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Most Visited Countries by JetPunkers

Over 49,000 JetPunk users have filled out a map of countries they have lived in or visited. Which countries were marked by the highest percentage of users?
As of 6 August 2023
Quiz by cuotak
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Last updated: August 6, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 9, 2017
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Country
53.9
France
53.2
United States
51.0
United Kingdom
47.4
Germany
45.6
Italy
44.4
Spain
31.2
Netherlands
%
Country
30.8
Austria
29.4
Belgium
27.5
Switzerland
27.4
Canada
26.1
Greece
24.0
Czech Republic
22.3
Poland
%
Country
19.7
Portugal
19.6
Vatican City
18.8
Denmark
18.4
Croatia
17.9
Turkey
17.6
Sweden
17.0
Mexico
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Level 67
Apr 13, 2019
Do a version with most visited countries per continent (maybe exclude continents that get hardly any visitors)
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Level 86
May 13, 2019
Based on the results of this quiz, that would exclude 5 of the 7 continents ;)
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Level 60
Apr 14, 2019
Vatican City ?

That's weird

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Level 75
Apr 15, 2019
How so? Rome is a pretty popular tourist destination. I would wager the percentage is actually a bit higher, but people have forgotten to list it as a separate country when they mark that they have been to Italy.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2019
It's probably accurate- the average JetPunker who will fill out a map would be abnormally excited to record their visit to a European micronation
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Level 62
Oct 21, 2020
Not everyone that visites Italy visites Rome. I've been to Italy twice but stayed in the north. Especially people from Western and Central Europe often visit Italy just for skiing or to visit Venice.
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Level 82
Aug 6, 2023
And the results reflect that - less than half of JetPunkers who visited Italy have also visited Vatican.
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2023
No, but I'm willing to bet that almost everyone who visits Rome visits the Vatican!
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2024
Venice is not the only thing that is a possibility for a summer vacation in the North of Italy. Most people visiting Northern Italy in the summer go to the alpine lakes of Italy which are beautiful and refreshing.
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Level 84
Apr 14, 2019
Too Europe-centric! Need more American answers! :-)
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Level 33
Apr 14, 2019
Here's my list of visited countries. I'm from Brazil and I have been to Argentina, Paraguay and Peru in South America, Portugal and France in Europe, Qatar in Asia, South Africa in Africa and Australia in Oceania. Targets now are Antarctica and North Pole.
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Level 63
May 8, 2019
This quiz is really interesting and fun. I've been to 13 of these and will visit #14 this summer. I will never make the full list though because of one country that I don't want to visit.
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Level 50
May 21, 2019
Which one?
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2019
Very NorthernHemisphere-entric. I guess little ol' New Zealand lucks out here. We are miles away from anywhere! Worth a visit though (and Australia). I have been to 7 of these most visited countries. Time for another trip to Europe...
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Level 71
Aug 18, 2021
Well, that's what happens when most of the world's land/population resides in the Northern Hemisphere!

(Although I will say I'd love to visit New Zealand sometime)

