Canada, and Russia and Cambodia, and revisit ...
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 07:25 PM
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I'm feeling so unworldly after reading all of the above...but, hope to visit many of the above places in this lifetime. I have only been to Spain, Italy, Barbados, Jamaica, & several US states. In 3 weeks I leave for France, so soon will be able to add another country. I am 34, so hopefully if the future holds good, I will be able to experience many other great countries! So looking forward to it!
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 08:03 PM
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US, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil.

It gets a little confusing with some of the islands, trying to figure out what is a separate country and what isn't! --
St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Aruba (Netherlands) I didn't count the British Virgin Islands or the Cayman Islands.
French Polynesia (maybe Tahiti's not really counted as a separate country from France, but it sure SEEMS like a different country!

UK (England and Scotland), Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Vatican City, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic.

So maybe 21. There are so many more places I want to go, but then I keep wanting to back to my favorites again and again!
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Old Mar 26th, 2004, 08:27 PM
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33 countries for me. So little time, so many more to see... Isn't there a club somewhere for people who have visited 100 plus countries?
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hmmmm...good question...close to 40 for me. SOOOOOO many more to see!
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 12:33 AM
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16 countries so far. With Thailand and the Chec Republic this year it will be 18
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Old Mar 27th, 2004, 12:43 AM
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OK,
France, Belgium, Netherlands,Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, England (I live in Wales ;-) ) Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Australia.

And a lot more to go !!


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