How many foreign countries have you visited?

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  1. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Out of curiosity, how many foreign countries have you visited. And by "visit", I meant you have spent at least several days wander around, and actually experience the place. So it doesn't count if: - you're there for business trips/conferences/works and you spend 90% of your time doing something work related - transit, or half of a day outside in the city while waiting for your fight, etc., - cruising by (on some lame cruise ship, stop there only for the beach for example), etc. I thought I have visited a lot, but excluding the above, it's a lot less. EDIT: Read this if you're about to complain about these criteria
     


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    Only 5 when you put it that way! Still not half bad since they were all on different cotinents!
     


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    Steve Smith Senior member

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    1. Philippines
    2. Hong Kong (back in the day)
    3. Italy
    4. Spain
    5. France
    6. Israel
    7. Mexico
    7.5. One day in Tunisia
     


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    I was fortunate enough to travel quite a bit when I was younger. England, Wales, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Canada. Strangely enough, Italy is not on that list, but soon, it will be.

    I count Luxembourg abd Liechtenstein even though I wasn't there for days, as I did stay in the region for a few days, and spent considerable time in the two capitals.
     


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    Out of curiosity, how many foreign countries have you visited. And by "visit", I meant you have spent at least several days wander around, and actually experience the place. So it doesn't count if:
    - you're there for business trips/conferences/works and you spend 90% of your time doing something work related
    - transit, or half of a day outside in the city while waiting for your fight, etc.,
    - cruising by (on some lame cruise ship, stop there only for the beach for example), etc.

    I thought I have visited a lot, but excluding the above, it's a lot less.


    Frankly, those are stupid criteria.

    Still, at least 25ish on last count.
     


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    globetrotter Senior member

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    yeah, those aren't very logical criteria - I put down more than 50. but if you say "what countries have you only visited for vacation" that would probably go down to 12-15. many countries I get to for work and have almost no time, but I might have been there 20 times - so if each time I spend 4 hours walking around and having dinner, then that is like being their for 4 days.
     


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    22 IIRC using the silly criteria.
     


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    yeah, those aren't very logical criteria - I put down more than 50. but if you say "what countries have you only visited for vacation" that would probably go down to 12-15. many countries I get to for work and have almost no time, but I might have been there 20 times - so if each time I spend 4 hours walking around and having dinner, then that is like being their for 4 days.

    Also, if you spend a week at an eclosed resort in Jamaica, somehow you'll have "actually visited" the place in a more genuine way than someone who would have spent a week working in Kingston 90% of the time. OK/
     


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    I can think of several places cruises stop where you can see everything in a day.
     


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    1. Russia
    2. Belarus
    3. Poland
    4. Germany
    5. France
    6. Belgium
    7. Netherlands
    8. USA
    9. South Korea
    10. Latvia
     


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    I can think of several places cruises stop where you can see everything in a day.
    Yes, like St. Maarten. (although I was there for 2 weeks... [​IMG] + [​IMG] + [​IMG] )
     


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    at about 28 last i counted. of course i grew up/lived overseas most my life so that number would be pretty average for the experience.
     


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    29 but i'm a euro fag
     


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    Is this thread for Americans only?
     


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    Out of curiosity, how many foreign countries have you visited. And by "visit", I meant you have spent at least several days wander around, and actually experience the place. So it doesn't count if: - you're there for business trips/conferences/works and you spend 90% of your time doing something work related - transit, or half of a day outside in the city while waiting for your fight, etc., - cruising by (on some lame cruise ship, stop there only for the beach for example), etc. I thought I have visited a lot, but excluding the above, it's a lot less.
    Paging Jean-Claude Van Damme!!! around 10 justified by the criteria, but if you are coming from my place its quite a bit.
     


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