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Old 09-25-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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I am 63 years old and have just retired and want to do some traveling with my wife. What country would you suggest we should go since this will be our first time. We are into foods and scenery and do tours when ever possible
Without knowing your interests, health, budget, etc...you are asking an impossible task of us.

However with the little you have given me I would say western Europe is your best bet. I would chose only one country - France, Germany, Italy, or Spain maybe (too many travelers like to hit all of Europe at once). All these countries have well developed tourism sights, are easy to navigate for beginner travelers, English is usually not an issue, and have great food. As these are kind of expensive, if you want a more budget experience Portugal or Greece might be an option.

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Cambodia
Thailand
Bhutan
Nepal

In that order
No. All great places but not for the first time traveler in there 60s, the distance itself disqualifies it.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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Turkey. Mediterranean diet, lots of history, beautiful river and boat trips, ferry to Asia so you can hit two continents in the same day, inland scenery like something other-worldly, textiles, tiles, great coffee, Turkish Van cats, Turkish delight.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:11 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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I've been to Mexico and Canada a few times each, Antigua once (nice place), and to most of Western Europe. Keep in mind I am almost 50 and travel has been spaced out so things may be different now. In Europe I really liked England for so many reasons but I must say this:


The English are the least attractive people of European origin on the planet. The French are so elegant and classy, the Spanish so full of life and passionate just gorgeous dark features, the Dutch so straight forward and the Germans stand-offish. The English are open and warm, socialable and self depreciating but they are not attractive. I have been to England 6 times (wife has family there so we occasionally visit) and the views just reinforce themselves each time. So much culture and humor, but not blessed in the looks department.


I would like to visit Japan (so different). Else am very happy where I am.
That's very nice of you to say, I do assume you have some kind of proof of this quite frankly ridiculous claim?
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: NYC
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That's very nice of you to say, I do assume you have some kind of proof of this quite frankly ridiculous claim?
He said his wife is of British stock Lucky gal!
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:13 PM
 
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He said his wife is of British stock Lucky gal!
A huge percentage of Americans are of British stock. But in the US there has been a large scale mixing of peoples - a dash of British, sprinkle of Dutch etc. It allows for greater variation in genes. It is of course subjective but you can quickly find that it is not a unique POV.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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A huge percentage of Americans are of British stock. But in the US there has been a large scale mixing of peoples - a dash of British, sprinkle of Dutch etc. It allows for greater variation in genes. It is of course subjective but you can quickly find that it is not a unique POV.
To be honest with you there has been a large scale mixing of peoples in the UK for centuries, it started before the US existed in its modern format, Iberian, Celtic, Roman, Norman, Scandinavian, Germanic and more recently people from across the British Empire are all 'mixed' in the general population of Britain, to think that the British are some kind of pure bred Anglo Saxon (which are just one of the influxes of foreign settlers anyway) is not really accurate anyway.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Europe
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It’s not easy to give you advice without having any other information, what do you like? Mountains, Sea, Lake, hot, cold, bis cities.....the list may be infinite.
You give to us more information and we will try to give you some idea.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Central Mass
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No. All great places but not for the first time traveler in there 60s, the distance itself disqualifies it.
But you're assuming he's American too . Could be an Aussie! Sydney to Bangkok isn't a bad flight, compared to Sidney to almost anywhere else.

(never mind that C-D is overwhelmingly American)
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Default Thanks for all the suggestions.

As stated I and my wife is 63 years old.We are in good shape for our age but still not young.We live in the U.S. (Florida) and have been to most attractions. We like scenery,tours,foods, and good walks. As for money we have been saving for somrtime. With all the suggestions we are looking to take a vacation in Canada.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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That's very nice of you to say, I do assume you have some kind of proof of this quite frankly ridiculous claim?
Maybe he watched the Jeremy Kyle show ....We have had five Miss Worlds ye know hahaha...and Aiden Turner.
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