Did you do any traveling in the 1990s?

@maximax8 (31142)
United Kingdom
January 23, 2010 8:42am CST
I was really keen on traveling by age 18 years old. I wanted so very much to get enough money to travel around Europe. I wondered how I would afford it because I was a student. When my studies ended I got a job as a children's nanny in Finland. I liked working for the family. They had three houses, a town house, a farm house in the country and a lakeside cottage. After that I went around Europe by train on my own. Then I got a job in London at a shipping company. At age 19 I got left some money in my Great Aunts will. It was enough for me to buy a small cottage. I went traveling to Tunisia and St Lucia. I did a trip to other places in Europe by train in the winter of 1992. I was sadly made redundant from my job so I let out my cottage and off I went on my trip around the world in 1993. I got married and had my son after that. Six years later I got divorced. In 1996 I went to Malta, the Czech Republic and Poland. I traveled to Kenya in 1997. In 1997 I visited Israel and Jordan. I explored Germany and Austria in 1999. Did you do any traveling in the 1990s? If so where did you go?
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• Bangladesh
26 Jan 10
Hey friend! I'm also fond of traveling. I would like to visit different countries of the world but can't I'm not financially well-off. But I'm pessimistic that one day I'll be able to fulfill my dream. In 1990 I traveled to different places of Bangladesh specially rural areas.
• Bangladesh
26 Jan 10
Sorry, I made a mistake in my response. I'm optimistic about my traveling.
@dawnald (84787)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Jan 10
Ah, now the 90's lol... Well there was Florida - Ft Lauderdale DC, Philadelphia and Baltemore Savannah, GA and Charleston, NC Germany, Austria and Czech Republic Spokane, WA Galapagos and Ecuador Hawaii (80's too, forgot that one) Bahamas (that was 80's too actually) Lots of trips around California
@pipi_gogo (133)
• China
27 Jan 10
in 1990, I went to the city thousands of miles away to school, and now still feel very good recall
@squaretile (3807)
• Singapore
25 Jan 10
Yes I did a lot of traveling when I was a student in the late 1990s. I went mainly to Europe. There was Madrid and Barcelona in spain, toledo and lisbon in portugal, geneva, luzern in switzerland and skiing in berg in switzerland. Then there was the usual paris in France, and a trip to visit friends in Erkelenz in Germany, and other friends in schweinfurt in germany, and we went to nuremberg where the famous trials were held (there was a nice children's museum there but I remember that my friend and I were surprised that they had dolls in nazi uniform - obviously they have learnt from their past and can move on). There were also trips around England, the Norfolk Broads, the Peak district, Land's End and Brighton. Also Cambridge and Oxford, and up to Wales at one point to visit my friend's old school. Most of these trips were backpacking trips - when you're young, you really don't care if there's no warm water in the middle of winter!
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
well, maxima, that was the decade when i traveled the most and would have gone to more places. the decade started with a travel around the philippines, on assignment. it was followed by a training in malaysia. then, i have to go to taiwan, for another assignment. then, i was invited to laos by a friend. after that, in the spring of 94, i went to south korea. from south korea, i was scheduled to visit canada, the united states, then to europe and the middle east, all for a project i was working on. however, i have to forego my travels and shelve the project because my youngest daughter got very sick and i, as a father, have to be by her side. i don't know what will have happened to my daughter, if i continued my travels and finished the project. she's now on her third year in college...
• United States
24 Jan 10
Your life certainly hasn't been dull, has it? It sounds as though you had many exciting adventures during the nineties. Have you ever thought of writing about them? I went to England in 1992 and did some small trips to Louisiana. My family and I use to go to England almost every year, but haven't been there since 1992.
@brymel25 (286)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
hi! yeah! i did experience traveling in the 1990's. I think i wasn't even in primary school at that time. Me and my family went to Cebu to visit our relatives there. Cebu City is in the Philippines. It's a very nice place to visit because Cebu has very nice tourist spots such as white sand beaches. It also has century-old churches which were built when the Philippines was under the Spanish colonization. I wish i could have enough money so that i would be able to travel around the world someday. =)
24 Jan 10
In 1990's? I Was Too Young To Travel, Just From Town To Town... Not To Other Country... Anyway, We Had Money Only For Eating and Bills, For Traveling - No...
• China
24 Jan 10
I was borrn in 1990, Haha. It is unforgettable. my mother told me many things about that year. I think it is just like a travel.give me so memory.
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
24 Jan 10
Hi...maximax It is envious to read your list of places you were travelled in the 90s. I did may travels in the 90s but most of them was domestic travels. Not much international trips. Travelleing is a good experience and in the 1990s I travelled most of the Indian cities. Most of my travels, even nowadys, is for business in nature.
