Are you fortunate enough to travel to another country?

@jinjer168 (1599)
Philippines
April 7, 2010 2:30am CST
I love to travel but until now, i haven't got the chance to travel to another country aside from my own because of lack of huge money to spend for it that's why i considered someone very fortunate if he/she got this chance of visiting another country. Who among my dear MyLotters have done this and what country/countries have you visited, do you enjoy your stay? hope one time i could travel too, that's one of my dreams that i intend to realize. LOL!
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27 responses
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
A person who can travel abroad would be so fortunate, that's what I thought before. But when I had a chance to travel in Kota Kinabalo, I was thinking that I am not just fortunate to land to another paradise island but also I am so blessed because God given me the chance to travel. Anyways I would like to go the places where you could see mountains, beaches and nature. My first travel was when I am 15 years old I went to switzerland to visit my aunt and stayed their for 2 months only. Its a very cold place and the mountains are so great.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Really? that was a very amazing place, mountains was a perfect scenery i guess! Kota Kinabalo was also nice seeing it in Amazing Race. Yes, you are very blessed and im happy for you. Thanks for sharing your experience!
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Traveling to Kota Kinabalu is not that expensive, especially that their is an airline who is offering the cheapest price in going their. Just that the place you are going to stay will be expensive. As they are known for tourist people. Mountains in Switzerland are not green as we have here in the Philippines. They have it white and blue/brown combination. So nice to look at.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Well, I will go to kota kinabalu one of this days, LOL! I really hope so ada8may, thanks a lot!
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I haven't been able to travel outside of my country too. I don't have the funds, so it is quite sad. I have a friend who is able to travel in Asia on a budget because she is able to track down discounted airfares. My dream trip would be to go to Egypt because I have always been fascinated by the pyramids. And before going out of my country, I want to explore it too because it is quite sad that foreigners are able to go the my country's beautiful beaches and tourists spots because the prices are unreasonable. The plane fare going to Boracay is almost as much as that going to Hong Kong and it does not include your accomodation .
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Hello anne! I am filipina as well and i'm glad that ive been to Boracay once. We're on the same boat. I still didn't experience to travel overseas, but just like what ive said, i will hope and dream for it till it came to reality. Thanks and have a good day ahead!
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I suggest you try browsing around for those ridiculously low airfares that I'm sure you've heard about My friend was able to go to Singapore for only P750 (roundtrip fare). When she told me this, I felt really bad because my bus fare to Baguio cost me P980. So, there is hope for us to travel on a budget abroad. We just have to look out for those airfare offers!
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Really? that's really very cheap. If that would be the case then i i will save my money for my very first travel abroad. Tnx for the tip! TC!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Hi, jinjer168. No. I am not that fortunate to travel to another country. I don't have that kind of money on me. I would love to go and shop. I wish that I could get my hands on some big money, I would put it to use that is for sure.
@ucinap (14)
• India
7 Apr 10
wish you very big money .
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Yes, but who knows cream97? maybe the luck will smile at you today? tomorrow? we'll never know so let's keep hoping... We're the same in that aspect so let's hope for it, okay?
• Singapore
7 Apr 10
it is actually quite good i mean , i have studied and worked in other country since long time already and i consider here is my second country which gives me the feeling it is my own country , my home because all my family has moved and lived in there ,
@ucinap (14)
• India
7 Apr 10
very nice.. you lucky.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Yes, ucinap i agree with you, you're really lucky maryantilok, you've got a wonderful opportunity being a student in another country who makes me feel your very own, where was that if you don't mind. More power!
@hanyelin (125)
• China
7 Apr 10
i like traveling , but i do not have so enough time to do it , i must go working every day , i was very tired after work , god bless me .
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Ill say amen to that. May God bless us all. You may not know it, but maybe one day you will got the chance to do it. Good luck!
@hanyelin (125)
• China
7 Apr 10
ok thanks , the same as to you .best wishes .
• China
9 Apr 10
Unfortunately,i also haven't got any chance to travel to another country,although i am 26 years old.I love travel,i have traveled lots of places of my country,but i still dream of traveling to other country,espeically some tropical country which has beautiful beach and best cate,i love eat many kinds of cate from different countries.I also work hard and save money for travel abroad,hope we can make our dreams come true in the not far distant future!LOL
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Hello shawn5260! Yes we are in a the same boat for that aspect. Me, too, im saving little by little to accomplish this dream of mine. Good luck to you as well!
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
8 Apr 10
It would be really cool to be able to travel to other countries and get to experience their culture and their delicacies. But travel tickets here are really expensive and I cannot afford them. But its really nice to see all those different places on the travel and adventure show and also the reality competition show called The Amazing Race.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Yes, you are perfectly correct nijolechu, ive seen your profile and i guess tickets from your country was really expensive. I watched The Amazing Race and im a big fan of it. I really appreciate all of the places the contestant's of that reality show goes, and from there i can really say that the world we lived in is so diverse and truly so amazing.Thanks! and take care!
• China
8 Apr 10
Hi, I still wish I have the chance to travel to another city, but I don't have the chance, just as you say, it need a huge money, and I don't have enough to do that, so I choose travel in my country, from one city to another city, I have been to 5 city so far, I wish I could travel more.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
HELLO KINDY! Good to know that! visiting your very own country was a very nice experience as well. We all know that each and every country has its own beautiful places to offer. Enjoy and have fun, more power and thanks for sharing your thoughts!
• United States
8 Apr 10
Yes I did travel and work in Singapore, Hongkong. Then for pleasure I did travel to Malaysia and Indonesia and around Philippines too. Oh I love to Travel soon I plan to go Egypt and have photos with the Pyramid. hope so I am still saving for it.!
