Every time we meet new people and start talking about travelling, it is very interesting to know that people enjoy visiting different countries of the world. Although there are some that are just content travelling in North America. Whatever your preference is, seeing different cultures and lifestyle, makes you appreciate what we have in our lives in Canada. Unless someone ask where I have been, I usually don't bring it up. Most of the time the topic of countries visited only follows after they ask me what my job was prior to retiring. When this happens, it is amazing to look back and remember where/when/what. A couple of weekends ago, while at my friends place, the guests were all staring at this huge map of the world and pointing where they have been and where they would want to visit next. Another interesting fact is that some of them have only lived in one province, maybe a couple of cities in the same province and have truly not seen the rest of Canada. So when they ask where I moved from or where I originally come from, they are so impressed by the places I have lived. I was very fortunate to have had the experience living in a variety of cities and provinces and territories. Even more fortunate to have traveled to many different countries during my career. Now it is time to share places I have lived, then Canadian Province/Territories, American States, and the last list were the Countries I have been (some at least 2 or 3 times and one in particular is the most visited).
- Manila, Philippines
- Yellowknife, NT
- Whitehorse, YT
- Mississauga, ON
- Kiev, Ukraine
- Ottawa, ON
- San Jose, CA
- Vernon, BC
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories.
Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington.
Austria, Barbados, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Dubai, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, HongKong, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, St. Vincent,
St. Lucia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam.