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    About 8 for me, and half of those were for work, so I did not have much choice. Foreign travel does not appeal to me, as there are great places to visit here in the the UK.

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    27 for me, both for work and holidays. Never been to Asia or South America, would love to one day.

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    39 for me…. But only one of them was a day trip…. The rest I’ve been to been to (if that makes sense?)

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    21 for me, all being 'proper' stays.

    I'd like to add to the list. I haven't got out of London once for over a year!

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    Only 23 for me, less than I thought. Although I have been to some countries many, many times. Need to spread my wings!

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    25 for me, many countries in South America, the Antipodes and the Far East are all on the bucket list once free from the shackles of C19 and being a wage slave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    19, surprisingly! Officially 20, but East Germany and West Germany are now one.
    Ah, that's true. I went to East Germany when it was a thing, so that'd be another one.
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    Counter 37 off the list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    19, surprisingly! Officially 20, but East Germany and West Germany are now one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    Ah, that's true. I went to East Germany when it was a thing, so that'd be another one.
    Didn’t think about East Germany which I went to. In fact I like to think I helped unite the two countries. Here’s me knocking down the wall . .



    Amazing to think that was over 30 years ago and I was very young. Me and a mate had gone inter railing and stopped in Berlin for 4 nights. Think it was 5 DM’s to hire.

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    25 for me. Last trip outside UK was 7 years ago, once we welcomed a puppy into our home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    Ah, that's true. I went to East Germany when it was a thing, so that'd be another one.
    When I was going through the list, I remembered a stay in Rostock 2 or 3 yrs ago. Then I remembered that this (beautiful!!!) town is situated in the former DDR where I'd been as a student (East Berlin, late '70s. Very depressing). That's how I remembered that it's the 20th country.

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    21 for me - none for work

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    A round 30 for me....several multiple times.

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    Just done a count and excluding UK I seem to be at 65. Big chunks of Africa and South America not done so plenty of new places still to see.

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    Whilst we’re all discussing world travel, a good time for a reminder that the Take Time watch still has some of the world to explore...

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    58 of those listed, lacking in Africa (just Morocco and Algeria) and haven't been to China or Japan.

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    43, wish I had done more travelling when it was easy to organise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    Ah, that's true. I went to East Germany when it was a thing, so that'd be another one.
    I went to Ukraine when it was USSR - do I need to chalk one off?!!

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    Here are my visits (20):-
    Austria
    Afghanistan
    Belgium
    Croatia
    Denmark
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    India
    Iran
    Italy
    Malta
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    Pakistan
    Poland
    Serbia
    Spain
    Turkey

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    Outside of the UK and in no particular order:
    1. USA
    2. Mexico
    3. Norway
    4. France
    5. Belgium
    6. Netherlands
    7. Germany
    8. Austria
    9. Czech Republic
    10. Hungary
    11. Slovakia
    12. Mallorca (Spain I guess)
    13. Portugal
    14. Madeira (Portugal again?)
    15. South Africa
    16. Turkey
    17. Azerbaijan
    18. Dubai
    19. Singapore
    20. Indonesia
    21. Malaysia
    22. Japan
    23. China
    24. Republic of Ireland

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    65

    Seems like less, I need to get out more

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    40!, not including UK

    Do I win a prize for Kiribati and Tuvalu??

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    27 for me New Zealand the best with Canada a close second!

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    Anyone else been to the only 2 double landlocked nations?

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    A mixture of work and pleasure,listed the in order that I remember them.

    England
    Scotland
    Wales
    N.I.

    West Germany
    East Germany
    Germany
    Belgium
    Holland
    Luxembourg
    Denmark
    Poland
    Czechoslovakia
    Spain
    France
    Italy
    Austria
    Croatia
    Serbia
    Bosnia
    FYRM
    kosovo
    Slovenia
    Portugal
    Monaco
    Greece
    Malta
    Sardinia
    Corsica
    Morocco
    Australia (airport only)
    New Zealand

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    I have the lowest at the grand total of 3.

    I really need to get out more!

    At the point in my life when I thought I need to change, the original lockdown happened.

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    I totally forgot: I have also been to North Luxembourg and the South of France.
    #Technoking

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    I've managed 73 - worked in a variety of global roles for about 30 years. I'm bound to have missed a few off though...

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    33 from the list for me.

    I've never been to South America at all, so I'd like to go there sometime.

    Although, the Channel Islands would be nice at the moment!

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    I counted in the mid-50s but I notice a few places not on this list. As said before in the thread, military helps up the number significantly through deployments and detachments around the world.

    Maybe a different thread, but it would be interesting to find the most extreme place a TZ'er has been? Eg antartica or up Everest etc.