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Level 68
Jun 6, 2019
My favourite country I have visited (out of 22): Turkey.
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Level 42
May 8, 2021
My least favourite is Turkey because it was too hot
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Level 52
Jun 6, 2019
Wasn't expecting the Vatican to be on there
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Level 47
Dec 7, 2021
since its inside Rome, one of the most visited cities , it actually was expected
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Level 32
Feb 21, 2024
Same!
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Level 65
Jun 6, 2019
Great quiz! It becomes apparent quite early on that the answers are mainly Europe and North America.
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Level 57
Jun 6, 2019
I've been in 7 of these
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
Sweden but no norway? I wonder why, while you are up there you might aswell visit the neighbours.
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Level 90
Jun 6, 2019
While I agree, there is a very simple explanation. Copenhagen is a hop, skip and jump from Sweden. So you get a lot of cross travel between the two. Getting to Norway from any major city in Sweden is a lot more difficult.
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
Norway is also crazy expensive. Not that the rest of Scandinavia is cheap, but I blew through my travel budget in Norway really quickly and didn't do anything extravagant while I was there. I imagine people close enough to Norway to travel there might do the math and reason a cheaper trip to Germany, Netherlands, etc. might be a better option.
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2019
So users are either from the US or UK? Makes sense because it's an english language site. Then it makes sense that Brits travel around Europe while USA citizens...stay in the US.
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
Or, and hear me out here: US citizens travel to all kinds of different countries, including in Europe, and the combination of Americans and Europeans traveling to European countries means those countries skew toward the top? You know, a+b > a? How many different people are going to fail to understand that "most visited countries" is not the same as "the only countries people visit"?
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Level 62
Jun 6, 2019
Honestly, I'm fairly surprised that the US is as low as it is - I would've expected more than 64% of users to have been to the US at some point in their lives.
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Level 64
Sep 26, 2021
Maybe, everyvoby arent Americans. The world doesnt turn around USA... ;)
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Level 63
Jun 6, 2019
Could there be a complete list?
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2019
Yeah it's called the Countries of the World Quiz.
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2019
I guessed Vatican and forgot Italy... HOW!?
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Level 66
Sep 26, 2021
You probably typed "Vatican", but didn't type "Italy".
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Level 76
Aug 7, 2023
🤯🤯🤯
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Level 37
Jun 7, 2019
Okay I'm possibly one of the very few Indians on this site. Feels weird.
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Level 48
Jun 7, 2019
I've only been in 4 countries so far, due to living in a not-so-rich family. I'm planning on reaching the 100 country mark eventually though! Does anyone have any suggestions regarding some less-visited countries?
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2019
My personal favorite less-often-visited countries include Israel, Ethiopia, Georgia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Lebanon, and Ukraine. I also loved Egypt, Thailand, Russia, Hong Kong and Japan, though, while none of those countries appear in the above rankings they all receive over 5 million tourists annually so I don't think I would call them "less-visited."

You do not have to be rich to travel! This is a common misconception. When I talk about my experiences traveling I'm always perplexed that people think that I'm bragging about being wealthy and living extravagantly. I'm not. I met people in my travels who were coming from modest families from Colombia, Trinidad, the Philippines, Sudan, Iraq, and many other places. I met people who were traveling for less than $250 a year or for free, and who had been doing this for years. Google things like shoestring travel, global nomads, Couchsurfing, food saving, workaway, rideshare, busking, hostelworld, etc. if you want to know how.

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Level 58
Sep 28, 2021
and there he is again bragging about how many countries he's been to YAWN
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Level 82
Feb 27, 2022
it's truly impressive how absolutely some people can miss the point. Is it a talent? A genetic condition? Anyway, thank you SO MUCH for chiming in I'm sure that everyone was on the edge of their seat waiting to hear what you had to contribute. And you did not disappoint with your insightful, valuable, worthwhile and in no way self indulgent commentary! Bravo, sir! You are an example to us all.
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2022
Kalbahamut, the king of paragraph-long comments
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Level 83
Oct 29, 2023
one problem I can identify with your suggestions for cheap travel is that they'd probably only be safe for a man
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2023
It's pretty hard to find cheap ways of travelling to other countries when you live in NZ!
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2023
(which is why NZers are quite well-travelled - if you can afford to get out of there, you make the most of it and go for a couple of years!)
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Level 53
Jun 7, 2019
Most of these countries look like they are on the same Contiki tour that goes through Europe. Not that I've been on it, but have some friends that did.
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Level 59
Aug 23, 2019
Why does it still say 'Czech Republic' instead of 'Czechia'?

It even felt a little weird to spell out 'Czech Republic' again...

