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21. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2460 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting PHOTOBOB

Cornwall is a separate country in many peoples minds. We even have our own independence party with a couple of elected councilors.

A bit of a political joke that's not going to make much sense to the global audience here.

22. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1785 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Having just visited Cornwall (a year ago), not only did I get the joke, I more or less agreed with the fellow. Cornwall is very different and if you grew up there and never left, going to the English part of England (as opposed to the Cornish part) would be a bit of a shock. They are VERY different. We loved Cornwall. We've enjoyed parts of England but probably not enjoyed more than we've enjoyed. On the other hand, Yorkshire was wonderful and we love Scotland.

It all comes down to personal taste. For instance in the USA, one of my favorite cities is Kansas CIty, Missouri and it certainly isn't a major tourist attraction. Most people visit St. Louis if they bother to visit Missouri at all. New Orleans is a major tourist draw and I really don't like it. I never feel safe there and that takes the fun out of it. San Francisco is the top of the tourist sites in California and I much prefer San Diego or even Los Angeles if I can skip the Disneymania. They have wonderful art museums there.

I suspect most of us have had to take a bit of British history too and know some of the politics of the various parts of the kingdom.

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24. Posted by PHOTOBOB (Budding Member 71 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Now that the north and south islands of San Seriffe are talking of a split will you count those as two?

25. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5774 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting PHOTOBOB

Now that the north and south islands of San Seriffe are talking of a split will you count those as two?

For sure. I also count split personalities as two different persons.

26. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1785 posts) 1y 1 Star this if you like it!

So Eve ("The Three Faces of Eve") will count as 3 people? Hmm, wonder what that will do to the census.

27. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1639 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting PHOTOBOB

Now that the north and south islands of San Seriffe are talking of a split will you count those as two?

The Guardian ran a really interesting article about San Serife in 1977 - a seven page travel supplement. And Kodak ran a photograph competition with San Seriffe as the theme - did you enter any photos?

28. Posted by PHOTOBOB (Budding Member 71 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

Quoting PHOTOBOB

Now that the north and south islands of San Seriffe are talking of a split will you count those as two?

The Guardian ran a really interesting article about San Serife in 1977 - a seven page travel supplement. And Kodak ran a photograph competition with San Seriffe as the theme - did you enter any photos?

I tried but Kodak only wanted colour pictures.

29. Posted by PHOTOBOB (Budding Member 71 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

If I visited Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe and Zambia can I count those as four?

30. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1639 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Since the break up of the old Soviet Union, there are some country collectors who try to claim that a visit to the old USSR (to just one region) means that they can claim to have visited each of the 12 republics formed (or re-formed) since the break-up.

There are others who claim that they've visited DPR Korea if they've been in one of the blue huts at the DMZ - a visit organised from Seoul in South Korea. This is actually allowed by the Guinness Book of Records. Similarly some claim a trip to the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel, can count as having visited Syria.