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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Countries I have visited...

Today I am playing virtual tourist and revisiting all the countries I have been to in the past.
The first time I went abroad, I was 22! And that was to come to the UK to study Naval Architecture. But since then I have visited many countries around Europe and Africa. Europe on various holidays and Africa, during my year out as a ship's oiler...

The country that always conjures up great memories is Madagascar! Mainly because Papa called it Madame Gascar! For the life of me I never thought that I would ever get to visit such a remote place! Beautitul beaches and people!

Next on my list are South America and Asia.

Tell me what country has stuck in your mind and why...

Create your own visited country map




Blogger Chill Daddy said...

No United States? You know, the town I was raised in boasts the world's largest weather vane. It used to stick out into the lake on it's own little penninsula, but they moved it near the grocery store. Still, it's worth a few thousand-mile trip.

Just let me know when you're coming

2/8/06 11:41 AM  
Blogger cream said...

CD, I don't know why but I've never really fancied the US but I think I will make a detour just to check out that weather vane!

2/8/06 12:19 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I have NEVER been out of the country. I am hoping to change that soon. Madame Gascar would be a lovely place. Bali. Mexico. Everywhere!

2/8/06 3:25 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

for me definitely Brazil! why because of all the boys i kissed, all the samba danced, all the feijoada i ate, ahhh to be 19 again....

2/8/06 5:33 PM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

I am spoiled and have been to so many places, USA, Bahamas, Tunisa, seen lots of countries in Europe and Asia.

We had travelled quite a lot but in 1999 we decided to go backpacking (! and no we were not the oldest back packers in town...).

We spent about 14 months in Asia and a month in Australia. It was fantastic and we will so it again sometime, probably when we retire.

I will write a blog about our big trip - thanks Cream for my next blog.

2/8/06 5:53 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Morocco, for the beautiful gardens and interiors, the colours, the smells, the food, the music, and the people. My dream holiday would be in a riad in Marrakesh with Zidane as houseboy ...

2/8/06 7:03 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

It has to be Greece so far, but then I'm not as well travelled as I'd like.

Jack loved Japan, and Australia, and the Ardeche.

Now I'm wanting a holiday even more, Cream. Will you come along and be my linguistic guide?

2/8/06 8:45 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

PS. I love that site. It's just like playing RISK. I've virtually covered Europe so I will soon have my sites set farther afield

2/8/06 8:53 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Mary, you don't surprise me! They say that most Americans travel within the USA...But there is such a great world out there, you know! I hope you can break out one day.

Ale, I thought it would've been Germany because of Nico! And I also thought you were still nineteen! :o)

Dizzy, you are very lucky! I can't wait for your post about your travels especially the back-packing!

Daphnée, how did I guess it would be North Africa? You know what, I've been next door to Tunisia but never to Morocco!!! I must do something about that! Have you heard the new Zidane song?

Cherrybabe, yes I like Greece and I do speak a bit of Greek... I'm coming!!!

2/8/06 9:12 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh there is alot to see here but it's really about the mula. I had kids before I had money so I'm just kinda waiting for them to leave the nest and then it's hasta la vista baby!

2/8/06 10:12 PM  
Blogger Dons said...

Well today I was reminded of my favourite visit. I was in *whispers* Primark today and saw a white hoodie with 'Summer of love 1986 - LA' on it. Now if I was a white hoodie wearing kinda gal I would have bought it but it did make me smile cos I was in LA in the summer of '86, (the first time I had flown on an aeroplane and I went on my own, never to come back, haha) and it was indeed the summer of love *sigh*, oh to be 21 again!

2/8/06 11:20 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Just a few more years, Mary and then it's "Arnie, catch me if you can!"

Dons, I hope that one day, you're gonna blog this Summer of Love of yours! Très intéressant, I'm sure!

And, guess what, I love Primark! Up here some call it Primani (Fake Armani)

3/8/06 9:26 AM  
Blogger Kingston Girl said...

Thanks for the great idea! I can't pick a favourite place - there are too many! Favourite city visited though would have to be Barcelona, continent that I am anxious to go back to would be africa and next must vist place is cuba!

3/8/06 5:51 PM  
Blogger cream said...

You are welcome, KG... I can't remember where I came across this map so there must be some to thank somewhere in cyberspace!
Yes Barcelona is one of my favourites!

And you better visit Cuba before Raul Castro turns it into North Korea again!

3/8/06 6:41 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Doh! Rome is my favouritest of favourite places, I almost forgot!

3/8/06 8:29 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Primark nothing, last weekend I took my London fashionista girlfriends to Tati in Paris, they loved it! It's called Tati because it is ...

3/8/06 8:33 PM  
Blogger Viking054 said...

Cambodia has been on my mind lately, though I haven't been there... I want to see the temples.

3/8/06 9:30 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Cherrybabe, I love Rome but it has so many ruined old buildings!o}
Actually, I really loved it very much especially the Vatican!

Daphnée, Algeria is littered with Tati carrier bags! I like Barbés very much!

Yes, Viking Cambodia would be on my list of countries to visit!
Rome has Sistine Chapel and Pnomh Penh has seventeen temples!

4/8/06 9:23 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Well, I'd like to be in Australia :-)

I like the US, it's where my family is, but I don't like the city parts, I like the outdoorsy places.

I want to visit certain places in India. I want to go to Kenya too.

5/8/06 12:55 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Bali! I spent 3 weeks based in Ibud in September of 2002, lazily visiting all of the sights from there. I had a room that looked out over the valley - lined with palm trees and rice paddies. But what really impressed me was the love of beauty that infused everything. Flowers and other daily offerings to the gods and spirits, the attention to detail. The peacefulness of the people. A wonderful place to soak up common sense.

6/8/06 1:48 AM  
Blogger Shyha said...

I wouldn't dare to make a map :) There would be just three or four (except my own of course): Czech (Prague), Slovakia (some hills near border), UK (London, Leicester and some surrounding cities) and France (Paris)...
If you ask me where would I go? Too many to mention! Everywhere!

11/8/06 8:39 PM  

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