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clearskies
22-06-08, 07:58 PM
Let's mention the countries or places you will never ever think of visiting even if you were invited for free to be there.

boobaa
22-06-08, 08:40 PM
There isn't such country. Some states of USA maybe only, to not face the large amount of obese people and get a temple in my memory forever... And part of New Guinea, where nature is completely free from todays human society.

I am generally an adventorous person, often wandering in the side streets so visiting dangerous or nonstandard places is no problem.

shh!
22-06-08, 09:30 PM
The only ones that come to mind would be the ones that would refuse my entry based on the fact I have an Israeli stamp in my passport. There must be others I wouldn't choose to visit, but I can't think of them.

clearskies
22-06-08, 11:00 PM
Unsafe countries where wars or epidemic diseases exist are on my list. Also, a number of countries in SE Asia.

DoesntMatter
22-06-08, 11:16 PM
There isn't such country. Some states of USA maybe only, to not face the large amount of obese people and get a temple in my memory forever...

Is that the reason? Or is it because you'd be afraid someone like me would beat you for making some dumbass anti-American comment to my face in my own country?

clearskies
22-06-08, 11:20 PM
By the way, obesity is a world wide problem... ethically we can't call a nation Obese.. You will find many obese people in the UK specially in NI & Scotland. It is the problem of fast foods and using cars..I hated Macdonald's , Burger King, etc for these reasons.

Illusional
23-06-08, 12:26 AM
probably thailand because i don't want to pay for a female and end up with a surprise between his legs.

raverboy

FoxyLaydee
23-06-08, 01:07 AM
probably thailand because i don't want to pay for a female and end up with a surprise between his legs.

raverboy

:lol:

Can't think of any. I'd like to visit every country if possible.

Cain
23-06-08, 01:11 AM
Any middle east country. To hell with being captured and beheaded.

boobaa
23-06-08, 02:05 AM
By the way, obesity is a world wide problem... ethically we can't call a nation Obese.. You will find many obese people in the UK specially in NI & Scotland. It is the problem of fast foods and using cars..I hated Macdonald's , Burger King, etc for these reasons.

I didn't call a nation obese. Its just that obesity is more wide spread in certain regions. Yes, London is getting more and more fatter people also.

And DM, that would give me good enough reason to slice someones throat, at last. However, I doubt I would say something bad to your face in your own country, because that is not my goal. Sorry, but you have to just dream on that part.

It was fun to read what kind of assumptions people make though...

DoesntMatter
23-06-08, 02:30 AM
lol slicing someones throat? Knives, razors? In the US people own assault rifles you tool

VirginsOnly
23-06-08, 03:02 AM
Afganistan...I wouldn't want to be blown into peices

Cain
23-06-08, 03:07 AM
Afganistan...I wouldn't want to be blown into peices

Trust me, if you're captured, you'd HOPE they blow you into pieces instead of slicing you into pieces.

DoesntMatter
23-06-08, 03:17 AM
All those terrorists and insurgents are a bunch of animals, all of them

IndiReloaded
23-06-08, 03:23 AM
The only ones that come to mind would be the ones that would refuse my entry based on the fact I have an Israeli stamp in my passport. There must be others I wouldn't choose to visit, but I can't think of them.

Are you kidding? There are conferences in Jerusalem (I've never been yet tho). Are you saying if I went, there are ME countries that wouldn't let me in b/c of this??

Is this a US thing or wouldn't it matter I had a Cdn passport?

clearskies
23-06-08, 04:05 AM
Definitely, most of us will agree on that no one will be interested in visiting places of war such as Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Israel and west bank, Lebanon, Kashmir (India and Pakistan), what else?
The question now is , what places are dangerous from the health point of view rather than safety? Like epidemic diseases or mosquitos or ...what else?

DoesntMatter
23-06-08, 04:16 AM
India is dangerous from that point of view

clearskies
23-06-08, 04:43 AM
Some places in Africa (Other than the North) do have this health problems but I do not know which countries.

shh!
23-06-08, 05:27 AM
Are you kidding? There are conferences in Jerusalem (I've never been yet tho). Are you saying if I went, there are ME countries that wouldn't let me in b/c of this??

Is this a US thing or wouldn't it matter I had a Cdn passport?

The countries that won't let anyone in with an Israeli stamp on their passport are Libya, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Sudan, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen. It doesn't matter what country you are from.

Clearskies - for the record, Israel is a fantastic country to visit... very tourist friendly (both Jews and Arabs). In fact, my husband is going there tomorrow. You just want to stay away from Gaza. That would be like going down to the inner city during a riot. Even the West Bank is relatively safe, depending on when you go. certainly it is no worse than going to many other counties in the world where poverty is a problem.

I also thought a couple of us wanted to visit India, so I am not sure who you are referring to when you say "most of us would agree". I didn't think we did.

