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What countries have you traveled? Which one do you like the most?

tambi durai
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My home country is India and I have travelled to UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore ....I like India and Australia the most....
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Originally posted by tambi durai:
My home country is India and I have travelled to UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore ....I like India and Australia the most....


Hey,

You are real lucky person... or I must say you must having expereince around 9-10 Years. Is that so ???


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Rick Beaver
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In order of like:

UK, Canada, Sweden, Malta, USA, Spain, Greece


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Nepal. Fantastic place. Italy is wonderful too.


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tambi durai
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Originally posted by A D Sharma:


Hey,

You are real lucky person... or I must say you must having expereince around 9-10 Years. Is that so ???


I started traveling very early in my career, and have continued that trend so far.

There are still a lot of places that I would like to visit before considering myself lucky...

1. Italy - want to visit Tuscany region, Venice, Florence etc cities
2. France - Paris and all those beutiful mountains that have been watching in Tour de France
3. The Caribbeans
4. Tokyo
5. And many more...
Jeroen T Wenting
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Tricky. Might have forgotten a few...

Germany (East and West, before and after the Wende), Denmark, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Romania, Hungary, Czech republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Netherlands Antilles, USA, Canada, maybe a few more...


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Alan Wanwierd
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My apologies if this comes out like a pissing contest response but:

Europe
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England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Greece

Africa
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Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

Asia
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Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Hong-Kong

South America
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Colombia, Equador, Peru

Australiasia
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Australia, New Zealand

Favourite?... tough call.... but highlights were either trekking througgh the Peruvian 'Cordierra Blanca' at 5000m with just 2 of us (didnt see another soul for 4 days!) - or canoeing down the Zambezi river along the Zim/Zam border carefully dodging Hippos, Buffalo and Elephants!
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fred rosenberger
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i'm not much of a world traveler. but

Home country:
U.S.A.

Been in:
Canada
Mexico
China


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Bert Bates
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Been to:

New Zealand, Aussie-stralia, Fiji, Japan

Canada, US (doh!), Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Puerto Rico (does that count?)

UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland (thanks Pauline), and Spain.

Favorites:

New Zealand, Aussie-stralia, Switzerland, Canada, Japan


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Henry Wong
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Probably forgotten a few, and definitely misspelled a few...

<Inhale>

United States, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Mexico, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, St Maarten, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, St Kitts, St John, St Barts, Anguilla, Grenada, Honduras, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guadeloupe, Tortola, Grand Cayman, and Martinique.

<Exhale>

Favorites: Hawaii (in the US), Cairns in Australia, South Island of New Zealand, and Venice in Italy. (The greek islands were good too)

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Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
Probably forgotten a few, and definitely misspelled a few...

<Inhale>

United States, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Mexico, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, St Maarten, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, St Kitts, St John, St Barts, Anguilla, Grenada, Honduras, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guadeloupe, Tortola, Grand Cayman, and Martinique.

<Exhale>

Favorites: Hawaii (in the US), Cairns in Australia, South Island of New Zealand, and Venice in Italy. (The greek islands were good too)

Henry


WHen was the last time you went on world tour ?
tambi durai
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Surprisingly though, not ANYONE of the 'world travelers' in this thread have ever visited India...
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Henry Wong
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:

WHen was the last time you went on world tour ?


I have never been on a world tour -- but I did quite a bit of island hoping in the Caribbean, as you can tell from the list.

As for a world tour, we (wife and I) looked at a round-the-world cruise, but taking 2-3 months off is a bit too much. Maybe when we get closer to retirement.

Henry
Jeroen T Wenting
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Originally posted by tambi durai:
Surprisingly though, not ANYONE of the 'world travelers' in this thread have ever visited India...


As a kid my parents wouldn't go, now that I have to pay for it myself I can't afford it...
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Brazil, England, Mexico, Canada
No preference.


