Countries You Have Visited

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  1. Savatage

    Savatage Well-Known Member

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    We're heading to Morocco in 9 days. Thoughts to those who've been there?
     
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  2. Brook!

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

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    I have no information for Morocco but I use Trip Advisor user recommendations a lot.
     
  3. Brook!

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

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    Added 3 more countries to my list in 2023. During thanksgiving break I headed to Scandinavia. 2 nights in Oslo , 2 nights in Stockholm 2 nights in Copenhagen. SAS Airlines multi trip option came to be $706 for all plane tickets. Hotels averaged $160 per night.
     
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  4. JetsUK

    JetsUK Well-Known Member

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    where are you heading and what kind of stuff are you in to? I haven't been myself but know someone with family there.
     
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  5. JetsUK

    JetsUK Well-Known Member

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    Not that many places - but then the advantage of being on a board with mostly Americans where only half the population has a passport is that even a few can look good :p My wife will not fly so spent most of our vacations in the UK but finally made it on a few long-haul trips with just the kids now they are older and hoping to add Japan soon

    Largely in order of when I visited them (nowhere especially exotic or off the beaten track):
    - Spain
    - Balearic Islands
    - France
    - Germany
    - Austria
    - Belgium
    - Canada (a few times)
    - Italy
    - Ireland
    - Iceland
    - Poland
    - Switzerland
    - USA (a few times)

    My favourite places (for a variety of reasons):
    - Venice - it really does feel like you are on a movie set and if you step one street over from the super touristy spots it can be very quiet
    - Siena (Italy) - again just incredible to look at and a lot less hectic than somewhere like Florence
    - London - it is probably the most varied and interesting place I've been even though as someone that lives well away from it in the UK I am programmed to hate it (a bit like people in Texas with NYC)
    - Krakow - was much nicer than I was expecting (and refreshingly good value!)
    - New York City - huge amount to see and do and again often felt like you were on a movie set
    - Nantucket Island - one of the nicest places I have ever been, if I was seriously rich I would buy a place there and rarely leave
     
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    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    Mexico
    Costa Rica
    Argentina
    Uruguay
    Bahamas
    St. Thomas
    Bermuda
    Cuba
    Barbados
    Dominican Republic
    Puerto Rico
    Iceland
    England
    Luxemburg
    France
    Lichtenstein
    Austria
    Italy
    Vatican (it's a country)
    Switzerland
    Germany
    Netherlands
    Spain
    Greece
    Kenya
    Tanzania
    China
    Japan
    Hong Kong
    Vietnam
    Cambodia

    Alaska - not a foreign country but a trip there feels like it.
    Hawaii - ditto

    Favorite cities - Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Venice, Sienna, but I'll take NYC over any of them.

    Bucket List Egypt, Scandinavia, Galapagos, Machu Pichu
    Don't think I'll get to do these because of age, and spending all my travel energy to see my grandkids in California, may soon move out there.
     
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  7. Savatage

    Savatage Well-Known Member

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    We're flying into Casablanca. We like to go sightseeing and the touristy stuff. My wife and I are pretty active so we don't mind logging a lot of miles.
     
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    I need to add Austria(Innsbruck), Germany(Munich), and Italy(Venice). We did Oktoberfest while we were in Munich......holy shit, did we get a load on. We also dressed the part with lederhosen and shit.
     
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    I put down Venice, Siena and NYC so that's almost a match!
     
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    Hi - the steer I got (which wasn't much) was - leave Casablanca as apparently its pretty rough (their advice was "be careful") - and get over to Marrakesh as soon as you can as its really nice and try to sort a desert safari where you get to spend the night in the desert.
     
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    Just back from a very enjoyable Caribbean cruise (butterflies, bees, Mayan ruins, tequila, chocolate, rum, beaches), during which I added two new places: Belize and the Cayman Islands.

    Aruba
    Austria
    Bahamas
    Belgium
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Canada
    Cayman Islands
    China
    Croatia
    Curacao
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Grenada
    Holy See (Vatican City)
    Ireland
    Italy
    Malta
    Martinique
    Mexico
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Portugal
    Russia
    Singapore
    Sint Maarten
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    St. Martin
    Turkey
    United Kingdom (including England, Wales, and Scotland, but not Northern Ireland)
    United States (including constituent territories of Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas)
    Venezuela
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    What was your impression of the Dutch people versus other places you visited? Just curious.
     
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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    I found them quite friendly, but I have to admit that, thanks to many international conferences through the years, I have quite a few Dutch friends, so that could be affecting my opinion. More generally, I've found that most people around the world are pretty friendly, with the very notable exception of more than a few Parisians, and more than a couple of other European French speakers (I'm looking at some of you, Walloons).
     
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  14. Barry the Baptist

    Barry the Baptist Hello son, would you like a lolly?
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    I feel like 2 nights in Stockholm or any Euro city isn't enough. I spent about a week there and left wishing I had more time. I'm also the lunatic who went in January
     
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  15. BrowningNagle

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    Anybody been to India? I might have to go there for work. I know it’s a big country, Mumbai I’m talking
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Mumbai is one place that has never caught my imagination. I have talked to a lot of people that work there though. They like it when you kindly do the needful.

    I'd like to check out Kolkata though.
     
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  17. Brook!

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    I have been to India multiple times but not to Mumbai. Been to Bangalore and Chennai. Not sure if your questions are Mumbai specific but send me a PM with your questions and I will try to help.
     
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    Thank you, will take you up on it if I do end up having to go, it’s up in the air now
     
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    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    Belgium
    Canada
    Curacao
    Denmark
    Dominica
    England
    France
    Holland
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Mexico
    Monaco
    Morocco
    Norway
    Panama
    Portugal
    Scotland
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    St. Kitts
    St. Lucia
    St. Maarten
    Tortola

    Greece and Montenegro coming up this summer on a cruise.
     
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  20. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    England
    Scotland
    Sicily
    Switzerland
    Italy (3 times, looking to live there at least 4 mos per year target date 2 years from now)
    Florida

    Gigantic pressing desire to go to Argentina. The history and love affair between Italy and Argentina is fascinating. Look at the surnames in Argentina, huge Italian faction.

    My Daddy was born in Buenos Aires. My grandmother was pregnant with him when they went through Ellis Island in 1920, but they were turned away because the quota for Italians/Sicilians was met so his family had wait two years to see Lady Liberty again.

    Anyway, I have my Daddy's original passport, it's a stunning piece of family history. He went back to Palermo, Sicily, twice when he was under 10 years old to see some cousins. I met them in 1986.

    My Daddy with his 8th grade education was a polyglot, but that's a story for another day. He always wanted to go back to Argentina to see where was born (specifically). I have a great lead because I have WW II Army records of the Church where he was baptized to prove his eligibility for full U.S. Citizenship. He was sworn in on the spot in the recruitment office when he volunteered for the Army but that's beside the point.

    Guess where he was stationed? Naples, Italy, lol. He spoke the language , so there's always that. He came home speaking perfect Roman Italian, but the list of what he could navigate was unreal. I'm talking way beyond Romance Languages, thanks to the garment industry.

    So that's my tangent for the day.
     
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