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35 Passport Stamps Worth Bragging About

We are always impressed by all of the amazing places our audience has been. Ok, and maybe a little jealous. So we asked—which passport stamp are you most proud of? And for some of you, it was a really hard choice!

By Kaeli Conforti, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 12:58 PM

Source Article: 35 Passport Stamps Worth Bragging About

The Swedagon Pagoda in Burma, Myanmar

"After years of campaigning for human rights in Burma, I was so excited to visit in person! Definitely my most prized stamp!" —@kristineblokhus

(Courtesy thomaswanhoff/Flickr)

The beautiful blue waters of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

"Tunisia. I was the first one in my family to set foot in Africa and we were there just a couple years before Arab Spring so all the places were fresh in my head when I saw them on the news." —Lara Fisher

(Courtesy reneev67/myBudgetTravel)

Taxi ride through Cuba

"It's the stamp that isn't: Cuba. Even when I went on family visa, I didn't get a Cuba stamp." —@collazoprojects

(Courtesy Tuckerg/myBudgetTravel)

The beautiful coastline of Timor-Leste

"Timor-Leste, one of the world's newest nations. Volunteering with my students, meeting amazing resilient people, unforgettable." —@ccnroom6

(Courtesy Graham Crumb/Flickr)

Rombuk Monastery with Mount Everest in the background

"Nepal, because it led to helicopter rides and Mount Everest." —@MBabroad

(Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece, at sunrise.

"I have two stamps from 9/11: one from Athens when I took off, the other in Canada representing when I landed. The plane was supposed to go to JFK. Instead we landed in Atlanta a full week later." —Jennifer Aranoff

(Courtesy tsanta/myBudgetTravel)

Children ride a camel in front of the Pyramids in Egypt

"Having my first true international stamp made me beam...Egypt." —Lisha Vialet Manning

(Courtesy SusanHalay/myBudgetTravel)

A view of the Red Square from St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow, Russia

"Mine is from Russia. I took a trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow as a part of my MBA program last year. Lots of stories there!" —@girlvsplanet

(Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)

Unique buildings in Doha, Qatar

"Qatar. It was my first time traveling to the Middle East and just looking at the stamp in Arabic conjures up vivid memories!" —@MeighanMc

(Courtesy heybear00/myBudgetTravel)

A Quebec street at dusk

"Canada! They don't stamp normally but I wanted proof I was there. Now I have it. Maple Leaf it, baby!" —@callmemochelle

(Courtesy Lulupopp/myBudgetTravel)

Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic

"My first solo trip, to the Czech Republic in January of 2005." —@Jonk

(Courtesy danothemano833/myBudgetTravel)

Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

"First from Japan. I'd been to Europe several times already, but Asia seemed so far and unreachable. It meant I could go anywhere!" —@jacksontalent

(Courtesy trcox2/myBudgetTravel)

Sunrise on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Brazil! I got to live there for about two months. At 17 years old, what an eye opener!" —@lindsayfranke

(Courtesy ricmatts/myBudgetTravel)

The Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang, North Korea

"Mine is the mysterious lack of a stamp. I'm documented as having left China for four days, but the customs officials in Pyongyang would not stamp my passport (unworthy of North Korean ink, I guess)." —David Johnson

(Courtesy John Pavelka/Flickr)

The landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey

"A tie between Turkey and Egypt. Turkey because it's a place I didn't think about visiting but once I did, I didn't want to leave, and so I can't wait to revisit. Egypt because it was a trip of a lifetime. The stamps face each other in my passport and it makes me smile when I look at them." —Michelle DiGaetano

(Courtesy fnjp/myBudgetTravel)

A lighthouse in the Bahamas

"What should have been my first one last year on a cruise to the Bahamas. Customs didn't stamp it." —@albedo1

(Courtesy newyorkgirl/myBudgetTravel)

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Africa

"My most prized passport stamp is from Zimbabwe...especially since I lost my passport when I crossed the border!" —@PHNurseMichelle

(Courtesy jhodgso1/myBudgetTravel)

Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua, Guatemala.

"Probably upcoming stamp this Sunday in Guatemala. It marks the start of lifelong dream coming true of traveling and helping others." —@lpetitagneau

(Courtesy egyptianheidi/myBudgetTravel)

The French village of Bonnieux

"England and France in my old passport. My first international trip ever when I was in college. Great memories and a jumping off point for the years to come. I was bitten and have been traveling yearly since." —Patty DiGuilio

(Courtesy blake/myBudgetTravel)

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

"Cambodia, largely based on the degree of difficulty. Even with an eVisa, crossing overland from Thailand into Poipet isn't something that I'll soon forget." —Charles Cassavoy

(Courtesy Abdul Mirza/myBudgetTravel)

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

"All 10 different stamps from Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany!" —Don Alford

(Courtesy JillL/myBudgetTravel)

A view of Leichtenstein over the Rhine River

"Mine was the principality of Leichtenstein. It was my first stamp and is one of the most unique due to the crown jewels of the royal family on it." —Larry Taylor

(Courtesy SvenDowideit/Flickr)

Painted houses in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

"Wow. That's like trying to pick a favorite kid or pet. I love them all. Russia, because I never would have thought I'd go there. Ireland, it's green and was such a great birthday present to myself. England, because it was the first. I could go on." —Marie Rodgers

(Courtesy brio33/myBudgetTravel)

An aerial view of Machu Picchu, Peru, on a sunny day.

"Not sure about the most prized but we got our passports stamped at the amazing Machu Picchu earlier this month. The stamp is available near the exit." —Lauren Lee Mohutsky

(Courtesy KellyRoss811/myBudgetTravel)

Sunrise in Kenya, Africa

"My Kenya stamp is my favorite but Antarctica is a close second." —Caryn Bloom

(Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)

The city of Tbilisi, Georgia, at night

"The beautiful country of Georgia: history, wine and beautiful ballerinas." —Jack Carter

(Courtesy Thomas Depenbusch/Flickr)

Peterhof in St. Petersburg, Russia

"St. Petersburg, Russia. Not only will I probably not have the opportunity to go again, but it's in orange ink!" —Michael Pemberton

(Courtesy LadyTraveler/myBudgetTravel)

The Al Faisaliah Tower and Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"Mine is the Saudi Arabia stamp. It's in Arabic and all over my passport." —Sue Pienaar

(Courtesy Snap/myBudgetTravel)

The Royal Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

"My South Korean work visa. My first international trip solo was moving halfway around the world. And Thailand was my dream." —Lauren Strasser

(Courtesy edub07/myBudgetTravel)

The Mostar Bridge in Bosnia at dusk

"Bosnia! The border crossing was an adventure in itself!" —Brian C. Douglas

(Courtesy chipmeist/myBudgetTravel)

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

"So far, it's Costa Rica; amazing sites and very warm and friendly people. Pura Vida!" —Jackie Turner

(Courtesy CliffK/myBudgetTravel)

Hong Kong skyline

"Hong Kong on 9/11." —Connie Milburn Westbrook

(Courtesy BereniceKimura/myBudgetTravel)

The Fan Mountains in Tajikistan

"Afghanistan tourist visa in a US passport. Made a short trip from Tajikistan, and now treasure the experience." —@slioy

(Courtesy Anton Ruiter/Flickr)

Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam

"It was my very first one entering the USA as a Green Card holder in Jan 2010. But if I exclude that one, it would be Vietnam, 2004!" —@AnitaBulan

(Courtesy reneev67/myBudgetTravel)

A view of the Statue of Liberty in New York City

"The USA. Always feels good to get back home!" —Lisa Manos Tamaye

(Courtesy Coolcameragirl/myBudgetTravel)

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