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Poll Where do you come from?

Where do you come from?

  • North America

    Votes: 169 41.4%
  • South America

    Votes: 7 1.7%
  • Northern Europe

    Votes: 43 10.5%
  • Eastern Europe

    Votes: 8 2.0%
  • Southern Europe

    Votes: 8 2.0%
  • Western Europe

    Votes: 70 17.2%
  • Central Europe

    Votes: 13 3.2%
  • Australia New Zealand

    Votes: 71 17.4%
  • Asia

    Votes: 8 2.0%
  • Africa

    Votes: 11 2.7%

  • Total voters
    408
2020 Camino Guides

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Your's wasn't bad but I heard a bit of mid-west. Nothing as strong as in the movie Fargo but a tiny bit. I probably should have faked a Boston or Maine accent for you when we met but instead you got to hear real accentless English. ;)
Rick, if you chose to put on a Boston accent, it wouldn't have been fake...it would be the "real you"!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
At this point, I think we may assume you are from the Emerald Isle....but, we’ll just keep it a secret so as not to upset your mum
Ha ha
Click on his avatar....says he's from Derry
Derrybiketours might be a clue to where he lives
He has you running around in circles methinks!!!!
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
The poll was posted by the OP and the location choices were entered by her.
The “Poll Template” only allows for 10 choices which are all filled.
i think perhaps it may have been surprising that there are so many members from outside of Europe.

It may be surprising to some that Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, etc. are all in North America. The dividing line is between Panama and Columbia.
I have been looking at my Spanish textbook, Dicho y hecho, published in the USA, which teaches that only Mexico, of the Spanish speaking countries, is in North America; the countries of Guatemala to Panama, including Puerto Rico, are located in Central America. I am not aware of whether there is an international geographical organization which determines such matters with authority.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I have been looking at my Spanish textbook, Dicho y hecho, published in the USA, which teaches that only Mexico, of the Spanish speaking countries, is in North America; the countries of Guatemala to Panama, including Puerto Rico, are located in Central America. I am not aware of whether there is an international geographical organization which determines such matters with authority.
Hmmm, I live in the United States and always understood Central America as including Mexico and countries south through Panama.
 

grayland

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Yes
I have been looking at my Spanish textbook, Dicho y hecho, published in the USA, which teaches that only Mexico, of the Spanish speaking countries, is in North America; the countries of Guatemala to Panama, including Puerto Rico, are located in Central America. I am not aware of whether there is an international geographical organization which determines such matters with authority.
The confusion is caused by the fact that “Central America” is not a continent and is simply geographic/political description. It is however more defined then the various “divisions“ of Europe in the poll.
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Um, usually not a pollster.

However.

Born in Philadelphia.

Six months to twenty-one raised in and around Los Angeles.

Eleven moved to Culver City, California.

Sixteen back to Los Angeles.

Twenty-one moved to New York, New York.

Twenty-one moved to Astoria Queens, New York.

Twenty-three Moreno Valley, California.

Twenty-six Venice Beach, California.

Twenty-eight Los Angeles.

Thirty-five Astoria Queens, New York.

Thirty-five New York, New York.

Forty, invited to remain as an indefinitely permanent hospitalera in Ponferrada, Spain.

Forty, after too long as hospie in Ponferrada, New York.

Forty-one to Fifty-two, a wash back and forth East to West.

Fifty-two to nearly Fifty-five Brooklyn, New York.

Nearly fifty-five to present, now residing with mom in Los Angeles in same house in which we lived from my fourth year to eleventh year of life and off an on since then.

Oh my goodness.

Never before put in black and white.

A rolling stone.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Love it, NYC! You've been a wandering and roaming for a long time...yet you are still young! 😉
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I am with Chrissy.

My understanding: South America commences at Mexican border.
Uh, girlfriend, I thought Mexico commences at Central America.😊...and which of their two borders are you referring to? And that South America commences south of Panama. Now I'm confusing myself!😂
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Hmmm, I live in the United States and always understood Central America as including Mexico and countries south through Panama.
My understanding: South America commences at Mexican
Mexico is and has always been part of North America. Remember NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Act, which includes Mexico, Canada and the US since they are all part of North America
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Mexico is and has always been part of North America. Remember NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Act, which includes Mexico, Canada and the US since they are all part of North America
Gosh, I want to edit my post.

Show my acumen off.

But, then subsequent posts will be rendered null and void.

