How many countries other than your own have you been to ?

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How many countries other than your own have you been to ?

Ten:

Belgium
England
Germany
France
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
Republic of Ireland
Scotland
Wales

I was born in the USA and hold American citizenship. I reside in Wales.

Debbie travels far more than I do. She routinely fills her passport pages. She has traveled to over 25 countries.

*The United Kingdom is a nation made up of four countries. They are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This video explains the arrangement —> https://youtu.be/rNu8XDBSn10

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Quite a few countries in Europe. Other than this? In Oman. When Shabab Oman II visited Szczecin.

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Do stopovers at airports count? 

Do drive-throughs count?

 

What's the minimum length of stay?

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I liked to travel a lot when I was younger but that was the time when flying was much more comfortable in terms of seat spacing, food quality as well as waiting and processing times at the airport. Wink

Europe:

Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany (home country), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Principality of Liechtenstein, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK

The World:

Bahamas, Canada (Québec), Cuba, Israel, Tunisia, Turkey, USA (Southeast & Northeast)

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35 or so on my list (based on having actually spent time there, not just travelled through)

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The number depends… Does Texas count as its own country?

Of course it does, I can reference my old Texas school book maps where it clearly shows Texas, and….not Texas.

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ChibiM wrote:
Do stopovers at airports count?

I guess if you pass immigration you are technically in the country but I don’t count stopovers myself.
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ChibiM wrote:
Do stopovers at airports count?

If you passed immigration it does

ChibiM wrote:
Do drive-throughs count?

Yes

ChibiM wrote:
What’s the minimum length of stay?

No minimum
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It’s funny to see the “only the US” answers. It’s a biiiiig country. I moved from FL to CA, a car ride of 2800 miles, and from CA to GA, 2500 miles.

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USA
Mexico
Canada
England
N. Ireland
Rep. of Ireland
Wales
Scotland
France
Spain
Germany
Switzerland
Italy

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Not as many as a lot of you!

Born/Live in USA

Visited: Canada,Italy,Germany,Austria,France, Switzerland,Poland,Czech Rep., Ireland, Scotland. Cool

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Canada, with family, just to take a quick motor jaunt to Toronto and Montreal.

Mexico, border towns, a few times, in my 20's and 30's, to feel the vibrant culture.

Moscow, Russia, four times, Turkish riviera twice, Vienna and Amsterdam once each, for Kaspersky Club events.

Meeting people of vastly different cultures has enriched my life.

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Sweden (many times)
Norway (many times)
Denmark
Germany (many times, again in couple of months)
Netherlands
Belgium
France
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Austria
Czechia
Poland (many times)
Lithuania
Latvia
Estonia
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Greece
Turkey (many times but only for work)

Seems to total 21, I think I have not counted them before, hmm…

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Wow. Many of you have traveled an incredible amount, but I’m shocked that nearly half of respondents so far have been to more than 10 countries. Most people on planet Earth will never even fly in an airplane, let alone visit another country, though I understand that doing so is far easier if the countries are small and you can go there by train (i.e. EU countries). That’s a bit more like traveling to other states here in the U.S., except that most of us can’t use trains. It’s effectively federal law that you own at least one car here Wink .

We obviously live in a truly wealthy society when so many people can travel so many large distances, even if we’re only polling a very small group of humans from Developed nations. People in the U.S. tend to travel abroad less than those from many other nations, partly because we are expected to go from high school directly to college, then directly to a career; anything else is deemed lazy and unproductive. The main exception is military service, which is itself a job or career. However, in recent years we have many people traveling to Asia, though only because they work for international manufacturing companies.

I’m a U.S. American and I’ve never been outside this country and don’t expect that I ever will; not because I don’t want to, but because I’ll never be able to afford such a trip. As a child and teenager, I expected that I would travel the world, but back then I also thought that I would design, build, and fly my own rocket ships, too. Dreams don’t so much die as get mugged and beaten beyond recognition Wink .

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Remember that the U.S. has many millions (more than 18 million) of veterans and that much of the European and Asian travel by Americans was done at government expense.
I’ve been to Europe many times but never had a passport to stamp, it was on NATO orders.

