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Question #89572 posted on 04/30/2017 1:25 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How many of you have answered Board questions in a foreign country? How many different foreign countries?

-Asking this from the Jomo Kenyatta airport.


Dear apparently D. Smeed, 

All of my probieship and then some was done in South America. Only one country, but like...3 different provinces with 3 different climates and landscapes. And then one time I got stuck in a hospital in the mountains where they put stupid-big needles in me cause I thought I had appendicitis.

But it was actually just (crazy intense) gas pains. So only sort of embarrassing.  

New goal: Go to more countries and answer more questions. 

-Auto Surf

Side note: I also thought I got Lyme disease from a South American tic while I was there. But that also wasn't a thing. 


Dear Asking ~

I was on hiatus while at the Jerusalem Center, but I know I answered some anyway in Israel. I *think* that's the only country from that trip where I had internet. I suppose there's a small possibility of Egypt and/or Jordan.

I also answered some in France. 

Had alumni week been one week earlier, I probably would have added Nicaragua to my list. Alas. (Actually, I am very grateful that I didn't have to decide between Alumni Week and my vacation. So, thanks for scheduling it when you did, Editors!)

~ Dragon Lady


Dear Asking,

I was on hiatus, but I still answered questions while I was in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. 



Dear Doctor,

I answered questions from Finland.

-Tally M.


Dear Jomo,

I've hardly ever been to another country, and I've never had access to the Board while there (the only time was ten years ago when my family went to Canada for about an hour) (or, should I say, aboot an hour). I did, however, answer a question at an altitude of over 35,000 feet, which I think is pretty cool.

Also last night I had a dream that my family and I were some of the first inhabitants of a giant space station that was orbiting the earth and I wrote a Board answer and in that answer I claimed it was the first one answered from space, so there's that I guess.

-Frère Rubik


Dear Jomo Kenyatta, 

I've answered questions from Delhi, Jakarta, and Leeds. Quite the mix, I know. 




Six different countries: Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Djibouti, Uganda aaaaand...


From the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. I count it.

That's right, I asked this question just so I could get a sixth country in.

Dr. Smeed


Dear you,

I completed about half my probieship in Britain, France, and Ireland. I wrote my answers on an old iPod touch that didn't support the little text editor box we use for our answers, so I also learned some basic HTML while I was at it. Thanks to all the restaurants that had free WiFi while I was there.



Dear Reader,

I spent half of this current alumni reunion week in Peru and answered half a dozen questions from there.

-The Man with a Mustache


Dear Sam,

I was in Taiwan for a while as a writer. 



Dear Asking This From The Jomo Kenyatta Airport,

I was a Board writer for about four years and during two of those years I was living in Japan.

-Sky Bones 


Dear but does the airport count?,

China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. Good times!




UK (Scotland and England), France, Switzerland, Italy, India, Philippines, probably United Arab Emirates (if we're counting airports), and (I think...) Japan. 

--Pilgrim, who has definitely also written from 35 thousand feet, as well as from sleeping bags in the middle of nowhere Utah


Hello Kitty,

There is a possibility I answered Board questions when I visited my sister in Norway but I honestly don't remember.



Dear person,

I've written plenty of answers from Canada, which is slightly foreign.