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World Travel: What Countries have you visited

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1 minute ago, Pearl178 said:

Can't believe none of you have been to Oman. You guys have no idea what you're missing out on!! Funnily enough whenever I'm abroad and I tell people I'm from here the response I get almost all the time is "What/where is that?." 

What is there to do in Oman?

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34 minutes ago, Pearl178 said:

whenever I'm abroad and I tell people I'm from here the response I get almost all the time is "What/where is that?." 

I'm guessing abroad means the West. Oman is not in Daily Doom News so the average Joe wouldn't have an idea where it is located or if it even exists.

Johala....

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12 hours ago, Mansur Bakhtiari said:

^Well you must have visited Al Hussein Mosque in Cairo? Just wondering, how is it for Shia in Tanzania? Are Shia like 20% of the population?

@ali_fatheroforphans Thailand looks so beautiful. I would LOVE to go. I would go to a secluded part of the beach and chill out there. Thailand is right under Iran on my travel bucket list.

Thailand is by far one of the most amazing places to visit. I spent 4 weeks out there. Spent 4 nights in the jungle then flew directly to the south and pretty much island hopped away from all the tourist places. It's one place I would recommend to you.

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5 hours ago, Pearl178 said:

Can't believe none of you have been to Oman. You guys have no idea what you're missing out on!! Funnily enough whenever I'm abroad and I tell people I'm from here the response I get almost all the time is "What/where is that?."

My brother lived in Oman for about 5 years. All my family went apart from me! He's back in the UK now and I'm still kicking myself for not visiting this beautiful place.

My sisters, brothers and parents went two or three times simply because they fell in love with it. My newphe and niece still reminisce about their days living in Oman. I've seen the pictures of course and it certainly does look magnificent.

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2 hours ago, E.L King said:

Wow. So many countries people have visited. Marbles has visited like 10% countries on Earth lol

That's just 23 countries. 22 if you don't count Vatican. This is nothing. I'd love to do 100 before Allah calls me back.

But I have a useless passport which ranks right at the bottom for free travel. So I'm not sure if I can do that. If I had one of those fancy passports most people on here have, I'd have have already doubled my country count by this time.

I'm planning for a trip to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia/Myanmar, but my uncle is still insisting that I apply for the US visa and go with him, as this was the original plan before stupid Americans voted in Trump. 

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I spent 4 months travelling around Europe when I was 17! Visited many countries but mainly canoed down a long river running from Portugal into Spain, camping and sleeping under the stars.

The next year I lived in Malta for about 5 months which was amazing!

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11 hours ago, Marbles said:

Secluded part? In Thailand?

Good luck!!

Actually, there are lots and lots of secluded places in Thailand. Some many islands that are almost untouched by man.

On a side note, this is no joke - of all the South Asian countries I have visited, Thailand and specifically Bangkok was the only one where they sold insects of all kinds in a stick for snacking!!!

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4 hours ago, Marbles said:

I'm planning for a trip to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia/Myanmar, but my uncle is still insisting that I apply for the US visa and go with him, as this was the original plan before stupid Americans voted in Trump. 

Sri Lanka is on my list too.

Been to Singapore - need 3 days there.
Been to Cambodia - Siem Reap is awesome. I went to Angkor Wat and also Ta Prohme. Amazing!!!

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10 hours ago, Marbles said:

I'm guessing abroad means the West. Oman is not in Daily Doom News so the average Joe wouldn't have an idea where it is located or if it even exists.

Johala....

I remember there was this one time BBC mentioned Oman can't remember what for. We were ecstatic. And yeah not many know it exists. It's come to the point that one of the tourism companies here wants to sponsor individuals from abroad to come here for a short trip and go around the country and write a blog and publish it on their daily newspaper ... something along those lines.. lol. 

@repenter google is your friend. 

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1 hour ago, shiaman14 said:

On a side note, this is no joke - of all the South Asian countries I have visited, Thailand and specifically Bangkok was the only one where they sold insects of all kinds in a stick for snacking!!

Lol yeah. Don't tell me you ate those sea horses on stick sold on street carts...

