dba4u From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 647 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
Been to Berlin a zillion of times, mostly on transit to poland though, which always is something like central station -> s-bahn -> Quick check, TV-tower still there? good! -> hipster leave me alone, bloody moron -> Lichtenberg station -> Hell outta there! So that doesn't really count...
*Visited* Berlin maybe 3 1/2 times, and even though I like it as a city and I love the locals, it's just not my cup of tea.
Too loud, to wild, to hip for my taste and I'd consider myself everything but a boring person
Opposed to that I've been to
Copenhagen ~ 20 times
Warsaw ~ 15 times, but a bit like Berlin, mostly transit, but often with overnight stay. I still prefer Krakow and Gdansk over Wwa
Vienna ~ 15 times
London ~ 10 times
Additionally I've properly visited Oslo, Stockholm, Riga and Belgrade more often than Berlin, plus a dozen of visits to Barcelona and Zurich which, of course, aren't capitals so don't qualify
hOmSAr From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1008 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1817 times:
No national capitals make that list, but for state capitals, I've lived in Wisconsin and Illinois. Never visited (traveled through a few times by train, but never stayed) Springfield. Rarely visited Madison. On the other hand, I've probably visited Sacramento, Denver, and maybe one or two other state capitals more times than the capitals of my home state.
That said, despite being in a number of state capitals, I've never been inside a state capitol.
Braniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2856 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1797 times:
Well, I have three citizenships, so I guess you could say that I have three capitals; however, I consider Washington, DC, my primary capital. I've visited once. On the other hand, I've visited Madrid 20+ times, along with other European capitals several times.
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Not the capital. Berne is the capital of Switzerland.
I live in the USA, so my capital is Washington, DC. I've been quite a few times, but it's beaten out by ATH by a long way. No other country has had my grace its capital with my presence more.
I live in NY and have never been to my state's capital. By that statement, I've visited several European capitals more than my own state's:
Berne, Switzerland (4x)
London, England (2x)
Paris, France (1x)
Warsaw, Poland (1x)
Vienna, Austria (1x)
Brussels, Belgium (1x)
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B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
If state capitals of the US count, may I then also include their counterparts from, say, Germany as well? Or shall we agree they don't count either?
Can't claim I visited capitals other than 'my own' more often, but having said that a quick back of the fag packet did reveal I've been to 40-some all in, and some of those more than 10 times. Few of them too many times to count.
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kiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2139 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1503 times:
My Capital City is Wellington. I have stayed there for 1 night
I have lived in London, and visited on about 5 other occasions
I have lived in Singapore, and have visited on about 10 other occasions
Athens 3 times
KL 4 times
Bangkok 8(ish) times
Paris 7 times
Does HK count? many times plus living there
Taipei 3 times
Beijing 5 times
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10695 posts, RR: 16 Reply 20, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1492 times:
National capitals? None. I can not count the number of times I have been to the state legislative building in Salem, Olympia, Salt Lake City, and Boise. I know I have been to the capital building in Sacramento at least 3 times just because. Carson City would be a tie with that. Because I was in Juneau for three months and walked by the capital building every day, would that count as multiple times? I say yes, but that is for the fans to decide.
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2239 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1488 times:
Quoting PITingres (Reply 2): you have to work to avoid Bridgetown if you visit Barbados
Well, BGI is in Christchurch not St Michael so is "relatively speaking" a little way from Bridgetown. If you are staying on the west coast in St James or St Peter and take the Ronald Mapp Hwy from the airport you can techincally avoid Bridgetown. But I get your point, if you want to do anything too much you will probably end up there at some point
I have never been to Ottawa but I was born, raised and worked in London for the first 23 years of my life.
Also been to Amsterdam, Paris twice, Tallinn, Valletta, Tokyo, Edinburgh, Budapest, Prague, Rabat, Nairobi and the aforementioned Bridgetown many times.
I have techinally also flown through Belfast, Lilongwe, St John's and Port Of Spain but not left the airports.
Blantyre and Dar Es Salaam are also the commerical capitals of their respective countries, but not where the seat of parliament is.
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13 Reply 23, posted (4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
Visited London 4 times before moving there for grad school. Since grad school have visited 3 more times. Ottawa, usually there every 3rd weekend for shopping and a "get out of Dodge" syndrome. Paris about 4 times, DC 3 tiimes, once for pleasure, twice on business.
Akiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 747 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
Difficult for me to say, as I live in Manila (technically the metropolitan area, but for all intents and purposes the capital of the Philippines), but since I also hold U.S. citizenship, I can also say I've visited a number of capital cities more times than Washington, D.C., which I've seen once.
Countless times: Manila, Warsaw 10+ times: Amsterdam, Tokyo [both mostly in transit] 5-9 times: Paris (5), Singapore (6) 3-4 times: Athens (3), Bangkok (3), Berlin (3), Bucharest (3), Taipei (4) Twice: Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon, Madrid Once: Beijing, Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Jakarta, Jerusalem, London, Podgorica, Prague, Riga, Rome, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna, Vilnius, Washington D.C., Zagreb
25 Zentraedi: Well, I'm an American who has only been to DC once (IAD many times), and works in central Tokyo. So, need to count up the years times 5 days a week -
26 skywaymanaz: I've been to London and Mexico City more times than Washington DC. Also I grew up in Missouri and lived there until I was 18. I'd been to many differe
27 rwy04lga: Thread title should read capitAl, not capitOl. The 'capital' of the U.S. is Washington DC. The 'US Capitol Building' is in Washington DC.
28 DocLightning: I've been in D.C. twice. London...eek, I dunno. 5? Madrid 4 Amsterdam 3 Geneva 3 That's about it. Been lots of places once.
29 Zentraedi: One of these is not like the others....
30 Bill142: None. I lived in the capital of Australia for over 20 years.
31 flyingturtle: My capital, Berne: around four to eight times a year, since 31 years or so Other capitals: - Berlin: 2 - Amsterdam: 2 - Rome: 8 - Paris: 2 - Luxembour
32 OA260: Well based in the Republic of Ireland Dublin is my capital city. I am there every few weeks but Im more in Belfast Northern Ireland these days. Other