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Old Sep 7, 02, 8:53 am
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Poll - how many countries have you visited?

Doc posted a long index on a recent thread of every *country* that exists in the world, which is quite some reading. No list is ever going to 100% "correct" but these 2 lists below from WorldAtlas seem pretty darn close to me. It gives a total of 250 different countries and recognised territories/dependencies that are all possible for a tourist to visit.

(I can think of a few like Ross Dependency and British Antarctic Territory that should be added, and some like Palmyra Atoll, Coral Sea Islands, Kingman Reef, Navassa Island etc that should not be in there in a fit, but that's for another thread.)

These 2 lists do NOT include non-existent "countries" or "territories/dependencies" often commonly misidentified as such - like Scotland, Tasmania, Easter Island, Wales, Newfoundland, Alaska, Micronesia, Lapland, Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, etc, etc


http://www.worldatlas.com/dependtr.htm in conjunction WITH -

http://www.worldatlas.com/nations.htm

Be interesting to see postings here of where FlyerTalkers have been on their travels. Be nice if countries from these two lists were the only ones "claimed", for the sake of some overall consistency.

And opinions will also vary on this, but I personally do not think/regard a purely transit stop via an airport at Bahrain, Singapore, Frankfurt, Reyjkavik, etc counts as "visiting" that country.

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Old Sep 7, 02, 1:17 pm
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My list according to http://www.worldatlas.com/nations.htm (no time to consider the contest "the world's greatest traveler". ):

Argentina
Austria
Bolivia
Brasil
Bulgaria
Denmark
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Hungary
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
France
Indonesia
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Myanmar/Burma
Netherlands
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Vatican City
Vietnam
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Old Sep 7, 02, 2:17 pm
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Forty-two real countries by quick count of the pins on the map.

There is a "century" club where travelers seek 100 "countries", but their count includes "countries" like Alaska, etc...

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Old Sep 7, 02, 2:50 pm
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Canada
United States
Mexico
Bahama
Cuba
Belize
Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
Nicaragua (10)
Costa Rica
Panama
Columbia
Venezuela
Ecuador
Peru
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Argentina (20)
New Zealand
Australia
Marshall Islands
Philippines
Singapore
Oman
United Arab Emirates
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Kenya (30)
Tanzania
Greece
Italy
Germany
Netherlands
Luxembourg
Belgium
France
Spain
Portugal (40)
England
Scotland
Ireland

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Old Sep 7, 02, 3:56 pm
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Sweden
Norway
Finland
Denmark
Russia
UK
Germany
Austria
France
Italy
USA
Canada
China
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Old Sep 7, 02, 4:45 pm
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Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland (10)
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Mauritius
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
San Marino
Slovakia (20)
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
UK
USA
Vatican City

27 - Am planning to add 6 more in the next 12 months...

[edited as I forgot the Vatican]

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Old Sep 7, 02, 4:49 pm
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Philippines
Japan (when I was 5 & don't remember much)
USA
Mexico
Canada
France
Germany (East too when they had one)
Belgium
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Austria
Italy
Vatican City
Greece
Switzerland
Spain
Andorra
UK
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

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Old Sep 7, 02, 5:05 pm
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US (47 states, less Hawaii, N.Dakota & Vermont)
Canada
Mexico
Brazil
Paraguay
Chile
Haiti
England
Scotland
Switzerland
Austria
Germany
Denmark
Sweden
Belgium
France
Italy
Slovenia
Croatia
Netherlands
Spain
Andorra
Russia
Egypt
Israel

25 total--New Zealand next year

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Old Sep 7, 02, 5:31 pm
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Here is my list (NOT including any transit stops):

Argentina (added in 2005)
Australia (added in 2004)
Austria
Belgium
Belize
Canada
Chile (added in 2002)
China
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Ireland
Israel (added in 2005)
Italy
Japan (added in 2003)
(Luxembourg, maybe)
Mexico
Monaco
Morocco
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway
Panama
Portugal
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand (added in 2003)
Turkey
United Kingdom *
Uruguay (added in 2006)
USA
Vatican City

* including England, Scotland, Wales, & Northern Ireland!

Looks like at least 39 nations, up from 32 in September 2002.

Dependencies/territories:

Gibraltar
Hong Kong (before the handover to China)

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Old Sep 7, 02, 6:04 pm
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My newly updated list of 61:

Andorra
Angola
Antigua
Aruba
Austria
Azores
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda (10)
Bulgaria
Canada
Canary Islands
China (Hong Kong, Taiwan & Mainland)
Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany (West Germany & Combined Germany) (20)
Guam
Haiti
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Libya
Malaysia (30)
Malta
Mexico
Myanmar (Burma)
Nigeria
Norway
Netherlands
Panama
Philippines
Poland
Portugal (40)
Puerto Rico
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia (50)
St. Maarten
St. Martin
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom (England, Scotland & Wales)
United States
US Virgin Islands (60)
UK Virgin Islands


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Old Sep 7, 02, 7:49 pm
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As per "your" definition of what constitutes a visit I can include.....

Belgium
Canada (born here and travelled extensively)
Chile
Brasil (sorta live here now half the time)
Egypt (6 months as a UN peacekeeper)
England
France
Greece
Holland
Israel
Lebanon
Peru
Spain
Switzerland
"West" Germany (10 years living and 4 tours in the Canadian Army)
USA

I also sat on the border in my Leopard tank ready to "visit" East Germany many times. Fortunately I didn't have too. One of the interesting things 25 years ago about being in Europe in the military was that to travel cross border all you needed was your NATO I.D. card.......an authorized leave pass........and that's it. No passport or visa....nothing....there were no hassles either even from the French who were not NATO members......it was the sam ein the middle east as well. Just flash the UN I.D. and you could walk past anybody and they did nothing 98% of the time.


Those were the days.


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Old Sep 7, 02, 8:02 pm
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Here is my list of 46 countries:

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Belgium
Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Canada
China
Costa Rica
Ethiopia
France
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Portugal
Russian Federation
Saint Lucia
Singapore
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
Vatican City
Yemen
Yugoslavia
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Old Sep 7, 02, 10:17 pm
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This list obviously is not as many as most, but none the less, there are a lot of memories.

Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Belize
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
India
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Korea, South
Netherlands
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Vatican City
Yugoslavia
Zambia
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Old Sep 7, 02, 10:29 pm
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I feel so inadequate:

United Kingdom
France
Holland
Belgium
Germany
Spain
Greece
USA
Canada
Singapore
Japan (Airport at least)

There.. Its the shortest list.. but size isnt everything.. I've spent at least six months in each of the following US states too

Michigan
New York
Connecticut
North Carolina
Massachusets

Considering I've only been in the US for 7 years thats not bad going..

[Edit:Added Singapore and Japan]

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Old Sep 8, 02, 12:36 am
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I feel quite inadequate too...

Canada
Mexico
Bermuda
Bahamas
Jamaica
Cayman Islands
US Virgin Islands
Guam
Saipan
British Virgin Islands
Colombia
Spain
Germany
France
Italy
Austria
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Japan
Korea
Singapore
Hong Kong
Macau
China



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