Scott Hanselman

Time to get moving...

June 13, 2005 Comment on this post [10] Posted in Africa
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I don't usually do quizzes like these, but since I just got back from Orlando. This quiz also seems to think there are 4 cities in Africa and 4 in the Middle Easy. Ah, ethnocentricity.

Now, if someone would just invite me to these yellow places...

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Extremely Well Traveled in the Midwestern United States (100%)
You Are Very Well Traveled in the Northeastern United States (71%)
You Are Very Well Traveled in the Western United States (63%)
You Are Well Traveled in the Southern United States (54%)
You Are Well Traveled in Africa (50%)
You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Canada (40%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in the United Kingdom (13%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in Asia (8%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in Western Europe (7%)
You Are Untraveled in Australia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Latin America (0%)
You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Scandinavia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Southern Europe (0%)
You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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June 14, 2005 0:19
I can say try Peru.
Machu Picchu is awesome.
June 14, 2005 8:14
Well, if you come down to Melbourne, Australia I can offer you at least a tent to sleep in... ;)

But I give you fair warning - you may want to stay! ;)
June 14, 2005 11:22
We'd be very happy to have you over in Scandinavia (Sweden), perhaps at one of our .net user group meetings? =)
June 14, 2005 13:36
Well, no problem. I invite you to Poland ;)
June 14, 2005 18:52
The Middle Easy sounds like a great place to visit. Have you been to Left Easy and Right Easy as well? :)
June 14, 2005 21:34
As for one of the yellow places, specifically the Middle (B)east, I'll be in my hometown Lebanon from the last week of August until mid-September. I'd be happy to have you over :)

June 16, 2005 1:55
come to visit Israel :)
June 20, 2005 0:01
Couldn't resist doing it myself:
June 20, 2005 19:22
To bad you only consider cities as the major points of destinations. I've seen more of the United States by motorcycle and small airplane than most people will ever see in a life time.

My recommendation, also list major geographic regions. You should not only add say Rocky mountians, but also Bitter Root and Big Horn moutain ranges in North America (You only know those by name if you've actually crossed them or knew what you were looking at). You should also list major crossing points such as the Mackinaw bridge in Michigan and Sault. St. Marie and Nigrara Falls on the Border. You should also list bodies of water like the Adriatic, Great Lakes and Oceans.

Simply put, you don't have to be well traveled if you only go to the major cities of the world. I just spent two weeks in the European Alps. The only two cities I saw on your list was Munich and Salzburg, and that was for an evening. The rest of time was spent crossing major passes between German, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Italy, not to mention some feet soaking time Croatia.
June 21, 2005 21:44
I'm not sure you need to go as far as ethnocentricity. It's likely plain stupidity. The five cities listed for Canada represent only 4 provinces out of 10 and none of the three territories.

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