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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 2165
    I went to Yorkshire once.  Does that count?
    Its not won independence yet.  I have been to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, all much of a muchness except the road signs in Eire.

    Never been to Scotland as its north of the wall.
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  • LuttiSLuttiS Frets: 1251
    I came to Wales some 10+ years ago.. i'm currently only allowed out on day release...
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  • Tajikistan, 2011

    Beautiful mountain scenery. Excellent hotel in Dushanbe. Fairly large number of NATO military bods milling around as Dushanbe airport was still being used to supports operations in Afghanistan.

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  • LoFiLoFi Frets: 355
    Seeing as it's still on the list, South Africa.

    Jo'burg, 2010 (about a month before the World Cup). Not a very nice place, really rather racist (in both directions) and quite scary at times. I'm told it's a lot worse now.
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  • Ukraine 2011

     dysfunctional 
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 4968
    Fuengi said:
    I've updated the list and taken the last remaining of mine;
    Seychelles / 2010 / Honeymoon. Paradise. 

    That's the only one I had to include.  I'll say it anyway.

    Seychelles.  2001.  Somebody else's wedding.  Too bloody hot and absolutely bugger all to do once the novelty of the tropics wears off after 4 or 5 days.

    I haven't been out of the UK since then.

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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 4063
    I went to Yorkshire once.  Does that count?
    Meant to be a foreign country, not another planet.  :)
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 572
    Forgot one. Israel. Got pissed and still have the scars to prove it
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  • FX_MunkeeFX_Munkee Frets: 2030
    I can tick off Maldives, Slovakia and Sri Lanka for you.
    Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame, you give love a bad name. Not to mention archery tuition.
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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 4110
    Ive been to Albania - hard but lovely people, some beautiful landscapes, shocking food
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  • bobblehatbobblehat Frets: 198
    1. Country.   Haiti

    2. Approx Year visited. 2017

    3. Pithy one line review.  Absolutely stunning , Friendly people but incredibly poor.
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 766
    Updated list - who's been to South America?

    A
    Algeria
    Angola
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Azerbaijan
    B
    The Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Brunei
    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
    Honduras
    I
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    K
    Kiribati
    Korea, North
    Korea, South
    Kosovo
    Kyrgyzstan
    L
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Lithuania
    M
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Mozambique
    Myanmar (Burma)
    N
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    P
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    R
    Romania
    Rwanda
    S
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Sierra Leone
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Sudan, South
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Syria
    T
    Taiwan
    Togo
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    U
    Uganda
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    V
    Vanuatu
    Y
    Yemen
    Z
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1193
    edited December 8
    Surely there’s no such thing as a FB globetrotter before 2013, since tFB wasn’t around before then.

    Can we start again?
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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 1295
    My daughter did her medical rotation in Vanuatu and we did a Skype call with her a few times (limited internet), does that count?

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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 346
    edited December 8
    Americas:
    Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, USA, Canada

    Europe:
    Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia

    Asia:
    Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar

    https://cargocollective.com/bonatto/This-is-Burma

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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 766
    My daughter did her medical rotation in Vanuatu and we did a Skype call with her a few times (limited internet), does that count?
    I think if we allow Skype calls it's not strictly globetrotting.
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  • Ha, I'd forgotten that I've been to Kuwait.
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  • sinbaadisinbaadi Frets: 832
    Vietnam : 8 times, all for holidays
    I love it, the friendliest people, the best food and utterly gorgeous landscapes.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 19337
    edited December 8
    Mrs Oct and I were talking the other day about this.

    She has been to 62 countries, I've only been to 47- she travels for work though so it is always on someone else's dime.

    I'll spare listing them all.
    I am the juice of four limes.
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 766


    A
    Algeria
    Angola
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    B
    The Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Botswana
    Brunei
    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
    Ethiopia
    F
    Fiji
    G
    Gabon
    The Gambia
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    H
    Honduras
    I
    Indonesia
    Iran
    K
    Kiribati
    Korea, North
    Korea, South
    Kyrgyzstan
    L
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Lithuania
    M
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Mozambique
    N
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    P
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    R
    Romania
    Rwanda
    S
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Sierra Leone
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Sudan, South
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Syria
    T
    Taiwan
    Togo
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    U
    Uganda
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    V
    Vanuatu
    Y
    Yemen
    Z
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe 
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  • MtBMtB Frets: 433
    edited December 8
    Latvia

    1997 - on business for a couple of days. Was there bidding to upgrade the Riga water treatment works. After visiting the existing facility I decided to drink bottled water for the rest of the visit. There wasn't a sewage treatment works at the time - everything was directly discharged to the Baltic. Yuk! 