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Bo Yyempeti
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In no particular order:

India
UK
France
Spain
Germany
Belgium
Switzerland
Norway
Austria
Italy
The Vatican
Australia

Wish-list (in no particular order)
China
Singapore
Malaysia
Greece
Turkey
Japan
Dubai
madhuri madhuri
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Home country: India

Visited:
Nepal
Kuwait
Dubai
USA
Canada

Wish list: Canada, Nepal and ofcourse India


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Henry Wong
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Hey, it has been five years -- so it may be interesting to bump this topic...
fred rosenberger
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fred rosenberger wrote:Home country:
U.S.A.

Been in:
Canada
Mexico
China

My list has not changed.
Henry Wong
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I recently filed for two visas -- and in both cases, they wanted countries visited in the last 10 years. So, here is my country list over the last 10 years.

<Inhale>

United States, Russia, England, Spain, Malta, Tunisia, Italy, France, Monaco, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Norway, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, St Thomas, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Panama, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Tortola, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Antigua, Guadeloupe.

<Exhale>

Obviously, anything that was on the previous list, but not on this one, meant that it has been more than 10 years since I been there...

Favorites: Same as before..... but add Toyko to the list (Japanese food is fantastic).

Henry
John Jai
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I recently filed for two visas
What are those??? Not coming to India yet ??
Henry Wong
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tambi durai wrote:Surprisingly though, not ANYONE of the 'world travelers' in this thread have ever visited India...


and

John Jai wrote:
I recently filed for two visas
What are those??? Not coming to India yet ??


If it helps, one of the two visas that I applied for recently *is* for India (specifically for Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi, but of course, once I am in country, there should be no restrictions) .... have not completed the process yet though.

Henry
Jan Cumps
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home country: Belgium

US
Russia
India
France
UK
Germany
Luxemburg
Spain
Netherlands
Poland

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Bear Bibeault
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Hmmm, let's see if I can recall:

US (home country)
Canada (ancestral home)
France
Monaco
Germany
Spain
Switzerland
Austria
Liechtenstein (though I may have blinked and missed it as we were driving through)

Hard to pick a favorite, they all had great things about them.

Canada - great people
France - fantastic food, great people, scenic
Monaco - exciting
Germany - great people, great food, scenic, historically fascinating
Spain - great food, fantastic public transportation, history
Switzerland - beautiful, great chocolate
Austria - likely one of the most beautiful places on earth
Liechenstein - don't know, I blinked

If I had to pick one I'd visit again, it'd be hard to choose, but I suppose I'd go with Germany.

Top 5 other countries I'd like to visit: Japan, Thailand, China, New Zealand, Australia

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Jesper de Jong
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I've been in many places. Let's see how far I get with this list. Maybe I'm forgetting some places I've been:

Europe

The Netherlands (I live here)
Belgium
Luxemburg
England
Scotland
France
Spain
Switzerland
Austria
Liechtenstein
Italy
Slovenia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Greece
Turkey
Germany (also Eastern Germany when it still existed)
Denmark
Sweden

Northern America

USA
Canada
Mexico

Africa

Morocco
Ethiopia

Asia

Oman
United Arab Emirates (all of them)
India
Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Singapore
Hong Kong (when it did not yet belong to China)

Australia

I've also made landings with the airplane in other places such as Qatar, Saudi-Arabia and Brunei, but you can't really say you've been there when you haven't even left the airplane.





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Paul Clapham
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Countries where I've been:

Canada (live there)
USA (used to live there)
Great Britain (used to live there)

Mexico
Panama
Chile
Argentina
Ecuador

South Africa
Namibia
Botswana
Zimbabwe
Zambia (not officially, but I'm pretty sure the boat trip on the Zambezi River went there)
Lesotho
Swaziland

Norway
France
Switzerland
Austria
Slovakia
Poland
Iceland
Slovenia
Italy

Places I've been but didn't actually leave the airport or the train:

Denmark
Netherlands
Peru
Liechtenstein
Hong Kong

International borders I have crossed on foot:

Canada/USA
Slovakia/Poland (both ways)
Italy/Slovenia
Namibia/Botswana
Chris Baron
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Central America
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico

Europe
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany (Home)
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Vatican City

Asia & Middle East
United Arab Emirates
India (Goa)
Myanmar
Singapore
Thailand

Oceania
Australia
New Zealand

I liked it everywhere except maybe Myanmar (Burma). That was a little stressful.
The most i like is still Spain. Great People, good food, short flight. Australia made a good impression but when i was there it was at the end of a long trip and i was just tired of travelling itself and flew home on short notice. It's definitively worth another visit.

