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Travel always provides a wealth of experiences. Have you ever had an interesting, crazy, amazing or bizarre incident whilst overseas on business? We want to hear about what you've been upto. Have your say with CNN.

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February 16 , February 20 , March 1

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As more Eastern European countries are about to join, it will definitely open the area to more development, in all area of life, including technology and tourism. Timothy Oladapo, Lagos, Nigeria

I am sure it will not be long before I join the many and visit one of these undiscovered places in Eastern Europe. Technology and communications are getting more advanced and the world is getting smaller. I see no place for visas. Jason Maylett, Stalybridge, UK

Authorities have the right to know, in advance, who is planning to fly into their country. They get to find out when they arrive anyway, isn't it just as rational to apply this test at the point of departure? Wayne Talbot, Sydney, Australia

Eastern Europe is now an exciting travel option and it is more afordable than Western Europe. John Faux, Toronto, Canada

Americans are so paranoid about planes falling out of the sky on top them. Ten times as many people are murdered in the U.S. every year than died in 9/11. Maybe it is about time they took a long, hard look at who's the biggest threat. I personally will not go to a country that treats me as guilty till proven innocent. I will take my holiday money and spend it somewhere else from now on. Carl Woods, Ennis, Ireland

Travelers to the U.S. have the right to comply with U.S. requirements or to stay home -- simple as that. We have had enough of the world trying to impose their sentiments on how our government is run and who comes and goes. If you do not like it stay where you are. Rosemary Gannon, Eatontown, New Jersey

I have no objection to the U.S. photographing visitors, but I am concerned with them having my credit card, bank, and other personal details. Additionally, the immigration staff at the airport were a little perplexed about what they needed to ask. Naveed Siddiqui, London, England

Americans can misunderstand the irony in a lot of British jokes for sarcasm. They can also be offended by jokes with sexual innuendos. Wasn't Benny Hill a huge hit in the US? How ironic! Lisa Rutherford, Toronto, Canada

Sometimes when I want to translate an American joke to Chinese after I read it in a book or hear from a film, I found that would be nothing to laugh about. And it will not be appreciated in Chinese. Morpheus, Harbin, China

The U.S. request is not unreasonable in view of the current international situation. EU legislators seem more intent on challenging the U.S. at every turn rather than contributing positively to joint security. Adrian Sandbach, London, UK

It all boils down to the balance between privacy and security. Personally, I would prefer security, because after all we have only got one life; therefore the sacrifice of some privacy for greater security, I think, is worth it. Charlie Gretzky, Richmond, Virginia

What in the world makes the U.S. think that they are more capable of screening passenger information? Perhaps we should remember that the majority of Americans are immigrants from these very same EU countries they are concerned about. J Fetherstonhaugh, Maple Ridge, Canada

I understand the need and the urgency to prevent a tragic event as Sept 11, 2001 was, but I cannot help but feel irritated by the arrogance of demanding disclosure of very private information. I do not see the need for the U.S. government or security officials to know what my food preferences are or what my credit card number is. And what will they do with all that information? That is what I would like to know. I do not see the need or the will in the next decade for me to go to the U.S., and with these ridiculous demands of handing over personal information I do not think I ever will want to. Marije Koster, Arnhem, The Netherlands


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