What are your favorite and least favorite countries you've visited?

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  1. Trotsky

    Trotsky Undisputed Co-Winner of 2019 Best WR Poster

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    I'm planning to reboot my travel life and, while certainly a large portion of this community is not particularly worldly, I know that we have a number of international posters.

    So, what are your favorite and least favorite countries that you've visited, whether for business, tourism, or philanthropy.

    My favorites have been:

    1. Cuba
    2. Iran
    3. Nicaragua
    4. Norway
    5. Australia


    My least favorite have been:

    1. Russia
    2. China
    3. Italy
    4. Brazil
    5. Mexico (although I was just in Mexico City, and the city itself was just kind of overwhelming)
     
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    lecter not even webscale

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    favorite Switzerland, Germany, Sri Lanka, Thailand
    least favorite Russia, Japan, France, UK
     
  3. Trotsky

    Trotsky Undisputed Co-Winner of 2019 Best WR Poster

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    What was your experience in France? This has been on my itinerary, since I really appreciate French history (Revolution) and culture (skepticism, existentialism). But I have heard they can be a bit snooty.

    I would kind of expect Japan would be harsh just because of how strict their culture is. Russia was just...I don't know.
     
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    1. Botswana
    2. UK (TCI and Scotland)
    3. Iceland (apparently getting a little overrun now)
    4. Israel
    5. Switzerland

    Least
    1. France (I was a kid and some people were shockingly rude. I'd probably enjoy it now).
    2. Zambia/Zimbabwe (I really enjoyed Victoria Falls, but not so much anything else).
    3. Mexico
    4. UK (northern Ireland, london)

    Planning a trip right now.
     
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    lecter not even webscale

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    Fuck I forgot
    favorite: Italy

    idk i don't feel like i want to think about this in depth right now
    france just has a lot of really seedy corners, the typical tourist spots are totally overcrowded with annoying idiots and in the rural areas we've met a lot of people with an extremely gruff demeanor, landlords who were annoyed at you for being there... idk just weird
    i remember one time a guy got upset when he noticed that I and my gf speak french just because I asked a question in English earlier and started swearing at us, smth like this isn't America etc...
    (we were paying guest there btw)
    of course one barkeeper isn't representative for a nation but still, that sort of was the attitude of some people there, outside of the big cities
    one time a group of noggers tried to rob us, basically in public and nobody gave a fuck lol
    weird nation imo
     
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    AviatorShades Banned Banned

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    Fav was probably Australia.
    Least fav probably UK.

    It's funny because those are generally treated as sister-countries rather than opposites, but the cultures are so different. People are damn near afraid to breathe wrong in western Europe. Australians are more like non-SJW Americans.

    For purely traveling/history purposes, Eastern Europe was the most interesting, but I would find integration difficult. I just loved the geography and museums.
     
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    kickboxjh Banned Banned

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    In order:

    Favourite:
    Korea
    Japan
    Czech republic
    Croatia
    Thailand

    Least:
    UAE
    France
    Italy
    England
     
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    lecter not even webscale

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    what why
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Favorite: 2002 Venezuela

    Least: 2017 Venezuela
     
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    Fav: Australia probably too young when I went to judge Sweden Norway or Denmark

    Worst: any middle eastern country or East Timor
     
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    Germany
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    Fav Kuwait

    Least Kazakhstan
     
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    Fave : Austria
    Least fave : East Germany when the wall was still up.
    Fave city : Budapest
     
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    pre refugee Germany was the shit
    Spain and it's outlying islands were amazing (canaries and Balearic)
    Switzerland was awesome, minus the exchange rate
    Prague is my favorite world city, followed shortly by Budapest
    still love Baja region of Mexico
    Croatian coastline is pretty legit IMO
    only ever been to Vancouver/BC in canada, but liked it. pretty much northern seattle IMO
    Denmark and Netherlands were solid too

    least favorite:
    Afghanistan and Djibouti by large margins, and it's not remotely close. There's literally not one aspect that is w/in an iota of being a positive in either of those countries
    Bahrain sucks
    Kyrgyzstan is pretty atrocious, was -27F when i was there in the winter, no thank you
    Kuwaiti society seemed fine, much more civilized than other Arab Muslim nations, but it would stuck rhino balls to live there.
    France is my least favorite Euro country, just b/c the general attitude of the people there. But it was still legit to visit
     
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    Japan
    Vietnam
    Hungary

    Least favourite
    Laos
    Thailand
     
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    I'm making a list considering my experiences as a tourist and nothing else.

    Favourites
    1 - France
    2 - Russia
    3 - USA
    4 - Canada

    Least favourites but not necessarily bad
    1 - Italy
    2 - England
     
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    Favorite: Ireland

    Least: China
     
  18. kickboxjh

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    All the tourist spots were infested by africans and gypsies pickpocketing and trying to scam me, it was a distraction and I had a hard time enjoying the history.
     
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  19. Trotsky

    Trotsky Undisputed Co-Winner of 2019 Best WR Poster

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    Would you care to expand on your experience in Croatia? I live with a large Croatian community, but I've never really thought about visiting. I also liked Thailand but I've heard troubling stories about Japan.
     
  20. goldennirvana

    goldennirvana Satanic black magic!

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    Why Iceland and what what do you mean "overrun"?
     
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