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I Have Been to Another Country

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    Africa

    I was born and raised in Scotland but live in South Africa at the moment so I have been to a number of African countries - and had food poisoning in most of them :) Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania... Have also been to the US and Canada and done the back...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    I went to Mexico a loooong time ago with a

    friend to visit her family. I loved it! :)
    ceruleanwaters ceruleanwaters 31-35, F Mar 7

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    A Few

    Haiti (back when Baby Doc was in power. My aunt taught at the American School in Port O Pince.  We stayed for the summer.  Quite a trip.  Cap Haitien was at that time a big hang out for underworld types.  We met quite a few while we were there.  Including a guy who said he...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    I've Been All Over.

    I traveled all over the US for conventions. I traveled to the Carribean to scuba dive. I went to Grand Cayman,Curacau,Bonaire and Roatan. Of all of those Bonaire was the best,hands down. The people there were highly educated and most spoke 3 or more languages.The were polite and...
    Justjoan Justjoan 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Free Trip

    I've lived and worked in two other countries than my own, the USA.  It was a free ride, so to speak.  I joined the Army and they sent me to Korea in 1951 because there was a war there.  I was trained to install telephone networks.  Funny, climbing trees to...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Random Observations

    Having been to a few countries, these are some of the observations I have made -  - All countries now sell the same things in the shopping malls, even souvenirs are generic. For real shopping, go to the local markets and pick up things unique to the place. - The one thing...
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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    China

    My daughter is adopted....we traveled to China for 3 weeks to complete the adoption. Now I want to hopefully find an opportunity to take her back, I want her to stay in touch with her heritage. I want us both to know more about her native country. But believe me......she isn't...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Another Sighting of the Ugly American..... this time in Brazil !!

    Tom Cruise Says “Hola Brazil , Let’s Tango !! During a press conference for Valkyrie in Rio de Janeiro,Tom Cruise greeted the Brazilian press with “Hola” and “Gracias” before reportedly saying he fell in love with Brazil while watching movies about "Tango...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    England

    I went to London when I was in eighth grade with my mom, dad, and older brother. My uncle and his family lived there because of work. The driver who took us from the airport to my uncle's house had the most excellent British accent, it made me happy. I got to see castles and...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    Canada, Mexico, Panama,

    Philippines, Thailand, UAE, Pakistan, Bahrain, Ceylon aka Sri Lanka, Maldives, Italy, Mtaylasia. I'm forgetting some but it's late and I am tired. We are returning to Italy as my wife and I have friends there. I am also hoping to hit a few of the islands in the carribean
    Ropes4u Ropes4u 46-50, M Feb 23

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    I have been to Canada,

    Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, and Japan.
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I have lived in France,

    Turkey, Malaysia, China and Thailand. I have visited, Germany, Tenerife, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barabados, Poland, America, Japan, Laos, Wales and I'm sure more that I missed. I love to travel and that feeling you get as you step on a plane is hard to beat!
    jazziebb jazziebb 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    I have been to China

    and Canada, and would love to go again!
    GalaxyPlanet128 GalaxyPlanet128 16-17, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Freshman summer I traveled to Japan with my

    Grandma. What a wonderful time that was:) I'm hoping to go this summer too:)
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 16-17, F Feb 2

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    Kuwait City

    Beautiful. The people there are genuinely decent. The shore of the gulf at night is breath taking. The economy is fairly good, yet families still appreciate what they have. Of all the middle eastern countries I think Kuwait is choice for travel. Women are treated with respect...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    28 Foreign Countries In 26 Years

    I am from Switzerland, next month I am 26 years old, and I've already been to 28 foreign countries. My list in alphabetical order: Argentina, Austria, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Monaco...
    LittleAnt LittleAnt 26-30, F 8 Responses May 21, 2009

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    I have been to Canada several times,

    to see Niagara Falls and last year I went to Toronto for the first time. I really like it up there, but only in the warmer times of the year. In 2008 I went to Ireland and the UK for a family trip with my grandparents to visit the town where one of our ancestors came from. I...
    greatgig91 greatgig91 22-25, M Mar 20

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    I've actually been to many countries.

