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Looking for a place to stay in Timbuktu?  Planning your next transcontinental overland trek?  Want to know what winter is like in Mongolia, or Paris in the spring?  Here are some people who can help you out, and a general information on places that Williams students typically go, rarely go, and are proud to have been the only ones among us to go to.
 
Looking for a place to stay in Timbuktu?  Planning your next transcontinental overland trek?  Want to know what winter is like in Mongolia, or Paris in the spring?  Here are some people who can help you out, and a general information on places that Williams students typically go, rarely go, and are proud to have been the only ones among us to go to.
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===Australia===
 
===Australia===
 
* '''Darwin'''(has saltwater crocodiles in the ocean): Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park: [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jak Jessie Kerr]
 
* '''Darwin'''(has saltwater crocodiles in the ocean): Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park: [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jak Jessie Kerr]
Perth: Diana Jaffe
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* '''Perth'''--[[User:08dsj|08dsj]]
Tasmania: Diana Jaffe
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* '''Tasmania'''--[[User:08dsj|08dsj]]
  
 
===Austria===
 
===Austria===
 
* '''Sölden, Obergurgl, Kitzbühel, Kauntertal'''(and many places in between): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09aka Alexandra Ambros]
 
* '''Sölden, Obergurgl, Kitzbühel, Kauntertal'''(and many places in between): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09aka Alexandra Ambros]
 
* '''Saalfelden, Ramsau:''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08mjg Morgan Goodwin]
 
* '''Saalfelden, Ramsau:''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08mjg Morgan Goodwin]
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* '''Krems, Linz, Vienna''' (and other random places): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08tdm Thomas Miller]
  
 
===Canada===
 
===Canada===
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* '''Prague, Ceske Krumlov''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jpp Jim Prevas]
 
* '''Prague, Ceske Krumlov''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jpp Jim Prevas]
 
* '''Prague''': [[Diana Davis]]
 
* '''Prague''': [[Diana Davis]]
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* '''Prague''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08tdm Thomas Miller]
  
 
===Dominican Republic===
 
===Dominican Republic===
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===Egypt===
 
===Egypt===
* '''Students who have studied at AUC'''
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* '''Students who have studied at AUC''': Philip Arnolds, John Chatlos
* '''Philip Arnolds'''
 
  
 
===Finland===
 
===Finland===
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===Georgia===
 
===Georgia===
* '''Students who went on the Georgia [[Winter Study]] class'''
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* '''Students who went on the Georgia [[Winter Study]] class (2006)''': Philip Arnolds, Jason Ren  
* '''Philip Arnolds'''
 
* '''Jason Ren -2006'''
 
  
 
===Greece===
 
===Greece===
 
* '''Athens, Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06as_2 Andres Schabelman]
 
* '''Athens, Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06as_2 Andres Schabelman]
 
* '''Athens, Sparti, Corinth, Mycenae, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Chania (Crete), Heraklion (Crete)''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jpp Jim Prevas]
 
* '''Athens, Sparti, Corinth, Mycenae, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Chania (Crete), Heraklion (Crete)''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jpp Jim Prevas]
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===Honduras===
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*'''Roatan:''' Kathryn Lindsey
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===Hungary===
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* '''Budapest''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08tdm Thomas Miller]
  
 
===India===
 
===India===
 
* '''Himachal Pradesh''' (specifically McLeod Ganj/Dharamsala), [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06kmm Kate Majzoub]
 
* '''Himachal Pradesh''' (specifically McLeod Ganj/Dharamsala), [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06kmm Kate Majzoub]
 
* '''Srinagar, Leh, Kargil, Manali''' - know most of these towns, [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09ras Rahul Shah]
 
* '''Srinagar, Leh, Kargil, Manali''' - know most of these towns, [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09ras Rahul Shah]
* '''Mahabaleshwar, Panchgini''' - know like the back of my hand, [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09ras Rahul Shah]
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* '''Mahabaleshwar, Panchgini''' - know like the back of my hand, [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09ras Rahul Shah], [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08dsj Diana Jaffe]
 
* '''Chennai, Tamil Nadu''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08sas Sesh Sundararaman]
 
* '''Chennai, Tamil Nadu''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08sas Sesh Sundararaman]
 
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* '''Bangalore, Karnataka''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08sas Sesh Sundararaman]
===Japan===
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* '''Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09ras Rahul Shah]
* '''Osaka, Kyoto''': [[Diana Davis]]
 
  
 
