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Rain Man
01-28-2009, 07:59 PM
This one will likely be a little harder.

Populations are from Wikipedia, so ... whatever. We'll run with it.

DaKCMan AP
01-28-2009, 08:08 PM
4

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:08 PM
I've got 11. I've also passed through the Johannesburg airport, but didn't spend the night there.

Some of these would be kind of hard to get.

OnTheWarpath58
01-28-2009, 08:10 PM
3.

Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto.

kstater
01-28-2009, 08:11 PM
1, Chicago.

Spott
01-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Not a single one. I never liked crowded places anyways, although I've always wanted to go to Chicago. I did however stay at an 50 square mile island in the Caribbean that boasted a population of about 250 people.

Nightfyre
01-28-2009, 08:13 PM
I feel like I should be holding back your non-existent hair, what with the binge polling.

Shag
01-28-2009, 08:17 PM
9, plus 1 airport...

Surprised it's not a public poll - would be interesting to see where people had traveled...

runnercyclist
01-28-2009, 08:19 PM
LOL 1, Toronto

But, truth is, really have no desire to travel to any either. Too many cool places in the US still to go. I missing 4 or 5 states I've yet to go to.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:21 PM
9, plus 1 airport...

Surprised it's not a public poll - would be interesting to see where people had traveled...


Dang. (Smacking forehead.)

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Not a single one. I never liked crowded places anyways, although I've always wanted to go to Chicago. I did however stay at an 50 square mile island in the Caribbean that boasted a population of about 250 people.

If we had 5 million poll options, I would've included that island.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:23 PM
I feel like I should be holding back your non-existent hair, what with the binge polling.


Wife's out of town, so I'm going wild.

DaFace
01-28-2009, 08:23 PM
I've got NY, LA, SF, London, and Paris, but that's about it.

burt
01-28-2009, 08:26 PM
San Francisco, LA and lived in Chicago for a great singles year.

jjchieffan
01-28-2009, 08:31 PM
I have the US cities. NY, SF, LA, and Chicago. Never been overseas. I have been in Canada and Mexico multiple times, but only within walking distance of the border.

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:37 PM
I've got New York, Seoul, Mumbai, Delhi, Cairo, Los Angeles, Paris, Chicago, London, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. Of the ones I haven't hit, I think I'm most interested in Istanbul, Bangkok and Moscow. Kinshasa and Tehran would be interesting, but I don't think it'd be really healthy to go to those places at the moment.

el borracho
01-28-2009, 08:44 PM
12 from that list (including Hong Kong, which was only a layover).

HMc
01-28-2009, 08:47 PM
toronto
mexico city
los angeles
taipei
bangkok

Rain Man
01-28-2009, 08:50 PM
If we can fill up this list most of the way, I think we should take up a collection and send a random member to the cities that don't have any votes. For ten bucks each we could probably send a few people to Lahore or Shenzen for a night. It's kind of like collecting those quarters with pictures of states on them. Once you get so far, you have to work hard and finish it out.

Dave Lane
01-28-2009, 08:57 PM
12

Dave Lane
01-28-2009, 09:00 PM
Tokyo–Yokohama
New York City
Cairo
Los Angeles
Rio de Janeiro
Paris
Chicago
London
Hong Kong
Taipei
Toronto–Hamilton
San Francisco–San Jose

Jenson71
01-28-2009, 09:10 PM
New York City, Chicago, Paris

Frazod
01-28-2009, 09:10 PM
New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Rio de Janeiro

I'm surprised Rome wasn't on the list - that's the only major European city I've been to, unless you count Barcelona.

tmax63
01-28-2009, 09:20 PM
London, Paris, Chicago. Really enjoyed London. Talked (and drove) funny enough to think you was in a foreign country but you could still get around easily.

Frazod
01-28-2009, 09:28 PM
I used to work for an international law firm that was headquartered in London. If I'd stayed there longer, I probably could have weaseled a free trip to England, but it never happened. I did get to go to New York twice on the company dime, though. That was nice. Being put up in a $450 per night suite in Midtown Manhattan (and this was 11 years ago) doesn't suck.

StcChief
01-28-2009, 09:39 PM
LA, Chicago, SF, Toronto

where is London? too small...

Frazod
01-28-2009, 10:02 PM
LA, Chicago, SF, Toronto

where is London? too small...

It's on there, two down from Chicago.

Phobia
01-28-2009, 10:03 PM
I checked seven - been through 4 or 5 others but those were layovers.

nstygma
01-28-2009, 10:20 PM
rio
lima
sf

patteeu
01-28-2009, 10:25 PM
I have the US cities. NY, SF, LA, and Chicago. Never been overseas. I have been in Canada and Mexico multiple times, but only within walking distance of the border.

Same

bobbymitch
01-28-2009, 10:52 PM
10

I was surprised that Singapore had a population too low to make the list.

DaneMcCloud
01-28-2009, 10:59 PM
10

I was surprised that Singapore had a population too low to make the list.

Asians are so small that they only count as 1/2 a person

AndChiefs
01-28-2009, 11:08 PM
8, plus a couple more in China when I go there in March.

whoman69
01-28-2009, 11:34 PM
I'm surprised some of the cities that I've been to aren't on the list like Rome, Madrid. Really surprised there are no German cities on the list. You'd think Europe would have a lot more crowded cities.

