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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    I haven't been to Qatar yet, but am probably in the next month. Does that count? 
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  • vasselmeyervasselmeyer Frets: 2410
    We seem to have skipped R...so "Russia", many many times. Everything you would expect from its current relationship with the rest if the world and lots of things you wouldn't. It's a very curious place.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    Russia for me too. Loved Moscow, St Petersburg a little less so. 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7376
    dbphoto said:
    dbphoto said:
    Ooh I have an L:
    Lanzarote, approx 2004, warm. Could have been anywhere. 
    And the country it is part of begins with S
    The Scanary Islands? 
    The Canary Islands are Spanish no?
    Si. 
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    Singapore, 2018  -  Hot. Humid. Oh god. So humid. 

    Turkey, winter 2015  -  So cold, in a way I never expected a country that far south could be. 
     
    Ukraine, 2015 (i think)  -  Chernobyl, Pripyat and lots and lots of schnapps. Brilliant weekend. 
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  • dbphotodbphoto Frets: 627
    edited December 6
    Venezuela 
    1999
    Stunning on every level.

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    Vatican? 
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    Also UK, USA, UAE.

    Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Uganda are pending
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  • dbphotodbphoto Frets: 627
    Surprised I thought of Venezuela first, when I much prefer:

    Vietnam
    2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011
    Quite possibly my favourite place in the world.  The food compared to Thailand etc is shite though.
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 760
    edited December 6
    I've taken out all the countries I can see we have done.

    Anyone been to Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe?
    If not start again with A. 

    A
    Albania
    Algeria
    Andorra
    Angola
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    B
    The Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    C
    Cabo Verde
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Canada
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    Congo, Republic of the
    Costa Rica
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    D
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    E
    East Timor (Timor-Leste)
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Ethiopia
    F
    Fiji
    Finland
    G
    Gabon
    The Gambia
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Greece
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    H
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Hungary
    I
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Ireland
    Israel
    J
    Jamaica
    Japan
    K
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Korea, North
    Korea, South
    Kosovo
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    L
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    M
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mali
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar (Burma)
    N
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nepal
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    P
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Philippines
    Portugal
    Q
    Qatar
    R
    Romania
    Rwanda
    S
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Singapore
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    Sri Lanka
    Sudan
    Sudan, South
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Syria
    T
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Togo
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    U
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    V
    Vanuatu
    Y
    Yemen
    Z
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

     
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 2100
    I've been to Borneo which is not technically a country but an island - just magnificent.
    Holland - flat erm pretty (can't remember anything about holland despite two seperate visits surprisingly!)

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  • vasselmeyervasselmeyer Frets: 2410
    Holland isn't a country. Its a region in The Netherlands. (pedant mode off) ;)
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 760

    I'll start again with A,

    Austria

    2009

    Hands blistered from cycling in the cold in Innsbruck. Beautiful buildings. 
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    edited December 6
    Ok, my full list...  

    Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Tanzania, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA. 

    I don't think I've missed any, but it's entirely possible. South Africa follows in the spring, and Qatar is soon, depending on work schedules. They won't let you into Yemen at the mo - even Socotra  

    I've also seen into Israel, Palestine and Syria from Umm Qais in Jordan, but it's a bit dodgy up that way these days
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  • LuttiSLuttiS Frets: 1230
    Andorra

    early 2000's, late 2000s

    Wrong season for snowboarding, cheap! Right season for snowboarding - snow!
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  • Azerbaijan

    Touched down on way home from georgia. Didn’t leave the plane. Loads of drunk oil workers boarded the plane.

    Air conditioned and noisy
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  • dbphotodbphoto Frets: 627
    Some interesting places on your list @stickyfiddle with Japan being the one place in particular that I have always wanted to visit, but never got round to.

    Slightly depressingly I have just realised I have not added any new countries to my list in around 3 years.  I did not leave Scotland or get on an aeroplane until I was 17 though, so while my complete list is ok, it definitely needs more work!

    Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, USA, Venezuala and Vietnam.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9741
    dbphoto said:
    Some interesting places on your list @stickyfiddle with Japan being the one place in particular that I have always wanted to visit, but never got round to.

    Slightly depressingly I have just realised I have not added any new countries to my list in around 3 years.  I did not leave Scotland or get on an aeroplane until I was 17 though, so while my complete list is ok, it definitely needs more work!

    Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, USA, Venezuala and Vietnam.
    Japan is one of my favourite places on the planet. We've been twice and fully intend to go back again as soon as we're able. I'm celiac, which makes a lot of the food a bit tricky, but I love sushi so it's all good as long as i'm careful.  

    As someone who grew up in Norfolk and saw friends go on gap years all over while I was happy to stay home I am well and truly a changed individual. I filled my last passport in about 2 years and I'm nearly there on its jumbo-sized replacement. Only 3 double pages left and they won't last long!  

    I think we'll head back to N America next year as we get an awesome companion ticket offer with a credit card that makes long-distance really attractive, and we had a great roadtrip earlier this year, so I'd love to do another. 

