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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:24 PM
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Rank the countries you *have* visited in order of preference
Hey,

Inspired by JCCyc to ask myself this question, I'll answer it and ask it of y'all:

1. Spain
2. Mexico
3. France
4. India
5. Ecuador
6. Dominican Republic
7. Canada
8. Switzerland
9. Italy
10. England
11. Iceland
12. Germany

Won't count Luxembourg and Monaco, having seen too little of them to judge. I'm sure Italy would rank higher if I'd seen more of it. English people are lovely but the food and weather aren't. Icelandic and German food were even less appealing.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:26 PM
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1. Mine:
1) Canada.

2)

That's it. Canada. :-)

Terry
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:27 PM
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2. Easy ... Brasil #1
Espana #2
Canada #3
St. Lucia #4
Argentina #5
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:27 PM
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3. Hmm...hard to rank them but I'll try
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:28 PM by LeftCoast
1. Germany
2. Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
3. Austria
4. France
5. Netherlands
6. Mexico
7. Belgium (only so low because I didn't spend a lof time there)
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Cary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:28 PM
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4. I have visited Italy more and it is
1. Italy
2. Spain
3. Canada
4. Mexico
5. Valli Produce Market
6. France
7. Cayman Isands
8. Jamaica
9. Free Republic

I'm sure Free Republic would be lower if I had visited more countries.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:29 PM
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5. German food is the BEST food!
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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:24 PM
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19. Not if you don't eat red meat!
The only place this lacto-ovo-pesco-pollo-vegetarian had a hard time finding a meal.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:10 PM
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28. Pork is not red meat!
It is The Other White Meat(tm)!
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:32 PM
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33. I second that.
And, you lucky bastard, you live in Milwaukee. Some good German eatin' up there.
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dedhed Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:33 PM
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6. I went to..
1. England - All the benefits of Europe, with no language barrier!

2. Germany - Wonderfully friendly people, and man, can they eat!

3. Turkey - Afraid of Muslims? Get your feet wet in Turkey. Warm people!

:bounce:
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:42 PM
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15. Turkey
I'm dying to go to Turkey, but fiance thinks it may be dangerous and/or "uncomfortable" (that's the best word I can think of to describe his mentality). Any suggestions on how to change his mind?
Thanks!
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dedhed Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:52 PM
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27. Hmmm, good question...
Maybe I souled have qualified that statement... the last time I was there was several years before 9/11. I can't say if there's much anti-American sentiment these days... though we never hear about it in the media. But you should definitely research the issue. Maybe stay in the touristy areas.

My experience with the Turks is that if you're respectful of their customs and religion, they'll be respectful of you.

If I had to pick the "safest" Muslim country to visit, I'd pick Turkey.

Hope that helps!

:bounce:
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:53 PM
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29. Just burned in effigy of Bush
in Istanbul, I think. I'd say anti-American sentiment is pretty high. But I suspect it is everywhere, and at this rate I may never get to see Turkey, or any Muslim country for that matter.
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:33 PM
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7. What's wrong with German food?
Too many to list (30+)

1.Germany (I love German food)
2.Netherlands
3.Britain
4.Norway
And lots more...
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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:28 PM
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20. I was only in the Rhineland, which maybe isn't representative
but the menus were more pork- and beef- based than anywhere else I've been.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:34 PM
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8. Another for Spain at #1
1. Spain
2. France
3. England
4. Norway
5. Canada
6. Mexico
7. Scotland
8. Netherlands
9. Denmark
10. Germany
11. Belgium

I'm leaving off the US, but it's in danger of coming in at Number 13. if things keep going as they are. (I know there's no 12.)
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cjbuchanan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:35 PM
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9. Here's my list
1. Thailand
2. Turkey
3. Ireland
4. England
5. Germany
6. France
7. Jamaica
8. Canada
9. Belgium
10. Mexico
11. Spain
12. Italy
13. Netherlands (only went to Amsterdam)

I had good experiences in all of them, so this list is not a knock against any of these countries, just the way I remember them right now.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:35 PM
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10. #1 Ireland
simply because my inlaws are there and I visit often.
#2 Austria
#3 Germany
#4 Mexico
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:36 PM
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11. 1. France
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:36 PM by stopbush
2. Austria
3. Canada
4. Switzerland
5. Germany
6. Holland
7. England
8. Aruba (added on edit - my honeymoon. I forgot!)