Fruit Ninja
01-28-2009, 11:47 PM
Just, Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

leonster
01-29-2009, 09:43 PM
I'm American, but I've lived in Asia the past three-plus years, teaching English.

I've lived in Seoul/Incheon for two years (teaching).

I've lived in Jakarta for about six months (my wife is Indonesian).

I've also visited Bangkok for a couple weeks, Kuala Lumpur for about a week total (several trips), and New York City for, I think, 3 nights.

Not on the list, but I've also stayed in many, many other sizable cities (maybe 5 million plus, let's say).

In the US:
Philadelphia
Washington, DC
Cincinnati
Baltimore
Las Vegas
Orlando

In Canada:
Montreal

In South Korea:
Busan
Gwangju

In Japan:
Fukuoka

In Indonesia:
Denpasar, Bali
Yogyakarta

In Malaysia:
Kuching

In Italy:
Rome/the Vatican
Florence
Venice

In Laos:
Vientiane

In Singapore... well, Singapore.

I've also visited North Korea, to a national park, believe it or not--if anyone doesn't believe it, I can link to pictures of me there--but didn't visit any cities there (it's not allowed without a nearly-impossible-to-get visa).

MIAdragon
01-29-2009, 09:50 PM
Ive been to 13-14 but many of those were for work not pleasure.

Portlantis
01-29-2009, 10:36 PM
Been to Istanbul, Paris and San Fransisco. Strangely enough, though I grew up in Germany, I've never been to any of the cities that make up the Ruhrgebiet (Essen-Dusseldorf).

In case anyone was wondering why they've never actually heard of Essen, it's because the city of Essen is only the 7th largest in Germany. But the metropolitan area surrounding it is massive, which is why Essen made the list while larger cities like Berlin and Hamburg didn't.

patteeu
01-30-2009, 06:57 AM
I've also visited North Korea, to a national park, believe it or not--if anyone doesn't believe it, I can link to pictures of me there--but didn't visit any cities there (it's not allowed without a nearly-impossible-to-get visa).

Let's see the pictures. I'm not saying I don't believe you (unless that's a requirement to see the pictures). :)

JuicesFlowing
01-31-2009, 10:39 AM
London, Paris, Dublin, Edinburgh, NY. Didn't stay the night in NY.

leonster
02-12-2009, 08:03 AM
Let's see the pictures. I'm not saying I don't believe you (unless that's a requirement to see the pictures). :)

Sorry, didnt check this thread again for a couple weeks.

North Korea Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/LeonProfessional/KumgangsanNationalParkNorthKorea#

(I was behind the lens so you can only see me in one pic--the group pic in front of the propaganda painting--black hat, back row.)

BigRedChief
02-12-2009, 08:07 AM
As most of you know I've traveled and seen most of the world over a 2 year span. Way too many countries and cities to list. Pretty much the whole world except, Russia, China, Australia and South America. Although this was a good list it left out the most beautiful city in the world, Jerusalem.

And yes, I have pics. :)

patteeu
02-12-2009, 08:37 AM
Sorry, didnt check this thread again for a couple weeks.

North Korea Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/LeonProfessional/KumgangsanNationalParkNorthKorea#

(I was behind the lens so you can only see me in one pic--the group pic in front of the propaganda painting--black hat, back row.)

Pretty cool. It's weird to think about how they keep their population so isolated from outsiders. Thanks for the pics.

patteeu
02-12-2009, 08:37 AM
As most of you know I've traveled and seen most of the world over a 2 year span. Way too many countries and cities to list. Pretty much the whole world except, Russia, China, Australia and South America. Although this was a good list it left out the most beautiful city in the world, Jerusalem.

And yes, I have pics. :)

Well what are you waiting for? Post'em. :)

blaise
02-12-2009, 08:55 AM
NY, Chicago, and Toronto. Although I never would have considered Hamilton part of Toronto.

MagicHef
02-12-2009, 08:57 AM
Ive been to 13-14 but many of those were for work not pleasure.

I thought you had been to Nagoya?

BigRedChief
02-12-2009, 08:59 AM
Well what are you waiting for? Post'em. :)I already have. There are some on here.

Sam Hall
02-12-2009, 09:02 AM
I've been to done, but I've heard Jakarta is so crowded there's no way you could drive a car.

Rain Man
02-12-2009, 09:11 AM
Sorry, didnt check this thread again for a couple weeks.

North Korea Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/LeonProfessional/KumgangsanNationalParkNorthKorea#

(I was behind the lens so you can only see me in one pic--the group pic in front of the propaganda painting--black hat, back row.)

That's way cool. How did you end up going there? Is this that park that just opened up to westerners a couple of years ago?

Sam Hall
02-12-2009, 09:13 AM
I think the mode of transportation in Jakarta is by camel.

patteeu
02-12-2009, 09:22 AM
I already have. There are some on here.

OK. I think I've seen one of them before. You were quite a bit thinner then, right?

BigRedChief
02-12-2009, 09:50 AM
OK. I think I've seen one of them before. You were quite a bit thinner then, right?
yep, I was a real bad ass with an atitude. most people see my passport photo and go mannnnn that dudes ready to go on a multi state killing spree.
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