===Lebanon===
 
===Lebanon===
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===Mongolia===
 
===Mongolia===
* '''(...)'''[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=gegb Gana Badamgarav]
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* [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=gegb Gana Badamgarav]
 
* '''Ulaanbaatar''':[[Alan Cordova]], [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07scw Stephen Wills]
 
* '''Ulaanbaatar''':[[Alan Cordova]], [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07scw Stephen Wills]
  
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* '''Tangier''':[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06dr David Rodriguez]  
 
* '''Tangier''':[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06dr David Rodriguez]  
 
* '''(...)'''[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06lcc Lindsey Corbin]
 
* '''(...)'''[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06lcc Lindsey Corbin]
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*'''Marrakech: Kathryn Lindsey
  
 
===New Zealand===
 
===New Zealand===
* '''South Island''' (Christchurch, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Queenstown): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick]
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* '''South Island''' (Christchurch, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Queenstown): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick], Diana Jaffe
* '''Christchurch, Dunedin''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09rfa Ruth Aronoff '09]
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* '''Christchurch, Dunedin''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09rfa Ruth Aronoff '09], Diana Jaffe
* '''Ninety Mile Beach''': Peter Nunns
 
* '''Hokianga Bay''': Peter Nunns
 
  
 
===North Korea===
 
===North Korea===
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* '''Irkutsk:''': [[Sara Beach '06]], [[Jack Nelson '07]], [[Emily Button '07]], [[Casey Drosehn '07]]
 
* '''Irkutsk:''': [[Sara Beach '06]], [[Jack Nelson '07]], [[Emily Button '07]], [[Casey Drosehn '07]]
 
* '''Ulan-Ude:''': [[Sara Beach '06]], [[Emily Button '07]], [[Casey Drosehn '07]]
 
* '''Ulan-Ude:''': [[Sara Beach '06]], [[Emily Button '07]], [[Casey Drosehn '07]]
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===Serbia===
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* '''Belgrade''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08tdm Thomas Miller]
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===South Africa===
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Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Diana Jaffe
  
 
===Sweden===
 
===Sweden===
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===Switzerland===
 
===Switzerland===
 
* '''Zermatt''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09aka Alexandra Ambros]
 
* '''Zermatt''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09aka Alexandra Ambros]
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*'''Zurich''' and '''Kleine Scheideg''': [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick]
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===Syria===
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* Kathryn Lindsey
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* Elizabeth Pasipanodya
  
 
===Turkey===
 
===Turkey===
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* '''Hawaii''' (Honolulu): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick]  
 
* '''Hawaii''' (Honolulu): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick]  
 
* '''Hawaii''' (Molokai: The most Hawaiian island/not a tourist spot): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jak Jessie Kerr]
 
* '''Hawaii''' (Molokai: The most Hawaiian island/not a tourist spot): [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06jak Jessie Kerr]
* '''47 of 50 states''' -- needless to say, involves some out-of-the-way places, seeing as how you drive from one to the other: [[Diana Davis]]
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* '''Wall Drug''': [[Diana Davis]]
 
* '''Nevada'''(Highway 50, The Loneliest Road in America): Jay Cox-Chapman
 
* '''Nevada'''(Highway 50, The Loneliest Road in America): Jay Cox-Chapman
 
* '''Colorado to Vermont''' one month by bike. (Kansas '''is''' as flat as they say it is) Alex Ambros
 
* '''Colorado to Vermont''' one month by bike. (Kansas '''is''' as flat as they say it is) Alex Ambros
* Evan Miller once asked for directions to a nearby campsite at a gas/lotto station in '''Uniontown, Kansas''' (population 283) [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/census/stf3a/Places_z/uniontow.pdf]. The overalled, bug-eyed proprietor with a John Deere hat perched on his head told him, "Oh it's real easy to get there. Go over the hill right here and take a left at the church, and then take your first right, then left-right-left-right-left-right, and it'll be there on your left. Can't miss it." And he didn't. You can verify the directions from Uniontown to the camp entrance for yourself:
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* [[Evan Miller]] once asked for directions to a nearby campsite at a gas/lotto station in '''Uniontown, Kansas''' (population 283) [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/census/stf3a/Places_z/uniontow.pdf]. The overalled, bug-eyed proprietor with a John Deere hat perched on his head told him, "Oh it's real easy to get there. Go over the hill right here and take a left at the church, and then take your first right, then left-right-left-right-left-right, and it'll be there on your left. Can't miss it." And he didn't. You can verify the directions from Uniontown to the camp entrance for yourself:
  