Plus, Monaco, but unless you actually stay overnight, it's hard to say you've visited.

I'd love to spend some time in Spain, Italy, Greece and Australia/New Zealand.

No desire to visit the Middle East, India or Africa. Asia is also a low level of interest...maybe China.
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cjbuchanan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:39 PM
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14. Just wondering why?
Why no desire to visit those places?

Thanks.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:47 PM
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18. It's a matter of a reality check.
Were I independently wealthy, I'd go just about anywhere.

But not being independently wealthy, I have to pick and choose my spots and opportunities. I have a great identity with European culture - romance languages, classical music, art and architecture - so I want to go places where I can enjoy the kinds of things I identify with that are missing in the USA.

The places I mentioned just don't pique my interest.

BTW - I don't have a burning desire to "see the USA," either. Outside of the major cities, who cares? I drove from NJ to NV last June...thank Thor for the 6-CD changer in the VW bug! B-O-R-I-N-G! How much grass can one watch grow? Hello!...Kansas?!!
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:38 PM
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12. italy
netherlands
spain
france


ofcourse i have lived in the usa and india so i feel differently about them
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:39 PM
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13. The ranking thing is hard for me so mine's a jumble
Germany
Ireland
Spain
France
Netherlands
Belgium
Austria
Mexico
Canada
Switzerland
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:43 PM
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16. DD's list
1. Jamaica
2, Holland
3, Canada
4, England
5. Mexico
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PragMantisT Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:44 PM
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17. 1. Austria
2. France
3. Ireland
4. Switzerland
5. Netherlands
6. UK (especially Scotland)
7. Belgium, Spain, Italy

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:31 PM
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21. OK. here goes.
1. Scotland
2. England
3. Ireland
4. France
5. Mexico
6. Barbados
7. Virgin Isles
8. Puerto Rico
9. Bahamas

I know there is another one, but can't remember, so I guess it isn't that memorable.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:31 PM
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22. Ummmm
1. Spain
2. Germany
3. Netherlands
4. Argentina
5. France
6. United States

And that's actually all.

By the way, keep in mind the only parts of the US I've been were Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
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dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:33 PM
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23. Ummmmm!
1. United States



This sucks. Someone send me some travel money! :-)
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:35 PM
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24. Scotland is #1
Germany is #2, Italy is #3. France sits at the bottom, at #21, because I don't give credit for scenery. To me, hospitality is next to everything. Good beer doesn't hurt, either :)
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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:45 PM
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26. French hospitality
is the best I ever experienced anywhere! Sorry you weren't treated so kindly.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:38 PM
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35. Nice of you to say.
I was treated with disregard, my then-girlfriend was treated very rudely. I won't be going back.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:37 PM
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25. Hmmmm... lets see now...
1. Brazil
2. Cuba
3. Belize
4. Russia
5. Spain
6. Germany
7. France
8. Finnland
9. Scotland
10. Jamacia
11. Mexico
12. Greece
13. England
14. USA & Canada (within both I could do a whole seperate ranking)

I've been other places too, but a lot of it either wasn't for long enough, or I'm too lazy to put them in order/
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:00 PM
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30. Texas :) n/t
n/t
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:00 PM
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31. 1. USA {eom}
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:02 PM
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32. Here's mine, lame though it may be
1. Australia
2. Mexico

That's it, at least for now. :cry:
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:36 PM
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34. Here's my eleven, France is tops
1. France
2. United Kingdom
3. Italy
4. South Korea
5. Japan
6. Canada
7. Dominica
8. Grenada
9. Venezuela
10. Aruba
11. Bahamas
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