How Many Countries Have You Been To?

miloblithe

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Original poster
Nov 14, 2003
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Washington, DC
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.
 

blackfox

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Feb 18, 2003
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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.
 

Duff-Man

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Dec 26, 2002
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Albuquerque, NM
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!
 

clayj

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Jan 14, 2005
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visiting from downstream
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
 

allisonv7

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Jul 20, 2004
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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.
 

Spizzo

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Feb 1, 2004
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Pacific NW
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
 

joepunk

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Aug 5, 2004
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a profane existence
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.
 

yoda13

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Sep 26, 2003
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Texas
USA
Canada
Mexico
Netherlands
Denmark
Luxembourg (SP?)
Belgium
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Vatican
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
England
 

Veldek

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Mar 29, 2003
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Germany
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
 

mfacey

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Feb 1, 2004
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Netherlands
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
 

ravenvii

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Mar 17, 2004
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Melenkurion Skyweir
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.
 

Banker

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Jan 27, 2005
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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 :))))
 

Mav451

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Jul 1, 2003
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Maryland
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
 

John Jacob

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Feb 11, 2003
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Columbia, MD
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
 

stubeeef

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Aug 10, 2004
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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
 

mpw

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Jun 18, 2004
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Jersey
Guernsey
Sark
England
Scotland
Wales
France
Switzerland
Italy
San Marino
Vatican City
Yugosalvia
Tunisia
Malta
USA

30years
 

geese

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Oct 23, 2003
525
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London, UK
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 :(
 

angelneo

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Jun 13, 2004
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afk
I feel so small browsing this thread.....

(mental note to myself, earn more money to go travelling)
 

Zaid

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Feb 17, 2003
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London
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