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Voyagespfjc Just for Info: Jacques and Pierre Trips at July 2008
I have drawn on this old map red dots on all the towns with a name already present on the map (plus few others not named) that we have really visited at least one time; Many other places have been visited but not represented here to remain the map readable; On 2008/09/01 we had made around 100 large trips outside metropolitan France representing 195 visits of 65 different Nations and 310 entries registered on our passports; I must add to that 51 visits of their 29 overseas lands (as Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion Island, New Caledonia for France or Hawaii and Alaska for USA, etc ….); I have also to mention the States or Provinces of the vast Federal Nations visited several times as USA (39 States mainly to visit all National Parks & Monuments), Canada (10 Provinces), India (8 States), China (8 Provinces), Brazil (6 States including Amazonas), Argentina (4 Regions), Chile (5 Regions), Mexico (5 States), Malaysia (10 Sultanates), South Africa (7 States), Indonesia (6 Islands) Greece many islends and many more. That represents 3 large trips a year during 33 years and globally 365 plane take off, more than 1 million kilometres in flight (equivalent to 2,8 moon trips or quite two months in plane (calculated with an average plane speed of 900 km/hour), 21 thousands kilometres on the seas, lakes and rivers, 10 thousands kilometres by train and 265,500 kilometres in rental cars self driven equivalent to 6,5 equatorial globe tours (and I except tours made in buses or in cars with drivers (near 40 thousands kilometres, a new globe equatorial tour) in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Burma Myanmar, Czech Republic, Argentina, Chile, continental China (we rented a car in the other China Taiwan), Sumatra, Java & Sulawesi Indonesian Islands (in Bali visited four times we rented a car), Guatemala, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia; I did take 120,000 pictures (50,000 digital with circa 20,000 good & 70,000 slides not converted); Even if we had some bad adventures here and there (very few in fact and not any accident or severe injuries), these trips have illuminated our lives and permitted the discovery of many natural or man handmade wonders, of many religions, traditions and civilizations, and most of all have permitted to meet so different peoples but always nice persons.