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Sealobo Apr 14, 2011 04:47 AM
Have you been to the other side of the planet?
The lounge is boring without a poll.
 
Spheric Harlot Apr 14, 2011 05:38 AM
Well duh - I grew up there.
 
ghporter Apr 14, 2011 08:00 AM
Yes...ish. I have lived in North America and Central America, and been to both coasts (from Charleston SC to Juneau AK, visited both Canada and Mexico, and have been to several countries in the Caribbean. Europe is on my list, as is Oceana, but both are still in the future.
 
Thorzdad Apr 14, 2011 09:43 AM
I live in Indiana. From a cultural standpoint, simply visiting either coast of the US is akin to going to the other side of the planet. From a temporal standpoint, it's like traveling forward in time about 25 years.
 
The Final Dakar Apr 14, 2011 10:36 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ghporter (Post 4068399)
Yes...ish. I have lived in North America and Central America, and been to both coasts (from Charleston SC to Juneau AK, visited both Canada and Mexico, and have been to several countries in the Caribbean. Europe is on my list, as is Oceana, but both are still in the future.
Yeah, after reading this I wouldn't mind the OP clarifying what qualifies as other side of the planets. Something requiring an 8 hour plane ride? 16?
 
RAILhead Apr 14, 2011 10:39 AM
Live in US, but been to Rome, Paris, London, etc. I could easily leave everything I have to live in Rome or Paris.
 
SpaceMonkey Apr 14, 2011 10:42 AM
Unfortunately, for most of us in North America, the exact opposite side of the planet is in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Antipodes Map - Antipodal location for any map point
 
The Final Dakar Apr 14, 2011 10:48 AM
Pennsylvania, Rome, Tokyo, St, Petersburg... every opposite is drowning.
 
Andy8 Apr 14, 2011 10:50 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey (Post 4068440)
Unfortunately, for most of us in North America, the exact opposite side of the planet is in the middle of the Indian Ocean
Diego Garcia?
 
Atheist Apr 14, 2011 10:52 AM
Been all over the world... but unfortunately it was always for work. I absolutely hate flying yet I've flown well over a million miles in the last 20 years. Those 14 hours flights are enough to make me insane.
 
ShortcutToMoncton Apr 14, 2011 11:05 AM
We need some confirmation on how literal this thread is going to be.

I've never equated "leaving the continent" with "being on the other side of the planet"...can't think of any continent where that would even remotely be the case.
 
subego Apr 14, 2011 11:07 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey (Post 4068440)
Unfortunately, for most of us in North America, the exact opposite side of the planet is in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Antipodes Map - Antipodal location for any map point
Oooh! Perfect.

Doing a quick run through, it looks like for everywhere I've been, to get on the other side I'd need to be in open ocean, except for the Dutch Antilles, which is kinda close to Indonesia.

I've never been to Indonesia.

It does look like you can hit Australia from some Carribean islands, but none of the ones I've been to.
 
SpaceMonkey Apr 14, 2011 11:13 AM
People in parts of Spain can hit New Zealand! But the Eastern China/Southeast Asia to South America connection seems the best.
 
The Final Dakar Apr 14, 2011 11:14 AM
Anyway, the best way I could put it is I've been to two of the three hemispheres I don't live in. (South/Western and North/Eastern)
 
brassplayersrock² Apr 14, 2011 11:17 AM
Not a public poll? phail
 
subego Apr 14, 2011 11:54 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey (Post 4068449)
People in parts of Spain can hit New Zealand! But the Eastern China/Southeast Asia to South America connection seems the best.
It's interesting that I'd peg Spain as being far from New Zealand, but I'd also peg it as being far from the farthest place from New Zealand, if that makes sense.

What makes it even sadder is that I'm into globes, so you'd think all that distortion free viewing would have given me a better handle on it.
 
andi*pandi Apr 14, 2011 02:01 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² (Post 4068451)
Not a public poll? phail
Hey, I didn't mess it up this time.

I've been to Fiji and New Zealand, so that counts as a) different hemispheres, b) different continents, and c) 12 hour plane rides, so yeah, other side of the world, check.
 
SpaceMonkey Apr 14, 2011 02:05 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Andy8 (Post 4068445)
For most of us, our only shot at going there is extraordinary rendition, so no thanks. :P
 
Lateralus Apr 14, 2011 02:24 PM
Yupp. Born in the US and have been to Mexico, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, The Czech Republic and furthest of all; Australia!
 
Dork. Apr 14, 2011 02:30 PM
I've been to both sides of the Northern Hemisphere. Does that count?
 
turtle777 Apr 14, 2011 02:31 PM
I've been to North- and Middle America (incl. Carribean), Europe and Asia.

I have yet to go to South-America, Africa*) or Australia.

-t

*) I have been to the Canary Islands, which technically could be counted as Africa, but I will count it as Europe :-)
 
-Q- Apr 14, 2011 04:37 PM
I've yet to make it to Asia, Australia, or Antarctica but I've hit the other continents at least once.
 
Shaddim Apr 14, 2011 06:39 PM
Been to all continents except Antarctica.
 
boy8cookie Apr 14, 2011 07:55 PM
Never been to Zimbabwe, which is apparently the exact other side of the world for me (according the linked antipodes map site).
 
macforray Apr 14, 2011 08:28 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Andy8 (Post 4068445)
Yep, been there. Spent a little over a week there back in my navy (submarine) days (1982). I actually enjoyed it for a few days.
 
Laminar Apr 14, 2011 09:31 PM
 
Shaddim Apr 14, 2011 10:15 PM
but did you buy the underwear from the vending machine?
 
imitchellg5 Apr 14, 2011 11:04 PM
Haven't left America yet, but I'll be traveling throughout the world this summer. Should hit London for a week, Cairo for two weeks, Beirut for six weeks, and hopefully a bit of Istanbul.
 
