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
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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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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:07 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:29 pm
Chronologically: UK [England], France, Spain (loads of islands), Cyprus, USA, [Wales], Italy, UAE (airport transfers), China, Croatia, Vatican City, [Northern Ireland], [Scotland], Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Montenegro*, Albania* (bus station stopover, out of the bus for like 15-20 mins and made a blog proving I was there), Kosovo*, Macedonia*, Greece*, Bulgaria*, Lithuania*, Latvia*, Estonia*, Finland*, Denmark*, Sweden*, Norway*, Malta.

Countries starred are ones I've been through all on my lonesome!! #StrongIndependentWhiteWomanWhoDontNeedNoTravelCompanions
+ Slovakia, Luxembourg*, Iceland

Up to 37 now (only 13 more European countries to go). Anyone else want to update their numbers?
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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Thomas Carey » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:58 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:07 pm
Anyone else want to update their numbers?
Sure, why not

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:28 pm
I want to go to the USA mainly, but that's to meet some mates, not really for the country (though I'm sure it'd be interesting)
This finally happened :D . +USA 4/51 (Maine <3, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and also New Jersey (bus, twice) and New Hampshire (train) without leaving the vehicle which apparently doesn't count)

I think this puts me at 13
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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Mark James » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Played in a football tournament earlier in the year. The team flew in to Cologne, got a bus to Maastricht to our accommodation and then travelled by taxi to Millen in Belgium for the tournament. A great weekend (Maastricht is amazing BTW, highly recommended) but two of those countries were already on the list so just an addition of Belgium for me.

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:09 pm

canada soon

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:33 pm

Mexico soon

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:40 pm

f1?

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:33 am

Yep.

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:06 pm

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:35 pm
UK (3), Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Vatican City, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, UAE (transfers only), Japan, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, USA for 20 total. No new ones planned for this year yet - may fill in one of the holes in Western Europe
Added Ireland and India, and will add Austria and Slovenia in a couple of weeks for 24 total.

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:59 am

Slovakia and Austria to the list this week.
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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Mexico soon
I hope this is still on anyway. Obviously my first thoughts should be with the people in Mexico suffering in all this, rather than wondering whether my trip is going to be affected!

It's weird how slow the news was with this. Last night, the BBC reported that there had been an earthquake and that a building had partially collapsed in Mexico City (something along those lines anyway). Yeah, I think it was a bit more than that, guys.

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:13 am

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:35 pm
UK (3), Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Vatican City, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, UAE (transfers only), Japan, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, USA for 20 total. No new ones planned for this year yet - may fill in one of the holes in Western Europe
Added Ireland and India, and will add Austria and Slovenia in a couple of weeks for 24 total.
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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Stewart Gordon » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:40 pm

Not quite at the bottom of the list with 6/197 (3/4):
United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Belgium (purely by the 10-minute rule), Finland (England, Scotland, Wales)

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Re: How many countries have you been to?

Post by Stewart Gordon » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:50 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:32 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
James Laverty wrote:Vatican City (dubious if this is counted)
OF COURSE THIS COUNTS.
Wait what? That's a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right?

I went there while I was in Rome. So 9.
Vatican City is one of the two sovereign states that aren't UN members - the other being Taiwan. At least, I'm not sure whether the other two Sporcle countries that aren't UN members (Kosovo and Palestine) count as sovereign states.

That said, are some of these actually UN members, albeit in some other country's right rather than their own?

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