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Where do you plan to travel in 2023?

Please provide us with your travel plans for 2023.
12 months ago, December 4th 2022 No: 1 Msg: #210085  
Now that Covid is more or less behind us, with travel starting to pick up in 2022, are we going to have a great travel year? Reply to this

12 months ago, December 4th 2022 No: 2 Msg: #210086  
In response to: Msg #210085 I will try to achieve a few goals in 2023. The first is to complete our ancestral visits, this time to the Eastern European countries of Poland (89), Slovakia, Romania (90), Serbia (91), and Hungary. Then I will try to reach my goal fo traveling to 100 countries by cruising to Bridgetown, Barbados (92), Kingston, St. Vincent (93), St. George, Grenada (94), Willemstad, Curacao (95), Kralendijk, Bonaire (96), Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (97), Oranjestad, Aruba (98), Scarborough, Tobago (99), and Port Of Spain, Trinidad (100) or some other combination of Caribbean Island nations...an easy way to get the numbers up! Of course, I will continue traveling after reaching this goal. Reply to this

11 months ago, December 9th 2022 No: 3 Msg: #210107  
In response to: Msg #210086

A great question Bob!

Congratulations on nearing 100 countries. I've reached 100 identified territories with the Travelers Century Club but not near the 100 UN countries yet.... someday.

In spring we will visit the northern part of Chile and hop over to Easter Island for a few days. We will then go on to mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos. On our flight back we will stop in Panama for a few days.

We intend to do additional travel next year but don't have it mapped out yet. The ideas are certainly brewing.

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11 months ago, December 11th 2022 No: 4 Msg: #210111  
I plan 3 city trips to
- Karlsbad/Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
- Paris
- London

and 2 big journeys to
- Japan
- Taiwan

Of them only Taiwan is a new country for me (if it hasn't been invaded by then) but I am still slightly below 60 afterwards.
I see the problem that reaching 100 is only possible of you go to very poor or dangerous destinations as well.
On the southern hemisphere as example I would love to see Cape Town or Rio de Janeiro but in both countries there a large slums close to the centers with a lot of crime. Even famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Machu Pichu in Peru are in unstable areas. So I am not sure, if I reach the 100 somewhen, even as I am only 47 years old at the moment and still have a lot of time left.

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11 months ago, December 12th 2022 No: 5 Msg: #210114  
In response to: Msg #210111

Thomas, We all have our own impressions of locations but I'm surprised by some of the countries you have concerns about. I've been to Cape Town and all over South Africa and felt it was very safe. I'm sure your country has areas that you won't go after dark.... any city does. Machu Picchu is very safe. I hope you will go. It is amazing.

Each of us has to travel based on our comfort level. Go where you feel safe. MJ Reply to this

11 months ago, December 13th 2022 No: 6 Msg: #210119  
CNN: "At least seven dead as Peru protests disrupt flights and train travel". Reply to this

11 months ago, December 13th 2022 No: 7 Msg: #210120  
In response to: Msg #210119

I didn't mean to discount the current unrest. I was merely stating that friend have just returned from the area of Machu Picchu and there are no problems in that part of the country. Reply to this

11 months ago, December 15th 2022 No: 8 Msg: #210124  
In response to: Msg #210111 I looked at the countries you have blogged from...mostly the northern hemisphere. You have all of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand. And you can do what I'm doing...visiting many Caribbean countries. I too try to avoid dangerous countries so can understand your concerns. Reply to this

11 months ago, December 15th 2022 No: 9 Msg: #210127  
In response to: Msg #210124

I have plans beyond 2023:

2024 Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos with guided tour.
Somewhen else: Namibia, New Zealand, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand
Southeast Europe: Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia
Other Europe: Andorra, San Marino, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
After the war: Ukraine
Save Latin America: Costa Rica, Chile
Caribbean Cruise with Cuba and many countries and territories I don't know yet.

So this adds 20+ and more to my around 57 or 58 now reaching more then 80.
All of them with much less crime than South Africa, Brazil and - at the moment - Peru.

If I am still alive then, I think about more and maybe more dangerous ones.
Once I am around 80 years old the remaining risk is smaller and I might get more adventurous.
I even once met someone who visited Antarctica. Then I could say I did all 7 continents.
Thomas Reply to this

11 months ago, December 15th 2022 No: 10 Msg: #210128  
In response to: Msg #210127

I've been to Antarctica twice and it is magical. I hope you get there one day.
It does sound like you have wonderful travel plans. We look forward to reading about it. Reply to this

11 months ago, December 17th 2022 No: 11 Msg: #210132  
In response to: Msg #210127
Well you were right. It isn't a good time to go to Machu Picchu. Right mow people are stranded there.
Things change quickly. Reply to this

11 months ago, December 17th 2022 No: 12 Msg: #210133  
Rishikesh , India is a great place to visit. I have travelled here in the earlier days too. The main attraction of Rishikesh is the Ganga Aarti. India is a place where you will find the best Yoga gurus in the world. You can make a trip to the Himalayas from Rishikesh . You will be completely mesmerized by the natural beauty of the Himalayas. You can boat in the Ganga River in Rishikesh . Reply to this

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