12 countries in 24 hours

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12 countries in 24 hours

Post by The Raven » 07 Apr 2015, 22:16

While looking on the GWR website I noticed this record:

Alison Bailey, Ian Bailey, John English and David Kellie visited 11 countries travelling solely by train in 24 hours from 1 to 2 May 1993. Their journey started in Hungary and continued through Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, back into Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, where they arrived 22 hrs 10 mins after setting off.


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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 08 Apr 2015, 04:10

The Raven wrote:While looking on the GWR website I noticed this record:

Alison Bailey, Ian Bailey, John English and David Kellie visited 11 countries travelling solely by train in 24 hours from 1 to 2 May 1993. Their journey started in Hungary and continued through Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, back into Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, where they arrived 22 hrs 10 mins after setting off.


Anyone else interested in trying to beat it?
i might be up for this its all the matter of getting the countries right if they started in hungary through to slovakia did they go close to poland and i wonder if they count wales as a differant country?

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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by The Raven » 08 Apr 2015, 10:52

palkanetoijala31 wrote:i might be up for this its all the matter of getting the countries right if they started in hungary through to slovakia did they go close to poland and i wonder if they count wales as a differant country?
That's what I was thinking, or doing a completely different route.
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 08 Apr 2015, 11:11

The Raven wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:i might be up for this its all the matter of getting the countries right if they started in hungary through to slovakia did they go close to poland and i wonder if they count wales as a differant country?
That's what I was thinking, or doing a completely different route.
well presuming as the useless arbitrator wont rely on OYSTER cards for this.

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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by The Raven » 08 Apr 2015, 11:21

Lol, I don't think there's Oysters in Europe!
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by The Orange One » 08 Apr 2015, 11:31

Don't even mention it. Speak of the devil and all that...
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by greatkingrat » 08 Apr 2015, 18:33

Had a bit of a play around with route planning for this and I can't even get close to matching them, never mind doing an extra country.
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by Sam » 09 Apr 2015, 09:03

The Raven wrote:Lol, I don't think there's Oysters in Europe!
There are smart cards though! :lol:
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by Iain » 10 Apr 2015, 08:20

Europe can't be further out than Chesham surely? :shock:
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by Urzzz1871 » 10 Apr 2015, 14:13

greatkingrat wrote:Had a bit of a play around with route planning for this and I can't even get close to matching them, never mind doing an extra country.
I did the same - my first attempt was over 25 hours.
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by MylesHSG » 10 Apr 2015, 21:57

Well now Yugoslavia is now separated since record maybe chance down there?
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by RJSRdg » 12 Apr 2015, 22:16

palkanetoijala31 wrote:
i might be up for this its all the matter of getting the countries right if they started in hungary through to slovakia did they go close to poland and i wonder if they count wales as a differant country?
As Richard Osman would say,it's not "a Sovereign State recognised by the UN"...
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by Iain » 13 Apr 2015, 19:29

This isn't Pointless though
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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by michael_churchill » 20 Apr 2016, 15:15

You can visit 3 countries in 19 kilometres, starting in Monaco, going through France, to Ventimiglia in Italy. I know this as last year I visited Monaco by train!

I wonder if you could follow the south coast of France and tick off Andorra before entering Spain?

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Re: 12 countries in 24 hours

Post by Tube Geek » 20 Apr 2016, 15:43

How about Monaco :arrow: France :arrow: Italy :arrow: Switzerland :arrow: Liechenstien :arrow: Austria :arrow: Germany :arrow: Austria (again) :arrow: Czech Republic :arrow: Slovakia :arrow: Poland :arrow: Ukraine :arrow: Belarus :arrow: Poland (again) :arrow: Russia (that little bit not attached to the rest) :arrow: Lithuania :arrow: Latvia :arrow: Estonia? How long is that?
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