I cannot do that to either you or Chrissy.

Remember.... Nope: forgot all about NAFTA.
 

Pelen

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2018 SJPdP-Logroño)
(2020 Logroño-)
I thought it was more members from a Europe here (because we are mostly talking about walking in Europe) that’s the reason why Europe is more represented. As well is my experience from other forums that there might be a maximum time limit you have to be under when posting a poll so when I realized I just had 10 alternative answers to use I took away Central America.
:)
 
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jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, Soulac, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés
Um, usually not a pollster.
Me neither, but . . .
If we’re going that route . . .

Born in England

Eighteen lived in Germany

Nineteen lived in Scotland

Twenty lived in Channel Islands

Twenty one lived in Rhodesia (oops sorry, Zimbabwe)

Twenty two lived South Africa

Twenty three lived in New Zealand

Twenty four lived in Australia

Twenty five lived in Germany

Twenty six lived in England, but my heart was back in South Africa

Thirty Nine and 364 days married a South African

Been here ever since ❤
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Me neither, but . . .
If we’re going that route . . .

Born in England

Eighteen lived in Germany

Nineteen lived in Scotland

Twenty lived in Channel Islands

Twenty one lived in Rhodesia (oops sorry, Zimbabwe)

Twenty two lived South Africa

Twenty three lived in New Zealand

Twenty four lived in Australia

Twenty five lived in Germany

Twenty six lived in England, but my heart was back in South Africa

Thirty Nine and 364 days married a South African

Been here ever since ❤
Jill, no wonder you love walking any camino you can plant your feet on! 😀
 
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nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Me neither, but . . .
If we’re going that route . . .

Born in England

Eighteen lived in Germany

Nineteen lived in Scotland

Twenty lived in Channel Islands

Twenty one lived in Rhodesia (oops sorry, Zimbabwe)

Twenty two lived South Africa

Twenty three lived in New Zealand

Twenty four lived in Australia

Twenty five lived in Germany

Twenty six lived in England, but my heart was back in South Africa

Thirty Nine and 364 days married a South African

Been here ever since ❤
Ah!

Someone else rolled their stone about a good bit too.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
It is just 10 options that's the problem.
Well how about just listing the inhabited continents (i.e, excluding Antarctica), plus Oceania? That doesn't even get to 10. And it includes everyone. 😊
People can give the specifics themselves.
 

Derrybiketours

A journey of 500 miles begins with one step!
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdeP-SANT-FIN (09/2018)
PORTO-SANT (11/2018)
Caminho Da Fe, BR (01/2019)
SJPdeP- SANT (09/2019)
Well how about just listing the inhabited continents (i.e, excluding Antarctica)
According to Nat Geo there's between 5,000 in summer and 1,000 in winter inhabitants on Antarctica waiting for ice to melt. I'm determined to meet one of these inhabitants someday on the CF, just need to spot the flags of New Zealand, Australia, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina (Just discovered can't access my Pilgrim emoji on my PC)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
According to Nat Geo there's between 5,000 in summer and 1,000 in winter inhabitants on Antarctica waiting for ice to melt. I'm determined to meet one of these inhabitants someday on the CF, just need to spot the flags of New Zealand, Australia, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina (Just discovered can't access my Pilgrim emoji on my PC)
copy it or take a photo and send it to yourself..and keep it handy on the desktop.
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP(2015)
St Olavs Way Norway(2016)
88 Temples Japan(2017)
PWC & VF(2019)
Israel (2020)
Words. Our friends, and our downfall. I do like that one from Glenshiro, of the new avatar, about the facts of life talk. So often that is what happens. We reply to what we think we hear, not what is actually asked.
edit: I had fun, kind of, when teaching English as a second language. It is not easy to help people of other languages get the nuances involved in answering the question 'Where do you come from?' No matter where you have just come from, nor where did you come from this morning, where do you come from? has only one answer: the place of your birth. At least, to the best of my native English speaker knowledge, that is how I see it from my grasp of the English language. The older one becomes, the more doubts creep in though!
I was born on mainland Australia but have lived in Tassie for over 15 years...still not quite long enough to be 'Tasmanian' although I claim it when advantageous to do so... 😇

