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How many countries have you travelled to????

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31. Posted by tingo (Full Member 94 posts) 12y

Good question...I never counted them actually :)
Here is my list:
Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg,France, Germany,Austria, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, England, Scotland, USA (Arizona, Colorado, California,Nevada), Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, ...
About 20, thought it were going to be more countries ;) Anyway it's a good start :)

32. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

I think this thread is a crackin idea, great way to get to know each other a little bit.

Thought I'd chuck in my list...
France, Czech Rep,Italy,Portugal,Crete, Greece,Southern Ireland, USA,Kenya,Egypt,South Africa, Uganda, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Singapore,Netherlands

well, it's not bad for a twenty year old right?

Brazil next and then.......The universe!

m

33. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

Hello again,

Not too bad at all, mim! :) Much better than me, that is for sure.

To add to the 'what counts?' I would say it counts if you experienced something in the country, if you got off the train and walked around, if you interacted with the people (besides asking one person in broken french where the toilet is). I guess, the most outstanding criteria for me would be if I experienced enough of the culture in that country to get a real "feel" for it, or if I just passed through it.

I left out France, because all I did there was transfer trains and stations in Paris. All I saw of Paris was 2 train stations and the metro. I did eat there (a chicken submarine) and met some french guys who wanted to know how to pick up American girls but I didn't really see that much of France (well besides trainyard graffiti and the snowy countryside of N France). I didn't sleep there and I didn't really see much. I guess that it is a borderline travelled-to country.

Besides that, I excluded Switzerland because I was only there for about an hour, didn't really do anything- ate a quick dinner (at McDonald's, of all places), scrambled to find the WC, it was night on the train, so the only Swiss culture I experienced was a little Christmas market in the train station in Zurich and the extremely punctual trains (to the second!) Not much in the way of a Swiss experience.

I also travelled through Belgium, and, well, the platform in Brussels doesn't count as travelling in Belgium to me!

So that is what I left out of my travelling "list" and the way I eliminated it. Interesting to know learn how people define travel in the first place, I guess.

Peace,
Steph

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