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brad wrote:
Remember that the U.S. has many millions (more than 18 million) of veterans and that much of the European and Asian travel by Americans was done at government expense. I’ve been to Europe many times but never had a passport to stamp, it was on NATO orders.

Ironically enough, most of the European countries I’ve been to were outside of my government service (the mother of my kids is Swedish).

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Does Canada count? That’s kinda like going from America to America Jr. Evil

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Quite a few countries in Europe. Other than this? In Oman. When Shabab Oman II visited Szczecin.

So it was only the ship or did you visit Oman?

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qandeel wrote:
Agro wrote:
Quite a few countries in Europe. Other than this? In Oman. When Shabab Oman II visited Szczecin.

So it was only the ship or did you visit Oman?


The ship’s deck was a territory of Oman. So yes, I had visited the country Oman even though I’ve seen only 87 meters of it. Wink
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qandeel wrote:
Agro wrote:
Quite a few countries in Europe. Other than this? In Oman. When Shabab Oman II visited Szczecin.

So it was only the ship or did you visit Oman?


The ship’s deck was a territory of Oman. So yes, I had visited the country Oman even though I’ve seen only 87 meters of it. Wink

Great Big Smile . Maybe some day you will think of visiting Oman. LOL

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I’d like to. Smile

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leftdisconnected wrote:
People in the U.S. tend to travel abroad less than those from many other nations, partly because we are expected to go from high school directly to college, then directly to a career; anything else is deemed lazy and unproductive.

In most other countries, people go directly from school to work as well, or else they wouldn’t have any money for travel. Smile

One problem in the US is limited vacation time, especially when you’re just starting out in the job market. You’re going to get one week, which is typically not enough time to venture out onto another continent. By comparison, in many countries in Europe you get 4-5 weeks of vacation right from the beginning, plus many more national holidays. This helps with planning an international trip.

On the other hand, the US is such a vast country, with so much to see, I think a lot of US citizens choose to explore various parts of the US on their vacations before venturing out to other countries, and that’s completely understandable, IMO.

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Canada
Mexico
France
Germany
Switzerland
Italy
England
Netherlands
Belgium
Czech Repub
French west Indies
British Islands Anguilla & St. Kitts
Dutch Island St. Maarten

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Too many Americans don’t travel enough, IMO. Exposure to other cultures can be a mind expander. If you travel and pay attention, talk to the local people you can discover there is more than one way to do things.

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MtnDon wrote:
Too many Americans don’t travel enough, IMO. Exposure to other cultures can be a mind expander. If you travel and pay attention, talk to the local people you can discover there is more than one way to do things.

Absolutely. It gives you a different perspective on things, and it also makes you appreciate some of the things we take for granted.
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England (home)
Wales
Scotland
France
Germany
Belgium
Switzerland
Spain
Hungary
Canada
USA (lots inc married there)

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I live in the Netherlands to start with.
Almost every country in Europe, check.
Colombia
Jamaica
Curacao
Suriname
Costa Rica
USA (Damn, love that country…)

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I’ve been to most of the US states.
While there are some places in the US that seem like a different county…

Hawaii sure feels like a different country as does Alaska.
Maybe West Texas – well just a little.

Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon area. More like a different planet.

Canada a few times through different territories.
It’s amazing how much of Canada resembles the scrubby brush look of parts of Texas until you hit the coastal areas or the mountains.

Mexico. Before all the brouhaha it was just a wade or a raft trip across the river from Big Bend park area. Which is 801,000 acres or 3,242 km2 (they don’t call it big for nothing).

Pago Pago – I’ve been in steam baths that were cooler and less humid. Unreal vegetation.

New Zealand – Both Islands. Stunning. Parts are too green to be real. Peaches the size of softballs. Important safety tip. When ordering a cheeseburger with everything on it. Tell them to hold the beetroot (Beets on a burger – it’s just WRONG!)

Antarctica. Both the American and New Zealand bases on Ross Island. Also a few glaciers and valleys on the main continent.

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