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Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 09:22
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I know that many top b-schools are looking for applicants with international experience and a global outlook. This is reflected in some essay questions. I figured this would be a fun way to see where everybody has been, how many times, and why (i.e. purpose of trip if not for vacation: volunteer, work, friends, family, study). Here it goes!

USA - 25 states (home)
Egypt
Mauritius (honeymoon)
Morocco
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Macau
Malaysia
Singapore
Taiwan - 2x (friends, volunteer)
Thailand - 2x (friends)
Australia
British Virgin Islands
Costa Rica (friends)
Puerto Rico
The Bahamas
US Virgin Islands
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
France - 2x
Germany
Gibraltar
Italy (lived, studied)
Netherlands
Russia
Slovenia
Spain - 2x
Sweden
Switzerland
England - 2x (vacation, work)
Vatican City
Bahrain
Israel - 2x (educational program, friends, family)
Jordan
Oman
United Arab Emirates
Canada - 4x (vacation, work)
Mexico - 2x
Argentina (friends)
Brazil
Uruguay
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 09:35
USA - 10 states (lived, studied)
India - Permanent Home
Austria
Belgium
France - (lived)
Germany
Italy (lived)
Netherlands
Russia
Czech Republic
Spain
Switzerland
England
Vatican City
Israel
Canada - (lived, worked)
Mexico
Haiti
Ivory Coast (lived)
Dominican Republic


I actually have a very simple goal - to see more countries than my age. Given that I am a little behind right now 25 vs 20
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 09:46
Ivory Coast....WOW. Very very very interesting! Tell me a little about that. How long did you live there? What was there to do for fun?
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 09:54
This was many moons ago ... from 87-89. At the time Ivory Coast was a stable and prosperous country (By West African Standards). I was very young (4-7) and hence dont remember much aside from being at the beautiful beaches every weekend and having the locals get us fresh coconuts. We would ask them for 3 and they would climb up the trees and get em for us pronto.
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 11:32
Ah, so no good stories about wrestling lions?
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 11:34
There are no Lions in Ivory Coast ... lots of croc stories though!!!
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 11:38
Wanna bet????? :twisted:

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There are no Lions in Ivory Coast

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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 11:39
zoos dont count
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 11:44
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion

Clearly the lion roams the Northern Ivory Coast. You are lucky you never went camping assuming there were no lions!

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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 12:14
maybe there were some but never really registered. Given that there wasnt a tremendous amount to do I would have thought we would have gone to see Lions. I will check with my folks tonight and provide an update.
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:03
Any of you guys remember playing that computer game "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego" ? Good times playing that as a kid.
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:06
God this is tough to remember off the top of my head.

40+ states and Puerto Rico

Canada (10 of 13 provinces)
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman
Cuba
Mexico
St. Johns
St. Thomas
Madeira
Portugal
Spain
Gibraltar
Italy
France
England
Switzerland
Austria
Germany
Greece
Morocco
Singapore
Malasyia
Japan (and Okinawa)

Going to Ecuador for KWEST
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:11
Riverripper, how did you pull off Cuba? Do you hold non-US citizenship?
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:16
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Riverripper, how did you pull off Cuba? Do you hold non-US citizenship?


Guantánamo Bay
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:18
When were you released???? :wink:

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Riverripper, how did you pull off Cuba? Do you hold non-US citizenship?


Guantánamo Bay

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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:26
raabenb wrote:
When were you released???? :wink:

riverripper wrote:
raabenb wrote:
Riverripper, how did you pull off Cuba? Do you hold non-US citizenship?


Guantánamo Bay


Who said I have been...I may just have a good lawyer. :twisted:
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:33
I was going to visit Cuba (until my friend flaked)....you go to Mexico, then buy tickets there to Cuba. They don't stamp your passport :twisted:
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 13:51
I haven't been too many places.
I've been to most states on the US coasts, only a few on the interior.
Italy
France
UK (for like 1 afternoon because our plane home got delayed)
Mexico
Canada
Jamaica

Clearly I need to catch up.
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Re: Where in the world have GMATClubbers been? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 14:43
Off the top ofmy head :-

England (Lived)
Scotland (too many times)
Wales (too many times)
Ireland
USA (x 2)
Canada (work x 3)
Japan (Lived)
France
Holland
Germany (work x 4)
Spain x 4 (work x 1)
Sweden (work)
Norway (work)
Finland (work x 8)
Denmark (work x 3)
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Hong Kong (family x 6)
China (work)
Malaysia
Singapore (x2)
Fiji
Australia
S.Korea
India (work)
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