I was standing in line behind some American tourists checking in at Hobart airport...
Security officer greets them in the usual Aussie way...
"How ya going?"
Slightly bewildered, puzzled looks from said group of tourists.
Me sniggering knowing full well their confusion.
Eventually one proffers a hesitant answer....
"By plane..."
😆 😉
Love it! 🇦🇺
👣 🌏
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but will I be fit enough for 2020?
Your's wasn't bad but I heard a bit of mid-west. Nothing as strong as in the movie Fargo but a tiny bit. I probably should have faked a Boston or Maine accent for you when we met but instead you got to hear real accentless English. ;)
I love Minnesota-Swedish! It reminds me of the Chef in the Muppet Show!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but will I be fit enough for 2020?
Interesting how the world's second smallest continent has been divided into 5 parts, while each of the others seem to be considered homogeneous.
Once we were all just the one place:

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What puzzles me is what was on the other side of the globe? Just the Pacific Ocean?
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but will I be fit enough for 2020?

Dromengro

Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP - Leon 1984
Frances (2020)
I put Northern Europe as i'm in NW Scotland but I swithered a lot between Western Europe or Northern. It deinitely feels Northern at the moment!
I was going to put Western Europe but seeing as I'm in a more northern part of Scotland than you I'll have to put Northern Europe too. Are Portugal and Spain Western or Southern Europe?
 
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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
What puzzles me is what was on the other side of the globe? Just the Pacific Ocean?
The giant continent of Pangaea was surrounded by the equally gianormous ocean called Panthalassa.
Pangaea began to break up about 200 million years ago. Then it got more complicated. So much so that now we here can't get it straight how many continents there are. ;) 🙃
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Love this thread, it's fun ...and nice to know where people are from when they post
When we're on the Camino, it's probably the first question ....well one of many anyway as I'm Irish and a bit nosey!!......that I ask other people.
Makes for more interesting conversations if people want to chat...or not
Am I the only one who, when on Camino, often finds it easier to remember people's nationalities than their names?
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Doesn't Greenland count as Western Europe? Like the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Wow, I am learning so much more geography on this thread than I learned in my school years...this is enough to make your head spin! 😲
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
At this point, I think we may assume you are from the Emerald Isle....but, we’ll just keep it a secret so as not to upset your mum
Ha ha
Click on his avatar....says he's from Derry
Derrybiketours might be a clue to where he lives
He has you running around in circles methinks!!!!
Now you've upset his mum!
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
In Canada, we were taught in school that Mexico is part of North America and countries south of Mexico are in Central or South America.
[edited] As a seafarer, we consider the Panama Canal the divide. In fact, the only first of three bridges spanning the canal is called the Bridge of the Americas.
 
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Michael; Camino-addicted

Take your time to enjoy a beautiful moment
Camino(s) past & future
A few Caminos
Next plan - Camino de Baztan
It´s a funny tread

I come from Germany, about 100km northeast of Cologne and live in the large cluster of industrial cities in the Ruhr area.

We are only 90km away from Holland, but would never say that we live near the border. This could be related to the size of the country and the related explanation of the words "near" and "far away".

These words might be used a little bit different in countries like Australia or Canada;)

I would say that in everyday use in Germany, when we use the term Central Europe, we exclusively have Germany, Austria and Switzerland in our mind. Of course we know that Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary are also in Central Europe in the geographical sense, but this division has been retained from the time of the Iron Curtain. East of the German-speaking countries began Eastern Europe. Kind of crazy.

North America consists for most of us only of Canada and the USA, at the Rio Grande begins Middle America and ends at the Colombian border.

And I will never understand where in the news the Near East ends and the Middle East begins🤔

Arabs are not Asians, although their countries are in Asia and an American is always a citizen of the USA, otherwise he would be Canadian:cool:

Is Germany the only crazy country?
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
... and an American is always a citizen of the USA, otherwise he would be Canadian:cool:

Is Germany the only crazy country?
It is different in Spanish. When I was living in Madrid I learned that an "American" is someone from the Americas. For someone from the United States of America you would describe them as "North American" in Spanish. Which was a source of endless irritation to us Canadians!
 

Marc S.

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Since 2012: CF, CdN, CP, Salvador, Aragones, Via Regia, Elisabethpfad, Jakobsweg NRW, Jakibspaad.
We are only 90km away from Holland, but would never say that we live near the border.
Sorry to be pedantic, but you are not 90km away from Holland, but from the Netherlands. :)
Strictly spoken, Holland only refers to the two western provinces of the Netherlands (south Holland and north Holland). Being from Holland, this never bothered me, but I have had friends from other provinces who strongly object when our country is referred to as Holland. I know it may not make sense, as the song to cheer on the national football team is 'Hup Holland Hup'.

