Which countries do you have no interest in going to?
Replies: 27 - Last Post: Sep 20, 2013 9:05 PM Last Post By: Cosmopolitan
Jul 7, 2012 5:25 AM
Jul 13, 2012 3:56 PM
16I'll get flak for this but:
Until I'm in my 60's ... Australia & New Zealand. I'm in my 30's so it'll happen, just less interest, for now.
The reason: when I'm in my 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond, will I really want to endure the difficulty of traveling to places like Chad, Afghanistan or Central African Republic? Might I want something "easier" for an older dude? Additionally, living in the Western US, I would equate Aussie and Kiwi as being closer in terms of built environment, culture & economy than, say Iran or Bolivia. I guess I'll find out I was wrong in 30 years!
Jul 16, 2012 8:10 AM
17Haha the less Americans coming to NZ the better. Also, we are not that similar mate ;)
Aside from that - nowhere. I used to think Europe was for wimps but there is some awesome stuff there. The world is a wonderful place and I'd love to go absolutely everywhere... Except the western US. Whoops! Already been but some more would be nice.
Aug 7, 2012 6:29 AM
18I have no interest in going to China, there's just too much I object to when it comes to China - eg Tibet.
Aug 7, 2012 7:25 AM
19Hahah this topic is a funny read. My favourite is the continent of Europe is for wimps but also but just ruling out places/regions/continents because of impressions you may have of them. Wouldnt you agree that some of the best moments travelling are when/where you might least expect them?Ive gone to a few places that im not likely to go back to but ive never regretted going anywhere and no where is off the list for me!
Aug 7, 2012 9:24 AM
20A belated thank you neverwinter for your supportive comment.
Agreed 19, in fact I do sometimes wonder why we (I?) bother to go to see the 'set piece' monuments, as they are never what I remember from any holiday. Ditto accommodation: I can spend ages choosing somewhere, but can hardly remember any of them - apart from the ones where I had problems/a complete disaster....
So, for me, it is unexpected moments that stay in the mind; some of mine are : the wonderful voices of the priests at an Orthodox service in Bucharest, recognising a 'shaduf ' on the Nile from Junior School lessons; getting caught up in a revolution in Ecuador; stepping out into 'No Man's Land' a couple of days after the Berlin Wall had been breeched. None of these would be in any guide book & I don't have photos of any of them either!
Aug 20, 2012 3:19 AM
21Most of my favorite destinations have been places I've sort of "happened" upon while leaving my expectations at the door - Bosnia and Estonia are two that really come to mind, but there are many. If given the opportunity, I'd love to visit every corner of the globe, though in all fairness, there are places I doubt I'll be returning any time soon (Ghana comes to mind, but nearly everything that could go wrong for someone went wrong for me there).
Aug 29, 2012 8:23 AM
Aug 29, 2012 10:11 AM
23The USA is impossibly beautiful! Our national parks are just divine. I bet if you do ever venture out here, you'd find something to love. ;)
Aug 30, 2012 2:38 AM
24You'd probably be correct, however I feel there are other and more beautiful countries to see, with more history and culture than the modern day USA which is only 220 (ish) years old.
Oct 16, 2012 8:46 PM
25No interest ... North korea. What is there to see?
Not going back ... Kuwait. Went there to visit some relatives. Nothing there to interest me at all.
Oct 17, 2012 12:33 AM
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