Here's my map, countries visited are in red (over 65), thanks largely to cruise ships.
Click here: World66 - visited countries
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Here's mine: (Haven't been in China yet but I'm going there in april =)
41 countries. but mostly concentrated in north and central america and europe.
I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld
25 countries, but I've just turned 21 so I'm hoping to increase that hugely in the next few years:
Not a whole lot, I really need to add to this...
Screw visiting other countries..I live in the good ole' USA so why should I even want to visit any of your other nasty miserable 'cuntries' when I live in the best and greatest nation on earth that has everything and more...and not just moldy old 'history' like those jealous countries of Europe!
I've never been anywhere but here, unfortunately I was supposed to go to Ireland in June, but my friend bailed on me.
I'd love to go to Australia, South Africa, and the UK though. That's my "before I die" plan
^^ You know, I don't know how old you are or if backpacking across Europe interests you, however, I have 2 girlfriends who had their girlfriends bail on them, so they each went alone (at different times). The advantage was that they met a ton of other backpackers from Canada/USA at every hostel and it was easy to make friends, then they'd trade ideas, go with the flow and sightsee together. When my girlfriends had enough of the new-found friendship, she'd just go her separate way!
ETA: now I remembered a 3rd girlfriend who went alone! She slept in fields to save $$$ for souvenirs for friends/family back home.
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Wow, that takes cojones! I'd be terrified of ending up a "missing tourist" - but then again, I'm super-suspicious of strangers (not a good way to live, I know). How old were they when they went on their tour of Europe? I'm 26, so I'm pretty much at the age where if I'm going to do it, I should do it now.
Two were around around your age (26), the other was approx 30. Their philisophy was that they didn't want to continue depending/waiting on friends (cos you know how sometimes they back out) to decide, they weren't getting any younger (cos seriously, who wants to backpack when they're 45?), and the EuroRail passes are SUBSTANTIALLY cheaper for the cut-off age of 26 or 28 yrs old (I forgot). Listening to my friends' experiences, of course us females have to be cautious, but I didn't feel that at any time, that they were in any danger. They were always hangin' with other people from Canada/USA and and from Oz and Europe as well, some of which were backpacking alone too!
Eurail web: Eurail, the best way to see Europe
Go for it girl. I say: don't keep waiting on others on what you want to do. Europe is a lot of $$$ and time off work--sometimes friends want to go, but cannot.
ETA: If you're really unsure about travelling alone, why don't you go with a an organized group, such as Contiki Tours? They specialize in groups from 18-35 yr olds. Two yrs ago I was working in a travel agency, a long-time customer's daughter (I think 19 yrs old), wanted to go on this herself, I sent her on Contiki Tours of UK and Western Europe, she had a BLAST, made a ton of friends, returned back to Montreal and then proceeded to tell me her next move was to move out of her parents' house. The experience completely moved her. Here's their website:
Contiki - Worldwide Vacations for 18 to 35 Year Olds
Last edited by mtlebay; March 1st, 2007 at 09:50 PM.
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Thanks MB! There's no day like today I suppose, don't want my life to pass me by
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