Where have you traveled?Which languages do you speak?...

Discussion in 'The International Perspective' started by Be-you-tiful86, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Be-you-tiful86

    Be-you-tiful86 Well-Known Member

    Which countries/continents have you visited so far?Which was your favorite(and why?)?Where would you like to travel in future?Do you speak any foreign languages?

    So far I've been to:

    Spain
    Latvia
    France
    Belgium
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    Denmark
    Italy
    Hungary
    Switzerland
    England
    NYC

    Out of those I liked Latvia best.Only 3 million people living there but great landscape.People are kind.and Riga(capitol) was beautiful! NYC was nice too but too big for my taste.

    In future I'd like to go to Latvia once again and visit Croatia and more of the US.

    As far as languages...I started off with German since my parents are both German and we live in Germany.Started to learn English in 3rd grade(later it was my college or A level course in high school and German my 2nd one).French in 7th grade -11th(when my grades went down and I quit to keep my average grades ok) and Spanish in 11th(til the end aka 13th grade).I'd like to learn 1 or 2 more though. Maybe Latvian or Russian
     
  2. fromrussiawithlove

    fromrussiawithlove New Member

    Travelling is something I love to do, unfortunately I haven't had the money to see as much of the world as I would have liked but I'm lucky because in Western Europe, getting from country to country isn't TOO expensive.
    I've been to:

    Italy
    Portugal
    Spain
    France
    Germany
    Austria
    Holland
    Slovakia
    Greece
    Belgium
    And of course, Russia :)

    My favourites were Italy and Portugal, for sure. Beautiful countries, beautiful people, beautiful food :D Shout out to Germany too.
    Least favourites were probably Spain and Holland.

    Next year, I'm definetely going to Russia, Poland and Uruguay and hopefully to Brazil and/or Argentina and then to America in the summer. I want to see as much of South America as possible, and within the next three or four years I will visit Mumbai (I have someone I can stay with, good stuff) and Kenya (and a good friend there) for sure.

    As for languages, apart from English, I study Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. My Portuguese is pretty cack but I want to focus on it more once I get better at Spanish. Once I'm fluent in Russian, I want to take up either Serbian or Bulgarian and in the future I'd like to learn Italian.
     
  3. Be-you-tiful86

    Be-you-tiful86 Well-Known Member

    Oh that's whatsup. How similar are Portuguese and Spanish to speak? Some sentences in Portugese I can figure from knowing a little Spanish but not much of it.Hehe.
    Is Russian difficult? The alphabet looks different.I know I may have a hard time learning it but besides that how difficult is it?Grammar etc
     
  4. christine dubois

    christine dubois Well-Known Member

    I´ve visited following countries/ cities:


    United States

    Alaska
    New York
    Seattle
    Las Vegas
    Los Angeles

    Canada

    Alberta
    British Columbia
    Quebec
    Saskatchewan
    Yukon
    Montreal


    Europe

    Albania
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
    Germany (I am born)
    Giorgia
    Greece
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Italy
    Liechtenstein
    Macedonia
    Malta

    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands

    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russia
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland (where I live)
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City


    Asia

    Armenia
    Hong Kong
    India
    Philippines
    Singapore
    Tajikistan
    Thailand
    Vietnam

    Africa

    Angola
    Botswana
    Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Egypt
    Ghana
    Guinea (where I live from time to time)
    Morocco
    Namibia
    Republic of Congo
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    South Africa
    Tanzania
    Tunisia
    Uganda

    Middle East

    Bahrain
    Iraq
    Israel
    Jordan
    Oman
    Syria
    United Arab Emirates

    I speak german, english so lala, studied latin, understand and speak sometimes more or sometimes less french and italian (depends on people)
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2009
  5. Be-you-tiful86

    Be-you-tiful86 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow that's impressive,Christine
     
  6. christine dubois

    christine dubois Well-Known Member

    Thank you, beauty, but still 70% of the world I haven´t seen till now...
     
  7. JordanC

    JordanC Well-Known Member

    All over the US and Mexico. I need to visit Europe and have had the opportunities but didn't. I took French in grade school. Spanish and German through high school and college. I really only use Spanish daily now........my best friend is Venezuelan so use it daily with her.
     
  8. Be-you-tiful86

    Be-you-tiful86 Well-Known Member


    Well 30% of the world is more than most people have seen or see throughout their entire life.
     
  9. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    U.S. (through business travel or my ball playing days in college, I have been to every state except Alaska)

    Canada (My wife is from N. Ontario, Quebec, and B.C.)

    Mexico ( T.J. and Ensenada)

    France (Paris)

    England (London, Surrey)

    Barbados

    I am pretty fluent in French, took it all through high school and my wife speaks it mostly to our kids who are already in French classes.
     
