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Old 11-04-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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Wales, Scotland and London which is in England fall within the United Kingdom. This country would be no different than the USA when it comes to safety and being comfortable day to day. However, anything in the Middle East would be dangerous. Never know when a suicide bomber will get you. Good Liuck!

can we not something as stupid as this? "Middle East" is not just Iran, Iraq and Syria.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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However, anything in the Middle East would be dangerous. Never know when a suicide bomber will get you. Good Liuck!
This is absurd. I am a white American female and I (along with another white American female) went to the Middle East for two weeks in September. We spent 3/4 of our time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and 1/4 in Muscat, Oman. Without a doubt, we felt safer there than most, if not all, downtowns of the US cities. I walked alone through Al Sawadi, which is probably the "roughest" area of Dubai even though "rough" is still very subjective over there. It was fine. The people were gracious and respectful, and the cities very clean. And oh, we flew over on 9-11 and returned the day after the bombings on Iraq and Syria began. Still safe.

It's sad to think that people rule out an entire region of the world because of things happening in a small portion. That's like saying you're not going to South Africa because of Ebola in Liberia, or you're not going to North Dakota because of the border crisis in Texas.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Here's my list (note, I'd include the USA for those not from here), which includes some places I've been to:

Australia
India
China
Turkey
Peru
Ghana
Egypt
Iran (although only once they've had a regime change for me)
Russia
Italy
Japan
Brazil
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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I've been to almost 50 countries yet have never set foot in Europe and probably never will.
Why? You are missing a lot!

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Lilyhammer, Norway would be number 1
However I have no idea as to why.
I was there, briefly, on a trip to the fjords before the Olympics were there. Pretty little place. I'd love to go back to Norway, but not to Lillehammer.

I've been lots of places, but I'd still like to make it to:

Japan
New Zealand
Ecuador
Australia
Indonesia
Malaysia
Ireland

Places I'm scheduled to visit:
Rhine/Main/Danube River cruise, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, etc.

Big bucket list places I've been (aside from many places in Europe and the U.K.):

Thailand
Brazil
French Polynesia (Tahiti)
Turkey
Singapore
India
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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why 12?
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Canada - Pakistan
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I would love to see the whole world around but on topn12 I would like to go to

Russia
Malaysia
Indonesia
UAE
New Zealand
Australia
Costa Rica
Brazil
Brunei
Ireland
Turkey
China
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Including some revisits

England (of course, there's no place like home)
Eire
Scotland, (Hebrides and Shetlands)
Norway
Sweden
Italy
Slovenia
Russia
Eastern Europe, Czech republic, Hungary, Poland
Australia
New Zealand
South Pacific Islands, maybe Vanuatu, Samoa.

Of course I'm still working on the 20 or so States that I haven't yet visited too

Lifes a journey .......
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Spent a year in Italy 40 years ago. Student budget and Iron Curtain prevented travel to more than a handful of countries. So, I would like to return to see those countries again plus others I missed. I would also enjoy traveling the classic train trips like Siberian Express and the one from Paris to Turkey. I am a photographer so anywhere where it is scenic.

Seychelles Islands
Poland
Chile
Iceland
Bhutan
Russia
Namibia
Peru
New Zealand
Tibet
Brazil
Norway
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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Not including revisits:

Japan
Thailand
Madagascar
Papua New Guinea
Australia
Panama
Brazil
Namibia
Egypt
Bhutan
Gabon
Colombia
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Armenia
Bahamas
Netherlands

Nepal, Tibet - To see proof of why Nature is still the mightiest ( Himalayas)
Iraq, Afghanistan - To see what man s greed and anger can lead to.
Pripyat - To get reminded how ever far science takes us, we are still mortal.
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