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11. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Went to Sentosa in Singapore and saw Riau Islands of Indonesia.....

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

I was wondering, have you ever seen a country but actually you haven't been there.

All of the borders I have been at were several KM wide so I could not see to the other side.
I crossed most of the borders I went to except the Thai Malaysia border. I went as far as the last town south in Thailand which is close to the border.


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 5, 2008, at 1:05 PM by Mel. ]

13. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 8y

I was on a ferry from Sweden to Estonia once and kind of saw Finland. I at least got the text message that said "welcome to FInland call that number for this and that"

14. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Paraguay (from Hito tres Fronteras), but I made up for that during a later visit; San Marino (passed it in a car, why bother stopping?); Liechtenstein (same story)

15. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Saw Vietnam from Bokor Hill Station in Cambodia, i think it was Phu Quoc island... i expect to be there in 4 months time

16. Posted by hobo1985 (Inactive 52 posts) 8y

I was in the Sahara desert and could see across to Libya but didnt cross into it

17. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I'm kind of cheating, but I remember staring at the Swiss Alps from the plane on the way to Rome. They looked so close - you could see down into the valleys and spot the little houses. It was mesmerizing - so beautiful. I'd never seen mountains like it.

Although we did end up going to Interlaken last year - I has to see for myself!

18. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Israel from the dead sea, yes. Also American Samoa from Samoa - does that count?

19. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting magykal1

Israel from the dead sea, yes. Also American Samoa from Samoa - does that count?

Oh yes, for sure that counts

20. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Probably not directly relevant to the question but I can also see Johor Baru in Malaysia from my room window. Inlive on the 21st floor in the middle of Singapore :)