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Brag A Little...What Countries Have You Been To?

iheartscience

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princesss's dream vacation thread got me thinking of the places I've been and the places I still need to visit. I know we have a ton of well-traveled PSers here, so I thought it would be fun to see where everyone has been!

Which countries have you visited? And which one was your favorite?
 

iheartscience

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These are mine, I think in order:

United States
Germany x 2
Czech Republic
Italy
Switzerland
France
England
Spain x 2
Costa Rica
British Virgin Islands (I guess not technically a country, though... :cheeky: )
Sweden

ETA forgot to answer my own questions! My favorite is probably Czech Republic...Spain is a close second, though!
 

kenny

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USA - native
Canada - lived there for a year
Mexico
Philippines - lived there for 2 years
Guam
Azores, Portugal - lived there for 1.5 years
Mainland Portugal
Iceland - lived there for a year
Spain
Germany
France
England
Belgium
Netherlands
 

Circe

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Hm, let's see ....

Born in Vienna, Austria: went back in my 20s for a sight-seeing trip
Went to the south of France on a summer trip after my first year of grad school to stay with a friend
London, England for two weeks to stay with another friend
Venice, Italy as a graduation gift from my then-fiance, now husband, after which we hit Sweden so I could meet his family, and then back to London, because by then I loved it so (England is totally the winner as "fave," btw)
Rome and Florence last summer (okay, tied with Italy)
Paris, France this winter
Side-trips to Mexico and Canada for professional reasons

Conclusion: not nearly enough places as yet!
 

merilenda

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My list will probably be shorter than most of the people here. Traveling is something I hope to do as we get into our careers and gain financial stability. I love it!

So far, here's my short list:

USA - but I have been to all 48 continental states!
Canada
Mexico
New Zealand
 

Efe

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Fun thread. Let's see:

USA
England
France
Switzerland
Italy
Austria
Philippines
Japan
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Germany
 

jaysonsmom

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My dad was a diplomat, so

I've lived in:
Japan (born there)
Vietnam
Taiwan
US (in Seattle as a child, an reside here now)
South Africa
Germany
Bahamas

Traveled to:
Switzerland
Denmark
Austria
Norway
Spain
France
Swaziland
Mexico
Canada
Cayman Isds
St. Lucia

I have never been to the South Pacific, and would love to.
 

TravelingGal

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I think I did this before here, but too lazy to find the list!

Mexico
Canada
UK - England
Republic of Ireland
Spain
France
Belgium
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Czech Republic
Slovenia
Greece
Croatia
Italy
Australia
 

wannaBMrsH

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Fun! We love to travel:

USA - Native
Mexico x Infinity - Parents are native and we lived close-by growing up, (plus Cancun, Playa and Cabo next month)
England (London, York, Manchester)
Germany x 10 or so (Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Ulm, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Cologne)
Austria (Vienna)
Sweden x 5 (Stockholm, Uppsala, Lagga)
Switzerland (Basil, Zurich)
Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo)
France x 3 (Studied abroad in College at Nice, visited Paris and a few small towns)
Monaco
Norway (Oslo)
Belgium x 2 (Brussels)
Netherlands x 4 (Amsterdam)
Estonia (Tallin)
Japan x 3 (Tokyo, Kyoto)
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Canada x 5 (Toronto, Montreal, Quebec)
Jamaica x 2 (Ocho Rios, Montego Bay)
Cayman Islands
Dominican Republic (got married in Punta Cana)
India (Delhi, Chennai, Pondicherry)
Republic of the Maldives (we honeymooned here)
Poland (Gdansk and neighboring Rumia)
Does Puerto Rico (x 2) count?
Finland (Helsinki)
Panama
Honduras
Belize
Costa Rica
Brazil x 2 (Rio and Sao Paolo)
Italy x 3 (Rome, Florence, Milan)

My favorite because we did nothing and it was so amazing was Maldives, my favorite to go back to over and over and over again and hang out with friends and do things, Germany.
 

fieryred33143

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I haven't been to many :( This is not in order:

Mexico
Dominican Republic
Spain
Switzerland
UK

For my favorite it is a toss up between Mexico and Spain. I didn't do the typical vacation spot in Mexico (Cancun?) I went to D.F. and then took a ride to neighboring cities through the mountains. The people were amazing, the food was delicious, an I'm still in search for a tamarind margarita ;-)