Anyway, I am from Amsterdam, probably Western Europe. Although one line in our national anthem says that "we will always honour the king of Spain" which suggests being a little bit Southern European.
 
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Michael; Camino-addicted

Take your time to enjoy a beautiful moment
Camino(s) past & future
A few Caminos
Next plan - Camino de Baztan
@Marc S. Sooorrryyy😇
Of course you are right and most of the Germans know the difference between the Netherlands and Holland but in normal speeking all the dutch people are "Holländer", even if they live in Maastricht or Groningen.

But also my friends from Emmen in Drenthe, have always said on the Camino that they come from Holland, probably because also in Spain often the whole country is called Hollandia.
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
As a seafarer, we consider the Panama Canal the divide. In fact, the only bridge spanning the canal is called the Bridge of the Americas.
I believe there is another one, a fairly new one, the Centennial Bridge. I’ve been reading up on Panama; I was supposed to go there at Christmas time, but had to cancel at the last minute. 😢😢
 

Michael; Camino-addicted

Take your time to enjoy a beautiful moment
Camino(s) past & future
A few Caminos
Next plan - Camino de Baztan
Looking at the time zones. It is easy to understand why especially the question of Western and Central Europe is answered differently by everyone.

used time zones vs geophraphicals time zones

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The sunset in summer is in Britany, France 1 hour and 40 minutes later than in the southeast of Poland, even if these two points are nearly on the same latitude - but they use the same time.

I wonder every year on my Camino how dark it is at 6 in the morning in Spain. but its also the difference between north and south. Anyway - I love our long summer days in the north🥳🥳🥳
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
I believe there is another one, a fairly new one, the Centennial Bridge. I’ve been reading up on Panama; I was supposed to go there at Christmas time, but had to cancel at the last minute. 😢😢
Yikes...! I just looked it up and there are now actually 3 bridges over the canal... Guess that tells you how long it's been since I've transited the canal... where do the years go???
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Yikes...! I just looked it up and there are now actually 3 bridges over the canal... Guess that tells you how long it's been since I've transited the canal... where do the years go???
😀 Yes, but that third bridge is a little one that has to close down when the ships come through - not really recommended for travellers going across. 😊
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I can certainly see where you are coming from And since I don't come from one of the ambiguous areas I don't have to change my answer to reflect the continents as you intended them.

But stepping back a bit, it seems to me that one can look at continental borders from a socio-political point of view or simply at the land masses. If the latter, which you seem to be doing, then there really isn't a divide between Europe and Asia, since they are fundamentally one land mass and, of course, one is left wondering where the lines are between north, east, west, south and central Europe are. If one accepts that the concepts and divisions are fundamentally socio-political, then countries that are part of the European Union and their constituent parts are included in Europe.
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
In Europe only the middle part is divided into three different subzones: western, central and eastern, but there is only one southern Europe and therefore Finisterre (Galicia), Palermo (Sicily) and Patras (Pelopponesus) are more or less the same thing.
 

pelerine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
Doesn't Greenland count as Western Europe? Like the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
If those are considered Western Europe, do you consider Réunion and (worse) Nouvelle Caledonie as Eastern Euope? Here we are getting into a gigantic muddle offegraphic and political lines.
 

Nick B

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances - May/June 2018
Portugese - (2019)
Norte - (2020)
Can recommend Portland, Maine. Fantastic town on the coast with a very nice lighthouse, cool Irish Pub called Brian Boru if you like those sort of establishments.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Can recommend Portland, Maine. Fantastic town on the coast with a very nice lighthouse, cool Irish Pub called Brian Boru if you like those sort of establishments.
I have toured most of maine's coastline and especially loved Acadia national park.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but will I be fit enough for 2020?
If those are considered Western Europe, do you consider Réunion and (worse) Nouvelle Caledonie as Eastern Euope? Here we are getting into a gigantic muddle offegraphic and political lines.
Well as far as the Eurovision Song Contest (aka A Song for Europe) is concerned Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Israel, Morocco and Turkey are all allowed to compete so are surely all "European" countries?
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but will I be fit enough for 2020?
Sorry to be pedantic, but you are not 90km away from Holland, but from the Netherlands. :)
Strictly spoken, Holland only refers to the two western provinces of the Netherlands (south Holland and north Holland). Being from Holland, this never bothered me, but I have had friends from other provinces who strongly object when our country is referred to as Holland. I know it may not make sense, as the song to cheer on the national football team is 'Hup Holland Hup'.

