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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-11-04, 8:26
by JasleenKaur
Russia, USA and London

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-11-19, 19:02
by OldBoring
Michael wrote:The only country I absolutely want to visit is Iran, but that'll never happen, because poverty.

Because you don't have enough money to travel there, or because the country is too poor. Sorry, I found the sentence ambiguous. :)

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-11-19, 20:45
by vijayjohn
OldBoring wrote:
Michael wrote:The only country I absolutely want to visit is Iran, but that'll never happen, because poverty.

Because you don't have enough money to travel there, or because the country is too poor. Sorry, I found the sentence ambiguous. :)

Because he doesn't have enough money to travel there. Iran is not that poor.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-11-19, 23:31
by Патрислав Андреевич
Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, the whole of Ex-Yugoslavia.

Even though I've technically been to Serbia before, I've seen so little. I still have to visit so many places, like Novi Sad, Užice, Šumadija, Niš, Kosovo (maybe one day its occupation will end.)

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-09, 22:29
by IpseDixit
The USA, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Australia.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-09, 23:00
by Levike
IpseDixit wrote:The USA, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Australia.

Why leave Antarctica out? Imagine, you could say you've been to all continents. :yep:

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-09, 23:07
by IpseDixit
Levike wrote:
IpseDixit wrote:The USA, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Australia.

Why leave Antarctica out? Imagine, you could say you've been to all continents. :yep:


Could take that into consideration when Ryanair starts flying there, don't wanna spend too much money to see some snow and a bunch of penguins. :P

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-09, 23:15
by vijayjohn
I want to visit South Africa, too - or I'd like to someday. Most of my maternal cousins grew up there, and some of my relatives still live there. They always invite me over, but I've never gone. One year, I'm pretty sure my dad even suggested we could go if we made plans far enough in advance, but it didn't work.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 3:11
by Levike
http://9gag.com/gag/ao9zoVA#comment

After seeing this I have to make it my Number One Destination.

Hope they don't build a fence through the table.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 3:41
by OldBoring
vijayjohn wrote:I want to visit South Africa, too - or I'd like to someday. Most of my maternal cousins grew up there, and some of my relatives still live there. They always invite me over, but I've never gone. One year, I'm pretty sure my dad even suggested we could go if we made plans far enough in advance, but it didn't work.

Time to learn Afrikaans, Xhosa, etc.

Levike wrote: http://9gag.com/gag/ao9zoVA#comment

After seeing this I have to make it my Number One Destination.

Hope they don't build a fence through the table.

Man, you should search for the YouTube videos “The most complex borders in the word”.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 4:14
by vijayjohn
OldBoring wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:I want to visit South Africa, too - or I'd like to someday. Most of my maternal cousins grew up there, and some of my relatives still live there. They always invite me over, but I've never gone. One year, I'm pretty sure my dad even suggested we could go if we made plans far enough in advance, but it didn't work.

Time to learn Afrikaans, Xhosa, etc.

Apparently (from what I've heard from one of my cousins via my brother :lol:), learning Afrikaans is actually pretty useless these days (by which I guess I mean it's not exactly a language that's crucial for commercial purposes in South Africa) because most Afrikaners also speak English, but by contrast, there's a real need for people who speak indigenous South African languages because a lot of those languages' native speakers don't speak English (or Afrikaans). But anyway, I do have Complete Xhosa and Complete Zulu, plus a book with a collection of phrases in all four of these languages, plus this children's book in two versions (one bilingual in English and Tswana, the other bilingual in English and Sotho), plus novellas I guess in Swati, Ndebele, and Tsonga (Swati and Ndebele are both very closely related to, and probably to some extent mutually intelligible with, Xhosa and Zulu).

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 4:20
by OldBoring
Yea, you may get by with English in a short stay, but I heard in another forum that people going to live in South Africa for a while, in cities or in places inhabited by many white people, Afrikaans is an important language to sue in daily life, and you would need it if you want to really get in touch with the local circles. One user stated that when her American friend came from South Africa she had learnt Afrikaans.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 4:54
by vijayjohn
I think I'll try a short visit to where my relatives live before I plan on staying in South Africa for any (more) substantial period of time. :P And I don't really expect to become part of Afrikaner life given the fact that I'm not white and apartheid is not even close to dead in reality in modern South Africa.

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 5:18
by OldBoring
In that case, this winter will probably be the second time I go to Vietnam without having learnt the language. :P

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 5:26
by vijayjohn
OldBoring wrote:In that case, this winter will probably be the second time I go to Vietnam without having learnt the language. :P

Pfft, you feel bad for going to Vietnam without knowing the language? Do you have any idea how many times I've been to India without knowing any of the languages spoken in the areas where I was staying? :lol:

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 5:34
by OldBoring
Oh, by that time you had already forgotten Malayalam, but hadn't learnt it yet? Or you mean the other places in India where you stayed before going to Kerala?

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 6:49
by vijayjohn
OldBoring wrote:Oh, by that time you had already forgotten Malayalam, but hadn't learnt it yet?

Yes.
Or you mean the other places in India where you stayed before going to Kerala?

There, too! (And it wasn't really only before going to Kerala that I went to other places, either. I remember going with my mom once first to Kochi, then to Thiruvalla (by car), then back to Kochi (by car again) to take a flight to Bangalore and staying with my aunt, and then I think going from there to Chennai by train :lol:).

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 8:17
by OldBoring
Hey, at least you knew English, one of the official languages of India. :silly:

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 8:36
by vijayjohn
That's true, I did speak English. :lol:

Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Posted: 2015-12-27, 9:23
by Tenebrarum
OldBoring wrote:In that case, this winter will probably be the second time I go to Vietnam without having learnt the language. :P

I don't see the point of a non-Viet foreigner learning Vietnamese. But if you're going to get married into a Vietnamese family*, it might make sense. Might.

*not very recommended