Countries You Have Visited

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  1. Barry the Baptist

    Barry the Baptist Hello son, would you like a lolly?
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    Went to Stockholm in 2019 to kick off my 40th birthday celebration year , of all the coincidences I bumped in to a girl I graduated high school with who was there for work. We hung out all weekend and it was pretty cool to see Stockholm with someone you know. I later hung with my friend we call Palestinian Jay because he's Palestinian but lives in Uppsala. I met him playing poker when I lived in Taiwan. I was told by some Swedes I know in Vegas to try kebab pizza. Jay took me to the ghetto of Stockholm, like police no go zone area called Rinkeby-Kista. Walked in to the pizza place and it was like the old movies when the record scratches and every mofo in the place stares at you. The pizza was amazing and we had no problems, the owners thought it was a cool that a foreigner from Vegas was in their place.

    If you do go to Stockholm definitely check out the Vasa Museum , it's incredible as is the photography museum
     
  2. Barry the Baptist

    Barry the Baptist Hello son, would you like a lolly?
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    I'm an old fuck and I want to do one of those river cruises down like the Danube or Rhein... problem is I'm in my mid 40's and I'd be the youngest person on the cruise by 30 years
     
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    Barry. Awesome my friend. But I only can see Malmö in Sweden
     
  4. Barry the Baptist

    Barry the Baptist Hello son, would you like a lolly?
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    I haven't heard too many good things about Malmo like it's kind of boring but if there is one thing Sweden isn't short on it's attractive women and with the amount of immigrants that have settled in that area I'm guessing there are some dynamic foxes in Malmo
     
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    Booked my flights.

    Heading to Norway, Sweden and Denmark in November this year. I will be back from my trip on Thanksgiving day and attend the Miami game on Black Friday.

    Anybody want to join me?
     
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    I've already been to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (the latter two twice), but thanks for the offer!
     
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    We're going to Dublin, London, Munich, and Venice toward the end of next month. I'll miss the Jets/Pats and Jets/Chiefs games.
     
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    If you are in England for the Pats game, we have a Gang Green UK watch party in Leicester, which you're very welcome to attend. We have a king in our cathedral, too.

    If you're in England, but don't fancy coming to Leicester, then get to the Hippodrome in London, always a good turn out of Jets fans there to watch the game.

    Enjoy your trip.
     
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    Are you coming over for a game this year?
     
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    I arrive in London on game day. Thanks for info!
     
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    Sadly not. We might be moving house, so pennies need to be saved!

    (And I'm going down to four days a week work, so I'm getting paid less! :))
     
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    I'm staying at Club Quarters Hotel Covent Garden Holborn 61 Lincoln Inn Fields in London. Do you know if there's a place nearby where I can watch the game? Thanks! I think Leicester is a couple of hours away?
     
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    Yes, as much as you'd be welcome, Leicester is s little too far to travel.

    Your best bedt in London is the Hippodrome. I'll mention you on a UK Jets whatsapp group as they are asking for numbers.
     
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    Thx, Brook mentioned that place as well. Now, all I have to do is convince the wife!
     
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    Contact them on @hippodromejets on X to confirm.
     
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    Good thread. I welcome any recommendations for Japan as that is the top of my list and planning for 2024
    Also, never been to Africa or South America

    Austria
    Belarus (but didn't get off the train)
    Belgium
    Czechoslovakia (was there on the day the country decided to split in two, Czech and Slovak)
    Finland (and Lapland. Saw the northern lights)
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Italy
    Luxembourg
    Monaco
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Russia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    UK (England, Scotland & Wales)
    Vatican City
    Canada
    Mexico (just popped over to Tijuana for a day to tick this country off the list)
    USA
    China
    Hong Kong
    Indonesia (Bali)
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Thailand
    UAE
    Australia (where I live, every State and Territory)
    Fiji
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand
     
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    Headed to Amsterdam and then Sicily in April 2024. First time for both.
     
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  18. Barry the Baptist

    Barry the Baptist Hello son, would you like a lolly?
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    My wife is Japanese so I have spent quite a bit of time in Japan... what exactly are you looking to do and how much time will you have? It has a little something for everyone but a place a bit off the tourist radar is Yamanashi Prefecture. We stayed in a place called Kawaguchiko which has a massive lake that is at the base of Mt Fuji. There are also hot springs in the area and there is a temple at the top of a mountain that provides some incredible views of Fujisan

    If you are really looking to do something non touristy head to Izu, it's about a 2 hour train ride south of Tokyo but it's a peninsula that has waterfalls , mountains and straddles the pacific on one side so again some pretty incredible views. You'll find almost no tourists there

    I know Tokyo and Yokohama really well so I can give you lots of recommendations to do in that area, I am a big fan of Osaka and of course Kyoto is a must but you can visit a Kyoto knockoff outside Tokyo called Kamakura. It was an important city during the Edo period and has a really cool temple with a massive bamboo forest in it as well as another temple with a massive buddha statue. I haven't been yet but I hear good things about a place called Nikko and it's the opposite direction of Kyoto from Tokyo but Matsushima Bay in Miyagi is one of the most beautiful places in the country
     
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    I should mention that both my maternal great-grandparents were from Collesano. They came to America in 1898 and had all their children, I e if which was my maternal grandmother. I'm going to be spending a week in Taormina but I'm planning a day trip to visit their birth place. I'm very excited.
     
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  20. Barry the Baptist

    Barry the Baptist Hello son, would you like a lolly?
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    Closer to Palermo, my grandmother was from Funari which is along the coast near Messina.
     
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