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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

France for me :) when I was about 13.

12. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

France for me too :)

13. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

I went from Northern Ireland to Rep of Ireland - if not there then Spain!

14. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

I was made in Hong Kong but born in India - does that count?

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Neither counts Mikey. You would have had to actively get off your ass in India and VISIT somewhere!

16. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

I was made in Hong Kong but born in India - does that count?

So it took you 9 months to get from HK to India

17. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

I was actually concieved in France, born in Iceland. But the first time I went abroad was when I moved to England.

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Jamaica was my first out of country trip. Otherwise, it was years of visiting different states within the US (which can still be like visiting a foreign country).

19. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Singapore, short jaunt over the causeway to the zoo when i was about 2....

first backpacking experience was Taiwan... still remember walking down the street in Taipei with my too-big backpack trying to eat a prawn-wasabi flavoured sausage while drinking a latte.... first times you never forget.....

20. Posted by 81 (Budding Member 29 posts) 9y

Quoting t_maia

The first time I went abroad I went to - Germany!

I'm not kidding. Back in 1989 there were two Germanies - East and West, divided by the Iron Curtain. I was East German and as such travelling abroad was very rare. People were not allowed to travel to Western Europe at all and only a select few got to see Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, China and Romania. Quite a few people died trying to cross the Iron Curtain. This all changed when the Berlin Wall came down on Nov 9th 1989 (best day of my live in retrospect ). East Germans were finally allowed to travel to Western Germany and sample the decadent capitalist lifestyle there.

So when Christmas came up my parents took me and my siblings across the border for the shopping trip of our lifetime. It was like stepping into a magic wonderland because I had never before seen so many glitzy things to buy. I can only compare this to Westerner who travels to North Korea or Belarus - the shock could not have been greater.

Wow! incredible story. How old r u? u must be ancient! were dinosaurs around back than? lol
Seriously cool!

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