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Level 63
May 26, 2021
Czech Republic is its official name but I use Czechia in the Countries Of The World quiz because it is quicker anyway Czech Republic is its official name
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Level 62
Sep 4, 2019
Woah! You guys need to visit Eastern Hemisphere. I was shocked not to see Japan, China, India, Egypt, Saudi in the list.
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2022
Saudi Arabia? I would be surprised if they were on the list.
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Level 74
Dec 8, 2022
Saudiarabia is one of the most visited countries in the world. However for non-Muslims, who presumably make up the majority of the visitors to Jetpunk, the country was closed for tourism for many years. Chances are if you are from Europe or North America, you have not been to Saudiarabia. (There are always exceptions)
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Level 38
Sep 28, 2019
I tried Ukraine and North Korea.
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Level 56
Aug 17, 2020
To see yourself fail miserably?
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Level 63
May 26, 2021
who wants to go to North Korea?
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Level 43
Mar 9, 2020
I think more people should visit Romania. It's an interesting country.
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Level 47
Mar 18, 2020
You're telling me that 23% of people on here have been to the Vatican? The Catholic Church much really be good at attracting all that tourist money.
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Level 82
Aug 6, 2023
Entry to Vatican and the biggest church is free, no need to spend anything.
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Level 48
Apr 9, 2020
I tried Asian countries China,India and for some reason even Uzbekistan
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Level 68
Aug 8, 2023
Nice one!
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Level 83
Sep 7, 2020
Sometimes in Western Europe we get from some people an anti American snobbery that American people don't travel , I always answer this by saying cost is a factor and also why would you need to leave the usa you can ski in Colorado get tropical in Florida / Hawaii see the desert in the South west mountains ,wilderness, big cities , musical history native history etc without leaving your country. I'm European by the way .
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Level 31
Dec 12, 2020
When one city less than half a kilometer big gets more visitors than 183 other countries
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Level 66
Sep 26, 2021
Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world.
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Level 51
Feb 1, 2021
Vatican City? BRUH
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Level 46
Feb 5, 2021
Please update the quiz :)
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Level 47
Apr 9, 2021
I haven't visited any country in top 9...
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2021
Wow no australia
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Level 63
May 26, 2021
Vatican City is on here? Wow
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Level 22
Sep 26, 2021
The fact that 18 countries are from europe
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Level 47
Sep 27, 2021
a lot of Jetpunkers are european , therefore they visit what is near them , I'm from Asia and most of the countries I visited are in Asia
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Level 73
Feb 22, 2022
If you are not from Europe and are doing a tour there, you can visit plenty of countries in a few weeks...If you went to North America for a few weeks holiday, you'd probably only visit or 3 countries at most...if you live in Europe, it would be quite common to visit multiple nearby countries every year
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2021
I have visited 5 countries. 3 on this list. 1 of them I cant put on my map because Jetpunk has no way to select overseas territories so I cant select Bermuda :(
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Level 63
Mar 24, 2022
So far, I've been to 2 of these.
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Level 76
Jul 13, 2022
also known as the schengen area quiz
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2022
The largest country isn’t on this list, but the smallest is.
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Level 59
Feb 22, 2023
Update?
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Level 71
May 6, 2023
What about a least visited quiz?
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Level 21
May 29, 2023
lol
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Level 87
Aug 6, 2023
Kind of surprised not to find Ireland on this list... seriously, more people have visited Vatican City than Ireland?
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2023
Ireland is a little out of the way, so I'm assuming that's why it isn't visited so frequently.
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Level 60
Aug 6, 2023
I wonder how many Vatican City-ers actually went there and how many just put it for fun.
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Level 76
Aug 7, 2023
there's NO way 20% of all users on this site have been to that tiny little parking lot. NO WAY
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Level 88
Aug 7, 2023
It is believable if 45% have visited Italy. The Vatican number is about 42% of the Italy number. That makes sense. Except for nearby Europeans, most people visiting Italy probably go to Rome. Why not wander over to the Vatican while you are there? (Full disclosure: that's why I went there.)
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Level 37
Aug 7, 2023
How have more people been to the VATICAN CITY than MEXICO?!??????????!!!!!???!!?
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Level 66
Nov 2, 2023
What incentives are there to go to Mexico? I assume there are some cool cultural ruins. I'll choose a more stable country for a beach visit/general lethargy.
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Level 83
Aug 7, 2023
The fact that people struggle to understand how much easier and cheaper it is for Europeans to go by car/bus/train to neighbouring countries within Europe even for a weekend trip than do a full vacation on another continent...
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Level 58
Aug 7, 2023
Let's commonly admit that this quiz is the only real answer to "What's the best country of the world ?"

