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Friend said you cannot see all the worlds has to offer

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1. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

In a lifetime.

What do you think?

2. Posted by Charlv (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

may be you can't but you can give it a bl00dy good go!! :)

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 7y

There's 148 million square kilometers of landmass on this planet. Maybe not every single square kilometer has something distinctive to see, but every 1000 square kilometers probably does. Yet if you saw 1000 square kilometers every single day (which is completely infeasible in itself) for 80 years straight, you'd still have covered less than 20% of that 148 million square kilometers. (And that's ignoring everything worth seeing which appeared after you visited a particular bit of planet for the first time.) :)

Still, I like Charlotte's answer. Besides, who knows? Someone might work out a tactic for living until you hit 500 before those 80 years are over, and then you'll have a great head start! :D

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Mar-2009, at 09:58 by Sander ]

4. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

Well the guy in question has a short term memory and need to spend a long time in one place.

I think Deserts and some jungle and Ice areas can be left alone, fairly same sam.e

5. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

I agree. def impossible. I mean to go to a country and really just take it in. Not just passing through to get a stamp in your passport.

I experienced a lot in NZ and OZ. I helped de-horn and castrate bulls, sold strawberries on the streets of brisbane, snorkeled the great barrier reef, started preventive brush fires in the outback, was attacked by dingoes on fraser island, drove on great ocean road, ran over kangaroos, learned to surf, worked on a high-rise in auckland, climbed volcanoes and glaciers, trekked through rainforests and geothermal parks...heaps more. and that is still just a small part of the south pacific.

now think about all of the things all over the world. it's just too big. maybe if you hit the 300 million lottery at a young age.

I would say I've only seen about 20% of what my own STATE has to offer! forget about the other 49 states!

6. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

Cool Paul you are indeed respected member, I wouldn't say running over kangaroos is a credit fo seeing all the insides of one has to offer though lol!

7. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

haha... but it's a part of life in the outback.

8. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

One killed every km :(

A 6ft one jumped out in front of us approaching Alice Springs. It bounded. Did a 360 turn then bounded back the same way.

Went to a rescue centre whereby the babies survive

9. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

rescue center?! you're a better man than me.

the first time it happened I freaked out and couldn't stop thinking about it all day. I was scarred. Like omg omg omg what have I done? I did not sign up for this! The farmer says, "you gotta aim for them so you know they're dead and not crippled"

The third time it happened one or two of them jumped into the trailer we were pulling. I just looked in the mirror and said, "huh, I think we just hit a couple of kangaroos." the farmer said, "I reckon they hit us!"

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

I haven't even seen all spots in my own house, let alone the world. I don't touch washing machines for example

I like Sander's answer, which gives a pretty good idea of what your friend said. It is not possible. Still, a lot of that landmass like you said Boulderman looks pretty the same, although there are differences to deserts, jungles for sure. The jungel of Borneo is totally different from the Amazon or Congo.

I like to think in 'parts of the world'. If I go to for example West Africa and visit Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana, I probably won't go again to that part (even if it were togo, benin and niger the next time) for a long while, even if there are differences.

I have seen and read a lot about people who had actually visited all countries in the world, and not only for a day or so, but really experiencing that country. Of course, it is a lot easier to see all of Bahrain than all of China but still, having been to all countries would be awesome don't you think?