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The Travel Thread - Where have you been?

How many countries have you been to?


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tpellegr

Go Kart Champion
Been all over the US for work (NYC, Philly, Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Honolulu, KC, St Louis, Tulsa, Birmingham, Miami, Montana, New Orleans, Denver, Nashville). Outside the US, been to Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, the UK, Morocco, Thailand, and BVIs.

Was supposed to do the Newport (RI) to Bermuda Race this year but it was cancelled due to COVID. Next stop Tulum, Mexico in Oct and the Maldives in January for vacation. Want to do more exploring in the Asian Pacific; Japan would be awesome.
 

(R)Rated

Go Kart Champion
Not many people have that one on their list. Any interesting stories to tell?

It was hella cold... Like -40* F cold. The moisture from my nose was freezing on my face and mask lol. It also took forever to get there underwater hahaha.

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shovelhd

Drag Racing Champion
Canada
Mexico
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Belgium
Italy
Bermuda :)

Israel is next once they will let us in.
 

John Williamson

New member
I remember a few threads where people had questions about other countries, and I'm curious how well traveled our group is. Especially our European members that can just drive around and hit several countries in a day. :ROFLMAO:

I was an Army Brat, so I hit 3-4 fairly easily when I was young. My Mom is German, which means we have some free lodging opportunities if I want to take advantage of them. My wife and I both love to travel, so I'm only going to count the places I remember, and actually did things (no airports).

I've been to 11.

I have some friends in Canada, so I haven't seen the sights as much as their place. Germany, Luxembourg, and France were all within an hour of where we lived in Germany. I still haven't been to Paris, but the rural towns across the border had great roads and good food. Denmark and Sweden I was pretty young, and I can't find my old 35mm pictures. :ROFLMAO:

My favorite place in Germany was in Bavaria near the Eagle's Nest (Hitler's vacation home in the mountains). It's a small church nestled at the base of a mountain lake (Koenigsee) , and is only accessible via an electric ferry. The view is magnificent:
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Prague in the Czech Republic was pretty damn cool. I loved the little restaurant we found down on the river near the Charles Bridge.
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Korea was very claustrophobic, mainly because I was in Seoul. My wife got stationed there a month after we got married. I went to visit once around Christmas, then again at the six month mark when she was actually allowed to take leave.
The first trip, I actually got a chance to take some pictures at the DMZ. I'm counting it as stepping into North Korea, because I crossed the line. I managed to take a pretty cool shot of some North Korean officers on a balcony chatting. It took a 200mm lens and some cropping, but not bad for just resting it on my wife's shoulder.
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Russain Volga was really my favorite locations though. The trip between St Petersburg and Moscow was magnificent thanks to Vodohod!
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Hope that in half a year I will also be able to share my pics here from the trip to Barcelona. Due to different restrictions it was the 3rd time I had cancelled my trip and that is disappointing :(
P.S. The pictures from your trips are really great! :cool:
 

vjmvjm

Go Kart Newbie
Hope that in half a year I will also be able to share my pics here from the trip to Barcelona. Due to different restrictions it was the 3rd time I had cancelled my trip and that is disappointing :(
P.S. The pictures from your trips are really great! :cool:
Barcelona is a great, very walkable city. La Rambla is a great street / boulevard. Start at the waterfront, and walk away from the water until the prices in the open air restaurants decline to a reasonable level. The further you walk, the prices go down and the quality goes up!
 

gixxerfool

Drag Racing Champion
Great thread.

I have seen a good portion of the eastern seaboard by car. We have done Ireland and the Netherlands. Both incredible trips. Belgium is next on the list and we want to do about 10 days in Germany. I would love to do Prague and Japan one day as well. I wish I had traveled more when I was younger.
 

1990rette

New member
The majority of the countries that I visit over the past few years are in Asia:

Singapore
Hong Kong
Bali, Indonesia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bangkok, Thailand
Japan ( I am planning to go back next year, hopefully, the pandemic is over by then.)
Philippines
 

Daks

Autocross Champion
All over Europe, North America, North Africa - have not been to Asia, Australia or "deep" Africa.
 

vjmvjm

Go Kart Newbie
Great thread.

I have seen a good portion of the eastern seaboard by car. We have done Ireland and the Netherlands. Both incredible trips. Belgium is next on the list and we want to do about 10 days in Germany. I would love to do Prague and Japan one day as well. I wish I had traveled more when I was younger.
Prague is nice, but I prefer Budapest and Krakow (cities with a similar vibe). Go to Vienna to see the neat-freak Austrians. Japan is on my bucket list, maybe Egypt in 2023.
 
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