What is your fav holiday country?

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Limburger
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What is your fav holiday country?

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Dareshooter Senior Member • Posts: 1,802
Re: What is your fav holiday country?

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

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USA that country got it all and then some.

The Davinator
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Re: What is your fav holiday country?

I gotta pick two.....USA southwest deserts, and China.

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edispics
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Depends ....
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On the type of holiday you have in mind:

Shake and bake, toast untill well done?

Swish, swoosh, down the slopes we go?

Party Hardy and wish you could remember what you did?

Museums, Hegel and Kant?

Shop till you drop, or your credit card maxes out, whichever comes first?

Navel gazing, finding the true you (only works if you are convinced the true you is not an a88h*ole!)?

Extreme sports - as long as they are not extreme enough to put a permanent end to holidaying?

Join a local uprising?

Etc., etc.

Or whatever turns your crank!

Aaron801 Senior Member • Posts: 3,092
Re: What is your fav holiday country?

I live in the USA and so I probably take it for granted somewhat... OK, I'm sure that I do. Still, I have to say that where I live in the Pacific NW (In Portland, Oregon) is very nice.

I haven't been able to travel as much as I'd like to abroad but when I have Spain and Thailand were maybe the two places that I'd like to go back to most... though I'd I'd love to be able to go back to pretty much any of the countries I've traveled to... including India. The poverty, crows, etc in India are pretty overwhelming for a westerner (to say the least), but it's a really fascinating place and the kind of spot where there's something intriguing at every turn...

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mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 3,412
Too difficult to tell

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

As the previous poster noticed...depends on what you want to do...

Two of my favorites are China and Indonesia.

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Aberaeron Senior Member • Posts: 4,509
Re: Too difficult to tell

mujana wrote:

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

As the previous poster noticed...depends on what you want to do...

Two of my favorites are China and Indonesia.

What do you do there that can't be done elsewhere?

I like Italy. People more friendly than the French on the whole.

Can't beat the UK though. No snakes or poisonous spiders. No earthquakes to speak of. Lots of regional differences. History. English spoken mostly but with regional differences again.

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mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 3,412
Re: Too difficult to tell

Aberaeron wrote:

mujana wrote:

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

As the previous poster noticed...depends on what you want to do...

Two of my favorites are China and Indonesia.

What do you do there that can't be done elsewhere?

I like Italy. People more friendly than the French on the whole.

Can't beat the UK though. No snakes or poisonous spiders. No earthquakes to speak of. Lots of regional differences. History. English spoken mostly but with regional differences again.

Easy....

Impossible to travel with Chinese or Indonesians in their own country except for China and Indonesia.

I'm interested in people / many different and very interesting cultures inside one country / regional differences are great / combination of landscapes that cannot be found elsewhere on our planet....above many things: very,very warm and friendly people!

I agree that UK is hard to beat in Europe though...a LOT better than France (where most people seem to go). And yes, Italy  is better than France (in my opinion ofcourse).

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Corkcampbell
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Do you mean holiday, or travel? North Korea, if latter.

Do you mean holiday (vacation), or travel?

For a vacation, I usually go to the US, UK, or Taiwan. I am American, but I work in China and Korea. When I return to the US, it's as a tourist...lately going to NYC, DC, and other places on the East Coast.

As for travel, I prefer North Korea. It's the only place without a Carrefour, Tesco, WalMart, McDonald's, etc., is closed to the outside world, and offers adventure and a place that's like a different planet.

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Aberaeron Senior Member • Posts: 4,509
Re: Too difficult to tell

mujana wrote:

Aberaeron wrote:

mujana wrote:

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

As the previous poster noticed...depends on what you want to do...

Two of my favorites are China and Indonesia.

What do you do there that can't be done elsewhere?

I like Italy. People more friendly than the French on the whole.

Can't beat the UK though. No snakes or poisonous spiders. No earthquakes to speak of. Lots of regional differences. History. English spoken mostly but with regional differences again.

Easy....

Impossible to travel with Chinese or Indonesians in their own country except for China and Indonesia.

I'm interested in people / many different and very interesting cultures inside one country / regional differences are great / combination of landscapes that cannot be found elsewhere on our planet....above many things: very,very warm and friendly people!

I agree that UK is hard to beat in Europe though...a LOT better than France (where most people seem to go). And yes, Italy is better than France (in my opinion ofcourse).

Vietnam is probably an interesting place too.

Here's where I live. Always glad to get home.

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MoreorLess Veteran Member • Posts: 3,897
Re: What is your fav holiday country?

Italy is my most common destination  and would also be near the top overall but if price wasn't an object then Nepal, Argentina, the south west US and New Zealand would be at the top.

mujana Veteran Member • Posts: 3,412
Re: Too difficult to tell

Aberaeron wrote:

mujana wrote:

Aberaeron wrote:

mujana wrote:

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

As the previous poster noticed...depends on what you want to do...

Two of my favorites are China and Indonesia.

What do you do there that can't be done elsewhere?

I like Italy. People more friendly than the French on the whole.

Can't beat the UK though. No snakes or poisonous spiders. No earthquakes to speak of. Lots of regional differences. History. English spoken mostly but with regional differences again.

Easy....

Impossible to travel with Chinese or Indonesians in their own country except for China and Indonesia.

I'm interested in people / many different and very interesting cultures inside one country / regional differences are great / combination of landscapes that cannot be found elsewhere on our planet....above many things: very,very warm and friendly people!

I agree that UK is hard to beat in Europe though...a LOT better than France (where most people seem to go). And yes, Italy is better than France (in my opinion ofcourse).

Vietnam is probably an interesting place too.

Here's where I live. Always glad to get home.

Vietnam certainly is an interesting place, but less so than China or Indonesia. (at least to me it is).

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Leonard Migliore
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The next one

I've had fun everywhere I went, so I'll just keep going new places. France is next for me so it must be my favorite right now.

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Leonard Migliore wrote:

I've had fun everywhere I went, so I'll just keep going new places. France is next for me so it must be my favorite right now.

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I've had fun everywhere I've been too but I'm now at the age that's made me realise that the world is so amazing and diverse that a lifetime is simply too short to see it all.

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Re: What is your fav holiday country?
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Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

It's Zambia for me,  which gives away my interests.   Top safari destination and great feeling.   Been more than ten times.

My visited country list (landing in an airport doesn't count) is around 65.  Why around?   Have I been to the USSR or to Russia and Ukraine, for example?

Dave

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Turkey. Just incredible. /nt
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Re: What is your fav holiday country?

greek islands, so easy to go island hopping and every island is great,

2nd is canada, superb country

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China and SE Asia (nt)
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Re: What is your fav holiday country?

Limburger wrote:

I'll kick off with France.

When I am in France I feel at home. That country got it all.

The people, the landscapes, the food, the culture (and differences), the history.

If you want history look no further France has it all.

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Cheers Mike

France would be amazing if you took the majority of French people out of it.

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mujana wrote:

Vietnam certainly is an interesting place, but less so than China or Indonesia. (at least to me it is).

The whole region is interesting and makes for facinating travel.

One of the most interesting places I have ever been was a trip through the Mekong delta in South Vietnam.  We ploughed the waterways and passed through real floating markets, not the ones just setup for tourists.  We literaly had to push boats out of the way to get through the throng.  Everybody was doing it, so no one minded.  I was the only foreigner in sight.

Facinating to see this old culture still working.  That was back in the early 90's.  No idea what it is like today.

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