Okay, this is a little like bragging, I guess. I’ve been to a lot of places in the world, which qualifies me for practically nothing. But since I’ve settled down, I’ve noticed that when I talk about things I’ve seen and places I’ve been, a glazed look comes over the faces of the people I now work with and those of my family (Jeez, there he goes again about friggin’ Africa). It seems the lack of exposure to other cultures also coincides with a very limited world view. Is that just me? How do you all feel that travel has influenced your political/cultural outlooks and tolerances for others?
Here’s my list:
States: AK,CT, MA, RI, NY, PA, VA, FLA, LA, IL, MI, MN, WI, ND, SD, MT, WY, NE, UT, AZ, NV, CA, OR, WA, HI, TX, IA, ID (28, but may be others)
Territories/possessions: Puerto Rico, Guam, St. Thomas
Other countries: Canada (Ontario, BC, Yukon, Quebec), Guatemala, Viet Nam, Japan, Egypt, Mali, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Spain, France, Germany (east and west), Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, (former) Czechoslovakia, (former) USSR, Turkey (32, I think) No down-under or South America (yet).