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Map Meme

Because maiafire  did it and I like to travel...



visited 14 countries (6.22%)
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visited 10 provinces (76.9%)
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Funny, the map of Canada makes James Bay look like a no-man's land between Ontario and Quebec instead of water...same with that bit up in Northern Quebec I think.

Anyway, umm...yeah, that map of Canada is what happens when you go to school in Newfoundland and then later decide to move to Vancouver. Some day maybe I'll make it above the tree line...


visited 13 states (26%)
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And yes...we were driving to Disney World. Other than that, I've really just been to New York City (while staying at a hotel in New Jersey to save money), Boston, and Seattle. 

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la_mariane
Jan. 27th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Hey! you went to France! I live here :) Where did you go?
hells_half_acre
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
I just stayed near the border of Germany (where I was living at the time), because I don't speak French at all. So, Colmar, Strasbourg...and I drove through the countryside around those places.

I would really like to go to Bretagne (am I spelling that right?), so perhaps some day I will go back and see more of France - maybe if I have someone who speaks the language to come with me...right now, I can't afford it anyway.
la_mariane
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
I have family that live in Colmar, so I know the city, and Strasbourg too.
You're spelling Bretagne right :) I went there on holidays. It was lovely but very rainy. And if you come back to France, give me a shout, I wouldn't mind playing translator :)
hells_half_acre
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
I wish I had my photo albums here - I would totally post pictures if I could scan them in. Mind you, I did not look very good when I was in Colmar and Strasbourg, so maybe it's for the best that I don't have those photos. :P

I really thought it was beautiful around Colmar and Strasbourg. And as for Bretagne being rainy...well, I live in Vancouver right now, so I'm sure I'd be fine ;)

And I will totally take you up on that translator offer if I ever get enough money to travel again! I've banned international travel for 2011 (to try to get into a better financial situation)...but I'd be impressed if I went more than two years without taking a big trip. Usually there comes a point where I just snap and buy an plane ticket on a whim.
ria_oaks
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh that's nifty. Am yoinking it. :) You've been to more provinces and states than me, a nd I just edge you out in countries. Though admittedly a number of the places I've only been to briefly (like, one day in port while on a cruise) or when I was 8...
hells_half_acre
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, I had to click on state-names willy-nilly until the correct path down to Florida was highlighted - I couldn't actually remember what states we drove through. :P

ria_oaks
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Lol nice. XD Still, more than I've been to! I want to see more of the US...
hells_half_acre
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind seeing the grand canyon, but other than that, I actually don't like traveling in the states very much.

Though, that being said, my best friend wanted to take a wine-tasting tour of the Napa Valley, so if he ever showed up on my doorstep all set to do that - then I'd go along for sure.
ria_oaks
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's part of what's keeping me from travelling in the states.. I always feel vaguely uncomfortable. And quite aware of how many guns there are. o.o But I'd like to see the grand canyon, yeah, and some of the other national parks and such. And I'd like to see more of the New England area; kind of wish that I drove and, if I did, would feel comfortable driving in the states, because it'd be neat to drive down from eastern Canada, through Vermont/Massachusettes/Connecticut/etc to New York or something. In the fall so I could see the leaves. :) Never seen the eastern leaves in the fall... (plus, I really want to go to New York again so I can see The Daily Show/The Colbert Report filming!)

Anyway, I'm heading down to Seattle in a couple of weeks for the first time in my life (yeah, lived in Vancouver all my life and never been to Seattle) so that'll be fun at least. Going to see the Harry Potter exhibit! And possibly the live Dr. Horrible production that will be on at the time.
hells_half_acre
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Cool! (About going to Seattle) I only go to Seattle because I have a sister who lives there - but that being said, it's a nice city. I went on the Seattle Underground tour and I really liked it.

Every time I went to the states, someone else was driving (except for my trips to Seattle). I took a tour bus to New York and Boston, and my dad drove us down to Disney World.

But yeah, traveling in the states kind of gives me the creeps...which is a shame, because technically I've been to places with more social atrocities and not felt that creeped out. But yeah, just the fact that it looks similar to Canada, but the mindset is so very different...always feels like I've entered the Twilight Zone and anything could happen to me.

Also, the food sucks. Even things that taste good in Canada, taste horrible in the States...at least the packaged food anyway. Restaurants were ok, if they weren't fast-food or generic pizza.

But yeah, the countryside itself in the states is very beautiful. If you haven't seen the leaves in Autumn in the east, you really should. It's something that I REALLY miss from back home.
ria_oaks
Jan. 27th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean... it's similar to here, and yet vaguely more threatening. Well, the higher gun and crime rate probably has something to do with that. ^^ I especially don't like American airports, and I'm glad we're taking the train down (mom wanted to fly at first, because she didn't want to drive or take the bus, but then we realized that the train is very affordable. Which is good, because I'm not much relishing the thought of flying into the USA these days what with all the new security measures)

And heh, really? Never noticed the food thing, but then I haven't been there much and not for a few years.

I must have seen some leaves when I spent a year in Ontario at school, but I didn't get out into the countryside so I didn't really get to experience them. So yeah, that'd be cool. There's definitely a lot of beautiful scenery down there.
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