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    Question How many countries have you lived in or visited?

    Last month I asked the following poll question:

    What continents have you lived in or visited?

    In that poll I noted that GPWA members live all over the world and that in the GPWA Times Magazine we have published interviews with affiliates from 49 different countries so far.

    In that poll Europe was the top continent, followed by North America and Asia. Next, Australia and South American were tied, followed closely by Africa. Antarctica was last with one visitor, but with a very interesting story behind that visit.

    For week's poll I ask how many countries have you lived in or visited.

    Besides voting in the poll, I invite you to share stories behind your visits to different countries or decisions to move from one country to another. And how much of your travel is for pleasure or for business?

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    So what? Lived in or visited.

    Lived more then 12 months in: Germany, Switzerland, Czech, Spain, Italy, Thailand
    Visited in addition every European country including Vatican but not France.
    Plus USA, Bahamas, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives, Seychelles, Cambodia, Vietnam (TOP TIP), Georgia, UAE Dubai.
    Probably forgot some.
    Never been in South America, Africa, Australia.

    Got wife (Czech), kids, fife dogs. House (Italy) and some BWM V8 ... easy peasy life has been ended.
    So growing the kids and dogs and earning the next little fortune to enter the blank spots.

    Most gorgeous places I have seen: The beaches of Phuket by night with my wife. Seychelles, Mid-east of Vietnam (Da Nang area). Bahamas are top notch too. If you're looking for city and culture, visit Vienna!

    Country I dont want to spend more time as absolutely needed: Germany, Czech
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    As a kid which grown up (happy) In the east part of Germany during communism, I'm quite ok with freedom I found

    Learning languages is one key, I speak some, not one perfect.
    But if u want to live or travel abroad, meet cultures u do not know, language skills are never the important point.
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    I have only lived in my home country, Colombia, but with my wife we have travelled quite a bit, all for pleasure. Probably 40 countries I guess.

    Whenever I visit "first world" countries I say: OMG, I want to live here. Then I comeback to Colombia and say: I'll never leave my home, weather is just perfect here

    We've done two eurotours including probably the most famous cities, and in the last one we visited Easter Europe, which I enjoyed the most (Riga, Tallin, Finland, among others).

    The most friendly people are definitely Thai people, we even had some small car accident and they were friendly enough to invite me a coffee while we fixed the problem. Cuban people are also great, they live in poverty but most of them don't care about that.

    The best beaches are probably Colombian, Punta Cana (best all-inclusive hotels are definitely here), Cuba, and Thai ones.

    Argentina is a piece of Europe in Latin America.

    For architecture I definitely prefer Eastern Europe, and if you ask me, regular tourist locations (don't know, Eiffel tower, Charles Bridge, etc.) are not that great, I'd recommend to visit what you will really enjoy instead of just visiting the photo locations (I mean, you need the picture, but still visit other sites ), for example I'm a Pink Floyd fan, so in London I visit Battersea Power Station, I enjoyed that more than visiting Big Ben.
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    Looking at the poll results, it seems members on this forum are very well traveled

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeraussie View Post
    Looking at the poll results, it seems members on this forum are very well traveled
    That is one of the biggest benefits to be an affiliate.
    And for me personally the only reason that I've never hired staff to grow.
    If you know how to make a living "out of the blue", you can do that from everywhere.

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    I have traveled extensively and enjoyed experiencing every culture.

    Although I live in Canada and live in a few provinces I also lived in Sao Paulo, Brasil for a couple years and loved it.
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    depends if layovers count. somewhere around 15. lived in 5. I lived in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Philippines.
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    Lucky enough to have visited a number of European countries in a previous job, as well as a few for affiliate conferences since but always lived in England. Czech Republic always sticks in my mind as I turned up in the middle of an extremely cold spell with temperatures below -20 which was a shock to the system!!
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    I have never been to Colombia, or even to the South American continent. However, I've always enjoyed looking at photos of Colombia, reading about Colombian history from the time of the conquistadors to this war stuff, and betting on the Colombian league.
    If you know of any sites with nice photos from Colombia of cities/people/nature I'd love to see.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vargoso View Post
    I have only lived in my home country, Colombia, but with my wife we have travelled quite a bit, all for pleasure. Probably 40 countries I guess.

