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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby TravelFun » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:17 pm

I've been to 28 countries...ooooh, need to increase my count :wink:
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby ancient » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:58 pm

70 countries but running out of time. Going to antartica in december.Just back from Iran,uzbekistan and turkmenistan. great trip. :D
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby jimshu » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:06 pm

Interesting countries Ancient.Lots of excitement in Iran at the moment.You keeping an eye on events there?
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby ballu » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:34 am

My post from 2 years ago...

No where near 100+ countries...

I've been to USA, Canada, Britain...(England and Scotland, some would count that as one, some would count that as 2), Italy, Holy See (Vatican City...didn't overnight there though, can't imagine many do), Peru, had a long enough layover in Amsterdam that I saw the city, so I count the city but not the country...Egypt and Jordan.


I've added Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China, Guatemala, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia to the list :)

Still have a long way to go to reach 100 though.
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby ancient » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:23 pm

I said I wouldnt make it back in 07 when I had 55. Up to 85 now so still have a chance.If you are in a position to go at anytime ,there are some wonderful trips to go on at some real low prices.As you can see by my name, I am just about cruise ship material now.
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby Zuleika » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:00 pm

UP to 52 now and still loving travel!
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby IncaTrail50 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:39 pm

ancient wrote:As you can see by my name, I am just about cruise ship material now.


CRUISE SHIP! Never! We'll have to have an intervention! We oldsters will ensure that you never board one of those ships of the feeble!

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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby IncaTrail50 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:55 am

Zuleika wrote:Gibraltar is British.
As are England, N Ireland, Scotland and Wales - we all have the same passport - United Kingdom - so therefore this is one country.
Southern Ireland is separate however.

Just to clear that one up.


If you go by the Travelers' Century Club (http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org/) those countries are separate. To join that club you have to go by their rules. No matter how we are counting, though, we've all been to a heck of a lot of places! :lol:
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby TravelFun » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:41 am

IncaTrail50 wrote: No matter how we are counting, though, we've all been to a heck of a lot of places! :lol:


Here! Here! With many more adventures to come :P
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby Zuleika » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:12 pm

IncaTrail50 wrote:
Zuleika wrote:Gibraltar is British.
As are England, N Ireland, Scotland and Wales - we all have the same passport - United Kingdom - so therefore this is one country.
Southern Ireland is separate however.

Just to clear that one up.


If you go by the Travelers' Century Club (http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org/) those countries are separate. To join that club you have to go by their rules. No matter how we are counting, though, we've all been to a heck of a lot of places! :lol:

I wasn't going by their list as it looks totally incorrect - Alaska is still separate from the US according to them - is it? Nevermind the UK thing.
I just looked at the official country list on Wiki compiled from the Montevideo convention - seems much more accurate and explains why countries are included or excluded.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby JaliscoJudy » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:16 pm

I wasn't going by their list as it looks totally incorrect - Alaska is still separate from the US according to them - is it?


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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby onyx007 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:33 am

Let's count;
Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Monaco, Vatican State, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway. Sweden, Finland, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland (FIFA count them as countries), Ireland, Iceland, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Lativa, Malta, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, USA, Canada, Haiti, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Argentinia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Japan, China, Mongolia, Cuba
and if you count them: Tibet, Hong Kong and Macau.

That makes it 63 ! And in a couple of month Mexico will be on that list as well.

If you go by the Travelers' Century Club I would be by 70 ! (including Sicily, Crete, Corsica usw.)
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby Zuleika » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:07 pm

JaliscoJudy wrote:
I wasn't going by their list as it looks totally incorrect - Alaska is still separate from the US according to them - is it?


Yeah, we cut it loose when Sarah Palin was governor...

LOL - dont blame you! - we hear about her all the time here in the UK!!!


onyx007 wrote: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland (FIFA count them as countries),

Must be correct then - if that fine upstanding incorruptible organisation FIFA says so!!!
BTW - did you get the Welsh stamp when you passed through border control from England to Wales?
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby nikimarcotte » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:21 pm

nikimarcotte wrote:Tally in progress:
NORTH AMERICA:Canada,USA,Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
EUROPE: England, Ireland, N.Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece
ASIA: Turkey...and will be adding China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia this fall
AFRICA: Egypt...have to go back and do a major africa tour in a couple of years.
AUSTRALIA: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji (how sad i don't even know what continents some islands belong to, but i will put it here anyways)
SOUTH AMERICA: on my list
ANTARCTICA: also on my list
Only at 30 thus far, but will be at 36 by the end of 2009..can hardly wait!


Well, I am finally getting back to africa this year which will add Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles if all goes as planned, will have been to 47 by end of 2011...woohoo, almost half way to 100!
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Re: 100 countries club?

Postby onyx007 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:07 am

Zuleika wrote:
onyx007 wrote: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland (FIFA count them as countries),

Must be correct then - if that fine upstanding incorruptible organisation FIFA says so!!!
BTW - did you get the Welsh stamp when you passed through border control from England to Wales?


They have their own National Football Team, is that so, because Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have so much money to pay FIFA ? :D :D :D I haven't got stamps from any of the european countries, as you don't get them with a Schengen Passport.
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