    I've been to Italy, Monaco, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium and Turkey. They are all very beautiful countries to visit but my two favorites were Monaco and Turkey.
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I've been to Poland,Germany,

    Slovakia, Mexico, Canada, and the US
    purpleemandem purpleemandem 13-15, F Jan 20

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    Travels

    Most of my out of country travels has been due to being in the military. I was born in Germany (my parents were Army) and went to Mexico before the military. During the military, I've been to England, Germany (again), Italy, Haiti, Kuwait, Kyrgystan (or some name similara) Iraq...
    djag2007 djag2007 22-25, M Nov 12, 2013

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    I'm always traveling I'm fortunate to have

    parents who can afford to take my family and I all over the place lol . I've been to Jamaica many times my moms parents and some of her siblings live their and I get to know my Jamaican heritage and stuff . I've been to Ireland and I love it there my dads from Ireland and we...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    An "Enhanced List"

    Yes, it's a list...but it's more than just that! Favorite country (outside of my own, the United States):  Austria, for it's stark beauty, culture, skiing, and the beautiful towns nestled beneath snow-capped peaks. Country that no longer exists: Two actually - the...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    I'm from the US. I've been to Mexico.

    I have lived in Australia. And got to go on a a school trip to England, France, Switzerland and Germany. Then got to go to Jamaica for my brother-in-laws wedding.
    shoomim shoomim 46-50, F Mar 9

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    I Wanna Visit All Continets.

    My favorite country to visit is South Korea, then U.S. In Europe I have been to Czech republic, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Austria, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and some others i crossed on my way. Now I want to visit north Africa or Middle East, Post...
    lickis lickis 18-21, F Nov 10, 2013

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    Thailand - What An Adventure!

    One of my happiest memories is sitting on a swing along the beach at a beautiful tropical island. I felt so peaceful and serene. During the day you lazed in a deckchair and drank fruit shakes and in the evening the place would be lit up by lanterns, it looked like I was in a...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    Well I live near Niagara Falls

    so going to Canada is almost a monthly occurrence. It really is no trouble at all except this one time my Dad set off the censors and our car had to be searched. Turns out my Dad had some radiation in him from the stress test he had taken previously to the trip. The censors were...
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Belize, Brazil, Canada,

    Jamaica, Mexico. I love to travel and want to go to even more places! I would also love to go back to Brazil. Beautiful country, good food and the people are so welcoming and nice.
    ThePeoplesChamp ThePeoplesChamp 22-25, M Feb 17

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    Well i live in Ireland

    and i have been to England 2 times ,Spain like 7-9 times, Portugal once,USA once,Canada once and i might be going to new york later in the year
    Padraic1998 Padraic1998 18-21, M Mar 9

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    I don't really get to talk to many people about

    traveling. Surprisingly, most people don't really travel. I've been to 36 other countries since I was 19. My mom and dad never left their hometown. I don't get to travel much now cause that life but I miss it.
    ZeroCircle ZeroCircle 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I've Been Blessed

    My disability has curtailed my ability to travel like I once did. Before my disability was in full force I had resources to travel, not as much as I wanted but yet a fair amount. I have been to Mexico 11 times. I have visited the following places in Mexico: Mexico City, Cozumel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 7, 2013

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    Germany !

    Yes i have been to another country it was FUN! all the german people were nice, i made a new friend while i was living there for 3 years me an her went every where together, She is half german as for my twin sister she didn't go any where the whole time she was there. I tried to...
    KaylaPetrova92 KaylaPetrova92 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Mexico.

    I went to Mexico with about half my sophomore class (a whole twenty students) when I was sixteen. It was probably one of the best experiences of my life. Being in a different country and learning about the culture was extraordinarily beneficial. Te quiero, Mexico.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2008

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    I love traveling, so,

    being able to travel around and even live in another country made me learn a lot as a life experience!!
    lila5 lila5 22-25, F Dec 13, 2013

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I Love to Travel

    I love to travel, if I ever hit the jackpot that is what I would do. I wouldnt buy gold watches or yachts or lots of bling, I´d travel the world, instead. You cant take material possessions with you to the afterlife, but the fond memories of your travels will stay with you...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    Multi Cultural Experience

    - I have lived in 4 different countries (Netherlands, USA, Germany & France) and have visited 16 different countries in total. Most of them in Europe. Next year if things work out I will visit New Zealand and Brazil. I want to visit every continent at least once. Some on my short...
    GoneRogue GoneRogue 41-45, M Nov 11, 2013

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    Europe!

