How Many Countries Have You Been To?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by miloblithe, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. miloblithe macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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    Just because it will annoy gwuMACaddict, how many countries have you all been to? Just to lay the ground rules:

    • transit countries don't count (like if you were just in the airport or passed through on a train but didn't get off).
    • Countries that no longer exist can be counted twice as long as the change involves a border shift. You can count East Germany, West Germany and Germany; Russia and the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Slovenia, but not Zaire and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You also have to have been there when the country was in existence. You can't count East Germany if you've only been there since reunification.
    • Microstates do count, even the Vatican
    • Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Ireland all count because they have World Cup teams, the Basques get no such nod.

    Also include your age.
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

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    England * ('79-'87)
    Scotland
    Wales
    Sweden * ('84 [9 mo] )
    United States * ( '75-'77, '87-present )
    Spain
    France
    Italy **( '95 [6 mo] )
    Greece
    Switzerland
    Hungary
    Czech Republic
    Mexico
    Canada* ('77-'78)
    Austria
    Netherlands ** ('95 [4 mo] )
    Belgium
    Germany
    Costa Rica

    * = Lived
    ** = extended vacation, more or less lived there.

    basically, North America and Europe, with a few random exceptions.

    would like to go: New Zealand, Iceland, Romania, Argentina.

    would explain the context of my list, but that requires too long a post for my effort right now. Maybe with an edit...

    oh, I'm 30.
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...not too many...Canada, USA, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, England...but I hope to add a few more this summer....oh yeah!
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

    clayj

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    I'm 36... I've lived in:

    USA
    West Germany ('77-'79)
    England ('79-'82)

    and have visited:

    France
    Scotland
    Wales
    Ireland
    Belgium
    The Netherlands
    Luxembourg
    Italy
    Austria
    Israel
     
  5. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    I've just been to the US and Canada...not too much :) There's been so much to do/see here though that as a student when faced with the price of going abroad I've opted with staying in country. I'd definitely like to go elsewhere soon though, not as much for seeing landmarks but more for experiencing other cultures, Chinatown and Little Italy don't really count in my book :)


    allison.
     
  6. Spizzo macrumors 6502

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    Lets See.

    U.S.A.
    Canada
    Mexico
    Virgin Islands (U.S. and British)
    Bermuda
    Barbados
    England
    Ireland
    Germany
    Estonia
    Guam
    Hong Kong (China)
    Taiwan

    Traveled through many more, but didnt get off of the ship. :( Adding More every year! :D

    Oh, Age: 24
     
  7. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

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    I live in the USA

    Have traveled to Canada (numerous times, even went to the Vancouver 86 Expo and can remember the Belgian Pavilion with TinTin, got a poster) and Mexico (2x Mexico City and 1 Yucatan Peninsula). That is about it.

    Age: 23

    Would have liked to visited East Germany and Russia after the fall. I could have bought a whole tone of great art supplies (like a lomo camera) for next to nothing. But, alas I was to young at the time.
     
  8. yoda13 macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    #8
    USA
    Canada
    Mexico
    Netherlands
    Denmark
    Luxembourg (SP?)
    Belgium
    France
    Spain
    Monaco
    Italy
    Vatican
    Germany
    Austria
    Switzerland
    England
     
  9. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    #9
    I’m 27 and only been on vacation or short trips to:

    East Germany
    Denmark
    Netherlands
    Czech Republic
    Austria
    Italy
    Hungary
    and, of course, Germany :D
     
  10. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    #10
    Netherlands
    UK
    Belgium
    France
    Germany
    Spain
    Italy
    Switzerland
    Austria
    Greece
    Turkey
    Sweden
    Norway
    Iceland (airport)
    Egypt
    South Africa
    Indonesia
    Singapore (airport)
    Hong Kong (airport)
    New Zealand
    USA
    Canada
    Mexico

    Thats about it I think! :D
     
  11. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    I live in the United States, and the only countires I've been to are Canada, visited Ontario briefly during a visit to Niagara Falls, and Jamaica, went there as part of a servanthood program.
     
