Have you traveled?

Argentina
February 14, 2008 7:41pm CST
I love to travel. Now it's been a while, because I don't have enough money to travel as much as I'd like to, but I've been to a lot of places, and I dream of traveling more in the future. I live in Argentina, so starting from here, I've been to the Iguazu falls, Ushuaia, city of the end of the world, and many other beautiful places my country has that I don't know how to translate into english. Then this summer I visited Uruguay. And I've been to brazil twice. I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know any more places in Latin America. When I was about 14 years old I went to Orlando, Florida, US, with my mum. I've also been twice to Spain, and Italy. I've been to Oxford, and London, UK, some of France, and Brugges, Belgium. I'd love to visit Germany some day, Austria, SouthAfrica, Russia, China... What about you? Have you traveled a lot? Please share!
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12 responses
@sophialin (2678)
• China
15 Feb 08
i'm really admire u that u have been to so many places. though i'm always thinking about travel around the world, there are so many limitations in front of me,mainly including money and time. i live in china, which has beautiful landscape and key point of interest. so far, i have been to the east and south china,and my wish is to XiZang and XinJiang,which belong to western part of china.travel abroad cost much for me, but i hope that one day, i can realize it.
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• Argentina
15 Feb 08
Yes, it is expensive to me too. But someday you'll make it. I did it during a time in which it was not so expensive. right now is pretty much impossible to me. I'd love to go to China one day!
@megumiart (3782)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I love traveling, too. I've been all over the west US coast [I'm a SoCal native], to Canada, Mexico and Japan. :] I want to travel in more of Asia and go to Europe and Africa.
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• Argentina
15 Feb 08
Thank you for sharing, megumiart. Japan must be expensive... pleasure or business? We can go to Africa together, haha
@Porteno (99)
• Belgium
16 Feb 08
For the last 10 years, I've been working for 6 months during the European Summer in a beachclub in Holland and had the luck to travel during the remaining 6 months. I've seen most of Central and South-America, and last year I visited Indonesia. Because I always have a bit more time than most people, I rather visit one country at a time. If you look at Mexico anf Brasil, to name just 2 countries, they're way too big to see in just 2 weeks. There's quite a few places I absolutely love (among others Buenos Aires, God I miss the week-ends at Recoletta, Bocas games, the tango festival and the parties at Palermo Viejo). I don't really agree on the money issue. There are many ways to travel cheap. I do realize it's not as easy to travel for Argentinians as it is for Europeans, but still. Especially Asia is still a whole lot cheaper than the rest of the world, and if you do some research, it is not that difficult to survive on a tight budget in places like Panama or Costa Rica. And never let money be a reason not to travel, you can always get back to work when you get back home (well, that's how I look at it, anyway). Hope this is of some use to you.
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• Argentina
16 Feb 08
Thank you Porteno, Unluckily, money IS an issue. When you earn less than 800 dollars a month, and you have by law only 15 days of holidays, it's not that easy to travel the world. Not impossible, I know, and I know for sure I'll travel again, but Europe is way to expensive right now, starting with the plane ticket that costs $1300 alone. But I'm not letting my hopes down!
• Belgium
16 Feb 08
It doesn't seem to me that money is the issue, but time. I couldn't travel for just 2 weeks anymore. I know, I've been lucky to find a job that allows me to travel 6 months every year, but if you want to go to Europe, you already loose 3 days at least getting there and back. So where would you want to go? If I were you, I'd stay closer to home. It's cheaper, easier, and there's definitely some real cool things to see and do as well. Ohw, by the way, did you enjoy Bruges? If you ever make it back to Belgium, go to Antwerp, that's where it's all happening.... And even if you stay in your own country, I could never get enough of Mendoza or Iguazu and I definitely could never ever get enough of BA :-)(I already said that, didn't I ....)
• Argentina
4 Jun 08
thank you for your response. I hope I can come back to Belgium some day. I hope I can travel more!!
• Australia
15 Feb 08
I hear ya about the not having money to travel part. I love to travel as well but it's so expensive to do these days. My dream is to travel to England. I love England's history and I always have. I somtimes wonder if I ever will get there. It sux to have a desire to travel but not the means! I must admit however, that I have not gotten on a plane since before 9/11 and so I am a little nervous to do so but still, I am not so sure that if an apportunity to travel to England came up, that I would turn it down....
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• Australia
15 Feb 08
Sorry, I must add that I have traveled a lot in my lifetime. However, mostly it was in the states. When I was 2 years old we moved to Italy but we only stayed for a couple of months because my mother didn't speak the language. I also have been to Florida, Georgia, Philidelphia, New Jersey, I am from New York of course, I live in Lexington, Kentucky at present, virginia, West Virginia, I have lived in Illinois for about a year, Staten Island, Cincinatti, Chicago, St. Louis, and I am sure there are some that I have left out... There are so many places that I have not yet been to however, that I would love to travel to. Hopefully someday I will get the opportunity!