Spain was more about the scenery for me. Believe it or not I hated the food. But I loved walking around and taking it all in. Would go back in a heartbeat.
 

geri

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As an Australian, we tend to travel a lot so here goes:

New Zealand
Hong Kong
USA
Canada
UK
France
Italy
Spain
Austria
Czech Republic
Netherlands
Denmark
Wales
Iceland
Ireland
Morocco
Turkey
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Thailand
Nepal
Cook Islands
Anguilla
St Lucia
St Maarten
Mexico

At one stage, I had been to more countries than my age but sadly that has fallen by the wayside and I suspect I'll never catch up again :(
 

Haven

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:bigsmile:

This is an awesome thread idea, Thing! I'd love to see pictures if anyone cares to share--maybe one picture that best represents your impression of a country?

Here's my list:
USA
Mexico (just a week)
Poland (just a week)
Israel (7 weeks)
Jordan (2 days)
Egypt (2 days)
The Netherlands (a weekend)
England (one summer)
France (just a weekend)
Greece (two weeks)
USVI and BVI (ten days--I know the USVI are *technically* a part of the US, and the BVI are British, but they're so exotic I think they count!)
Turkey (just a day)
Ireland (ten days)

I think that's it so far, but I plan to add lots more to the list as time goes on. We're going to Belgium and Switzerland this summer, and Italy in the summer of 2012. I wish I could have spent more time in many of the places I've already visited, to be honest. Here's to long trips!

My favorite was Ireland, the An Daingean peninsula, to be exact.
Here's the picture that screams IRELAND! to me:
ireland_0.jpg
And this is the picture I always think of when I think of my trip to Greece:
Greece.jpg
 

littlelanhua

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Australia
Indonesia
Thailand
China
US
Canada
Mongolia
Russia
Finland
Sweden
Denmark
Germany
Austria
Italy
Spain
France
Netherlands
New Zealand
Hong Kong
Macau
Chile
Peru
Bolivia
Argentina
Praguay
Uruguay
Brazil
Japan
and soon to add, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Singapore
 

Amys Bling

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I have been to:

Canada x 2, Montreal and Niagara
United States- live in NJ- visited NY, PA, RI, CT, MA, VT, VA, Washington DC, FL, SC, NC, CA, WY, CO, MT, UT
Mexico x 2, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen
Jamaica - Negril
Dominican Republic - Punta Cana
Netherlands (lived there for 2 months!) :bigsmile: - lived in Bergschenhoek-Rotterdam - visited Amsterdam, Lieden, Delft, Gouda...
Germany- Cologne
Belgium- Brugge
England- London
France- Paris
Czech Republic- Prague


My favorite thus far: Czech Republic!! Prague is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Also love the Netherlands (Amsterdam!)
 

princesss

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Okay, here we go

Lived In
US
Thailand
Singapore
Spain
Panama

Visited
Mexico (when I was REALLY little)
Canada (I should be going back next month)
Taiwan (Taipei)
Indonesia (Bintan)
Malaysia (KL, Johor Baru, Penang, and an island I can't remember the name of)
India (Rajasthan - Pushkar, Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi)
Australia (Tasmania, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the Whitsundays)
UAE (Dubai)
Oman (Khasab)
Austria (Vienna)
Hungary (Budapest)
England (London and surrounding areas)
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Germany (Aachen)
The Netherlands (Den Haag, Wassenaar, Amsterdam)
Belgium (Bruges)
Italy (Florence and Rome)
France (Paris and Biarritz)
Ireland (Dublin, Dingle, Galway, aaaaand....Cork?)
Morocco (Marrakech)

And I'll be adding New Zealand, Greece, and Turkey in the next 13 months. (Hey, wait! For the next 11 days I'll have more countries than my age! And then I'll do it again once I hit NZ...oooh, I hope I can keep this up!)
 

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Australia
Indonesia (Bali)
Thailand
Samoa
Fiji
England
France
Spain
Italy
Greece
Turkey
Switzerland
Austria
Lichtenstein (for lunch!)
Germany
Belgium
Holland
Dubai
Brunei
Monaco

Not too bad for living in one of the most isolated places but I would like to make it much longer.

