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Old 02-09-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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This list doesn't mean I will never visit these places (although I will not visit most of them) or that I haven't visited them (very few I have), but rather what countries I don't have much of an interest in. For the ones I haven't visited yet, whether I go there depends on an extraordinary consequence (for example, I meet someone that is from Trinidad & Tobago and she invites me to visit her country with her, then yeah, I'll go. Or if a business trip takes me to Angola, then there's not much of a choice.)

AMERICA

Canada
Guatemala
Belize
Honduras
El Salvador
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Jamaica
Haiti
Bahamas
Dominica
Saint Lucia
Barbados
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
Venezuela
Ecuador
Chile
Bolivia
Paraguay

EUROPE

Portugal
Andorra
Lichtenstein
Belgium
Netherlands
Switzerland
Hungary
Austria
Germany
Denmark
Ireland
Sweden
Norway
Russia
Belarus
Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
Ukraine
Romania
Bulgaria
Albania
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Croatia
Montenegro
Kosovo
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Cyprus
San Marino
Iceland
Poland

AFRICA

Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia
Libya
Sudan
South Sudan
Ethiopia
Somalia
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
Malawi
Madagascar
Seychelles
Mauritius
Swaziland
Zululand
South Africa
Botswana
Namibia
Angola
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
Central African Republic
Cameroon
Nigeria
Chad
Niger
Mali
Benin
Togo
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Gambia
Senegal
Mauritania
Mali

ASIA

Iraq
Jordan
Israel
Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Bahrain
Qatar
Oman
Yemen
Iran
Armenia
Georgia
Azerbaijan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgistan
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Nepal
Mongolia
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Burma
Cambodia
Malaysia
Indonesia
East Timor
Phillipines
Taiwan
Laos
Vietnam
North Korea
South Korea
Japan

OCEANIA

Australia
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Fiji
Tuvalu
Kiribati
Marianna Islands
Samoa
Impressive. You almost named every country in the world.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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Impressive. You almost named every country in the world.
Amazing, isn't it? In the time it took to read enough about all those countries to have any real idea whether or not s/he wanted to visit them or not, the poster could have actually done some traveling
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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I will never understand why tourists are interested in visiting communist countries (China) or dangerous dumps (Sao Paulo, Bangkok, etc). I do not have any interests in visiting destinations who are not known as first world. Here is my list of countries I would visit because it's shorter.

Europe - All countries except for a couple in Eastern Europe.
Asia - I would only see Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong.
N America - U.S. and Canada
Australia and New Zealand

I am not interested in South America or Africa at all because every country is second or third world.
First, Second, and Third World are basically outdated terms from the Cold War-era. First World were democratic nations aligned with the US and NATO, Second World were the USSR and Soviet Bloc and other communist-aligned nations, and Third World referred to everyone else--non-aligned nations like India.

I've never seen an recognized definition for what makes a developing nation second vs. third world in the post-Cold War-era. What you find is that many developing nations have huge disparities between wealthier upper and middle class areas and the poorer areas--though a lot of them aren't uniformly poor. But even in many poorer areas in Latin America outside the bigger cities--it's just a simpler way of life. You're usually perfectly safe and the food and everything is cheaper. The rest of the world isn't simply shantytown slums...

Bangkok isn't really a "dangerous dump" however, nor is most of Sao Paulo. Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and Sao Paulo is a fastpaced cosmopolitian city. Bangkok is much more modern in much of it than people assume, and it's a interesting mix of the older part of the culture and an Asian boom-city. However, I guess you'd have to really be open to travelling there to understand what's it's like.

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I would love to visit just about every country in the world!! Just pay me the trip!!
Every country is interesting, somehow unique...

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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Basically just spend 11 months in Thailand (almost half of that time in Bangkok), how can you say it's dangerous? Not saying it's the safest city in the world but ive never been robbed or anything.

During my caribbean cruise in October, 2010, we had 1 single day in Cozumel, Mexico - got ripped off twice by 2 different guys (yeah i bought brown grass+oregano for $30 and paracetemol mixed with babypowder for $70 ), 1 week later i got robbed $120 in Miami by a Cuban (i think) with a tatoo in his neck.
I should have been more specific. I was speaking about high crime in São Paulo, but terrorism in Bangkok. A good friend of mine who has lived in Singapore and India just came back from Bangkok and stated the air was highly polluted and it was a slummy city.

Your current location of Amsterdam far exceeds anything Brazil or Thailand can offer. Amsterdam is the perfect model for the type of cities I enjoy visiting.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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I should have been more specific. I was speaking about high crime in São Paulo, but terrorism in Bangkok. A good friend of mine who has lived in Singapore and India just came back from Bangkok and stated the air was highly polluted and it was a slummy city.

Your current location of Amsterdam far exceeds anything Brazil or Thailand can offer. Amsterdam is the perfect model for the type of cities I enjoy visiting.
I was in Amsterdam last weekend for a bit of island-hopping and a few beach parties - couldn't agree more, so glad I wasn't in Thailand or Rio!
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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... ANYWHERE!!! Just pay me the trip!!
Every country is interesting, somehow unique...
This
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Most of Africa except....Morocco, Kenya, and South Africa.

Most of Asia except....ok, all of Asia.

Most of South America except....Argentina, Chile, maybe Brazil too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Most of Asia except....ok, all of Asia.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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Amazing, isn't it? In the time it took to read enough about all those countries to have any real idea whether or not s/he wanted to visit them or not, the poster could have actually done some traveling
I actually do have a near correct idea of what each country is like and has to offer, that is why I am certain I have no interest in most of the one's I listed.

This is the result of having an interest on maps and countries since childhood. More than enough time reading about different cultures and figuring out what their names are and where they are located in the world. You should had seen the face of my geography professor when I was in college. She would put the shape of a country on the wall (with a projector) and ask what country it was. Guess who answered most of them and correctly too? Ahem, ahem.

Having said that, there are many countries on my list that I do have a slight interest in, just not enough to warrant a visit.
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