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This question is for frequent travelers. If you have already been to 25 countries or more please answer these questions.
9 years ago, May 14th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #110921  
What have been your three favorite locations? What three locations to you still long to see?
What country has been your least favorite and you don't care if you go back? Reply to this

9 years ago, May 16th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #111007  
Hi, I've currently been to over 80 coutnries, should hit the 100 mark sometime in 2011.
Three favorite locations:
1. Antartica
2. diving Galapagos (I love diving!)
3. Angkor Wat...for me the most amazing site in Asia (where I live), been there 3 times, but currently there are way to many tourists sadly.

Three locations I', longing for:
These haven't been book yet...
1. Dogsledging in Greenland (hopefully 2011)
2. Diving Cocos (hopefully 2011)
3. Diving Rangiora and Fakarava (hopefully 2012)

Three next destination I'm really waiting for...and which will happen in 2010
1. Salar de Uyuni
2. Easter Island
2. Diving Mozambique...with side trip to Okavango..

Country least favorite....this is not easy...bad experiences do happen, but sometimes, they are not specially link to a place or to people. I don't think one place would be fair to pick.Maybe because there is always something positif out of any situation. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 16th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #111016  
favourite 3 locations
1 - perito merino, argentina Frolicking Whales and The Biggest Icecube Ever! Puerto Madryn to El Calafate
2 - everest region, nepal (base camp trek) At the Bottom of the Top of the World - Everest Base Camp Trek
3 - salar de uyuni, bolivia Train Spotter Heaven and a bit of Salt - Uyuni Revisted,

places I want to see, experience
1 - Antarctica
2 - Trans Siberian Express, (china/Russia/Mongolia)
3 - Alaska

i would revisit everywhere if i had time, but want to concentrate on new places!

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9 years ago, May 16th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #111043  
Asked my 4 yo daughter (27 countries) -

Top 3 "Nicaragua, Vietnam, Russia"
Country want to go to - "China" she couldnt think of others
Least Favorite - "I like them all"

For me, very difficult but I will go with Top 3 -
Cambodia (solely due to Angkor Wat)
Italy (biased, lived there for 3 years)
Brasil

Want to See
Papa New Guinea
Antartica
Bhutan

Least Favorite, also difficult, would be easy if it was cities, but entire countries much more difficult but...
China(except for Tibet) uh oh, hope Sofia changes her mind
Honduras (except for Bay Islands)
Belgium (didnt see much which is probably why I put it here
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9 years ago, May 16th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #111046  
PA Leslie- you've got some great travel goals and I look forward to reading about all of them. I am especially intrigued by the dogsledding in Greenland. Yes travelers of the world are able to turn most experiences into a positive.

Muno- wow, thanks for attaching the photos. You are a world class photographer! Looks like most of us agree that we want to focus on new places.

Through my eyes -- I do agree a least favorite city is much easier to come up with.

It looks like Antarctica is on many of our lists. I worked there in 1990 for 5 months providing support to the National Science Foundation. I believe Raytheon in Denver currently has the contract if any of you are interested in attempting to get a job in Antarctica.

Thanks for the responses and happy travels! Reply to this

9 years ago, May 16th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #111050  
It's so hard to pick 3 favourites but I guess it would have to be - Vanuatu, Russia and Peru

3 I really long to go to - Ethiopia, Mali and Nepal

Least favourite - England (no one likes to travel in their own country) Reply to this

9 years ago, May 17th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #111057  
After many thoughts and having hard time to choose only 3, this is what we came up with:

Tal my husband 3 top picks were: India, Argentina and Italy (he also had on the top list: France, China, Peru, Spain...)

I went for: New Zealand, Argetina and Israel - my home country (If I could make the list longer I would add: India, Italy, Costa Rica...)

We could not name a country we disliked.

The list of places we still want to go to, is soooo long, unfortunately I do not think our life time (and our money time) will allow us to visit, but it is also too long to be listed here.

Enjoy traveling!

Lilach Reply to this

9 years ago, May 17th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #111062  
Hi everybody,

Very nice to read about gr8 experience. I welcome to everyone who have doubt about security risk in Pakistan. Plz don't watch and believe on news channels because they have concern only with their business. They prefer business except realty not only Western media but Indian Pakistanis too. I invite to westerns friends that come ad see whats a beautiful Pakistan. KKH, K2, Nanga Parbat, Chitral, Deosai, Kashmir and much more. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 17th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #111113  
Oooo Hard, hard, hard...

top 3:

Indonesia.... Such variety.
Bolivia... Andes and Amazon all in one country... and the Salaar de Uyuni... Amazing stuff!
Cambodia... Again because of Angkor, been twice, going again! Sadly though like P.A. Leslie says it's getting busier and busier.