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On 3/21/2017 at 4:37 PM, LeftCoastMom said:

Couple of days ago....HuffPo reported an American Muslim family ( citizens, kids born here) refused re-entry to US after going on umrah in KSA.

Stuck in Turkey.

Those countries are not on " the list".

Super.

can born-citizens also be stopped entry?

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I've been to:

France

Germany

UAE

Iran

My favorite thus far is Abu Dahbi. 

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15 hours ago, Pearl178 said:

I remember there was this one time BBC mentioned Oman can't remember what for. We were ecstatic. And yeah not many know it exists. It's come to the point that one of the tourism companies here wants to sponsor individuals from abroad to come here for a short trip and go around the country and write a blog and publish it on their daily newspaper ... something along those lines.. lol.

@repenter google is your friend.

You're in luck Pearl178. Just last week I was reading the Metro newspaper here in the UK and their travel section had a long piece on their visit to Oman. They were gushing with joy about the experience they'd had travelling the length of the country. It was a big thumbs up from them and they specifically mentioned that it's a 'hidden gem' but might not be for long.

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On 3/22/2017 at 3:16 PM, Marbles said:

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Lol, why wouldn't you think I am serious? I love the older, historical buildings in Abu Dhabi. So beautiful. 

And I love how parts of the city remind me of Agraba from Aladdin. 

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5 minutes ago, Islandsandmirrors said:

Lol, why wouldn't you think I am? I love the older, historical buildings in Abu Dhabi. So beautiful. 

That seemed a little odd compared to the other countries you listed lol.

If you had said Congo, Papua New Guinea, Eritrea and UAE then I would think you were being serious!

Btw do they have historical buildings in Abu Dhabi? Like 40 years old or something? That would be ancient by Emirati standards :itsok:

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On 3/22/2017 at 3:30 PM, Marbles said:

That seemed a little odd compared to the other countries you listed lol.

If you had said Congo, Papua New Guinea, Eritrea and UAE then I would think you were being serious!

Btw do they have historical buildings in Abu Dhabi? Like 40 years old or something? That would be ancient by Emirati standards :itsok:

The house that I lived in in 1990s is still there along with my schools - St. Joseph and then Intl School of Choueifat.

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North America: 

-Canada

-Us

South America:

-Brazil

-Paraguay

-Uruguay

-Argentina

-Chile

Middle East:

-Lebanon

-Syria (before war lol) 

*Soon I will be visiting Iran and Iraq. Saudi Arabia might be a possible destination for the future.

Europe:

*Just in the form of transit. I have in France and Germany lol.

East Asian:

*Never went there. I want to go to North Korea just for the jokes. 

There you go. I barely speak 4 languages, but I am able to understand many others. Italian and French are my next go to languages. 

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9 minutes ago, The servant of al Qai'm said:

North America: 

-Canada

-Us

South America:

-Brazil

-Paraguay

-Uruguay

-Argentina

-Chile

Middle East:

-Lebanon

-Syria (before war lol) 

*Soon I will be visiting Iran and Iraq. Saudi Arabia might be a possible destination for the future.

Europe:

*Just in the form of transit. I have in France and Germany lol.

East Asian:

*Never went there. I want to go to North Korea just for the jokes. 

There you go. I barely speak 4 languages, but I am able to understand many others. Italian and French are my next go to languages. 

very nice.

Where in Argentina?

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On 3/21/2017 at 1:55 AM, Marbles said:

That was quick @shiaman14 !

West

United Kingdom
France
Spain
Germany
The Netherlands
Czech Republic
Hungary
Slovakia
Austria
Portugal
Switzerland
Italy
Vatican (sovereign state?)
Denmark
Sweden

East

Pakistan (by birth)
Afghanistan
Iran
Iraq
Syria
Jordan
United Arab Emirates
Qatar
Thailand
 

Transits NOT included above.

Favourite places: Every country has its own charms. However I enjoyed myself most in Hungary, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, UK and Iran in particular.

Add...

United States
Turkey

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57 minutes ago, realizm said:

:salam:

Morocco

Spain 

Switzerland

Italy

Great Britain

Ireland

Belgium

Germany

Serbia

Montenegro

Turkey

Syria

Lebanon

Iran

Alhamdulillah, I have great memories from each one of those trips.

best out of the above?

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