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Henry Wong
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Paul Clapham wrote:Places I've been but didn't actually leave the airport or the train:

Denmark
Netherlands
Peru
Liechtenstein
Hong Kong


I too, use to have a list of a half dozen or so countries that "technically didn't count" because I didn't leave the airport. However, that list has been greatly eliminated over the years, as I actually visited those countries.

Currently, I think I only have one such country on the list -- and it is Taiwan.

[EDIT: oops, forgot about Holland, as I have also been to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam]

Henry
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So I'm the only person here who has been to Rwanda?
Mahesh Trikannad
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India ( Where I was born )
USA ( Where I live )
Australia
UK
Germany
Nepal
Singapore

I would not say any is the best, every country is unique. I watch Globe Trekker , a lot and it is like visiting countries , while one is lying on the couch. I would like to visit Venice ( They say it is expensive though )


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None here.
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Really, no Vietnam? That's my favorite by far. I speak the language though, so that colors my experience.

The U.S. is just so big and diverse, it seems a bit dissonant to say you've "been there". I've seen tours offered for 10 days to New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. There's just no way that could be fun.

Another place to put on your dream list is Ecuador, and particularly the Galapagos Islands, which are just straight up amazing.

Also, New Zealand has some some of the most amazing scenery in the world packed into a couple of smallish islands, plus everyone speaks English! (Barely)
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Greg Charles wrote:The U.S. is just so big and diverse, it seems a bit dissonant to say you've "been there". I've seen tours offered for 10 days to New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. There's just no way that could be fun.

I always wanted to go to the US but every time i fail to make an itinerary because there's too much to choose from. My last approach was to go only to places where many Germans emigrated to until i found this this map


[Source wikipedia.org]

I didn't know that

Maybe i should just book a package tour to Florida as a starter.
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Zandis Murāns wrote:None here.


But you live in Latvia... other countries are quite close to you, no?

On the other hand I live in Canada and I can see places in the United States on my way to work in the morning, but I haven't been there for a long time. Those borders can certainly be barriers.
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Africa (I was born in South Africa):
South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho

Europe (I live in the Netherlands):
Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, United Kingdom

North-America:
Canada (Ontario only), United States (CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, NM, AZ, NV, FL, VA, WV, KY, OH, IN, IL, IO, WI)

I'm lucky that my parents took us to a lot of places, and in the past few years I've done a lot of traveling myself, mostly to North America, Fennoscandia and the Baltics.
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Greg Charles wrote:
The U.S. is just so big and diverse, it seems a bit dissonant to say you've "been there". I've seen tours offered for 10 days to New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. There's just no way that could be fun.


Yeah. Different countries should be treated differently. Some small ones, like Monaco, you can see everything in a day or so. While others, such as France, which surrounds Monaco, is completely different depending on your location. I can visit it many more times, and still probably not see (or experience) everything.

Henry
Jesper de Jong
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States of the USA that I've been:

New York, New Jersey, Massachusets, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California
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I have never toured out of India .... But definetly will do in future


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Henry Wong wrote:
If it helps, one of the two visas that I applied for recently *is* for India (specifically for Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi, but of course, once I am in country, there should be no restrictions) .... have not completed the process yet though.


Good news and bad news. After more than a month, including sending the passport back to amend an error on the visa, I finally got the India visa..... Unfortunately, business plans has changed. I may not have to go..... Darn. I was looking forward to it.

Henry
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Henry Wong wrote:
Henry Wong wrote:
If it helps, one of the two visas that I applied for recently *is* for India (specifically for Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi, but of course, once I am in country, there should be no restrictions) .... have not completed the process yet though.


Good news and bad news. After more than a month, including sending the passport back to amend an error on the visa, I finally got the India visa..... Unfortunately, business plans has changed. I may not have to go..... Darn. I was looking forward to it.

Henry

And may be if you were in bangalore then may be we could get an opportunity to meet, sad that your trip got postponed.


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