    It hadn't been long since the Ruskis left the country, so there were lots of military folk carrying sub-machine guns.
    Food was fine, as by that time there was already an O'Neils bar open in the centre of Riga.
    A pretty place though. Naffin cold - we went in November Brrrrr!

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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 766
    octatonic said:
    Mrs Oct and I were talking the other day about this.

    She has been to 62 countries, I've only been to 47- she travels for work though so it is always on someone else's dime.

    I'll spare listing them all.
    Mrs Fuengi has been to a few left in the list, she worked for an airline. 
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  • ArchtopDaveArchtopDave Frets: 473
    edited December 8
    Finland - went with the Scouts, when at school a rather long time ago. Also, passed briefly through Sweden, where I went to the cinema, and saw a Bond film in English with both Swedish and Finnish subtitles.

    France. Spent a year in Normandy at Caen University in the mid '60's doing a foreign students' course plus visits to Paris both then and later.

    South Africa (Orange Free State). 2007. Ten days riding horseback, plus a morning where my daughter and I bottle fed 4 week old Lion Cubs. One of the best holidays ever.

    Majorca. 2001. Beach holiday with young daughter.

    Austria. Several times - skiing as a student in the ‘60’s. Couple of visits to Vienna much more recently. Not cheap, but loads of history, and Apple Strudel.

    Italy : multiple times in last 5 years. Visits to Florence and Rome, plus guitar courses in Tuscany. Love the food, and general way of Italian life. Why they ever wanted to come and live on Hadrian’s Wall (as I currently do) is mystifying.

    Yugoslavia, when it existed : standard beach holiday.
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  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 925
    I've been to loads of countries around the world but most have already been taken in posts above. Your remaining list today @Fuengi makes me realise how many I've not visited (so many countries, so little time). I can claim Indonesia off that last list, including its islands Bali and Lombok (mainly lovely people, stunning scenery, fantastic beaches).

    Although already mentioned I'll also give Nepal a special status as being the only place I have ever been teargassed (2000).
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  • DeadmanDeadman Frets: 2602
    edited December 8
    Falklands - 2005. 8000 miles or whatever to arrive at a place that resembles Wales. What an anticlimax.

    Ascension Island - 2005. I wanted to stay there and not go to the above.
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  • ShrewsShrews Frets: 338
    Separated for different women!

    1982 - Germany - anarchic school trip
    1986 - Majorca (Magaluf) - teenage piss-up

    1988 - Italy - Rimini, Venice, San Marino - great food, gorgeous women
    1990 - Tunisia - in a hotel full of Germans when we lost that penalty shoot out
    1993 - USA - LA, Vegas, Grand Canyon, Palm Springs 
    1994 - Portugal (Praia Da Rocha) - loved the place
    1995 - Gran Canaria (Puerto Rico) - too bloody hot, sunstroke, end of long relationship

    1996 - Turkey (Bodrum) - honeymoon - first wife
    1999 - Portugal (Albufeira) - pushchair city
    2004 - France Disneyland Paris + Portugal (Praia Da Rocha)
    2005 - Portugal (Praia Da Rocha) - like a 2nd home
    2006 - Portugal (Praia Da Rocha) - like a 2nd home x2
    2007 - Portugal (Praia Da Rocha) - under new management 
    2008 - Cyprus (Pathos) - boring

    2013 - Greece (Santorini) - 2 star hotel, 5 star island, loved it
    2014 - Cyprus (Protaras) - new partners 2nd home
    2016 - France (Riviera) - San Tropez, Cannes, Nice, stayed in Juans-Les-Pins, Monte-Carlo my favourite city

    England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Eire. Went through Belgium on route to Germany
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