How many countries have you been to?

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:45 pm

JimBentley wrote:To further confuse this issue with a densely-worded and ridiculously over-punctuated post that is sort of something vaguely related to the matter, I've driven through loads of towns and cities and villages and shit (inevitable when driving through some of them (not that I'd say which)) and I consider that I've "been" to them. Getting out of the car for ten minutes wouldn't make any difference, because what are you going to do in ten minutes that you can't already do while driving the (possibly more than) ten minutes of driving through them? I've never been to Wells Cathedral, for instance, but I've driven through Wells a few times. So have I "been to" Wells? Yes.

Or no.
I think this is a good point because if you're driving through somewhere, you can still see a lot of the place and take in the sights etc.

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by JimBentley » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:44 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I think this is a good point because if you're driving through somewhere, you can still see a lot of the place and take in the sights etc.
As another f'instance, I've probably driven through (or been driven through) Liverpool more than a hundred times but the only time I got out of the car was to have a meal in a Chinese restaurant for some sort of family celebration or other. So does that count more than actually driving through Liverpool (which is pretty much impossible to do without seeing all the big landmarks, and takes a lot longer than ten minutes)?

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by sean d » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:06 am

24: Netherlands, and indeed Holland. Dundalk in the Europa League group stages getting a drawwith ten men away to a decent AZ Alkmaar side :D
Alkmaar's a beautiful little city, surprised it's not more of a tourist destination

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:02 pm

Anyone fancy a trip here?

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