Wish list:

Trans-Siberian - Doing this next year.
Galapagos - When the kids get older so we can dive our socks off.
Southern China and Tibet - Spent three weeks in China and it wasn't long enough, will be going to the south next year but Tibet will have to stay on the list for a while.

I can think of specific situations or cities I disliked but none of them related to a country... Didn't rate Vienna too highly (got a bit bored), but wouldn't hesitate to go back to Austria, same with Santiago, but Chile is amazing.
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9 years ago, May 17th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #111142  
Top 3
Colombia
Laos
Indonesia

Wish list if we are lucky
Ethiopia/Botswana/west africa (havnt been to africa yet!)
Cross the USA coast to coast
Papua new guinea
Phillipines

Next destination - The Outer Hebrides, with side trip to st Kilda

Dont have a specific country that I dislike but wouldnt make a special effort to go back to Japan, Norway, Poland, Switzerland or Germany. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 17th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #111144  
Top 3
Antarctica
Chile- bit biased as I lived there for a while, made amazing friends and was able to travel a great deal of the country
Vietnam

Wish list
Greece
New Zealand
Galapagos

I agree with most on here, that I can not and would not want to say a least favorite, who knows what the experience would be like upon a different visit..

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9 years ago, May 18th 2010 No: 12 Msg: #111170  
Top 3:
Argentina - the people, the landscape, the food, the wine, everything!!!!
Colombia - the beaches, the people are lovely, a bit off the tourist track
Cambodia - the people there are some of the most humble and happy I've ever met, despite the terrible things that have happened in their country

Wish List:
Cuba - hoping to go in the fall
Croatia
Israel

Don't have a desire to ever go back to Thailand. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 18th 2010 No: 13 Msg: #111188  
Haven't been to more that 25 countries yet, but are planning to visit 33 countries between December 2010 till end of March 2011... travelling from the most southern part of Africa to the most northern part of Europe to raise funds for cancer. We are going to be doing it in an old VW minibus, so if you guys have any suggestions on the most interesting sights on the route it will be very welcome! Our route can be seen on
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9 years ago, May 18th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #111240  
Have been to 40 countries and hope to get to 100 some day-Three best so far ,Iceland,Jordan and Italy (also Zimbabwe)
I am off to Poland and Baltics in September.

Wish list Iran,Russia,Tunisia Reply to this

9 years ago, May 18th 2010 No: 15 Msg: #111248  
My "favorite" locations (well there are so many... )

My firs one is Transylvania - best forest and landscapes ever and I wish to go back one day.(and I didn't mentioned the kind people there) So there is still a dream to see it again. Besides this there is Burma and Cambodia where I would love to go back one day.

I am really looking forward to see this summer Easter Island and Bolivia... and lots more.

And thanks for Pa-Leslie to make this dream come true with him!!! Reply to this

9 years ago, May 18th 2010 No: 16 Msg: #111249  
Thank you everyone for all of the great responses. I loved Greece, Peru, Laos and Antartica.
Believe it or not I will make my first trip to Italy this year and I am looking forward to it very much.

I loved Angkor Wat but don't care if I return to Phnom Penh -- I had a rat encouter that has tainted my views.

Cornerduck-- you made a comment that created a thought in my mind. I wonder how many travelblog members have made it to 100 countries? That might be a good follow up question. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 18th 2010 No: 17 Msg: #111256  
Actually there is a 100 country club which I hope to join some day.

One thing I missed doing on my previous post was the least favourite countries list. This is very hard as I cant think of a travel experience where the bad was enough to offset the good. I do have a list of places I wouldnt visit again headed by Cancun,Mexico (and other so-called tourist hotspot destinations) However Mexico off the beaten track is definitely worthwhile. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 19th 2010 No: 18 Msg: #111288  
best

laos
indonesia
vietnam

long to see

bolivia
japan
brazil

disappointing

australia Reply to this

9 years ago, May 19th 2010 No: 19 Msg: #111349  
Best countries:

Chile
Argentina
Canada

Wish List (top three):

Japan
Peru
Morocco

There aren't any particular countries that I won't return to. However, I won't make a special effort to return to the USA.

Happy Travels!
Dawn Reply to this

9 years ago, May 20th 2010 No: 20 Msg: #111363  
Not easy at all! Everyone is different and I have been travelling with a lot of different people. Sometimes I think that I would have like to experience a city or a country with someone else and it might be the reason why I didn't like it.

My top 3.

Senegal
UK
Italia

Wish list

Easter Island
Galapagos
Backpack Africa in general.

unlike

Venise
Cote d'azur (except monaco)
Panama Reply to this

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