SpaceMonkey Apr 15, 2011 12:18 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 4068635)
Which one is you?
 
Sealobo Apr 15, 2011 12:46 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Shaddim (Post 4068642)
but did you buy the underwear from the vending machine?
my brother, who lived in Tokyo for a few years, told me that the most expensive vending-machine underwear were wore by sweaty men for the extra smell. true story.
 
Laminar Apr 15, 2011 01:07 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey (Post 4068660)
Which one is you?
The Asian one.
 
subego Apr 15, 2011 01:39 AM
You look so tiny compared to round-eye.
 
Shaddim Apr 15, 2011 03:16 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Sealobo (Post 4068663)
my brother, who lived in Tokyo for a few years, told me that the most expensive vending-machine underwear were wore by sweaty men for the extra smell. true story.
The pair I bought are still sealed, and will stay that way. The cooties living in them can just sit and fester for all of eternity.
 
Sealobo Apr 15, 2011 03:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Shaddim (Post 4068675)
The pair I bought are still sealed, and will stay that way. The cooties living in them can just sit and fester for all of eternity.
So it's like Schrödinger's cat - you don't actually know if it smells.

i suggest you take it out and give it a big draw, at least once.
 
ajprice Apr 15, 2011 04:57 AM
I live in the UK, never been further than France and that was in School, so I said never left continent as I'm counting Europe as a continent here. I currently don't own a passport and I have no plans to.

So, the other side of the planet, what's it like over there?
 
turtle777 Apr 15, 2011 07:38 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ajprice (Post 4068678)
So, the other side of the planer, what's it like over there?
Much, much greener :D

-t
 
Shaddim Apr 15, 2011 11:52 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Sealobo (Post 4068677)
So it's like Schrödinger's cat - you don't actually know if it smells.

i suggest you take it out and give it a big draw, at least once.
You first, I'll ship them to you. :D
 
Paco500 Apr 15, 2011 12:00 PM
Never been out of the Northern Hemisphere, although I came pretty close in Singapore. Aside from that trip, my travel has been in N. America and Europe (including Moscow, which is sort of Asia as well I suppose).
 
brassplayersrock² Apr 15, 2011 08:32 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by ajprice (Post 4068678)
I live in the UK, never been further than France and that was in School, so I said never left continent as I'm counting Europe as a continent here. I currently don't own a passport and I have no plans to.

So, the other side of the planet, what's it like over there?
Quote, Originally Posted by turtle777 (Post 4068689)
Much, much greener :D

-t
And with less Cameras.
 
Trygve Apr 16, 2011 03:08 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey (Post 4068440)
Unfortunately, for most of us in North America, the exact opposite side of the planet is in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Antipodes Map - Antipodal location for any map point
Yup - but I have been to the Seychelles and Mauritius... about as close as you can get while still being on land.

Also been to Scotland and New Zealand which are quite a ways apart.
 
subego Apr 16, 2011 04:31 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Trygve (Post 4068931)
Yup - but I have been to the Seychelles and Mauritius...
I've been told Mauritius is a good country to go to if you want to see "non-tourist" North Africa (in contrast with, say, Morocco).
 
brassplayersrock² Apr 16, 2011 04:39 AM
NZ, Australia, all over Europe, China, Japan.

edit:
I forgot about Canada and Mexico
 
Oisín Apr 17, 2011 07:40 AM
Sadly, I’ve never managed to cross the Big Line and venture into the southern hemisphere. The antipodal point to Copenhagen appears to be somewhere about 1,500 miles southeast of the southern tip of New Zealand in the middle of the ocean—I don’t have any plans to visit there any time soon.

I have been to both the East and West Coasts of the US (plus Toronto), Iceland, all over Europe, and the eastern coastline of Asia (Anshan, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong), though.
 
P Apr 17, 2011 09:52 AM
I've been to Thailand. The antipode to that seems to be in Peru somewhere, so it's at least possible to visit, but everything else is in the middle of the ocean. I've been to Spain, but not as far west as you'd have to be.
 
mattyb Apr 17, 2011 01:24 PM
Not done South America or Oz/New Zealand.
 
iLikebeer Apr 21, 2011 07:22 AM
Close. I've been to Fiji and Southern Spain. Malaga and Marbella are directly north of the antipode.
 
davidflas Apr 21, 2011 09:30 AM
I've lived in the north eastern United States most of my life, but have had a chance to visit in chronological order: Canada, France, Kenya, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Brazil.
 
Mrjinglesusa Apr 21, 2011 09:22 PM
Born and raised in California. Have been living in Virginia since 1998.

I've been to Canada (Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa), Caribbean (Bahamas, St. Thomas, Bermuda), Mexico, Fiji, France, Germany, Italy, and Luxumburg.

Also been to most U.S. states worth visiting, including Hawaii.

Hope to make it to Australia and NZ one of these days.
 
Trygve Apr 23, 2011 07:52 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4068936)
I've been told Mauritius is a good country to go to if you want to see "non-tourist" North Africa (in contrast with, say, Morocco).
Mauritius is nowhere near North Africa... it is a small island east of Madagascar and is ethnically Chinese and Indian. Maybe you are thinking of Mauritania?
 
JMan09 Apr 24, 2011 03:06 AM
Lived in Texas all of my life and have been to Italy (Rome, Florence, and Venice); Geneva, Switzerland; Mallorca, Spain; and Aruba.
The 6 hour layovers in London or few hours in Madrid don't exactly count as visiting that City.
 
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