    Chile and Peru look good too but they're a hell of a long way from the Middle East! 


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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 760
    Going from @stickyfiddle Bahrain...

    Czech Republic

    2009

    Proposed to my wife on the Charles Bridge.

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  • LoFiLoFi Frets: 355
    Denmark, then. 2015. Surprisingly hot, or not, given the chambermaid insisted on closing my south-facing windows and opening the curtains in my non-AC room.
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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 4150
     Cuba, Croatia, Cyprus
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 572

    @Fungi

    put me down for:

    Australia- great diving on the barrier reef
    Cyprus- great food
    Greece- hot
    Kazahstan- traffic jams while they built the fecking road
    Mauritius- brilliant family holiday
    Philipines- witnessing a live (human) crucifixion (yes really)
    Singapore- slings and nuts
    Switzerland- difficult business people

    and apologies for being out of sync.
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 760
    edited December 6
    Right, I think we'll have to start picking these off one by one and ignore the alphabetical order.

    I've updated the list and taken the last remaining of mine;
    Seychelles / 2010 / Honeymoon. Paradise. 

    A
    Albania
    Algeria
    Angola
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Azerbaijan
    B
    The Bahamas
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    C
    Cabo Verde
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chile
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    Congo, Republic of the
    Costa Rica
    Côte d’Ivoire
    D
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    E
    East Timor (Timor-Leste)
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Ethiopia
    F
    Fiji
    G
    Gabon
    The Gambia
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    H
    Haiti
    Honduras
    I
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Israel
    J
    Jamaica
    K
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Korea, North
    Korea, South
    Kosovo
    Kyrgyzstan
    L
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Lithuania
    M
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Maldives
    Mali
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Mozambique
    Myanmar (Burma)
    N
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nepal
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    P
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Q
    Qatar
    R
    Romania
    Rwanda
    S
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Sierra Leone
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    Sudan
    Sudan, South
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Syria
    T
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Togo
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    U
    Uganda
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    V
    Vanuatu
    Y
    Yemen
    Z
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 4047

    I can add Qatar.  I changed planes there.  Horribly hot.  34C at 06:30 in the morning.  Stupid place to have a World Cup.

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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 4150
    edited December 6
    Put me down for Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, and St. Lucia please.
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • LuttiSLuttiS Frets: 1230
    Tunisia / 1997 / Camels & Oranges
    New Zealand/ late 80's / still wore a nappy, remember a giant red telephone.
    Bulgaria / 2009 / End of snowboard season, Donkeys & strip clubs..

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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 4150
    ...and St Lucia
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 2175
    Abu Dhabi. 2007. Air-con failed.

    Austria. 1966 and 1968. Bars closed at 10:00.

    Belgium. 1968. Bars didn’t close.

    Canada. 1996. Which country lies south of Detroit?

    China. 1997. Building site.

    Czech Republic. 2003. Lots of beer.

    Denmark. 1987. Our host drank beer non-stop all day, then drove us to the airport.
                     2016. Clean and tidy.

    Egypt. 2002. Their ancient history is very different.

    France. Too many times to mention. “Un seize, un rouge”

    Germany. Too many times to mention. “Zwei bier bitte”

    Greece. 2000. They don’t like the Germans.

    Hong Kong (before it returned to China). 1960s British infrastructure.

    Hungary. 2002. Didn’t understand a word.

    Iceland. 1977. Passenger next to me had a heart attack, causing emergency landing.

    India. 2007 and 2008. If I had to live in another country then India would be my choice. 

    Italy. Too many times to mention. Company accounts, tax accounts, management accounts - little relationship between them.

    Luxembourg. 1968. Nation of money changers.

    Nepal. 2008. Poor and struggling kingdom.

    Netherlands. Too many times to mention. Lots of beer.

    Philippines. 1997. Static traffic.

    Poland. 2018. Cheap cigarettes.

    Portugal. Too many times to mention. Interesting history, but now sidelined on the western tip of Europe.

    Russia. 1988. Proud citizens in a demoralised country.

    Spain. Too many times to mention. 

    Sweden. 2016. Rural, quiet, and delightful. “Dos cerveza”

    Switzerland. Too many times to mention. Carmenere vines protected by the geography.

    Thailand. 1997. More static traffic.

    Tunisia. 1989. “Cartago delenda est” means there’s not much left.

    Turkey. 1976. Built on the remains of three empires means there’s some interesting history.

    USA. Too many times to mention. Interesting to visit, but not somewhere I’d choose to live.

    Yugoslavia (while it still was). 1976. Stuck for 24 hours because they managed to crash two trains head on, closing the international mainline.







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  • sev112sev112 Frets: 390
    Bangladesh for a month in about 2001,
    Busy in Dhaka, but beautiful in the countryside . Most bright,y coloured  fruit I’ve ever seen


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  • snakemanStoosnakemanStoo Frets: 1531
    I went to Yorkshire once.  Does that count?
    PSN id : snakey33stoo
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