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December 31, 2017

Been There

Filed under: Non-technical — Jonathan Lewis @ 10:51 am GMT Dec 31,2017

It’s the end of the year and time for a retrospective of some sort so I was thinking of listing the top 10 most popular pages on my blog, but Connor McDonald beat me to it, so I decided to see if I could remember all the countries I’d visited since starting to work with the Oracle software, and here’s the list in alphabetical order:

Antigua
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dubai
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Malaysia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
USA

A few of these were holidays rather than work, and I may have forgotten a couple, so if you’ve seen me in your country and it’s not on the list let me know.

The list can be a bit of a nuisance, I had to list “all the countries you’ve visited in the last 10 years” for both the US and Russian visas: the US form only allowed for 5 countries and the Russian one for 40; and the US expected me to list EVERY visit, with dates and city!

9 Comments »

  1. Did you accidentally truncate the list? It stops at ‘M’! United Arab Emeriates? Singapore? I pretty sure you have been to Slovenia!

    My wife Sue has a similar problem with the US, Russian and other visas – and her list of countries visited is smaller than yours. Not by much though…

    Comment by mwidlake — December 31, 2017 @ 11:29 am GMT Dec 31,2017 | Reply

  2. I know you’ve been to the United States so your list looks to be accidentally truncated.

    The dangers of committing outside of a logical transaction 🙃

    Comment by Richard Foote — December 31, 2017 @ 12:10 pm GMT Dec 31,2017 | Reply

  3. I’m sure I’ve spotted you in my neck of the woods a couple of years ago.

    Comment by Toon — December 31, 2017 @ 12:20 pm GMT Dec 31,2017 | Reply

  4. Hi Jonathan,

    you have also visited Slovakia (Bratislava), I guess it was in 2006. It was a two or three day seminar provided by Oracle University Slovakia.

    Comment by Pavol Babel — December 31, 2017 @ 12:44 pm GMT Dec 31,2017 | Reply

  5. Any reason why South America is not present in the list ? you should come to Argentina if you like good food, wine and landscapes :-)

    Comment by Bertran Saragusti — January 2, 2018 @ 4:04 pm GMT Jan 2,2018 | Reply

    • Bertran,

      The main reason would be that no-one has asked me to do any consultancy work in S.A.

      I nearly flew in for one of the OTN tours a couple of years ago – but I developed a terrible ear-ache about 90 minutes before the plane was due to take off and didn’t dare board in case I ended up with a burst ear-drum on landing. I did manage to deliver a couple of my presentations through Skype, though.

      Comment by Jonathan Lewis — January 2, 2018 @ 8:08 pm GMT Jan 2,2018 | Reply

  6. “EVERY visit, with dates and city!”
    Wow, I’ll never be able to get to the USA within the next 10 years, because I simply can’t remember every city and date. Perhaps I should start to take notes now.
    Even then there would easily be more than 50 cities since I like short trips for theaters, museums …

    Comment by Marcus — January 10, 2018 @ 1:07 pm GMT Jan 10,2018 | Reply

  7. Dubaiis not a country, it’s just a city/emirate in UAE

    Comment by Andrey — January 16, 2018 @ 10:09 am GMT Jan 16,2018 | Reply


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