Favourite place would be France, loved everything about it and can't wait to go back again, ESP if I win lotto I think I would move there.
 

geri

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I thought I had missed a few and in reading others, I realised I forgot a few. I have also been to Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Peru and Bolivia.
 

Amys Bling

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Amys Bling|1305080224|2918038 said:
I have been to:

Canada x 2, Montreal and Niagara
United States- live in NJ- visited NY, PA, RI, CT, MA, VT, VA, Washington DC, FL, SC, NC, CA, WY, CO, MT, UT
Mexico x 2, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen
Jamaica - Negril
Dominican Republic - Punta Cana
Netherlands (lived there for 2 months!) :bigsmile: - lived in Bergschenhoek-Rotterdam - visited Amsterdam, Lieden, Delft, Gouda...
Germany- Cologne
Belgium- Brugge
England- London
France- Paris
Czech Republic- Prague


My favorite thus far: Czech Republic!! Prague is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Also love the Netherlands (Amsterdam!)

OHHH- and Italy for our honeymoon in about 52 days! Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Pompeii, Amalfi, Positano, Ravelli, Capri :love:
 

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Ooh i love me some travel threads, i read the other one but couldnt work out where id most like to go, i was thinking nepal, russia, morocco and south america (no i cant pick one place within it!) would be good bets...

I traveled a bit a couple of years ago, but im not anywhere near satisfied with it, and have the itchiest feet again.

New Zealand
Bali
Thailand
italy (studied there for a little bit)
USA (both coasts and a little of the middle on various trips)
France
South Africa
Swaziland
Lesotho
Namibia
Botswana
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
Malawi
Tanzania
Kenya
Uganda
Egypt
Jordan
Syria
Israel
Turkey
Greece
Belgium
Ireland
England (only London though)
Canada (live here now)

Sigh it looks crap when i write it down :(sad i want to go again!
 

Bella_mezzo

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Oooh, I am so jealous of your awesome lists (in a totally good way:)

US native
Canada
US Virgin Islands-I know, not technically another country:) (2X)
France (2X)
Switzerland
Spain
Italy (2X)
Germany

ETA (I forgot a cruise!)

costa rica
aruba
curacao
bahamas
panama

and soon...

Russia for a business trip this summer
and Ethiopia (hopefully this summer or fall) to meet and legally adopt our soon-to-be son!!!!

Hopefully our next big trips after that will be to Greece and the UK.
 

Echidna

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geri|1305077858|2918006 said:
As an Australian, we tend to travel a lot
Too true! Here's my list:

Australia (I live here)

Europe
England
Scotland
Wales
France
Spain
Portugal
Monaco
Italy
San Marino
Vatican City (does that count?!)
Lichtenstein (also for lunch, HOT :lol: )
Austria (there are no kangaroos in Austria!)
Switzerland
Germany
The Netherlands
Belgium (although I mostly just drove through, so probably doesn't count)
Iceland
Denmark
Norway
Finland (tried to get to Estonia but not enough time)
Sweden

Americas
United States (not many states though)

Australasia/Pacific Region
Noumea
Vanuatu
New Caledonia
New Zealand

Asia
Japan
Singapore

I think I need to work on my North/South American destinations and add some more Asian trips in there.

Dream destination: Antarctica!
 

yssie

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Lived in -
New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland)
Australia (Brisbane, Canberra)
England (London)
India (Madras)
Hong Kong (Victoria, when it was)

Visited -
France (Nice) - 6months
Singapore (a few weeks here and there on the way to and from India when we were in NZ/Aus)
Greece (honeymoon on the islands!)


My list is far shorter than other PSers', I am impressed and jealous :cheeky:

Next up - hopefully Ireland or Iceland when DH finishes his PhD in July/August!
Maybe both if I can get the time off and convince him we need to celebrate the PhD and 1st Anni separately :halo:
 

AprilBaby

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Wow! So many traveled people!

US
Honduras
Haiti
Canada
Australia
England
France
Monaco
Spain
Germany
Italy
Tunisia
Malta
Bahamas
Vatican city
Austria



Cant wait to hit the road again!

Btw, Italy was my all time favorite, I love Venice!
 

Echidna

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Yssie, Iceland is awesome so I hope you get there and have a great time!

You say your list is short but I am VERY impressed that you once lived in Canberra :o Seriously?! And of course, Brisbane is the best town in Oz (sorry Geri and HOT), so you chose well.
 