DoesntMatter
23-06-08, 05:47 AM
The US and British Virgin Islands are the best in the Caribbean, according to my parents from their experience, me from my little experience, and quite a few other people who have done the Caribbean before

Lipp
23-06-08, 06:16 AM
I wouldn't mind visiting the middle east, got several buddies from Iraq and Iran back in Sweden and an Iranian former housemate over here, and they're all good fellas.

Sure, if you decide to visit the conflict areas you will be in trouble, but if you stay away from them it's still easy to a pay a visit and not having to be constantly paranoid over getting kidnapped.

It's like in Sri Lanka you got a war that has raged for 25 years, but despite a few bombs near the capital and occassional incidents at the airports the southern parts of the country are still perfectly fine to visit.

As for me, I really can't think of a reason why I would want to visit the U.S. Maybe if the trip was free and I had nothing better to do, but meh.

Lipp
23-06-08, 06:24 AM
As for disease it is a moderately common thing about India is just that you get stomach-sick at the end of the trip because you're unused to the food, didn't happen to anyone in the group I was with when going there but heard it as a general rule.

And there's not an awful lot of a need to worry about disease in Africa, you wont catch AIDS unless you engage in activities with the local whores (and if you're that dumb you deserve it), and as for malaria it is rare that you will pick it up or be life-threatened as long as you sleep under the nets and stick close to a major city where you can easily afford the treatment.

IndiReloaded
23-06-08, 07:31 AM
I'm dying to visit India. We almost went to New Delhi this year (but doing OZ instead).

Next trip, I think.

jinx343
23-06-08, 11:57 AM
ummmm.. i wouldn't want to go to a place where you will end up as their main course...

clearskies
24-06-08, 06:23 AM
Carribean... WAO that is real fun indeed ... virgin nature as it is called. I did not go for a job interview there as I was busy but if it came up again I will not let it go.

anachronistic
24-06-08, 06:26 AM
I would go anywhere, if given the opportunity.

DoesntMatter
24-06-08, 06:33 AM
I'm dying to visit India. We almost went to New Delhi this year (but doing OZ instead).

Next trip, I think.

Don't forget the whole Indian experience, including the extreme poverty, malnutrition and disease that so many people live with


I'm glad at least nobody mentioned Haiti. It's kind of messed up when wealthy (to us: lower class and above) people visit places where most people live in horrible conditions

Tedel
24-06-08, 11:28 PM
You want virgin nature? come to the Amazon :)

Now that you asked, I've always been a little reticent of travelling to the US. I don't know why, honestly.

DoesntMatter
24-06-08, 11:50 PM
Now that you asked, I've always been a little reticent of travelling to the US. I don't know why, honestly.

Funny enough that is how a lot of Americans feel about traveling to ANY other country. Especially my friends from Long Island. They're like "To get anywhere we have to go through NYC, which already has everything, so why go any farther?"

Lipp
25-06-08, 01:46 PM
Funny enough that is how a lot of Americans feel about traveling to ANY other country. Especially my friends from Long Island. They're like "To get anywhere we have to go through NYC, which already has everything, so why go any farther?"

So in that case the purpose to go travelling is to do what? Shopping?

IndiReloaded
25-06-08, 02:04 PM
Don't forget the whole Indian experience, including the extreme poverty, malnutrition and disease that so many people live with.

I've seen this in Colombia. I know. Part of travel is learning to appreciate what you have at home.

And I'm NOT into that trend EcoVolunteerism that's popular. I find it condescending. I'd rather just fund a company that outsources to New Delhi.

DoesntMatter
25-06-08, 07:31 PM
I'd open up a porn studio in New Delhi

Tedel
25-06-08, 11:47 PM
Maybe it's just I've seen 24 too many times, DM...

DoesntMatter
25-06-08, 11:55 PM
Maybe it's just I've seen 24 too many times, DM...

lol what? _____

DoesntMatter
25-06-08, 11:58 PM
So in that case the purpose to go travelling is to do what? Shopping?

Um, no. Clubs, activities, jobs of any type, any form of recreation you can find in any other city is all there. Things like great skiing and beaches you can't get in NYC, but you can in the US (Vermony, Rocky Mountains for skiing, and South Carolina, Florida, Virgin Islands for beaches on east coast)

Anything the cities around me have (Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto, Syracuse, etc) I can all find in 25 times the variety in NYC. That holds for basically any city when being compared with NYC

bluesummer
26-06-08, 01:56 AM
Part of travel is learning to appreciate what you have at home.



That was my experience in Asia.....sure I saw a lot of poverty and lots of poor health (lots of post-war injuries in Vietnam), but it was still enjoyable and very much made me appreciate everything I have. I've seen it in other countries too, and it's very sad, but it is definitely not a deterrent for me to visit a certain area.

I guess the only places I wouldn't go are Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Korea (north or south). Koreans just don't like anyone that isn't Korean. There's also someplaces in the US I have no desire to see...like Los Angeles, Washington D.C., or most of the middle states.