@alfroi635 (299)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
I have'nt travelled outside my country but i almost reach every corner of my country. it begin when i aged 21. looking for stable job is the main reason why i went to that places. Now, i finally got a very high paying and stable job. i think this is the way i can travel outside my country... Europe is just a big continent which you can only travel by land and reach different countries. so much different here in my country that you will need to ride an airplane or a ship to reach the other province or state.
@ErickJ (186)
• United States
24 Jan 10
I really didnt do any travelling in the 90s i mostly stayed within the state lines. But i really wanted to go to France at the time. In 2000 i went on a canival cruise to Catalina Island and to Mexico. it was fun, i had a good time
@allknowing (102894)
• India
24 Jan 10
I went on a package holiday to Europe. Our first stop was London where we had to wait to check in till evening as per hotel rules and so that whole day we spent in the lounge but went out on our own and did a good amount of sight seeing including Madam Tussaudde's etc. We then went by the Eurorail to Brussels spent the whole night outdoors including chocolate shopping. The other places that we covered were Amsterdam, Holland, France,Switzerland, Italy. Of all these places I liked Switzerland specially our experience at Jung frau where we walked through the Ice Palace. The journey to go there was breath taking. I could go on and on describing the various experiences in different countries but that would mean I would be writing a travelogue here!!
@Porcospino (31518)
• Denmark
24 Jan 10
In 1990 I went to London and my trip was a present from my parents. I love travelling so that was the best present they could give me In 1990 I also went to France with some friends, we drove around for some weeks visiting the southern part of France. In 1992 I went to Paris for the first time, and I aso went to London again (with my school). In 1995 I went to Germany with my parents, my brother and my grandmother, the trip was a present to my grandmother, because she also loves travelling. In 1998 I went to Paris with a friend and in 1999 I went to Prague, to Poland and to Estonia.
@amanda333 (739)
• France
23 Jan 10
hi max, sounds like you have put so much "life" in your life, well done, its wonderful to travel and see the world
@raisur (423)
• Bangladesh
23 Jan 10
hi maximax... i find you have a good travelling knack... me too... i wish to visit the whole world... hopefully, someday i'll have enough money to fulfill my dream... yeah, i had a bit of travelling in the 90s... i was into job by the beginning of the 90s... in 1996 i went to kuwait for two years... i earned a bit there... i visited most of western europe and saudi arabia in 1996... my europe tour started from greece... went to italy by ship (brindisi from patras in greece)... then to rome, geneva and paris all by train... from paris to london also by train (eurostar) through euro-tunnel... from london to brussels also by eurostar... then onwards to amsterdam, Luxembourg, bonn/coln, berlin, munich and zurich... i still had days left in my eurail pass... so, from zurich i travelled to bercelona... from barcelona i went back to rome... eurail pass was over... my sister-in-law was in rome then... had few days stay at rome... from there i visited pisa, vesuvius/pompei and venice... it was time to return... following the same route, ie, brindisi (train) - patras (ship)- athens (train) and from athens fly back to kuwait... from patras, i visited Olympia (by bus)... in 1997, i visited saudi arabia once again... i also visited egypt in 1997... it was another exciting trip i had in egypt... in 1998, before repatriation i planned to visit usa and collected visa accordingly... later, left the plan as i thought i wouldn't be left with any money to take along if i visited there... hope to visit someday... this was all about my travels in the 90s...
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
well, that's the peak of my wunderlust. one of the most exciting plans was, however, put off. i was planning to take the trans-siberian express from vladivostok to paris but had to cancel it for an emergency. it was during the 90s though where i traveled to almost every corner of my country, the philippines.
@Torunn (8565)
• Norway
23 Jan 10
Hi maximax! In the 1990's I did the same as I did in the 80's and in the 2000's (or whatever that century is called :-) ), I went to Austria about every year :-) I made two riding trips there, one in 1994 and one in 1996. In 1997 my class went on an excursion to France, afterwards a friend and I went interrailing in Spain and the UK. Then I went a year to Austria for a year as an exchange student, so in 2008 I went interrailing with another friend. We went to Italy, Prague and Budapest. For New Years Eve 1998/99 I went to Edinburgh for 10 days, it was very funny but the weather was horrible.
@MrKennedy (1992)
23 Jan 10
Sadly, I was far too young to travel around in the 90's It's a shame because it's one of those time periods where I feel would offer some amazing experiences and such.
@maezee (42254)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I did barely ANY traveling in the 1990's. Well, I was born in 1990 and between then and 2000 I pretty much went on little trips with my family - to surrounding states like Wisconsin and South Dakota. Nothing major. Unfortunately I haven't been out of the country or been to anywhere exciting..Ever in my life. .