Countries You Have Visited

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  1. Brook!

    Brook! Soft Admin...2018 Friendliest Member Award Winner

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    I was inspired by bickety's Hobbies thread. Let's bring life to BS Forum. Enough with Politics.

    Tell us which countries you have visited so far and which city you loved the most?
     
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  2. stinkyB

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    Interesting topic.
    to answer your question.... "nowhere near as many as I'd like"
    Do territories count?

    most of my travels were chasing waves, so I've missed alot cultural "cities" (those travels will be when I'm old and so-phisticated like Brook)..... People of Peru were awesome, same with San Jose Del Cabo, MX.

    I remember when most of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica was rural / farmland... we'd give stickers to kids to open the gates of the family pig farm so we could drive through with our 4x4 to find waves.... I hear its all condos now :(

    Hawai'i is the USA, but still different. Hawai'ians have true Aloha and always dear to my heart

    Caribbean island travels when I was too young to give fair assessment, but good vibes all around, but most humans are cool to stoked little kids.
     
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  3. NYJetsO12

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    Johnny Cash says: " I've been everywhere man"

    ;)
     
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  4. bicketybam

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    I've mostly traveled to the Caribbean... Antigua, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica. The only European country I've been to is Scotland and I fucking loved it. I'd go back in a heartbeat. The Scots were some of the friendliest people I ever met.
     
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  5. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    England
    France
    Italy
    Spain
    Greece
    Turkey
    UAE
    Israel
    Puerto Rico
    Bahamas
     
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    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    I’m guessing @Cman65 has a pretty good list.
     
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    France, UK, Belgium, India, Canada

    I need to visit more places.
     
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    Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Honduras, Bahamas, Belize, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Costa Rica

    My favorite city was probably Barcelona.
     
  9. Dierking

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    Had a real good time in Leningrad back in the eighties with a couple of cute chubbie broads from Helsinki who liked to party like you read about.
     
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  10. Brook!

    Brook! Soft Admin...2018 Friendliest Member Award Winner

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    Since I was born in Turkey and I live in USA I will skip these two :)

    Iran
    Iraq
    Syria
    India
    Egypt
    Saudi Arabia
    United Arab Emirates
    Singapore
    Bulgaria
    Greece
    Slovakia
    Hungary
    Czhec Republic
    Austria
    Germany
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Netherlands
    Belgium
    France
    Spain
    Portugal
    England
    Republic of Ireland
    Northern Ireland
    Canada
    Bahamas

    Cities I can see myself retire:

    Barcelona
    Dublin
    Thessaloniki (Greece)


    Loved Tehran - Visited Shah's Palace and Humeyni's tomb. Went to Tehran University attended a medical class there as a visitor. Held at Tehran airport for almost 3 hours for being suspected to be a secret service agent as I tried to fly from Tehran to London with Turkish passport.

    Felt in love with a Bulgarian woman while in Sofia as she was 10 years older than I was. Eventually, as luck will have it, found love of my love in Turkey who was born in Bulgaria.

    Hated Saudi Arabia - Fucking ingrates.

    Loved Egypt - Went to Cairo Zoo with my wife and held a baby lion in my hands.

    Hated Brugges, Belgium as I was beaten while trying to watch Galatasaray play against Club Burgge.

    Barcelona my love. Tapa Tapa chain restaurant is where I could 10 dishes and no be judged.

    India - Land of poverty. But I loved it. People's hospitality trumps everything.

    London, England - City I lived for 6 months. Still love it and go there once every 2-3 years.

    Might continue later.
     
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  11. Cman68

    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    Canada
    Mexico
    South Korea
    Japan
    UK
    France
    Germany
    Bahamas
     
  12. sozopol

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    Brilliant stuff. I had an amazing summer in Bulgaria many years ago (as you might guess from my user name). Love the Brugges story, that's so badass (must have sucked at the time tho).

    Paris, Normandy, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Krackow, Warsaw, Berlin, Bulgaria, Israel, Canada (east and west), Iceland, Barcelona, Valencia (Copa del Rey final between Barca and Real Madrid), Portugal, Norway, and this summer, Santorini, Greece, and London. Hard to pick a favorite-- loved all of it. Hoping to retire to one of these places one day-- Portugal, where my brother and family live, or Santorini maybe!
     
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    South Korea
    Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Great Barrier Reef*)
    Canada (Montreal, Vancouver)
    Mexico (Cancun, Puerto Vallarta)
    Bahamas (Treasure Cay)
    Puerto Rico (San Juan, Vieques*)
    USVI (St Thomas, St John)
    BVI (Tortola, Jost Van Dyke)
    Grand Cayman
    Cuba* (Havana, Bay of Pigs)
    St Maarten
    St Barts
    St Kitts & Nevis*
    Antigua
    St Lucia
    Greece* (Athens, Mykonos, Santorini)

    Just started on Europe this year, many more stops to make - maybe the Iberian Peninsula next, I can see London, Paris and Rome when I'm old. The *s represent favorite places. I guess you could say I favor the out of the way places - especially when they're warm.
     
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  14. Cidusii

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    Australia (NSW & Victoria)
    Britain
    Canada
    Ireland
    Japan
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    USA (about 15 or 16 states so far)
    Vanuatu

    Pretty keen to explore some of Central/South America at some stage, as well as Europe.
     
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    I’ve been nowhere sadly. Lots of places in the us. Bahamas, Canada. One of the downfalls of growing up in, and then becoming self employed. You can’t leave.
    Really want to go to Ireland, England, Scotland. One day. Would also love to visit the pyramids in Egypt. But I know that won’t happen.

    edit- to add Switzerland. Would love to go there just for the landscapes
     
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    England
    Scotland
    Ireland
    Spain
    Portugal
    France
    Norway
    Netherlands
    Sweden
    Mexico
    Brazil
    Africa
    South Africa
    Canada
    Bahamas
    Jamaica
    Barbados

    I’m sure I’m forgetting some.
     
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    Austria
    Belgium
    California
    Canada
    Denmark
    England
    France
    Germany
    Holland
    Italy
    Mexico
    Scotland
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Texas
    Yugoslavia

    I think that's it.

    Brooklyn if you count Brooklyn as a separate country which some do.
     
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  18. Savatage

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    Canada
    Mexico
    Ireland
    Iceland
    UK/Scotland
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Jamaica
    St. Kitts/Nevis
    Belize
    PR
    DR
    Bermuda
    I"m probably leaving out a little Island country. I'm also going to France this November.
     
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  19. TwoHeadedMonster

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    Mexico
    Spain
    Ireland
    UK/Scotland
    Iceland
    Iraq
    Syria
    Kuwait
    Germany
    Austria


    ....not enough.
     
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    A few, before Covid. Looking forward to travelling again.

    England
    Scotland
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    France
    Germany
    Belgium
    Holland
    Spain
    Portugal
    Italy
    Iceland
    Finland
    Sweden
    Czech Republic
    Poland
    Slovenia
    Croatia
    Greece
    Austria
    Hungary
    China
    Thailand
    Australia
    USA
    Canada
    Bermuda
    Morocco
    Tunisia
    South Africa
    United Arab Emirates
    Luxembourg

    The best cities in the world (that I have visited) are Prague, Rome, London, New York and Cape Town.

    Oh yeah, Berlin is great too, and Budapest...I so love cities, can't be bothered with beach holidays.
     
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