And please don't talk about the second place ; the leaderboard is probably rigged right after the first place......... :D

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Level 58
Aug 14, 2023
Wtf, definetely not. People tend to travel to places are closer to them and most jetpunkers are from Europe or USA.

Most japonese will choose to travel aroung asia or oceania before europe. Most argentinans will choose Brazil before Eruope. Thats simply a matter of cost and distance

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Level 81
Aug 7, 2023
My Croatia is here...yeah
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Level 68
Aug 8, 2023
I guess I just have to make the most of holidays within New Zealand and Australia (until I retire and can visit Asia and Europe). Life is pretty good!
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2023
Everything that's been said about how easy it is to travel within Europe is true (relatively close, not as expensive as other travels, no need for a VISA...). However, I still wouldn't compare it to travel within US States, as there is a greater cultural and especially linguistic barrier between many European countries. While most of my European friends have travelled extensively, I also know several French people who'd rather go to Canada than to Spain or Italy, because they're afraid of the language barrier. I'm sure there are also lots of people of the US, among those who can afford it, who don't travel because of the language barrier.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2023
I dont think the language barrier feels as strong to most of the world as it feels to americans. Itsnot that of a big deal, I traveled to russia when I was young and could only speak portuguese and an OK english and the trip was wonderful.

I mean, obviously people get excited to travel somewhere you can speak the language, so makes sense french wanting to visit canada, but I really doubt french people would avoid travelling to italy bc of the language

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Level 68
Nov 3, 2023
Some definitely do!
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Level 84
Aug 11, 2023
I would've visited more countries by now, but the judge made the sentences consecutive instead of concurrent.
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Level 83
Aug 17, 2023
Too Euro-centric.
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2023
Lacking Latin America except Mexico, Australia&NZ, and Asia expect Turkey
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Level 48
Nov 2, 2023
Not a single country in Asia. wow
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Level 33
Nov 2, 2023
21/21 first try, idk why but cool !
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Level 66
Nov 2, 2023
What are the archetypical Euro family vacations? (for English speakers)

I can group these by (UK//Portugal/Spain/France/Lowlands/Nordic). Are international car road trips popular? Or does train/plane make the logistics & fees easier?

I'm a little confused about how to group Austria, Switzerland, Czechia, Poland, and Croatia.

I know of "dozen countries in 24 hours" types of trips.

I'm a little surprised to see the absence of Japan, China, SK, UAE, Russia, and maybe the Philippines or Thailand.

I was thinking of their aviation & languages. I'm guessing Russia has visa/language challenges. And maybe a lack of tourist industry due to distance + climate? No desire to go all the way to Moscow, just for Moscow?

I would've thought there'd be more SEA; something like Bangkok>KL>Singapore>Hanoi>Manila. Maybe it is too overwhelming to try to plan that with the language barriers. Same for Tokyo>Seoul>Vladivostok>Shanghai/Beijing.

There's only so much time & money. And easier trips to make.

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Level 68
Nov 4, 2023
road trips can be a nightmare in Europe because petrol is stupidly expensive and tolls can double that price in some countries *cough cough France*. You can fly to most any European capital return for under 100 euros if you just have a regular backpack
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Level 61
Nov 2, 2023
Vatican City here is such a funny result. Obviously statistically it makes sense that of the ~45% of people who have lived or visited Italy, many would have gone to Rome and therefore the Vatican, but it just never crossed my mind until after the quiz. Very weird to see it up here with much much bigger tourist destinations like France or Spain.
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2023
It's clear by the comments that most people can't read. It clearly states "lived or visited" so it would be weird if Caribbean countries were on this list with such small populations. Yes, Vatican City is on the list but that's because it's a very popular tourist destination within Europe and easy to travel to in comparison to the Caribbean.
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Level 76
Dec 11, 2023
Why would Caribbean countries be any different from the Vatican? They're also popular tourist destinations.
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Level 66
Nov 20, 2023
Would it be possible to have this quiz with exceptions of Europe, and potentially North America, as a side quiz?