Discussion in 'General Chat' started by onix, Jan 12, 2011.
Does Canada count? If so, 7 otherwise 6.
around 35 but voted for 21-25 to satisfy OP's criterion
let me think...
Probably around 20. Agree that the criteria are stupid.
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).
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.
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.
St. Thomas, USVI (are US territories separate from the US?)
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.
12. France (does Monaco count as another country?)
17. Hong Kong
18. South Africa
22. Czech Republic
I may be forgetting a couple but that's about it.
11 in total... hmmm... not that many actually
I'm in the low 20s I guess.
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.
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.
U.K. (I'm not counting Bermuda separately)
Greece (F.U. I'm counting it)
China (I'm not counting Macau or HK separately)
Sikkim (I refuse to recognize the Indian occupation)
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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