 
<googlemap zoom="12" width="500" height="400" type="normal" lat="37.814937" lon="-95.01646">
 
<googlemap zoom="12" width="500" height="400" type="normal" lat="37.814937" lon="-95.01646">
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===Venezuela===
 
===Venezuela===
 
* '''Caracas''' :[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06dr David Rodriguez]
 
* '''Caracas''' :[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06dr David Rodriguez]
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===Zambia===
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Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Diana Jaffe, Sesh Sundararaman
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===Zimbabwe===
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Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Diana Jaffe
  
 
==Obscure places==
 
==Obscure places==
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:'''Tajikistan:''' [[Alan Cordova]] (Dushanbe)
 
:'''Tajikistan:''' [[Alan Cordova]] (Dushanbe)
 
:'''Northern Ireland:''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick] (Belfast)
 
:'''Northern Ireland:''' [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07hcs Helen Selonick] (Belfast)
:'''South Africa:''' Elizabeth Pasipanodya
 
 
:'''Space:''' Jonathan Ohueri. His father is an astronaut for NASA and took him into orbit around the Earth as a young child.
 
:'''Space:''' Jonathan Ohueri. His father is an astronaut for NASA and took him into orbit around the Earth as a young child.
:'''Sri Lanka:''' Ananda Burra (Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapuram etc)
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:'''Sri Lanka:''' Ananda Burra (Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapuram etc)
 
:'''Switzerland:''' [[Jono Dowse]] (Lötschental, Emmental, Diemtigtal, Lower Engadin, Appenzell, Gersau) [http://wso.williams.edu/~jdowse/swzreport.pdf proof in PDF form]
 
:'''Switzerland:''' [[Jono Dowse]] (Lötschental, Emmental, Diemtigtal, Lower Engadin, Appenzell, Gersau) [http://wso.williams.edu/~jdowse/swzreport.pdf proof in PDF form]
:'''Zambia:''' Elizabeth Pasipanodya
 
:'''Zimbabwe:''' Elizabeth Pasipanodya
 

Latest revision as of 23:21, May 31, 2019

Looking for a place to stay in Timbuktu? Planning your next transcontinental overland trek? Want to know what winter is like in Mongolia, or Paris in the spring? Here are some people who can help you out, and a general information on places that Williams students typically go, rarely go, and are proud to have been the only ones among us to go to.

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Perennial destinations

This section is a stub. You can help this article by expanding it.

Beyond what could be called the Williamstown area of North Adams, Pittsfield, and the like, there lie somewhat more distant lands that exert their various pulls on Williams students, and draw groups of us each year. The stories of these, that we could perhaps call traditional destinations, are told here.

Montreal is a popular destination for Williams students for a few-days trip, especially during reading periods and dead week. ACE has organized trips there in the past, but more often entries and small groups of friends make plans to visit, often motivated by the drinking age, strip clubs, and the city's culture.

Hilton Head is the traditional destination of a plurality of the outoing senior class during senior dead week. Typical activities include golf, beach activities, and strippers and other debacuhery that you do and don't hear about afterwards.

Study abroad

See study abroad for information on destinations and programs frequented by Williams students.

Unusual places

Here are some places we've visited that we'd call "unusual." It's a qualitative, subjective term, but certainly tourist spots don't belong here. If the name doesn't say it all, make your case below, and celebrate your globetrotting to the rest of us.


Australia

  • Darwin(has saltwater crocodiles in the ocean): Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park: Jessie Kerr
  • Perth--08dsj
  • Tasmania--08dsj

Austria

Canada

Chile

China

  • Xinjiang: (Mainly Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar) Jason Law
  • Yunnan: (Mainly Kunming, Zhongdian, Shangri'La, Xi'An, Beijing, Dali, Ruili, and Lijiang) Andres Schabelman
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'An, Hong Kong, Dunhuang, Inner Mongolia and the Gobi Desert: Philip Arnolds
  • Xi'an, Huashan, Beijing, Shenzhen, HongKong, Tianjin: Morgan Goodwin

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Dominican Republic

  • Santo Domingo, Santiago, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Higuey, Juan Dolio, Boca Chica, San José de las Matas, Jánico, La Vega, Jarabacoa, Bonao, and Moca.: David Rodriguez