Anyway, I am from Amsterdam, probably Western Europe. Although one line in our national anthem says that "we will always honour the king of Spain" which suggests being a little bit Southern European.
Not pedantic at all. From this month your government has decreed that the name "Holland" will no longer be used officially and that "the Netherlands" be used instead.
This may come as a bit of a worry to those Parts of Holland that lie in Lincolnshire, England:

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an area which is famous for its low lying ground, windmills and for growing tulips . . . (er? what?) 🌷🌷🌷;)
 

Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago and beyond (own way - voie de Tours - camino francés - Biskaya - Manche)
Well as far as the Eurovision Song Contest (aka A Song for Europe) is concerned
It may seem pedantic but A Song for Europe was the name of the British pre-selection competition and never the name of the Eurovision competition itself. In fact, in German for example the Eurovision Song Contest was called by its French name Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson until 2001 which made it clear that it was a Eurovision thing and not a Europe thing :D.

The Eurovision logo and melody would appear on the TV screen whenever there was a broadcast for several countries, like "international" quiz shows for viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. LOL. Long time ago ...
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Not pedantic at all. From this month your government has decreed that the name "Holland" will no longer be used officially and that "the Netherlands" be used instead.
This may come as a bit of a worry to those Parts of Holland that lie in Lincolnshire, England:

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an area which is famous for its low lying ground, windmills and for growing tulips . . . (er? what?) 🌷🌷🌷;)
And the USA has Holland, Michigan!
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FamPed

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
I'm from the island of Trossö, Karlskrona City, south Sweden. A world heritage baroque town, built on 33 islands in a beautiful archipelago.
 

E V Waight

It's the journey, not the destination.
Camino(s) past & future
September (2017)
Possible September (2018)
Holy Year (2021) (all three Gladys, John and I)
From the small nation state Belize in Central America, so I guess that would qualify as North America. Interesting how you broke up Europe, much smaller than North America, into several areas. Just a thought :)
 

E V Waight

It's the journey, not the destination.
Camino(s) past & future
September (2017)
Possible September (2018)
Holy Year (2021) (all three Gladys, John and I)
What happened to Central America?”

😎 In Spain everything South of Texas is South America including Mexico. 😁
Hahahahah, that's funny!!
 

Mick McQueen

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
A policeman wouldn't ask that, my mum would say when as a kid I was too inquisitive. I'm not going to say where but I like bikes and taking tourists on a tour of my City that will remain confidential 🤠
Right Paddy 😉
 

Mick McQueen

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
Western Australian Cattle Stations, sheep stations I had to walk when I was six years old five mile to school and back each day rain or heatwave aside.
 

E V Waight

It's the journey, not the destination.
Camino(s) past & future
September (2017)
Possible September (2018)
Holy Year (2021) (all three Gladys, John and I)
Yes, I realized that this was a very Euro-centric poll. 😊
Yep. I do not know where on earth people got the notion that "everything south of Texas" is South America. Actually, America includes everything from Canada to Patagonia, Argentina. North America and South America are divided at the Panama and Colombia border. So when you refer to anything or anybody as American, I ask where in America???
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
Grew up and went to college and university on the east coast of the U.S. (suburbs of NYC, Philadelphia and Boston). Studied a year in Paris and 2 summers in Valladolid. Lived and worked in NYC, Geneva and Luxembourg then 27 years in The Netherlands.

Since this new year I´m in Spain and will be permanently moving to Villares de Orbigo in March when I take over the Albergue Villares de Orbigo from the current Belgian owner who is retiring.

I guess that you can saw that I get around:D
 

bobbogram

Member
Camino(s) past & future
El Norte San Sebastián to Santiago; Portuguese Lisbon to Porto; Porto to Santiago; Geneva west
Most of the time in NW suburbs of Chicago near two of my six adult kids, but I’m gone half the time. I’ve lived in Indiana, Florida, California, and New Jersey. In the military I spent considerable time in Antarctica, New Zealand, Greenland, the Azores, Japan, and the Philipines. I was gone for several weeks last month to Istanbul then Oman where another son and his family lives. The previous month I was in England visiting my daughter’s family and in-laws, then hiked the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Bapaume, France.
Most folks die within 25 miles of home, so I’m just reducing my exposure.
 

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