My Dear Family and Friends Around the World,


Today i got the official certificate from the only club in the world--unique, international TRAVEL CENTURY CLUB

that i visited 100 countries and places in the world,

who could even dream about this, growing up in the dictatorship country Soviet Union,

never give up!!!!!!!!!!!!

I dedicated this certificate to the memory of my wonderful father Mark from whom i got the " travel bug",

endless curiosity to learn the world,

my parents were able to travel to few countries only after they emigrated to NY and lived here their best 20 years.

love to all, Inna


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:30 PM, Monique Voyagis <> wrote:


What a great acknowledgment of all your travels, how many years did it take you to visit 100 countries...?

Congratulations, what a journey it has been for you ! Once again it proves that we are in charge of our destiny and happiness, no one else but ourselves !

Love, Monique


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Susan Nurin <> wrote:

Congratulations, Inna!! From a dictatorship to the ability to travel the globe freely! Wonderful!



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:34 PM, Nadezda Umanskaya <> wrote:

Inna, congratulation with all good news you share with us - Ilia's wedding and certificate from Travel Century Club. Excellent start of New Year.

Nadia & Zhenya


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:43 PM, charlotte schwartz <> wrote:

Mazal Tov, Inna! How wonderful. Keep traveling!! Charlotte


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:50 PM, David Zangrilli <> wrote:



From: Rolf Hildebrand <>

Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Subject: RE: certificate from Travel Century Club

To: "innabakker ." <>

Hi Inna

First of all I like to wish you again a very Happy and Healthy New Year !!

I will send you in one of my next e-mails a photo from me and Iwona....

Try to convince Jaques that we travel together to Cuba...would'n that be fun ??

I see what Klaus has in mind for me....but I favor for the moment Cantrasl - and South America

than Africa....

I am glad you made the 100 country you are one of us.

Until soon a big hug ciao Rolf


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at

3:13 AM, Brenda Kahn <>


Dearest Inna,

Congratulations -- this is super impressive!!

My father was the same way -- he traveled all over the world and actually did some travel writing for

newspapers and magazines. You're such an inspiration -- I'll never catch up to you, but I hope to do

more travel in the coming years. Mazel tov again on Ilya's wedding -- they look really good together in the photo he sent.

xox Brenda


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM, Steve Plotkin <> wrote:


Congrats on your achievement of 100 countries. I knew you could do it! We are currently on 95 and closing in on the certificate.

Best regards


---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: innabakker . <>

Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Subject: Re: Fwd: certificate from Travel Century Club

To: Steve Plotkin <>

thank you Steve

you are the one who told me about this club, i was a transitional member for 2 years, now it is full membership,

very nice people are there, interesting presentations for lunch 4 times per year, i did last year about my tour of

Dubai and Arab Emirates, thank you again personally to you, let me know when you get there, Inna


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Barrie Rokeach <> wrote:

You're a real trooper, Inna. Here's to the next 100!!!



On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM, Elssy <> wrote:

You may be the least traveled person (via miles), but you are a very "worldly" person. God willing, do start

working on the next 100 countries so we can celebrate 100 more real soon!

Thank you for sharing with us. It is inspirational!



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Elssy Rifkind <> wrote:

Fantastic. 100 more to go. Hugs

Sent from my iPhone



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:04 AM, Sachiko Tateno <> wrote:

Congratulation !!

Great… hope that you keep travelling..

Sachiko Tateno from Japan


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:06 PM, marina Skutelsky <> wrote:

Congratulations,you are somebody else

.Great! What will be next,where are you going now, where are you going to do.


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Valentina Ries <> wrote:

Congrats Inachka, so proud of you!!! Any plans to come to San Francisco?


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Janet Seligman <> wrote:

Amazing!! Congratulations


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:03 PM, sharron baker <> wrote:

mazel tov! that is great.


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 9:02 PM, Hannah Baker <> wrote:

That is so incredible Innochka, you are amazing!!!!!

Mazal tov!!!!!!!!!!!

love you,



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM, ELLIOT TEPLITSKY-BAUER <> wrote:


Congratulations!! It's amazing! Your record will hardly be beaten by any of us. I would love to visit many of those great Western civilizations !

However, I have a question: were ALL these countries interesting? For example, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran etc. -

our enemies that also want the destruction of Israel? Honestly, wasn't it a waste of time and money to visit those "barbaric"

muslim countries that give nothing to uplift a Jewish heart and mind?!? Do you think your parents' "travel bug" would have

taken them to those rogue countries?

But otherwise, it's awesome!!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: innabakker . <>

Date: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Subject: Re: Fwd: certificate from Travel Century Club


thank you for your email and all the questions,

make a parallel, visiting horrible Soviet Union by brave foreign tourists, some how talking to people, seeing them,

should they have attitude-- horrible system, horrible government, horrible people-----us?

i think for us --Soviets--it was good experience, seeing foreigners, that they are normal people like us, feeling different air, it

was for us part of "evolution" and we ended up here, so, no such a thing as waste of time visiting any country for me, talking to

local people, being friends for the moments, learning from each other, more tourists go to those countries, more changes will come like in USSR,

best wishes, Inna


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Alla Meikson <> wrote:

Great news!1 You are real traveller!


Are you volunteering at the Jewish Film Festival this year?


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 3:12 AM, Josh Baker <> wrote:



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Ilya Grozovsky <> wrote:

mazal tov


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 9:05 PM, <> wrote:



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM, Dorothy Langer <> wrote:

Kol Hakavod!!!


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM, Joseph Backer <> wrote:



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Aric Azbel <> wrote:

Wow!!! Amazing!!!


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 8:57 PM, Maeve Gyenes <> wrote:

Dear Inna,

Congratulations on your achievement and award.

What a wonderful accomplishment.



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:27 PM, Susan Kelstein <> wrote:

Inna, good hearing from you, and welcome back to NYC. If you have any free time - please give me a call and let's get together.



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:30 PM, Alex Marks <> wrote:

Congratulations! And of course this had to be a "pre-bucket club" undertaking...

Happy New Year!



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM, <> wrote:

Congratulations! That is quite an achievement....could not have been done w/o your positive attitude!