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41. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Does an English person going to Wales count?

I went to Germany when I was about three, we stayed with family who were renting an apartment there for a while. I do remember a few things about it, like an old-fashioned wrought iron staircase and hitting my head on a radiator, but nothing significant about Germany.

I don't remember which came first, Germany or Wales. Probably Germany thinking about it. Was probably 5 when we had the first of many holidays in Wales (static caravan in Tenby!).

Then France, at about 9 or 10. I remember my Dad teaching me how to ask for "deux litres du lait s'il vous plait". I was very proud, although I think the farmer from whom we bought the milk just laughed.

Ah, nice memories

42. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

France

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

Quoting t_maia

Quoting 81

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

Pura Vida
81

Dinosaurs were not around then - but definitely your mom and dad and maybe you in sperm and egg form. So you're ancient too! Now how does it feel to be a dinosaur at 17?

But seriously, if you find this interesting I can really recommend that you visit the Ukraine. When I was there in 2005 I felt like I had gone through a timewarp 16 years back. It was amazing. The Ukraine is a very nice country, lots of things to see and do and very cheap to travel in compared to the rest of Europe. If you (like many others US-Americans here) plan to make a trip to Europe after you graduate from highschool, put it on your agenda.:)

Hey T_Maia,
Guess what? Right after we talked about this I got a spam Email from a travel agency Telling me to come to the UKRAINE!!!!!!!
I first thought it was from u but then i realized it wasn't and just craked up!

Pura Vida
81

44. Posted by Gemi9bear (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

Singapore for me...:)

45. Posted by Magnus J (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

I acutally don't know whether Sweden or Germany was my first. I know I went to Germany in the summer of 1990 (technically, there were still both East and West Germany back then, I went to both) less than a year old, but I might've gone to Sweden before hand. Don't know :P

46. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Quoting Gemi9bear

Singapore for me...:)

As what Hien said,.....that answer is true for a lot of Malaysians

47. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

Does an English person going to Wales count?

I think count if you need to stamp your passport or border pass

48. Posted by Gemi9bear (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

Quoting opospa

Quoting Gemi9bear

Singapore for me...:)

As what Hien said,.....that answer is true for a lot of Malaysians

No doubt to that!!
No idea though on why S'pore seems to be a more common first-country visit for most Malaysians than Thailand, considering both are adjacent neighbouring countries.

49. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Maybe most of them go to Singapore to visit relatives since many Malaysians are working and staying there and Johor and states around like Selangor, Malacca, NS etc hav higher population than states like Perlis, Kelantan, Kedah etc.
+ the Thai immigrations at the border are not strict enough. Can even enter without passport or border pass.

50. Posted by LeesP (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

My first place was Canada, I was born there and hadn't bee back since i was about 4 :D