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What country have you been to the most...but never visited its capital city?

What country have you been to the most...but never visited its capital city?

Old Dec 6, 19, 8:17 am
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What country have you been to the most...but never visited its capital city?

For me an easy one....Mexico.
I've been 12 or 13 times and never been to Mexico City.
I will rectify this as many people have said it's a very good place to visit.

Second would be Costa Rica at 4 times.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
For me an easy one....Mexico.
I've been 12 or 13 times and never been to Mexico City.
I will rectify this as many people have said it's a very good place to visit.

Second would be Costa Rica at 4 times.
For a long time, my answer to this would also be Mexico. But it would also have been Canada for a long time for me. And Australia for some time. And New Zealand for some time. And Malaysia for some time. And Brazil for some time. And Sweden for some time. And the list goes on and on.

I would say the Netherlands would get my prize for the most times entering the country without visiting The Hague. But as the Dutch constitution has Amsterdam as the capital, not sure what to make of that.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 8:25 am
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Ottawa is a bit....

Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
For a long time, my answer to this would also be Mexico. But it would also have been Canada for a long time for me. And Australia for some time. And New Zealand for some time. And Malaysia for some time. And Brazil for some time. The list goes on and on.
...of a snore-fest....I call it the town that fun forgot.
Also if it wasn't for a business trip I would never have gone to OZ's capital either.
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Well I lived in Australia for 10 years without ever having been to Canberra.

I have visited New Zealand probably 50 times without ever being to Wellington.
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34 trips to Turkey (not including transits). Been to a handful of places besides Istanbul but never Ankara. Number two is Myanmar, with around 5 trips.
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I've cumulatively spent several years in India across several decades, and even held citizenship until I was about 15. I've never once been to Delhi.

My second is probably Mexico, 4 trips without visiting MEX.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
For me an easy one....Mexico.
I've been 12 or 13 times and never been to Mexico City.
I will rectify this as many people have said it's a very good place to visit.

Second would be Costa Rica at 4 times.
Mexico for me also up until this past week. CDMX was great... 3 full days was not enough.
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Turkey and Switzerland - 12 times each.

Also Zambia, Cote D'Ivoire, Tanzania, Morocco, Australia, Paraguay, Brazil, Mozambique, Iraq, Lithuania, New Zealand and Indonesia.

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From Germany, but never visited Bonn while it was the capital. Went to Berlin once, but before it was the capital.
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Canada. I have been to six provinces and several cities multiple times. I took a six month work assignment to Orangeville Ontario.


But I have never been to Ottawa.
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Morocco and Switzerland

Would have been Spain until a year ago.
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Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia

Though for the first 5, I've been to the biggest city (Istanbul, Sydney & Melbourne, Auckland, Toronto). For the rest it's a mix (Munich, Milan & Lake Como, Cancun & Puerto Vallarta, Bali)
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Australia. Regrettably, Iíve been to Ottawa.
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Mexico, I have been all over the place. Never resorts though, and still have not gone to Mexico City, unless you consider transiting the airport as a visit.
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Germany, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Venezuela, Dominican Republic.
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