How Many Countries & Islands Have You Visited?

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  1. Helene Lawson

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    Share the pictures with us, and tell us about your experience.
     
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    I was in France, Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic, England and Germany.
     
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    I had to do a quick count. I knew I'd got to 40, but surprised myself by discovering that it was 44. Most of them are in Europe, 30 in total. After that, seven in Africa, four in Asia and three in the Caribbean. I suppose that I could sneak my tally up by counting England, Scotland and Wales as separate countries rather than as part of the United Kingdom.

    Most of these were holiday destinations, though I have worked in Ghana, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
     
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    I've been to Greece, Italy, and Spain following my ancestors' pathways before they made the decision to relocate, in an attempt to understand why of their decision feeling myself "too European" to do the same if I were living in any of those countries.

    However the other place I have been to and I love is London, which architecture resembles in much areas the city where I actually live, even my local subway system brings me memories of the underground taking me near to Highgate cemetery.

    This cemetery was the key factor to get me going to the UK, because being passionate for the study of occultism, metaphysics and the paranormal phenomena, I wanted to learn more about the Vampire in there, besides many other legends and tales around such place, beyond the London haunted tours, which are merely tourist attractions
     
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    Wow, that's so many countries you went to. You worked im Ghana and Ethiopia, that sounds interesting, what did you specifically do there?
    I always wanted to go to the Caribbean beach.
     
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    I was a volunteer, working as an IT advisor. I spent two years doing that in Eritrea, while the Ghana and Ethiopia trips were shorter.

    Living in Europe helps my relatively large total of countries - there are lots of countries and it doesn't take long to get anywhere. Even London to Moscow is only around four hours.
     
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    I have been in most of the states in the continental United States, save two or three, but the only foreign travel I have done has been in Canada and Mexico, and then not far beyond the borders.
     
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    In 2013, we went to Bangkok for my first tour in a long time - the last time I traveled was in 1994 to Hongkong. Thailand is a warm country, not the people but the climate. We were always perspiring when out of the hotel. There were lots of sights to see and shopping was great because the goods, particularly clothing and footwear, are cheap. So I bought a lot to bring home as presents to relatives and friends. We just didn't relish much of the food because nothing suited our taste buds.

    Here's my first encounter with a monk.... IMG_6036 cory monk.JPG
    I could not let this opportunity pass - having my picture taken with a live elephant.... IMG_6226 cory elephant.JPG
     
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    I have been mostly to Asian countries. As Asia has tropical weather, the best time to travel in the region would be from the September to March cycle when the weather is much cooler. Declining temperatures are very much desired by many Asians like me. Hong Kong and Macau are the best places to be during the September to March cycle.
    My next dream travel destinations are the US and Europe. Most Asians, I think, target these areas for their next travel.
     
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    Last January we went to Beijing, China. We got the accommodation thru online (booking.com). The hotel was pretty good and the people there are friendly. What bothered us was the zero temperature. Coming from a tropical country, it was so difficult to walk in the street in that cold temperature. But it's worth the sacrifice because we had seen Tiananmen square and the Forbidden city. Food was not that great but still okay considering that Chinese food is common here in our country.

    Here's the photo when we went to the Great Wall. There was snow all around and we had fun because that was the first time we encountered real snow. IMG_0379 great wall.JPG
     
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    Last April, we went to Kuala Lumpur and stayed in Majestic hotel, seemingly a 5-star hotel which has a free shuttle from hotel to some specific points in the city. But as tourists, we are used to walking with a street map. It's a nice vacation especially when we took the Hop On Hon Off bus which we call Ho-Ho. Just one ticket for an unlimited ride around the city with more than 10 stops to choose from.
    IMG_1380 hoho bus.JPG

    Our first interest is the Petronas Tower which is now the most popular landmark of Malaysia. IMG_1322 petronas.JPG
     
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  12. Helene Lawson

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    Those are some great photos from your trips @Corie Henson, you probably had a lot of fun traveling to all of these countries. :)
     
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    I'm either red with jealousy or green with envy of all the places some of you have traveled to. I've been to or at least passed through about 40 of the states. Only out of the U.S. twice. I spent 3 weeks in the Panama Canal Zone courtesy of the USAF and my wife and I took a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas.
     
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    When we went to Hongkong, we made a side trip to Macau (others spell it as Macao). I found out that Macau is the land of casinos. In fact, our one day tour was mostly to casinos. No, we did not gamble although one casino had us register with them (by showing our passport) and gave us each 100 in chips. It was a nice trip since we did not spend except for the bus ride. However, the Hongkong-Macau ferry traversed the sea in 45 minutes on rambling waters that made us dizzy. IMG_1520 cory subway.JPG

    We had been to 10 casinos in that afternoon until evening. IMG_1583 cory macau casino.JPG
     
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    10 casinos!!? Wow, were you successful in making any money :D ?
     
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