How long to you have to be in a place

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How long to you have to be in a place

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:10 am

To consider it a "visited country"?

Personally my rule is 3 days.
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:19 am

visited?
one night
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by 0to60 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:39 am

At least 2 days, better a week. I've had too many 1 day layovers to consider that a visit.
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:16 pm

3 days is cool in my book. Threshold.
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:49 pm

Yeah, if three days is two nights, that seems right to me.
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:49 pm

I spent 6 hrs in transit at Istanbul Airport once..."Yea, I've done Turkey". It really bugs me when people say they've "done" a place, especially when they've only spent a day or 2 there. Back to the OP...It all depends on the size of the country I reckon and whether you travel around or stay in the one place. Say you spent 3 days in 1 city (x) in a country (y), you can't really claim to have visited the country, but you can say you've visited "x, in y".

Not sure if that makes much sense, I'm really tired!
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:21 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:I spent 6 hrs in transit at Istanbul Airport once..."Yea, I've done Turkey". It really bugs me when people say they've "done" a place, especially when they've only spent a day or 2 there. Back to the OP...It all depends on the size of the country I reckon and whether you travel around or stay in the one place. Say you spent 3 days in 1 city (x) in a country (y), you can't really claim to have visited the country, but you can say you've visited "x, in y".

Not sure if that makes much sense, I'm really tired!
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:40 am

"Visited"? I would say if you left the airport you have "visited."

My family had 2 layovers in Moscow, Russia that were about 15 hours.

They crammed in as much as they could, seeing the Kremlin and other very cool things.

It was only a few hours but to say they haven't "visited" Russia would be a joke.

It's not like they would claim they lived there as expats or "did" Russia, but I'd most certainly say they've visited.
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Re: How long to you have to be in a place

Post by Digg3r » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:44 pm

Been to or visited I have no problem with. It's when I hear backpackers discussing how they have "done" a country.

I don't even know what that means but apparently the only requirement is to have the stamp in your passport.
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