How many foreign countries have you visited?

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  1. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    Does Canada count? If so, 7 otherwise 6.

    Canada
    England
    Netherlands
    Jamaica
    Mexico
    Ecuador
    Italy
     


  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    U.S.
    Canada
    Nigeria
    Dubai
    France
    Switzerland
     


  3. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    around 35 but voted for 21-25 to satisfy OP's criterion
     


  4. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    let me think...
    Canada
    Mexico
    South Korea
    China
    Thailand
    Macau
    Hong Kong
    UK
     


  5. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Probably around 20. Agree that the criteria are stupid.
     


  6. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Senior member

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    I actually like the criteria.

    I've spent time in just about every country in europe... other than the occasional trip to germany, I really don't feel the need to do any more travelling through europe. I'm much more interested in checking out central and south america (never been).
     


  7. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    let me think... ... China ... Hong Kong ...
    Are we counting China and Hong Kong separately these days? I was in Hong Kong before '97 when it was still under the Brits. If we count them separately, then 9 (not counting the US). I voted wrong, because I voted in the 5-8 category. Canada Mexico Brazil China Hong Kong France Italy St. Thomas & St. John, USVI (are US territories separate from the US? I say yes) St. Kitts/Nevis Is Monaco separate from France? If so, then 10. I've also been to numerous other Caribbean Islands (some several times) but am not including them on this list because I was only there off a "lame cruise ship". I've been to St. Martin about 5 times I think, but only as a cruise ship destination.
     


  8. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Are we counting China and Hong Kong separately these days? I was in Hong Kong before '97 when it was still under the Brits. If we count them separately, then 9 (not counting the US). I voted wrong, because I voted in the 5-8 category.

    Canada
    Mexico
    Brazil
    China
    Hong Kong
    France
    Italy
    St. Thomas, USVI (are US territories separate from the US?)
    St. Kitts/Nevis

    I've also been to numerous other Caribbean Islands (some several times) but am not including them on this list because I was only there off a stinking cruise ship. I've been to St. Martin about 5 times I think, but only as a cruise ship destination.


    Guam, for example, must be considered separate, as Macau and Hong Kong must be. I mean, I had my passport stamped going from HKG to Macau.
     


  9. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    Excluding Canada/US:

    1. Mexico
    2. Venezuela
    3. Jamaica
    4. Brazil
    5. Peru
    6. Bolivia
    7. Paraguay
    8. Argentina
    9. Israel
    10. Egypt
    11. Spain
    12. France (does Monaco count as another country?)
    13. Italy
    14. Indonesia
    15. Malaysia
    16. Singapore
    17. Hong Kong
    18. South Africa
    19. Zimbabwe
    20. Swaziland
    21. Germany
    22. Czech Republic
    23. Holland
    24. England
    25. Morocco
    26. Cuba

    I may be forgetting a couple but that's about it.
     


  10. spb_lady

    spb_lady Senior member

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    Ukraine
    Lithuania
    Finland
    Germany
    Spain
    Czech Republic
    Hungary
    Croatia
    Egypt
    Hong Kong
    Vietnam

    11 in total... hmmm... not that many actually [​IMG]
     


  11. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    I'm in the low 20s I guess.
     


  12. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I would not count HK and Macau as separate from China. They are legally Chinese territory and China exerts power and influence over them. The passport stamping has nothing to do with it. I'll give it to you if you visited HK prior to 97 or Macau prior to 99, and because they're so different and in the wrong hemisphere I'd even let you count them separately from the UK and Portugal. Taiwan is different - Taiwan I personally would not count as part of China, because regardless of China's claims, the country functions completely independently of Beijing. I would not count USVI or Guam as non-US. I think the "cruising by" and "no business trips" requirements are really, really silly. It's one thing if you were in and out in a day - airport to meeting and back to airport - but if you spent any time at all even walking around and/or ate a meal, I'm sorry, but it much counts. I was on a private sailboat touring southern Turkey, and we spent a night on the boat moored at a dock in Rhodes. We walked around for a day. We ate three squares and went to a museum. I guess I've never been to Greece. I also go to Switzerland twice a year on business. I typically spend 3-4 nights there, eating out every night and walking around at least a few hours a day, not to mention driving fairly long distances there and crossing into Austria and Germany. But I guess I haven't been there, either, since the purpose of my being there and driving around is to conduct business and get to appointments in neighboring countries. [​IMG]
     


  13. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Anyways, my number ends up being smaller than I would have guessed, and it's amazingly concentrated on two continents. Time for me to get to Africa and South America. I'll be crossing Australia off the list soon, but not yet.

    Canadia
    U.K. (I'm not counting Bermuda separately)
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Italy
    Switzerland
    Austria
    Czech Republic
    Hungary
    Luxembourg
    Greece (F.U. I'm counting it)
    Turkey
    China (I'm not counting Macau or HK separately)
    Taiwan
    Singapore
    Malaysia
    Thailand
    Indonesia
    Japan
    India
    Bhutan
    Sikkim (I refuse to recognize the Indian occupation)
     


  14. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Many people here should read more carefully to get the spirit of the criterial before criticizing them. Of course, any type of criteria will have its flaws.
    - you're there for business trips/conferences/works and you spend 90% of your time doing something work related
    I said 90%, and never said 50%. That means if you're on a business trip, but for the whole week you work half of a day, and go out enjoy the city at night, that counts. If you are in a 3 day conference, but then you extend it to 5 days to do non-work stuff, of course that count.
    That means, if you get there by a cruise-ship, it actually stops there for a couple of days, and besides the beach, you get into town, experience their culture and what not, then of course it counts. The main idea is that, I don't exclude all business trips, and I don't include all vacation trips (lame cruise for example).
     


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    israel
    canada
    usa
    st maarten
    st thomas
    croatia
    italy
    bosnia
    hungary
    poland
    czheck republic
    germany
    netherlands
    england
    spain
    france
     


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