On one vacation have you ever visited more than one country?
April 23, 2009 9:01am CST
When I was a teenager I did an inter rail trip around Europe. I did a route that went from Finland where I had been working to my home country via Hungary. At age 20 years old I went around the world. My route included the USA, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. When I was 29 years old I traveled to French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Samoa. It can be pricey to fly to some countries. Instead of getting a flight to Belize City I got a cheap flight to Cancun. I used buses to go down to Belize and the northern part of Guatemala. Have you ever visited more than one country on a vacation? If so which ones? If not are there some countries you would like to see that are close to each other? If so which ones?
23 Apr 09
Have done this quite often. Did a round-the-world twelve and a half month trip in 1990 to 91. Visited USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, USA again, New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Egypt. Another time I went to Africa on a five week safari (1993) and visited the now desperate Zimbabwe (was in far better state in '93), Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya (from Harare to Nairobi). That was also a very exciting trip, with a lot of back to basics camping (ie. in the wild ). Also went to the US in 1986 (I think) where I did a 3 week trip from New York to LA - as the song goes! - while staying in Texas we went over the border to Mexico for an evening of Tequila and wide brimmed hats and Margaritas! Olay!!Disfruite tiempo muy bueno! (Enjoyed a very good time) - though my Spanish spelling maybe a little off!!!In the 80's I also went on quite a few skiing trips to Europe, so often on the way to say Austria, Switzerland, Andorra etc would often go by coach as it used to be quite a lot cheaper than the airplane. The coach would make it's way through countries such as France, Belgium and Germany. Often travelling non-stop, having breaks only for meals and changing over drivers. However it could be a mistake, simply to just try and visit a many countries as possible, just to get a stamp on the passport. This should just be incidental to planning an interesting, but also relaxing holiday. Saying that I have enjoyed experiencing many different cultures and their various ways of thinking and living.
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 09
It is excellent to hear all about your travels. Your around the world trip, in particular, must have been really exciting. My trip was about the same length of yours but I didn't visit nearly as many countries as you did. Going on safari in Africa must have been delightful for you. The coach trips you did saved much money I imagined. I haven't tried skiing yet but would like to. There are so many countries in the world worth going to and there are lots of places on my travel wish list for the future.
29 Apr 09
Yes, some of the skiing trips were with a Christian company, as they hoped to convert you to the faith in the evenings after skiing, with singing and talks! The main advantage was they knew how to put on enjoyable and economical holidays. The Christianity was a small price to pay! Don't get me wrong, religion can be fine. It's when people start getting really dogmatic about it, that it can run into problems, especially when other people are harmed because of extreme attitudes. The people were, mostly very friendly. They just about coped when I went vegetarian, those many years ago!!! And thanks for BR!
23 Apr 09
Hi maximax8, I have been to Spain Greece, Portugal, Brussels and France on my holiday few yaears ago but I don't wish to go abroad any more as I'd rather spend it here in the UK. There are so many beautiful place I haven't been yet to visit and The UK is very beautiful., I'm sure you know that. Tamara
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 09
I have got an interest in seeing places in the UK. I did a long weekend in Northumberland and next I would like to plan a long weekend in Yorkshire. I still have even more interest in traveling abroad because different countries fascinate me and are more exciting than the UK.
• United States
23 Apr 09
Yes, I have. I won a contest that took me to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. After the Olympics my sister and I (the trip was for two so I picked my sister to come with me) flew to New Zealand. It was very nice. I was glad the trip included time in New Zealand as well as Australia.