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• Argentina
16 Feb 08
Thank you for sharing, SassyKittyKat, and don't ever lose the hope of going to England!!! =)
• Australia
16 Feb 08
You Welcome, sniffle, sniffle...I will try not to :-(
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@drannhh (14902)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Like others here, my husband and I traveled more and farther when we were younger, as then the travel conditions were different. Everything was less complicated, and certainly less costly too, as in the time when we took a 2 day and 3 night bus-ride from San Francisco to Mazatlan for $16.50 USD. Since we packed peanut butter sandwiches and drank water, that was the whole cost of traveling 1380 miles (2220k) Our next two trips to Mazatlan were by air! I have always wanted to go as far as Argentina, but the furthest south I've been yet is Acapulco. We do a bit of arm chair traveling, however, and one of my favorite ways to see a bit of Argentina was from watching the educational TV series, Destinos, which is a Spanish Language course in the format of a novela which introduces the dialects and culture of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Argentina. Now the internet makes it possible for us to see many far away places in great detail, and myLot is the inspiration for quite a few of my arm chair travels, especially when I meet a new friend who lives somewhere I've never visited before, or God Forbid, never even heard of.
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@maximax8 (27053)
15 Feb 08
I live in the UK and when I was a child I dreamed about traveling. I liked day trips and a few days in France. When was 11 years old I began learning French. I saved up the money from my paper round to go to Greece when my mum when I was 14 years old. When I was 17 years old I went to the Netherlands with a friend. At 18 I worked in Finland as a children's nanny and then toured Europe by train. Then aged 19 I went to Tunisia for my first experience of Africa and then to St Lucia in the Caribbean. I so fell in love with the tropics then. When I was 20 I set off Around the World, stopping off in the California, Fiji, Australia where I worked, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. My trip lasted for just over one year. I am not sure when I caught the travel bug but I still think about travel and go off traveling whenever I can. As I mentioned I love the tropical areas of the world and have been to French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, the Maldives and the Seychelles. I adore walking along scenic tracks and up mountains. I found New Zealand like a walker's paradise. I love to see native wildlife and have seen penguins and dolphins in New Zealand, kangaroos and koalas in Australia, lions, giraffes, zebras and hippos in Kenya and manatees in Belize. I like to see superb architecture and liked seeing the cities of Sydney, San Francisco, Prague, Budapest, Dubrovnik and Lisbon. I dream of going to South America to see the Galapagos Islands and walk the Inca Trail. I would love to go to Cape Town and Vancouver. I would like to see the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. I would love to go island hopping and snorkeling in the Philippines. I wish you happy traveling to Europe, Africa and Asia.
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• Argentina
16 Feb 08
Perito Moreno - Glaciar Perito Moreno, patagonia, Argentina
Wow, you're the greatest traveler I've ever met!I'm planning on maybe doing the Inca trail next year, with a friend of mine... it's close to home, but it's becoming more and more expensive each year!We have whales, seals, and penguins in Argentina. And the glaciars! They are fantastic! And in the north we have the Iguazu falls, the jesuitical missions, the seven-coloured mountain... =)
@maximax8 (27053)
16 Feb 08
Oh that is a lovely thing to call me. I am Maximax Explorer for sure. Thanks for telling me more about Argentina. I would like to go there and see the wildlife and beautiful scenery. I hope that you and your friend will have a fantastic time walking the amazing Inca Trail. Happy traveling indeed.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Hi - Hola! I love to travel too. My husband is from Buenos Aires and I visited his family when we took a vacation there a few years ago. I loved La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo. It is just so pretty and the people were all so friendly. I went to the different gallerias there - I believe one was on Rivadavia. Pero Che! Anyways, I live in the United States and I have been to California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State, Washington D.C., New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia. I have also been to Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and Tijuana, Mexico. I would love to travel more, especially to Europe and the Carribbean. Take care.. Ciao!
• Argentina
4 Jun 08
Hola Shulzie, I'm so glad you liked Buenos Aires. I hope you come back soon! Well, you've traveled a lot, isn't it great? I love travelling. I'd like to go to the caribbean too oneday... thank you for your response, take care! Chau!
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@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Feb 08
all my life i love much to travel but as of now can't that because of financial problem...i am working some adjustment so i can travel all over my country and oversea...maybe you can add our country to whom your planning to visit...experience the beauty of our different tourist spot and attraction here in the Philippines.
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• Argentina
16 Feb 08
Thank you so much for sharing, Julyteen, I'd love to go visit the philippines some day! I speak a little french and english, would that be enough? =)
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
I have been to Japan, Hongkong, China, Canada, and the United States several times. It's a real eye-opener being exposed to different cultures and places. You learn a lot when you travel.
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• Argentina
16 Feb 08
Yes, You definitely learn a lot from different cultures and places you visit. Maybe that's why I love travelling so much. Thank you for sharing, Wisedragon!
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28 May 08
i love travelling! But i prefer travelling to asian countries since i'm really amazed with the culture. I've been to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and SIngapore. Also, i love going around in my country which is the Philippines :D
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@Betty34 (268)
• United States
16 Feb 08
Yes, I love to travel. Anyplace new. I haven't been to a lot of places compared to some people. But I have made it overseas. Let's see been to at least 6 states in the US, Hawaii, Italy and Canada. I would love to hear more about your travels. I haven't made it to a lot of the places you have visited. B
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• India
15 Feb 08
I also love travel. But I didn't like to travel in a whole day. I like to travel one or two hrs and the balance time i need to spend in that particiular place. I am in kerala and familiar with almost all places in south india