  12. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

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    #12
    scotland
    england
    switzerland
    france
    spain
    italy
    thailand
    hong kong
    china
    usa
    canada
    mexico
    philippines
    japan
    singapore

    i have a couple other but i hav eto check my passport gah
     
  13. Banker macrumors newbie

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    TOO MANY PLACES

    Lived in:
    Australia (Current)(Melbourne, Shepparton, Sydney, Albury, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast. Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Adelaide)
    Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Pangkor, Penang, Tioman, Kota Kinabalu, Pahang)
    Indonesia (Jakarta, Manado, Bali, Kotamobagu)
    Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket)
    Singapore
    South Korea (Seoul, Inchon)
    Hong Kong (Central, Kowloon)
    China (Beijing)
    Sri Lanka (Colombo)
    South Africa (Johannesburg, Capetown)
    Mozambique (Maputo, Beira, Vilankulos)
    United Kingdom (London)
    Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, St. Gallen)
    France (Nice, Riviera)
    Italy (Milano, Riviera)
    Monaco
    Croatia (Zagreb)
    Greece (Athens)
    United State of America (Buffalo, New York, New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburg)
    Canada (Toronto)
    Colombia (Bogota)
    Dubai
    Bahrain
    Lebanon (Beirut)

    Passed through:
    Taiwan
    Germany (Frankfurt)
    Brunei (Bandar Sri Begawan)
    USA (Boston, Dulles (Washington), Texas (can't remember where), Niagara Falls)
    New Zealand
    South Korea (Pusan)
    China (Tianjin)
    Indonesia (Ujangpandang)

    What a life :))))
     
  14. Mav451 macrumors 68000

    Mav451

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    I live in the USA.

    Canada (Vancouver)
    Japan (Tokyo)
    China (Beijing)
    Taiwan (Taipei)
    Italy (Rome, Venice)
    Austria (lol don't remember, part of orchestra trip)
    Jamaica
     
  15. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

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    Old lurker here....

    I'm 27 and I have been to :

    1. Nigeria
    2. India
    3. Wales
    4. England
    5. Scotland
    6. Belgium
    7. Germany
    8. Luxembourg
    9. Holland
    10. The USA
    11. Canada (where I bought my Powerbook! yay!)
    12. China
    13. Hong Kong
    14. France
     
  16. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    Mostly because of my years in the Navy

    Canada
    Greenland
    Iceland
    Norway
    Sottland
    England
    Azores (Portugal)
    Spain
    Italy
    Germany
    Belgium
    Switzerland
    Greece
    Turkey
    Acension Island
    Senegal
    Argentina
    Brazil
    Colombia
    Panama
    Costa Rica
    Puerto Rico (US Territory)
    Japan
    S. Korea
    Guam (US Territory)
    Palau (UN protectorate?)
    Hong Kong (British Owned and operated)
    Phillipines
    Australia
    New Zealand
    Thailand
    Maylasia
    Diego Garcia
    Bahrain
    Saudi Arabia

    Edit: I am 44
     
  17. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

    AmigoMac

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    I'm not going to answer until the original poster does it first... :)
     
  18. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Canada
    United States
    Malaysia
    Banana Republic
    VietNam
    Thailand
    Japan
     
  19. mpw Guest

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    Jersey
    Guernsey
    Sark
    England
    Scotland
    Wales
    France
    Switzerland
    Italy
    San Marino
    Vatican City
    Yugosalvia
    Tunisia
    Malta
    USA

    30years
     
  20. VincentVega macrumors regular

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    England
    Wales
    France
    Spain
    Belgium
    Netherlands
    Germany
    Iceland
     
  21. MOFS macrumors 65816

    MOFS

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    England
    Scotland
    Wales
    France
    Greece
    Isle of Man!

    Go Manx!
     
  22. geese macrumors 6502a

    geese

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    my 2 pence worth...

    bangadesh, india, england, scotland, ireland, canada, USA, sweden, holland, france, belgium, germany, italy, croatia, bosnia, and dubai (by accident) and Spain!

    oh, and I've been to the Vatican, where a pigeon **** on me and I cursed in the most blasphemic way. God has me in his black book i think :(
     
  23. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I feel so small browsing this thread.....

    (mental note to myself, earn more money to go travelling)
     
  24. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    England
    Scotland
    Wales
    N Ireland (Why we are counting these as sep countries is beyond me :) )
    Rep of Ireland
    The Netherlands
    Belgium
    France
    Spain
    Italy
    Monaco
    Czech Republic
    Turkey
    South Africa
    Mocambique
    Lesotho
    Canada

    I'm 24
     
  25. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    We all like to hear about this accident now (at least me :D).
     

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