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Capitol Cities Visited More Times Than Your Own?  
User currently offlinetennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 399 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
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My Countries capitol city is Washington DC and I have visited it 1 time. However for other Countries:

Tokyo - 2
Prague - 3
London - 4
Amman - 6
Bangkok - 12
Beijing - 22
Amsterdam - 22
Cairo - 30
Doha - 31
Jerusalem - 38
Seoul - 48
Paris - 57
Hanoi - 76

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User currently offlinedba4u From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 661 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2238 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


User currently onlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

I'm pretty sure the only qualifying city for me is Bridgetown, and that's hardly fair ... you have to work to avoid Bridgetown if you visit Barbados, and DC is a speck on the US map by comparison.

I did a ton of work in Barbados in my consulting years, and I'm reasonably sure I went through Bridgetown at least once on every visit.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6537 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

I've lived two years in my capital (and all my life in the suburbs) and worked one year commuting to it every day, so I'll have to go live in another capital to beat that !

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User currently offlinehOmSAr From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2107 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.



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2967 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2087 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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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

My capitol is Washington DC. One time
Paris once
London once
Belize City once

State capitols, mine is Austin. Once
Nashville once
Jackson once
Montgomery once
Sacramento, at least five times.
St. Paul once
Baton Rouge once
Springfield once
Denver once
Atlanta twice



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User currently onlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5491 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

I've visited DC;
Mexico, DF
Papeete, French Polynesia
Quito, Ecuador
Panama City, Panama
Lima, Peru (though the legislature was chained shut at the time... very chilling to see!)
Paris, France

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 6):
Belize City once

Me too, but the capitol of Belize is Belmopan (to which city I have never been, either...)



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User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Well, my capital city is Wellington. Not including connections, I've only been there twice.

The only place that I can think of that beats that is Tokyo. I've been there about 5-6 times.


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3765 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Not sure of number of visits, but I've spent way more time in Copenhagen, Dublin, Berlin, Paris and Rome than I've even spent in Stockholm.

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User currently offlinethunderboltdrgn From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

I have not visited any other nations capital more then Stockholm since I visit Stockholm several times each year.

However apart from Stockholm I have visited:

Copenhagen x 2
Helsinki x 2
London x1
Rome x 1



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User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2720 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1953 times:

Well, my capital city is Ottawa, Canada which I've visited dozens of times.

Others.....

Havana, Cuba - 25+
Washington, USA - 10
London, UK - 1
Paris, France - 1
Zurich, Switzerland - 1
Edinburgh, Scotland - 1   


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7233 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1946 times:

Never been to DC.... and I live in Tokyo. Been to Paris, but only for transit.


In terms of state capitals, lets look at it like this:

my home state is Ohio; I've been to Columbus 4 times.

I've visited Indianapolis over 20 times,
I lived in Phoenix,
I've been to Tallahassee once,
Frankfurt once,
Madison once,
Oklahoma City once
Santa Fe once,
Springfield, MO once

that's it  



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
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Quoting photopilot (Reply 11):
Zurich, Switzerland - 1

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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User currently offlineRomeoBravo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2013, 1421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Well i live in London so....

The capital city i've been to the most outside of that i guess would be Edinburgh (*50+), which isn't really a proper capital city.

So after that it would be Paris *2

After that (*1)

Brussels
Amsterdam
Rome
Vatican City
Washington DC
Kuala Lumpur
Oslo
Ljubljana
Madrid
Kiev
Tunis
Cairo
Nicosia
Jerusalem


User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3080 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

I've been to Ottawa three times, but only DC once.

As for domestically, I've been to Sacramento far more times (lived there for 20 years) than Carson City (currently live in Reno).



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User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4274 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

I've been to DC about 7-8 times. In terms of time I've spent in a capital, though, I've spent much more time in Wellington (where I live now) and Cairo than in DC.

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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1308 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1836 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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User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2720 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 13):
Quoting photopilot (Reply 11):Zurich, Switzerland - 1
Not the capital. Berne is the capital of Switzerland.

Ooops....   

Caught me on that one. Been to Berne as well the same 1 time.


User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1793 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


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1782 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.


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1778 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.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5204 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

I live in Canberra, so this isn't a particularly fair test!

Other capitals that I have been to: London (goodness knows how many times), DC (2), Paris (2), Banjul (5), Rome (1), Dublin (1), Quito (1), Tokyo (1), St Helier (2)


As for US state capitals, I lived in NC but have never been to Raleigh (RDU notwithstanding). I have visited Richmond, VA, Boston, MA, and Nashville, TN.

For Australian states, I lived in Brisbane when I lived in Queensland so I wouldn't be able to override that unless I lived in a different capital (obviously ACT doesn't count)



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1731 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.


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User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1645 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.

Of note:

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 Post contains images 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
33 Post contains images flyingturtle : Oh well... David
34 Post contains images OA260 : If I won the lotto I would move to Zurich tomorrow Anyone got the numbers LOL..
35 Post contains images flyingturtle : Well, but Zurich isn't Switzerland's capital. And I can think of several much more beautiful places. In 1848, the parliament decided Bern to be the "
36 WildcatYXU : The only capitals in the world I visited more than Ottawa are Bratislava and Prague. However, these cities don't count since both are my former capita
37 Post contains images ACDC8 : I've visited London, Washington DC, Bonn (when it was West Germany), Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Reykjavík and I haven't been to Ottawa one single time
38 dl021 : I live in Atlanta, therefore there are no capitols I've visited more than my own states capitol. However I've been to Paris and London more than I've
39 A330NZ : My capital is Wellington, which I've visited 3 times I haven't been anywhere more than that, but I've visited Singapore and London the same number of
40 Post contains images RyanairGuru : Sounds like Canberra Really? I didn't know that, makes 3 of us here!
41 BOStonsox : I grew up in Massachusetts almost equidistant between Boston and Providence, so there may have been a point in my life where I had visited Providence
42 cptkrell : I was wondering about that, too. A lot of dead cells in this old fart's head, so I had to look it up. In the context the thread refers to (in U.S. te
43 rfields5421 : Washington DC - 3 times St Johns - 200+ (Though only about 50 of those might count. I was there the day Antigua and Barbuda became an independent nati
44 byronicle6 : I have by far been to my own capital Wellington more than any other Capital City. At least 10 times that i can remember. Plus many more in transit. Ot
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