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Fun thread. :))

Well, let's see...

Countries/ Places I've lived in and visited:

Vietnam
The UK (England, Wales, Scotland)
France
Hong Kong
China (Shanghai)
Singapore

Countries I've visited:
China (Beijing, Macau, Shenzhen)
Ireland (Republic of)
France
Belgium
Italy
Greece
Switzerland
Turkey
USA
Canada
Mexico
Barbados
St Lucia
Malaysia
The Philippines
Thailand
Indonesia
The Maldives
Japan
Korea
Australia
New Zealand

I think that's it, though I have a nagging suspicion that I've left one or two countries out!

There are still yet soooooooooo many countries I'd like to go to/ plan to visit.
 

lucyandroger

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Fun thread! I'm so jealous of these lists! Here's mine:

USA
Canada
Mexico
Cayman Islands
England (2x)
Ireland
France (2x)
Spain (3x)
Italy (2x)
Greece
Tunisia
Morocco (2x)
Egypt

Next Trip: Thailand and Cambodia (leaving next week!)
 

Phoenix

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ETA some details...

Phoenix|1305084575|2918127 said:
Fun thread. :))

Well, let's see...

Countries/ Places I've lived in and visited:

Vietnam (born there)
The UK (England, Wales, Scotland - lived in London, visited numerous places in the UK for work and for pleasure)
France (Lille)
Hong Kong
China (Shanghai)
Singapore

Countries I've visited:
China (Beijing, Macau, Shenzhen)
Ireland (Republic of)
France (Paris)
Belgium (Bruges, Brussels)
Italy (Rome and a seaside place that I can't remember the name of! 8) )
Greece (Crete, Santorini)
Switzerland (Zurich, Basel)
Turkey
USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino,Tuscan, Chicago, New York - am sure I've missed out some other places)
Canada
Mexico
Barbados
St Lucia
Malaysia
The Philippines
Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and am sure some other places but cannot remember right now)
Indonesia (Jakarta, Bali)
The Maldives
Japan
Korea
Australia (Sydney, Melboure, Perth)
New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch and drove around the South Island)

I think that's it, though I have a nagging suspicion that I've left one or two countries out!

There are still yet soooooooooo many countries I'd like to go to/ plan to visit.
LOVED the Maldives :love: - went there for our 5th wedding anni, and got a *free* upgrade to a water bungalow in the Four Seasons for the entire 7 days, YAY!! :appl: :appl:
 

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Echidna|1305083883|2918109 said:
Yssie, Iceland is awesome so I hope you get there and have a great time!

You say your list is short but I am VERY impressed that you once lived in Canberra :o Seriously?! And of course, Brisbane is the best town in Oz (sorry Geri and HOT), so you chose well.

Hehe I'm guessing you're in Brisbane?

I grew up there, pretty much - loved it, missed it SO much when we first moved to the US! I've only been back to visit a couple of times - hopefully I'll be able to take DH with me next time, in a couple of years :))


I can't *wait* to go to Iceland!! I'll def be asking for experiences on here when we get around to it. We were going to go for our honeymoon actually, but then the volcano blew up all our plans :sick:
 

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We have some well-traveled PSers - how awesome! I need to get ex-BF on this thread - I think he's got to be at over two dozen by this point.

As for me... not that many compared to you guys! I was an Air Force brat so we moved all over, but mostly in the US (Washington, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Florida, Montana), and then moved around in the US for school (Boston, Chicago, NYC).

I've lived in:

Korea - Pusan
Spain - Madrid
Japan - Tokyo

Visited:

Mexico - Cancun/Playa del Carmen
New Zealand - all over the South Island - did a two week circuit starting and ending in Christchurch
Costa Rica - all over, from San Jose to Arenal to Monteverde to the Nicoya Peninsula

I would love to visit more places though!
 

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People often tell me that they are impressed by how "well traveled" I am, but you guys put me to shame!

Germany- I was born there, only have one memory of it, does that count?
Hawaiian- Lived there for 3 years, have been to 5 of the islands (not technically a country, but still really cool)
Puerto Rico- My parents are originally from PR, and most of my family is still there
Bahamas- Bimini
U.S Virgin Islands
Belize
Mexico
Honduras
Samoa
New Zealand
Australia
USA- (Almost every state)
 
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