  10. vanilla2chai

    vanilla2chai New Member

    Arrghhhhhh

    I just typed a really long post and I deleted it. I hate that.
     
  11. Bookworm616

    Bookworm616 Moderator

    St. Lucia
    France (Paris)
    Switzerland
    Germany (Bavaria)
    Israel

    I don't think I have a favorite. Maybe Israel. I loved them all for different reasons, and some (like France and Germany) I only visited briefly, for a weekend stay. So, I can't say one way or the other whether they would be my favorites. But, all of the countries I've visited had amazingly nice and helpful people. Only a couple of run-ins with impatient people in Paris. But, that's it.

    I would love to go back to Israel
    Jordan (Petra)
    Egypt (Pyramids and museums)
    Ireland
    England
    Okay, the entire British Isles. LOL.
    Italy
    France
    Germany
    Luxembourg
    Belgium
    Spain
    Mexico (to see Chitzen Itza)
    Central America (for the Aztec and Mayan ruins)
    Peru (for the Incan ruins)
    Australia and New Zealand (LOTR!! LOL!)

    I have a dream that if I somehow come into alot of money, I'd take a year off, take my daughter, and a travel companion ;) and spend a year travelling Europe to see the archaeology sites, churches, museums, and castles.

    I took French in Junior High and High School and a little in college. I'd need a refresher course and someone with whom I could speak to on a regular basis to fully remember and retain it.

    I've always wanted to learn German. I have no idea why. :smt042
     
  12. Bookworm616

    Bookworm616 Moderator

    There are alot of world travellers on this site!!

    My mouth just dropped to the ground at all of the places people have been. I can't wait to read more! :D
     
  13. Dex216

    Dex216 New Member

    The only other country I've been to is Canada. If I had more money and got over my fear of flying, I would visit more countries
     
  14. tuckerreed

    tuckerreed New Member

    spain
    france
    scotland
    england
    canada
    belgium
    denmark
    germany
    honduras
    mexico
    guatemala
    el salvador
    costa rica
    nicaraqua
    argentina
    chile
    brazil
    Israel
    and going to china in a wek
     
  15. Be-you-tiful86

    Be-you-tiful86 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow impressive list.Are u excited about going to China?If u take pics pls post a few :)
     
  16. tuckerreed

    tuckerreed New Member

    speak english, spanish, gullah dialect and garifuna dialect, learning mandarin
     
  17. vanilla2chai

    vanilla2chai New Member

    I WILL TRY THIS AGAIN

    CANADA
    BC
    Alberta
    Manitoba
    Ontario
    Quebec
    Nova Scotia
    New Brunswick
    PEI
    Newfoundland
    Nunavit

    The US
    NYC
    DC
    New Orleans
    Florida(various)
    Michagin (VARIOUS)
    San Fran
    LA
    San Diego
    Boston

    Fun and Sun
    Jamaica
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    Trinidad and Tabago
    Dominican Republic
    Haiti
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Turks and C

    AUSTRALIA
    Perth
    Sydney
    Melbourne
    Cairns
    Freemantle

    ASIA
    Vietnam
    Thailand
    Burma
    Laos
    Cambodia
    Nepal
    KL
    Jakarta
    Hong Kong
    Bali
    Borneo
    India

    AFRICA
    South Africa
    Mozambique
    Tanzania
    Senegal
    Rowanda
    Morocco

    EUROPE
    UK ( ENGLAND AND IRELAND)
    France
    Germany
    Switzerland
    Poland
    Czech Republic
    Italy
    Germany
    Greece
    Austria
    Monaco
    Spain
    Portugal

    MIDDLE EAST
    UAE
    Israel
    Oman
    Syria
    Qatar

    SOUTH AMERICA
    Chile
    Peru
    Argentina

    I think I have forgotten some

    I speak English, French, Vietnamese, Karen (pwo) and learning Arabic but it is really difficult.

    There are still a million places I want to go. More of Africa and more of South and Central America.
     
  18. FG

    FG Well-Known Member

    Sweden
    Norway
    Finland
    Denmark
    Russia
    Belgium
    Holland
    Germany
    Switzerland
    France
    England
    Wales
    Scottland
    Italy
    Spain
    Greece (about 10 times, diff islands)

    Morrocco
    Tunisia
    Canary Islands

    Thailand
    Vietnam
    Malasyia
    China
    India

    USA
    Canada
    Mexico

    I think that convers it.....

    Greece is bar none, my favorite
    Speak English, Swedish, really crappy German and enough French to get myself in trouble and enough Spanish to be able to order at restaurants, but not more.
     
  19. Athena

    Athena New Member

    Uh oh, we have a pirate on our hands - don't let her on the boat emptyhanded - she must bring RUM!
     
  20. Athena

    Athena New Member

    Why didn't you go to Saskatchewan? The wheat fields are lovely this time of year.
    8)
     

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