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    Not as many as I had thought!
    I have counted 21 (might have missed some) but I been to several of the countries numerous times i.e. Ireland, Greece & France 20+ times. Croatia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia 10+ times

    Need to get out and about more when we are allowed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Maybe a different thread, but it would be interesting to find the most extreme place a TZ'er has been? Eg antartica or up Everest etc.
    Not particularly extreme but I don't know may other people who have visited Bhutan.
    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    I'm on 33.

    It would be interesting to see how the figures would change if you had to spend two consecutive nights in a country for it to count towards your total, so no airport or cruise ship stops.

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    It would be interesting to define “been to” as some may include visiting a port within 500 yards of a cruise ship as having visited a country. No offence meant....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I'm on 33.

    It would be interesting to see how the figures would change if you had to spend two consecutive nights in a country for it to count towards your total, so no airport or cruise ship stops.
    Would only reduce me by two. Macau and Vatican !

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    Spain
    Italy
    Germany
    Greece
    Switzerland
    Belgium (debatable as to whether it can count, went for lunch with a client once but saw lots of Brussels in an Uber).
    USA
    Indonesia
    Thailand
    France
    Czech Republic.

    Really disappointed with that and feel I should broaden my horizons somewhat.
    Last edited by Chinese_Alan; 7th April 2021 at 14:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamdoor View Post
    It would be interesting to define “been to” as some may include visiting a port within 500 yards of a cruise ship as having visited a country. No offence meant....
    No change here, I have clear criteria on what visiting country means.
    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP28 View Post
    Macau
    It not a country and not on the list.
    There's no wonder some people are getting such high numbers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    No change here, I have clear criteria on what visiting country means.
    Same here!

    I’d probably do well with the extreme locations too, Arctic, Antarctic, Falklands, Churchill in Canada, etc.

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    37 and I’m disappointed!

    Need to do better!


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    Thing is you can rack up a hell of a lot of countries by driving through Europe in a couple of days yet somewhere like the US is so vast and diverse yet you would statistically appear untravelled versus someone who had just driven through Belgium, Luxembourg, France etc. My "1 country" US stat covers Guam, Hawaii, Alaska and many mainland states from west to east coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    I counted in the mid-50s but I notice a few places not on this list. As said before in the thread, military helps up the number significantly through deployments and detachments around the world.

    Maybe a different thread, but it would be interesting to find the most extreme place a TZ'er has been? Eg antartica or up Everest etc.
    I’ve been to the bottom of the worlds deepest mine which was fun.

    But more interestingly I know someone who has been into the same mine, but he has also climbed Everest so has stood at both the bottom and top of the world. I’ve always quite enjoyed that thought!

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    19 for me and 21 for my wife. As some have also mentioned, we tend to travel a lot for work, but to the same places (Japan, Singapore and USA).

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    A paltry 11 out of that list.

    I did however document everywhere I bought a ticket for use on public transport last year and add it to a map
    https://maphub.net/alexanderjo/Tickets

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    Its not where you go its what you see and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Its not where you go its what you see and learn.
    Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peck View Post
    I’ve been to the bottom of the worlds deepest mine which was fun.

    But more interestingly I know someone who has been into the same mine, but he has also climbed Everest so has stood at both the bottom and top of the world. I’ve always quite enjoyed that thought!
    That's sounds fun. Was that for work or as a tourist?

    I'm in awe of anyone who does Everest. Not sure I could do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    I counted in the mid-50s but I notice a few places not on this list. As said before in the thread, military helps up the number significantly through deployments and detachments around the world.

    Maybe a different thread, but it would be interesting to find the most extreme place a TZ'er has been? Eg antartica or up Everest etc.

    Not so much a place as a landmark - but I have been at the top of BT Tower. I emerged from the fire escape hatch in the lift motor room and stood on the top, the only thing left to climb was the mast. Wouldn't do it now - and no longer have the access rights anyway.

    As far as countries visited, only about 12-15.. I had forgotten some till I saw them on peoples lists...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    That's sounds fun. Was that for work or as a tourist?

    I'm in awe of anyone who does Everest. Not sure I could do it.
    That was for work... was an interesting day for sure. As for Everest I completely agree and am 100% certain I wouldn’t be able to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry nylon View Post
    Not so much a place as a landmark - but I have been at the top of BT Tower. I emerged from the fire escape hatch in the lift motor room and stood on the top, the only thing left to climb was the mast. Wouldn't do it now - and no longer have the access rights anyway.

    As far as countries visited, only about 12-15.. I had forgotten some till I saw them on peoples lists...
    Always wanted to go up there. A few years ago they had a pop-up restaurant in there as a one off...unfortunately I didn't make selection for tickets.

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