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Hi inday_lorna! you are so lucky for you have the chance to see 5 countries and also have worked in some of them. Hope you can save faster so your dream of visiting Egypt will be put into reality already, Thanks a lot!
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
7 Apr 10
i am also not very fortunate like those people who are able to travel in different countries. i think there is a need of huge money to travel in different countries which i dont have. even i feel like traveling different countries but not possible for me due to lack of money
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Hi 1anurag1, we're not very fortunate enough now but i think we'll be fortunate tomorrow. Let's hope and pray for that! keep on smiling!
@ucinap (14)
• India
7 Apr 10
affordability matters more than interest for visiting other country.many people are not in position to visit places of interest in their own country . very few fortunate people only affordable to do it.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
That's very true ucinap and that's the very reason why i cannot visit other country up to now. But up to now i still didn't quit of hoping i could do it in the near future. Goodluck!
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
7 Apr 10
I also like traveling but till now I've only been to two countries - Thailand and Singapore. I really enjoyed my experience there for they are beautiful places. I used to make a plan to travel around the world. But it seems that this plan is not easy to be achieved. Nowadays I have to work very hard to collect enough money. I'm sure that the dream of traveling around the world will come true in the future.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
That's the spirit! That was very nice experience still. Just like what ive said, not all people was given this precious chance of visiting other country, but you, you're having two on your list. I wish you all the best, hope your dream of traveling around the world would materialize in the future, thanks!
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Yes, I feel fortunate because I was give a wonderful opportunity to travel abroad for free. I was 10 years old when visited Hongkong and I was with my grandparents, brother and aunt. it was an all expense paid trip courtesy of my ever generous and loving aunt. the airplane ride was a bit scary because it was my first time to travel by air. after a year, i traveled again and this time with my grandfather and brother. we visited hongkong, macau and shenzhen china. i have been to Hongkong for four times and i am planning to go there before the year ends.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
What a very nice trip! being with your family along with you makes your travel much more fun. I do hope i can also go to hongkong because it was near to our country and my only daughter wanted to go to disneyland. Thanks a lot and take care!
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 10
Me neither.I haven't got a chance to visit a foreign country yet but I am sure I will one day.Financial reasons surely could be one but other than that I never really had the need to do it.I am still pretty much a student,doing my post graduation.Someday,when I am working and well settled and have loads of spare time,I might plan a trip abroad...:)...The places I'd love to visit are Egypt,Paris,Switzerland,Vegas and Australia.Let us see when my plans materialize.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Hi nitinshukla! im pretty sure that your plans will all come true in due time. You sound very ambitious and determined to do it, so i'm wishing you luck starting this very moment, keep on smiling!
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Apr 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I still do not have enough money for me to travell to another country. For me, I think if I have enough money, I will just travell in my own ountry all day long. Because, I still have not see all the scenery in my own country.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Hello monkeylong! your decision to travel your very own country first was very acceptable. Me, i admit that i never had the chance as well to visit my own land. I do hope that you may do this very soon, good luck to all your endeavors!
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 10
I have been fortunate enough to have visited fifty different countries so far in my lifetime. During my childhood my family went to France. In my teenage years I got the chance to go to Greece, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Tunisia and St Lucia. During my twenties I went to Australia, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, USA, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Italy, Malta, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ireland, Poland, Kenya, Luxembourg, Israel, Jordan, Hong Kong, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Samoa. In my thirties so far I have been to Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Turkey, the Seychelles, the Maldives, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and South Africa. I will go to Canada this summer. Traveling is one of my top hobbies.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
WOw! wow! and wow again! that's a very huge collection of different places visited by you! Ive never met someone like you before, you are very fortunate, really. Maybe, i will be contented to travel even 1/8 of the countries you've been to. MOre power and good luck to you and your family maximax8, thanks for sharing this wonderful journey of yours....
@Simi234 (142)
• India
7 Apr 10
I had been to Singapore last year due to my job. And I enjoyed it as well. Other than that I had been to Qatar, where I was born but that was 20 years back, would love to visit that country again once to recollect my childhood memories :)
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Nice to know that Simi234! Singapore was known because of its cleanliness and discipline among its people, good to know that you experience to work there. Hoping as well that you could once again visit other country of your choice, God bless...
• Indonesia
7 Apr 10
Well, I've traveled abroad just once, so, I'm not that fortunate LOL. I do like to do it again, but my responsibility here doesn't allow me to do so. I would like to go to Mecca, Australia, etc, but my job, my baby, it'll be hard for me to follow my dreams. But life is full of surprises, who knows :)
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
I beg to disagree, you're fortunate enough visiting even just one country. Many people including me didn't got the chance that you have so you indeed very lucky! More power to you and your family!
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
So sad that I'm not one of those people who can travel to any place they chose to. Financial matter is number one reason. But if I have the means, maybe I should enjoy and see first the beautiful spots in my country before going abroad.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
We share the same sentiments junrapmian, but its not the end yet, who knows? just keep on hoping and praying... goodluck and more power!
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
me too, i also love to travel and i used to ave friend whose rich enough to give me a gift for a two way ticket travel abroad and i have that 2 times already. besides he owned business so its easy for him to give gift to anyone though i didnt ask for it, its just his gift for my during my birthday.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Hi homeshoppers! can your generous friend be my friend as well? LOL! you're lucky to have him/her, but for sure, you are a very good friend being able to got a great gift like that, i think you are a real value that's why he/she treasures you a lot. More power to you and good luck!