    Whenever I visit "first world" countries I say: OMG, I want to live here. Then I comeback to Colombia and say: I'll never leave my home, weather is just perfect here

    We've done two eurotours including probably the most famous cities, and in the last one we visited Easter Europe, which I enjoyed the most (Riga, Tallin, Finland, among others).

    The most friendly people are definitely Thai people, we even had some small car accident and they were friendly enough to invite me a coffee while we fixed the problem. Cuban people are also great, they live in poverty but most of them don't care about that.

    The best beaches are probably Colombian, Punta Cana (best all-inclusive hotels are definitely here), Cuba, and Thai ones.

    Argentina is a piece of Europe in Latin America.

    For architecture I definitely prefer Eastern Europe, and if you ask me, regular tourist locations (don't know, Eiffel tower, Charles Bridge, etc.) are not that great, I'd recommend to visit what you will really enjoy instead of just visiting the photo locations (I mean, you need the picture, but still visit other sites ), for example I'm a Pink Floyd fan, so in London I visit Battersea Power Station, I enjoyed that more than visiting Big Ben.

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    Lived 3: Malta, Spain and Hungary

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    I have lived in the UK, Zambia, South Africa and now New Zealand with Australia on the cards next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eenzoo View Post

    Country I dont want to spend more time as absolutely needed: Germany, Czech


    Central Europe is a total hell. It is not about the culture or services or material quality of life (until the war in Ukraine), but about the people.

    But people in all countries are really annoying. With one exception: Japan. Which will probably never open borders so even Mars is more accesible.

    I have no idea how many countries I visited and the distinction between a visit and living in is tiny nowadays. Because to live somewhere cost few clicks.

    I am claiming that country can not be understood until one starts some business there. Until then everything is very shallow and one can not understand the tragedy of any concrete country (the tragedy is always present). Until some business is done, one can freely live in his dreams about the beauty or that country. But when it starts to be about money, the reality starts to reveal. Like always (revenueshare for life etc.).

    I live in nowhere now. In mountains. Nearest neighbor 5km. Nearest small village 60km. Nearest town 400km on unpaved roads. Starlink delivered one month ago with speeds exceeding the speed in a capital city. So the country does not matter anymore. Most of the time I am here illegally, as usually. But because here are just wild animals, no one cares.
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    Starlink is Elon's gift to the world. He did some unnecessary BS but Starlink. I just love it.

    @sherlock so you are in Ostrava and the unpaved road is the D1 direction Prague?!

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    Lived in 4 countries. Visited 20+. Funny, but in the poll there is no option "4" hah

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    Quote Originally Posted by eenzoo View Post
    Starlink is Elon's gift to the world. He did some unnecessary BS but Starlink. I just love it.

    @sherlock so you are in Ostrava and the unpaved road is the D1 direction Prague?!
    Yes, I was living in Ostrava and Prague and Brno as well for years and I was preparing on the highway how to drive on gravel. But then my ex took my apartment in OVA and I took it as message of god that I should not touch that land anymore.

    Actually the highway is not that bad compared with highways for example in Brasil, where "the highway" between Rio and Belo Horizonte is always going to one strip before bridges, there are bumpers and speed limiters to 30kmh. Or with Argentinian paved roads, which suddenly lose pavement.

    The D1 has a problem and it is totally arrogant drivers. Both in cars and trucks. It is a real ******* battlefield. But it is almost avoidable. I tried to drive in night. When going through Brno, it is better to go through Kromeriz than through crowded leg through Olomouc. Especially now when they extended the highway to both ends of Prerov. And OVA to PRG I was always driving in the northern route through Hradec Kralove. Very often even through Sumperk and Opava (avoiding Mohelnice). There is no highway, but it is a nice road. Sometimes I even made detour to Hanusovice, which is a total hole and the driving took like 2 hours+. But because it is the poorest and least densely populated area of that country of sad people, one can at least breath a bit.

    Anyways, train and Leo Express in the highest class, is the best for OVA - PRG.

    I am ordering the second starlink kit, just to be sure if one breaks down. I can not believe that they sent me a email that they lower my fees from approx 100 to 50 USD. The real value for me is..idk. Probably even 10K would be justified monthly. All my workers now can and will live in nowhere and work. Everytime I go to city, I complain now about the speed of internet and unstability of mobile networks.
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