Have you traveled to any different countries? Which ones?

In Kannada (Karnataka, India), there is a saying ಕೋಶಾನಾದರೂ ಓದು ದೇಶನಾದರೂ ನೋಡು (Koshaanadaroo Oodu Deshaanadaroo Noodu) if you want to gain knowledge either study, read books or travel around the world see different places, meet people.

That is so true. By visiting different places we can come across variety of people, places, culture, food habits and see the beautiful nature and by simple interaction we can gain lots of knowledge.

I lived in United Kingdom for four years. Me and my wife studied post graduation, worked there, gained lot of experience. It was indeed a pleasure studying, working, meeting different people, experiencing the various brands of Scotch Whiskey and pub food.

Beautiful London, Romantic Paris and Lovely Belgium and Germany are just amazing. "God made the earth but the Dutch made Holland" that is the proudly said statement by Dutch. Dutch have built series of dykes, dams, canals and pumping stations to keep away the sea and river water.Its a beautiful country with n number of canals, bridges and beautiful buildings built all along the riverside & canals. It's very famous for Tulips, cheese & wind mills. We can see all modes of transport. Heaven on earth, the Switzerland and Austria and the historic Italy are just wounderful.

Yes, I have travelled and enjoyed the beauty of the following countries

United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy.

Seventeen other countries. I'll try to put them into some resemblance of order, according to how much time was spent in each.

1 x Brazil (2014) 2 hours or a little less...a cross-Uruguay roadtrip (from Montevideo) to the "twin cities" of Rivera (Uruguay)/Santana do Livramento (Brasil) which is a somewhat autonomous unified city straddling the border. One doesn't go through Customs to get into Brasil; the customs checkpoint on the Uruguay side is about half an hour south on the main highway and that's it. Being able to do this, without the need to buy a Brasil visa, saved a nice chunk of money AND hassle.

1 x Vatican City (2016) 2 or 2 1/2 hours

1 x Sweden (1989) about 3 hours

1 x San Marino (2016) about 3 hours

1 x Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016) 4 hours

1 x East Germany (1989) about 8 hours** (Transit through on the Autobahns, to and from Berlin; AND an afternoon walk into East Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie. For these purposes, I am considering West Berlin to be part of West Germany, though it was much more an autonomous entity.

1x Croatia (2016) around 30 hours** I will add, here, that Zagreb was probably my favorite foreign city ever visited, among all of the places that weren't in Canada.

1 x Slovenia (2016) around 35 hours**

1 x Denmark (1989) around 35 hours**

1 x Uruguay (2014) around 3 or 3 1/2 days**

20x (EST.) Mexico (various 1972 to 2012)**, ***

1 x Bahamas (1970) about 5 days

1 x West Germany (also counted as present-day Germany) (1989) about 5 days**

1 x Argentina (2014) about 7 days**

1 x Italy (2016) about one week**

1 x Australia (2015) 13 days

50x (EST.) Canada (various 1957 to 2016) 5 to 7 months rough estimate **

**The number of occurrences indicates the number of DIFFERENT trips on which I've entered these countries...anything from short afternoon trips to full vacations...I have actually ENTERED these countries more than the number of times shown because on at least one trip I entered that country, left it, then entered it again later during the SAME trip/vacation.

To wit:

1978(?) trip...A "record-hunting" trip with a friend from Memphis included trans-border jaunts to Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras, and Ojinaga (Chihuahua) during the same trip. Three different Estados, no less. All were short trips no more than two or three hours each.

1986 trip...I was initially in Canada for 36 or 37 days (uh-oh, I guess an illegal overstay...), crossing into Alaska for nearly seven weeks, then back home through British Columbia. It is possible there was at least one other trip, most likely in the late 1970's, when I may have "cut across" between Windsor and the Niagara Peninsula going both ways on an upstate New York trip or something, but I can't remember.

1989 trip...Sequence was West Germany (arrival), East Germany autobahn, Berlin (West Germany), East Berlin (East Germany), back to Berlin (West Germany), East Germany autobahn, West Germany (Hamburg, etc.), Denmark, Sweden, back through Denmark, West Germany (departure).

2014 trip...Sequence was Argentina (arrival), Uruguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina (departure).

2016 trip...Sequence was Italy (Rome/arrival), Vatican City and back to Italy, San Marino and back to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy (to Rome departure).

***ALL of these Mexican trips have been day-trips at the most. For some reason, I have never happened to stay overnight in Mexico.

I was born in England, and I live in Australia.

I have been to:

Las Palmas

South Africa

New Zealand (several times)

Various parts of the USA, on many occasions

Japan (several times)

The Netherlands


Hong Kong



Italy (and I went from France to Italy on the Orient Express, so I've passed through a few other countries along the way)


Christmas Island (which is an Australian Territory, so not really another country, but it does take a while to get there)

Yeah, I have traveled to China, Thailand & Indonesia. It is a pure bliss to travel to all these part. I went to china to climb Mount Hua. I went to Thailand to experience the backpackers life in Bangkok. I choose Bali for an ultimate experience with the nature.

Here is my experience of different countries.

First solo trip experience to Xi'an & Mt hua in China

Bali Experience: A place one can visit many times pack a bag & leave

Bangkok: Paradise for backpackers (Bangkok on budget)

I am born in India , have worked in gulf since 76 to 98 v and toured many countries.

first was a hop on to Karachi en route to dubai , staued there for 6 hrs transit had glimpse of Karachi,

followed by Dubai, Abu dabhi , Sharjah, (UAE)

Muscat ((Oman)

Royadh, Damam and Jeddah, (SArabia)

Doha, Ras Laffan ( Qatar )

italy, Austria. Switzerland Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, England and Scotland ( 2009 and 2011)

china, Hongkong and Macau

USA , thrice,

I live in the USA and have traveled within the following other countries:

  • Canada
  • Mexico (lived there 6 months)
  • China
  • Pre-handover Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya (just the Nairobi airport)
  • Seychelles
  • Panamá
  • Israel
  • Turkey
  • England (with trips planned this year to Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)

What are the most visited countries?

The top ten countries by international tourist arrivals, at least in 2016, according to the World Tourist Organisation, were:France (82.6 million arrivals)USA (75.6 million)Spain (75.6 million)China (59.3 million)Italy (52.4 million)UK (35.8 million)Germany (35.6 million)Mexico (35 million)Thailand (32.6 million)Austria (28.1 million)The UAE, if anyone's interested, only received 14.2 million

What is the coolest thing you have ever done in life?

A 50-page paper which exposes the greed and immorality of the U.S. military-industrial-complex. Mostly primary sources.

What is your favorite potato salad recipe?

my favorite potato salad is actually a Russian staple called Olivie Salad. my favorite version i found online then added a few variationsINGREDIENTS:6 Boiled potatoes6 Hard boiled eggs2 Boiled Carrots2-3 Large kosher pickles1 Can of sweet peas1 Cup of mayo (may need more)1 lb of bologna meat1 medium Onion, sliced