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Results: How many countries you have visited?

Up to 10

20.00% • 15 votes

10 to 20

26.67% • 20 votes

21 to 40

32.00% • 24 votes

41 to 100

16.00% • 12 votes

More than 100

5.33% • 4 votes

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75 votes in total.

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    • movilogo
    • By movilogo 12th Feb 18, 2:26 PM
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    How many countries you have visited?
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    • 12th Feb 18, 2:26 PM
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    How many countries you have visited? 12th Feb 18 at 2:26 PM
    Just a poll to see how well travelled MSE people are

    Just indicate how many countries you have visited.

    Follow UN list of countries without being pedantic.

    Russia and Vatican City are both considered as one country each.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 12th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
    Can't respond, there's no option for: none.

    Never had the spare cash/companion to have the oomph to go anywhere.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 12th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
    Pointless; seeing the inside of dozens of airport hotels does not make you well-travelled.
    A salary slave no more.....
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 12th Feb 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 9:37 PM
    Ah, but you aren't allowed to count refuelling stops - you have to go and see something of the country!

    ....and how do you score Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia,, E./W.Germany or USSR??

    In other words - another pretty pointless MSE survey
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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 12th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 9:40 PM
    Can't respond, there's no option for: none.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    What, not Scotland or Wales?? or even IOM, IOW......or any other isle??
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 12th Feb 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 10:02 PM
    I've been to very few countries but they are really big, do I get extra points for size?
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Feb 18, 7:09 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:09 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:09 AM
    Just a poll to see how well travelled MSE people are
    Originally posted by movilogo
    Why?
    What are you going to do with the information?
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 13th Feb 18, 7:13 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:13 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:13 AM
    I have been to about 30 States in the USA, and several members of the EU. Do each of these count as just one country?
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 13th Feb 18, 7:48 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:48 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:48 AM
    I think it's just to be a bit of fun...

    Two on holiday and about ten overall workwise.
    • movilogo
    • By movilogo 13th Feb 18, 9:37 AM
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    I've been to very few countries but they are really big, do I get extra points for size?
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    This is a typical problem for travellers.

    The website, mosttraveledpeople.com, uses a different method to address this issue. They assigned 875 different parts of the world and rather than marking a specific country, they track how many of those parts of the world you have travelled.

    Travelling in Europe is easy as countries are smaller.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Feb 18, 9:39 AM
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    What, not Scotland or Wales?? or even IOM, IOW......or any other isle??
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    It might be a stretch to make Isle of Wight a nation!
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Feb 18, 9:41 AM
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    Can't respond, there's no option for: none.

    Never had the spare cash/companion to have the oomph to go anywhere.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Solo travel is uplifting.

    That said, so is cash.
    • movilogo
    • By movilogo 13th Feb 18, 9:43 AM
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    Typically, these are countries in the world.

    http://www.un.org/en/member-states/

    A country would have its own passport, an ISO2 code (e.g. GB for United Kingdom etc.), an internet domain (e.g. im for Isle of Man).

    So, all EU countries qualify as independent countries. But US states do not qualify as independent countries.

    The poll is just for fun.

    You can create a map of your visited countries here.
    https://www.amcharts.com/visited_countries/
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    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 13th Feb 18, 9:56 AM
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    It might be a stretch to make Isle of Wight a nation!
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Maybe, but no question about Yorkshire!
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 13th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    It might be a stretch to make Isle of Wight a nation!
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Remember that the Isle of Wight is significantly larger than the Seychelles, which has had its own government and passport since 1977 and even runs a national airline. (In case anyone points out that the Seychelles is 92 islands, if you add them all together you still get a smaller surface area...)
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Feb 18, 10:05 AM
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    Maybe, but no question about Yorkshire!
    Originally posted by Voyager2002
    That it has an overinflated opinion of itself?
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 13th Feb 18, 10:09 AM
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    So, I've counted it up and I've been to 20. However, I've also been to 17 different American states.

    I've been on a load of cruises, so that instantly 'ticks' lots of different destinations off in a week or two. One trip to be Caribean and you can see a different nation every day. I've canooed on the River Jordan - and I'm torn to say i've 'been' to Jordan when I never stepped on dry land.

    I guess Gibraltar, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Tennerife aren't nations in their own rights, just territories. Visited them a few times.

    edit: Forgot about visiting Ireland
    Last edited by ringo_24601; 13-02-2018 at 1:30 PM.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Feb 18, 10:36 AM
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    I guess Gibraltar, Jersey, the Isle of Man aren't nations in their own rights, just territories. Visited them a few times.
    Originally posted by ringo_24601
    You'd guess wrong.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 13th Feb 18, 12:07 PM
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    You'd guess wrong.
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Well they aren't on the list from the UN or the US State department - or the wikipedia list of sovereign states - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 13th Feb 18, 12:44 PM
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    I bet the people who complain about immigration have only been to Benidorm....
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