What is a visit?

01 September, 2022 | Polls

Trav flies from London to Nuuk, Greenland via Keflavik, Iceland where he has a 1-hour transit at the airport without going out. Has he visited Iceland?

Trav travels from Sofia to Barcelona via Munich. He crosses passport control in Munich and he goes out, still within the airport, gets a nice sandwich and then crosses security again for his second flight. Has Trav visited Germany?

Trav travels from Cairo to Zanzibar via Addis Ababa. In Addis Ababa, he crosses immigration, leaves the airport on foot and goes up to the nearest roundabout; he then goes back to the airport for his second flight. Has Trav visited Ethiopia?

Ling decides to fly from Maputo to Nampula via Pemba so she can claim the region ‘Mozambique north’ as visited. She gets off the plane at Pemba airport, goes to the transit lounge and then heads back in for the short flight to Nampula. Has Ling visited the Mozambique north region?

In this example, Ling decides to fly from Maputo to Nampula via Pemba so she can claim the region ‘Mozambique north’ as visited. She gets off the plane at Pemba airport, gets out of the airport and buys a burger from the airport cantine on the outside of the airport terminal, then goes back in and takes her flight to Nampula. Has Ling visited Mozambique north?

In this example, Ling decides to fly from Maputo to Nampula via Pemba so she can claim the region ‘Mozambique north’ as visited. She gets off the plane at Pemba airport, gets out of the airport and walks quickly 100 meters on the main road outside of the airport terminal, then turns back to the airport and takes her flight to Nampula. Has Ling visited Mozambique north?

In this example, Ling decides to fly from Maputo to Nampula via Pemba so she can claim the region ‘Mozambique north’ as visited. She gets off the plane at Pemba airport, but it is late, she takes a taxi to her hotel, goes in, sleeps, early next morning a taxi back to the airport from where she takes the next flight to Nampula. She does not leave the hotel during her stay. Has Ling visited Mozambique north?

Trav takes the train from Perm to Kirov. The train passes Udmurtia and stops in Glazov but it is night and Trav is sleeping during this time. Has Trav visited Udmurtia?

In this version, Trav takes the train from Perm to Kirov. The train passes Udmurtia and stops in Glazov but it is night; Trav sees the lights outside but that is all. Has Trav visited Udmurtia?

In this version, Trav takes the train from Perm to Kirov. The train passes Udmurtia and stops in Glazov. Trav gets off the train at the platform for a minute but it is -25 degrees celcius so he gets straight onto the train again. Has Trav visited Udmurtia?

In this version, Trav takes the train from Perm to Kirov. The train passes Udmurtia and stops in Glazov. Trav gets off the train and has enough time to leave the station and head to the parking lot, see the main road and quickly run back to the train. Has Trav visited Udmurtia?

Ling gets into Trav’s car in Zagreb. They cross into Slovenia and drive to Ljubljana, where they can’t find any parking, so they decide to see the sights from the car, never getting out of the car; they then return to the border and cross into Croatia. Have Ling and Trav visited Slovenia?

In this version, Ling gets into Trav’s car in Zagreb. They cross into Slovenia and drive to Ljubljana, where they can’t find any parking, so they decide to see the sights from the car, never getting out of the car; on the way back, they stop at a gas station and get out for a minute before continuing into Croatia. Have Ling and Trav visited Slovenia?

Trav and Ling take the coach in Windhoek. The coach drives them through northern Namibia during the night (Etosha region), and then through the Caprivi areas at dawn. They reach the border at Katima Mullilo and cross into Zambia. Have Trav and Ling visited Etosha region and Caprivi regions?

Trav takes the Greyhound bus in Austin to reach Arkansas in Texarkana. He has to change buses in Dallas, Texas, where he just stays at the Greyhound terminal area. Has Trav visited the NomadMania region that includes Dallas, Texas?

In this version, Trav takes the Greyhound bus in Austin to reach Arkansas in Texarkana. He has to change buses in Dallas, Texas. He has heard that NomadMania requires him to leave the transport hub area, so he quickly goes out onto Jackson street in Dallas for a minute, and then back into the Greyhound terminal. Has Trav visited the NomadMania region that includes Dallas, Texas?

Ling takes a ship from Ushuaia to Cape Town. The ship stops at Ascension island on the way. However Ling is not allowed to disembark as there are rumours she may be a spy. She only sees what she can from a distance of about half a mile. Has Ling visited Ascension island?

Ling takes a ship from Ushuaia to Cape Town. The ship stops at Ascension island on the way. They get into the zodiac to disembark but it overturns as they are approaching the shore. Ling touches the jetty with her hand but is put back into the zodiac and back to her ship. Has Ling visited Ascension island?

Trav and Ling take a Caribbean cruise. At St Maarten they disembark and go to the shops at the port, buy their souvenirs and then go back to their ship without leaving the port area. Have Trav and Ling visited St Maarten?

In this version, Trav and Ling take a Caribbean cruise. At St Maarten they disembark and go to the shops at the port, buy their souvenirs and because Trav thinks it will make his visit legitimate, he exits the port area on the road for 10 meters, then going back in. Has Trav visited ST Maarten?

In this version, Trav and Ling take a Caribbean cruise. At St Maarten they disembark and go to the shops at the port, buy their souvenirs and because Trav thinks it will make his visit legitimate, he exits the port area and walks for 7 minutes to Chesterfield’s Restaurant and bar, then turns back to the ship. Has Trav visited St Maarten?

Trav and Ling got married! For their honeymoon they take a Danube cruise from Vienna to Budapest. They are happy to see Bratislava from the river, taking in the castle, the bridges and some of the main buildings in the centre of the city without ever getting off the boat. Have Trav and Ling visited Slovakia?

In this version, Trav and Ling got married! For their honeymoon they take a Danube cruise from Vienna to Budapest. They are happy to see Bratislava where the boat moors but Ling is not feeling too good (she is probably pregnant). She takes one step onto land and feels dizzy; she gets back onboard immediately. Has Ling visited Slovakia?

Trav leaves Ling and the baby for a couple of days. He charters a plane from Guernsey and overflies Sark for an hour; they are so close to the land he can see literally everything – the beaches, the lighthouse, the church, the gardens. The plane lands safely back in Guernsey. Has Trav visited Sark?

Trav leaves Ling and the baby for a couple of days. He takes the boat from Guernsey to Sark; it is a very rough ride though. On Sark he gets off the boat feeling really bad. He decided to head straight back on the same boat; he ends up seeing nothing on Sark. Has Trav visited Sark?

Trav stays with the baby, while Ling decides she will cross into Equatorial Guinea no matter what even without a visa. She bribes some guys in Gabon and a pirogue takes her across. She spends an hour illegally in the country seeing some huts and river scenes before safely heading back. Has Ling visited Equatorial Guinea?

Last question: Trav and Ling decide to pull a crazy stunt just for you at NomadMania. Ling takes sleeping pills before they get onto the ship from Athens to Mykonos. She falls asleep. Trav carries her off the ship in Mykonos and takes photos of her with all the main sights of the island before heading back to Athens on the evening boat. Ling has never felt so rested when she finally wakes up in Athens and loves all the photos of her with the windmills, the white houses and the beaches. The question is, has she visited Mykonos?

 

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