Ecuador

Egypt

  • Students who have studied at AUC: Philip Arnolds, John Chatlos

Finland

  • Rovaniemi (Santa's village and Arctic Cirle), Turku, Helsinki: Ersen Bilgin and Grace Song
  • Voukatti (year round indoor ski tunnel) Morgan Goodwin

Germany

Georgia

  • Students who went on the Georgia Winter Study class (2006): Philip Arnolds, Jason Ren

Greece

  • Athens, Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes Andres Schabelman
  • Athens, Sparti, Corinth, Mycenae, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Chania (Crete), Heraklion (Crete): Jim Prevas

Honduras

  • Roatan: Kathryn Lindsey

Hungary

India

Lebanon

Lesser Antilles

Mexico

  • Chihuahua: Alan Cordova
  • Jalisco, Oaxaca, Sonora, Chihuahua, Michoacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Colima, Baja California, Nayarit, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes: Noemi Fernandez
  • Colonia Azucenas, Oaxaca: Andres Schabelman

Mongolia

Morocco

New Zealand

North Korea

  • (...)Roy Liu
  • (...)Ji Ae Rhee

Norway

Russia

Serbia

South Africa

Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Diana Jaffe

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

  • Kathryn Lindsey
  • Elizabeth Pasipanodya

Turkey

  • Kucukkabaca, Isparta, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul, Antalya, Denizli: Grace Song
  • Goreme, Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia: Andres Schabelman
  • Ephesus: Jim Prevas

United States

  • Alaska (Fairbanks, Prudhoe Bay Oil Field): Mary Haas
  • Alaska (Kupreanof Island, Kake): Danny Fischler
  • Alaska (Denali National Park): Alexandra Ambros
  • Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Anchorage): David Rodriguez
  • Hawaii (Honolulu): Helen Selonick
  • Hawaii (Molokai: The most Hawaiian island/not a tourist spot): Jessie Kerr
  • Wall Drug: Diana Davis
  • Nevada(Highway 50, The Loneliest Road in America): Jay Cox-Chapman
  • Colorado to Vermont one month by bike. (Kansas is as flat as they say it is) Alex Ambros
  • Evan Miller once asked for directions to a nearby campsite at a gas/lotto station in Uniontown, Kansas (population 283) [1]. The overalled, bug-eyed proprietor with a John Deere hat perched on his head told him, "Oh it's real easy to get there. Go over the hill right here and take a left at the church, and then take your first right, then left-right-left-right-left-right, and it'll be there on your left. Can't miss it." And he didn't. You can verify the directions from Uniontown to the camp entrance for yourself:

<googlemap zoom="12" width="500" height="400" type="normal" lat="37.814937" lon="-95.01646"> 37.79812,-95.062637,Bourbon County State Park </googlemap>

U.S. Territories

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Zambia

Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Diana Jaffe, Sesh Sundararaman

Zimbabwe

Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Diana Jaffe

Obscure places

This is a special section. Getting in here is kind of like getting a point in Boggle -- your destination can only be on this list if no one else has been here. If you see a place you've been to here, make an edit and move that person and place to "Unusual places" (and add yourself). Please choose to add destinations of a reasonable size, so that they will be a meaningful achievement. No restaurants and the like, however good, but the jury's still out on whether something like "Lindsay Lohan's bedroom" should count.

Angola: Sesh Sundararaman (Luanda)
Antarctica: Andres Schabelman
Argentina: Andres Schabelman (San Juan, Ushuaia, and Buenos Aires)
Austria: Joe McDonough (Kalwang)
Belize: Megan Bruck (Placencia)
Bolivia: Concert Choir, 2005 (Urubicha, The World's Most Dangerous Road)
Canada: (Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuak) Toby Hall
Colombia: Andres Schabelman (Medellin, Cartagena, Bogota, Cali)
Croatia: Noemi Fernandez (Zagreb, Opatija)
Hungary: Elizabeth Pasipanodya (Dombovar)
Kenya: Andres Schabelman (Nairobi, Mt. Kenya, Samburu, Masai Mara)
Kyrgyzstan: Lilia Kadyrberdieva
Tajikistan: Alan Cordova (Dushanbe)
Northern Ireland: Helen Selonick (Belfast)
Space: Jonathan Ohueri. His father is an astronaut for NASA and took him into orbit around the Earth as a young child.
Sri Lanka: Ananda Burra (Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapuram etc)
Switzerland: Jono Dowse (Lötschental, Emmental, Diemtigtal, Lower Engadin, Appenzell, Gersau) proof in PDF form