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What Countries have you been to?

Discussion in 'Non-Dama Drama' started by Cheech_Sander, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    I just did one of these interactive maps and it was pretty fun actually. I haven't been to many countries, but I'm closing in on all 50 states. I need to spend some more time in "Flyover" America.

    My maps kind of have a theme: Snow.
    I spent a lot of my early career filming ski events, so that means I spent time in Scandinavia, Canada, and the Rocky Mountain states. Kendama USA took me to hawaii once and downspike brought me to MKO last year. Call me an uncultured swine, but I have 0 desire to go anywhere in Africa or Asia, except maybe Japan or Nepal. I get anxiety in crowds and I am constantly too hot to be comfortable.

    Has Kendama taken you anywhere cool? Sports? Work?

    What countries have yo been to?

    Bonus:
    What states have you been to?

    my maps:
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    Oct 13, 2017
  2. J-Swish

    J-Swish Honed Member

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    As a ski/dama person I would have to think Japan would be at the top of your list of places to go. It's at the top of my list!
     
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  3. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    @J-Swish pretty much all of my ski friends have gone, and I've seen the videos. It looks deep, but the terrain pretty much looks like Vermont or upstate New York. For the $4-5,000 or so that the trip ends up running, I think I'd rather go heli skiing in Alaska again. Then again AK has no culture.
     
    Oct 13, 2017
  4. James Hoang

    James Hoang Slayer

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    I've been to the Carribean and Mexico. Pretty good places over there.
     
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  5. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    My first country outside of Malaysia was Singapore, and that was like, waay back in the early 2000s.

    Then the next was Japan in 2015, for KWC and WYYC,

    Lombok (at a small island called Gili Air) and Bali in Indonesia that same year,

    Another small island off Thailand called Koh Lipe in 2016.
     
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  6. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol Slayer

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    I've been blessed with many opportunities to travel.

    North America: California, Texas, Manitoba, Alberta
    Europe: Italy, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, France
    Asia: Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam

    Also, I might be a sucker for my own country, but if you visit the areas outside of the Philippine Capital (Manila is getting more and more un-livable by the day), the Philippines has the most amazing beaches. <3
     
    Oct 13, 2017
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  7. J-Swish

    J-Swish Honed Member

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    @Cheech_Sander I've heard the same thing. Still though..I'd love to go someday.
     
    Oct 14, 2017
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  8. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @Cheech_Sander that map page is pretty neat but a fair number of the places I've been are so small you can't even see them from the world view.
     
    Oct 16, 2017
  9. nikki_deo

    nikki_deo Slayer

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    Europe: France, Italy
    Asia: Philippines <3, Japan, Hong Kong,Taiwan, India
    USA: CA, WA, OR, CO, TX, LA, AB, GA, MN, IL, MD, DC

    Kendama-wise, it has taken me to Minnesota and Oregon. Hopefully, I can go next year to Japan for the world cup ^_^
    One place I wasn't expecting to ever go to was India! At a company I previously worked for, my manager, a fellow new-hire and I flew to India for some software training and to meet up with our teammates who were based in Bangalore, India. Spent a couple of weeks there and it was pretty cool getting to sightsee and eat all the foods (at the company's expense hahahaha)

    I've only been to Boracay and Cebu. What other beaches do you recommend? My fam is trying to visit maybe in the next 2 yrs or so. lol
     
    Oct 16, 2017
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  10. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol Slayer

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    Go to El Nido in Palawan! Right up there with Boracay in my opinion. :)
     
    Oct 16, 2017
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  11. slothymane

    slothymane Honed Member

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    Austria
    I've been to
    Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Slowenia, The UK, Dubai/The UAE

    Dubai/Abu Dhabi definately was the most impressive!
     
    Oct 17, 2017
  12. Donuts

    Donuts Member

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    I’ve been all over Canada, Philippines, S Korea, Japan, and the US. Next big trip will hopefully be somewhere in Europe, maybe Spain or Italy.
     
    Oct 23, 2017
  13. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    Not a different country, but just got back from Maui from my honeymoon and thought I'd share:

     
    Nov 10, 2017
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