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Old 09-25-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Some of the islands or territories are so far away from the mainland, I don't think you can claim it.

Reunion island is in the Indian Ocean. Guadeloupe and Martinique are in the Caribbean. They are France departments and belong to the EU. They all speak French and are French citizens. But I don't think you can say that you visit France.
Proximity isn't everything. Hawaii isn't exactly close to the CONUS. But it's just as much USA as any of the 48.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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How about the Vatican? It is officially an independent country but is within the city of Rome.
The Vatican is easy ... you can't get to the Vatican without going through Italy (unless you're entering by helicopter or teleporting in, both of which are very unlikely). So if you've been to the Vatican, you've been to Italy.


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Old 09-25-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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Same question will be answered differently by Ship Passengers. By disembarking at the Port / Harbour, you are indeed entering that country.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:03 AM
 
Location: fluid
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I knew someone who had a map in her room with thumbtacks on all of the places she had been, I was looking at this map.

I was disappointed when I wanted to converse about her time in Spain and it turned out to be an "airport only visit".

It's extremely pretentious IMO.

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For me, for some places I have never set foot in.... I have been to Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Phoenix Airports....yes I got to see the bright lights of Phoenix contrasting the deep darkness of surrounding Arizona from the plane at night which was super cool...and I got to see some good scenery during my daytime layover in SLC......though is that really a 'Utah' experience?

I've driven through Houston 4 or 5 times for extended visits to Austin and locations in Oklahoma and Colorado, and I've been to an airport there twice. That doesn't mean I can speak on Houston. "I drove through there and it's a huge city" "I was at the airport and I went outside for a smoke and it was super hot" anything more is indeed disingenious.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I dropped a hitch hiker off in Nova Scotia once, about 3 miles in from New Brunswick. That's the only thing I did there besides turn the car around and head back south/west toward Maine. I count that as being in Nova Scotia.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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The only time I've been to TX is the Houston air port. I was in TX, so it counts.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Some of the islands or territories are so far away from the mainland, I don't think you can claim it.

Reunion island is in the Indian Ocean. Guadeloupe and Martinique are in the Caribbean. They are France departments and belong to the EU. They all speak French and are French citizens. But I don't think you can say that you visit France.
Having been to Martinique I say that I've been to Martinique, not France.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Having been to Martinique I say that I've been to Martinique, not France.
My question still is: Having been to Martinique; St. Martin; Tahiti; and France, would you call that a visit to ONE country or 4, if you are "counting countries visited"?
Looks like it is still a grey area.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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It will be Overseas Collectivity of France - not France. Legally some sort of distinction is there. I guess their Passports of Residents are also slightly different.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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My question still is: Having been to Martinique; St. Martin; Tahiti; and France, would you call that a visit to ONE country or 4, if you are "counting countries visited"?
Looks like it is still a grey area.
I would say four. Politically they're attached but I don't think that France's President or Prime Minister has the departments on his day-to-day mind.
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