    I'm originally from the US but I moved to Germany when I was 16. Since then, I've been all over Europe, Western Europe mostly. My favorite city was Prague, Czech Republic but I've been to Italy, England, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Austria, and obviously Germany and the...
    Aelaina17 Aelaina17 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    Military

    I deployed last fall for the first time and I hit about five countries total in 8 months. Helluva trip.
    Tahii Tahii 18-21, M Oct 25, 2013

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    My Travel Experiences

    The first country I had been to outside of the USA was Canada, which was no big deal since I lived in Detroit and so like who doesn't go to Canada who lives in Detroit. Next country was Mexico. Then on my way to Papua New Guinea, where I lived for 3 years, I did a little...
    Tohru44 Tohru44 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2010

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    Air Force Brat, Reporting In...

    My dad's been in the military my entire life, and probably will be until he dies.  Me, I was happy to leave it behind once I turned 18.  Too many unstable relationships and social problems for my taste.  But I've met some amazing people, and the travel was...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    Why the Lists ? Share Your Experiences, Instead.

    I suscribed to this group because I love to travel and I would like to learn about other posters´ travel experiences , as well.  Anecdotes, impressions, tips, photographs, memories. However, I have noticed that most members  just compile long lists of the places...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    I've been to meany different country's I've

    been to Portugal,Spain,Dominican Republic and one day hope to travel all around the would
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M Mar 9

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    Let's see... Barbados,

    Trinidad & Tobago, England, Scotland, Canada, United States Spent one day in each: St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Dominica
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    I live in Jersey (Channel Islands not NJ) I

    have been to America, Iceland, France, Spain and Japan. I can't wait to explore more of the world and go back to Japan of course. It is amazing. Just need a traveling partner.
    Winterblink Winterblink 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Lived In Another Country

    I lived overseas for 7 years in Doha, Qatar, a small nation in the Middle East, which was a fun and rewarding experience, although Doha could be a little dull. I have also visited Greece, Turkey, Egypt, the UAE, Oman, Tanzania, and South Africa. Theses were all great...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 4 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Got Around a Bit...

    Let's see.....  Spain, Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, The Nederlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Libya, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and probably a few that will come to mind after this is posted. Where I...
    silverPDX silverPDX 61-65, F Dec 19, 2007

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    I Feel Lucky.

    I've been to Venezuela, France, Spain, England, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Holland and Italy (of course, I live here!). And I'm going to Finland this summer for a whole year! I feel so lucky.
    Vaiolet Vaiolet 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 17, 2008

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    Where I've Been...

    I'm an American and I've been to Spain, Morocco, and Canada.  I've almost been to Mexico... El Paso kinda counts, right?  I've sat in Heathrow airport, but never went through customs, so I guess I wasn't *actually* in the UK.  But there you have it. I'll post...
    frontier frontier 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    I Guess...

    In as much as Canada counts as a different country.
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Quite A Few, Actually

    I've been really fortunate, and tried to take advantage of it as best I can. So I've been all over :)
    proguitar proguitar 51-55, M Aug 23, 2013

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    I have been to London.

    England is the only country I have been besides my country, and I really loved it, I want to live there!
    Sonrisa3 Sonrisa3 18-21, F Mar 12

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    France, Ireland, Spain,

    Greece, Canada, the US. I need more to be ticked off the list though
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 21

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    Related Experiences

    I met this guy on EP we exchanged emails. He was from another country Egypt . He was on his 50's at first he was looking for Internet sex but I told him no. He admired that, then...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Hi its been nearly 4 years ago I moved to Kenya from the UK. And I still haven't found a good close friend. I have been feeling really alone. Im married to a Goan kenyan. A Goen...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I went all around Ireland in a week. For Spring break 2014 I went for St. Patrick's day. I went on a tour with college students all around from the US. We were either walking or on...
    lindseem91 lindseem91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Travelling in India.I had heard how dangerous the roads are. So was prepared to be nervous, scared, even with a local driver.Traffic in India is chaotic. Much hooting as " nobody...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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