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Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Delodephius » Tue 05 May 2009 7:05 pm

Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to. For any reason or no reason at all. Don't have to share it if you don't want to.

I myself wouldn't want to go to East Asia, North Africa, except maybe Egypt, and most of the Middle East. I really don't like high temperatures. I do love Scandinavia.
I wouldn't want to go to East Asia because I just don't like the culture, and the languages also by the way. Plus I don't like the food. Not much to do with politics or religion, that I pretty much don't like anywhere.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby rickardspaghetti » Tue 05 May 2009 8:23 pm

Stockholm, USA, any non-secular country or dictature in the world.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Declan » Tue 05 May 2009 9:22 pm

To be honest, anywhere where I'd be in danger or that I'd have to get series of vacines. So a lot of Asia, the Middle East, a lot of Africa, a lot of South America. I'll limit myself to Europe and North America, and Oceania, but I wouldn't rule out the developed parts of China or Egypt because of the historical connections. They just are generalisations, I wouldn't consider that to be my final word on the matter, I'm sure if I ever had a good reason and opportunity to go to any part of the world in relative comfort (I like my holidays to be reasonably comfortable), I'd jump at it.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 05 May 2009 10:07 pm

Interesting topic, although it may offend some people.
I would never go to the following nations: Republic of Angola; Republic of Cameroon; Republic of Chad; Republic of the Congo; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Republic of Côte d'Ivoire; Republic of Equatorial Guinea; State of Eritrea; Republic of Guinea; Islamic Republic of Mauritania; Republic of Rwanda; Republic of Somalia; Republic of Sudan; Kingdom of Swaziland; Republic of Zimbabwe; People's Democratic Republic of Algeria; Arab Republic of Egypt; Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Republic of Tunisia; Islamic Republic of Iran; Republic of Iraq; Sultanate of Oman; State of Qatar; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic; United Arab Emirates; Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; State of Brunei, Abode of Peace; Union of Myanmar; Kingdom of Cambodia; People's Republic of China (exceptions: Hong Kong & Macau Special Administrative Regions); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Republic of Kazakhstan; Republic of Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Republic of Uzbekistan; Republic of Azerbaijan; Russian Federation; Republic of Belarus; Republic of Kosovo; Republic of Cuba
These nations do not respect human rights so I can not imagine myself even visiting one of them.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Talib » Tue 05 May 2009 10:44 pm

Sobekhotep wrote:These nations do not respect human rights so I can not imagine myself even visiting one of them.
I absolutely agree these nations do not respect human rights, but that would prevent me from living in them. I would be okay with visiting for a short time if it was relatively safe.
Declan wrote:To be honest, anywhere where I'd be in danger or that I'd have to get series of vacines. So a lot of Asia, the Middle East, a lot of Africa, a lot of South America.
The Middle East and South America are very safe in most places. It's just that there are some very dangerous spots that give those regions a bad name. In the Middle East your chief danger is terrorism and in South America it's crime.

In Africa it varies too. Sudan would be nightmarish, but Kenya is probably pretty safe.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Delodephius » Tue 05 May 2009 10:54 pm

The place where I live is surprisingly very safe. I always found it strange how in other parts of the world there were diseases, dangerous animals, floods, droughts, earthquakes, volcanoes, extreme cold or heat, wars, high crime rates, etc. But where I live there is nothing. Even during WWII the region I live saw no heavy fighting, barely any fighting at all. And nature here does nothing. Floods are very low, droughts are never serious, winters are not that cold, summers not that hot, no dangerous animals hundreds of miles around, earthquakes pass unnoticed. When I was a kid to me problems of the world and humanity were always someone else's problems. In a way, why should I travel anywhere then? :lol:
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 05 May 2009 10:55 pm

Delodephius wrote:I really don't like high temperatures.

I prefer hot weather & I hate the cold. :mrgreen:

Talib wrote:
Sobekhotep wrote:These nations do not respect human rights so I can not imagine myself even visiting one of them.

I absolutely agree these nations do not respect human rights, but that would prevent me from living in them. I would be okay with visiting for a short time if it was relatively safe.

I understand your reasoning. But, I wouldn't even want to risk visiting one of those nations. What if they arrest you on some bogus charge? You wouldn't have a fair trial or nothing! Maybe I'm a bit paranoid in that respect...
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby dtp883 » Tue 05 May 2009 11:42 pm

Sobekhotep wrote:But, I wouldn't even want to risk visiting one of those nations. What if they arrest you on some bogus charge? You wouldn't have a fair trial or nothing! Maybe I'm a bit paranoid in that respect...


This is like one of my greatest fears.

I agree with your list, except I might go to the PRC or Egypt. I'm not entirely sure why I think their tourism is important to them. And I think PRC would be too busy with it's own people to worry about me.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby sokuban » Wed 06 May 2009 12:52 am

Hmm, I dunno, I can't really think of any place inhabited by humans in the world I don't want to go to.

I mean, sure, some places are currently dangerous due to political problems etc, but it's not like I'm going to rule out that place just because of that; I would have no problem going there after the problems resolve.
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Re: Countries or parts of the world you wouldn't want to go to

Postby Neqitan » Wed 06 May 2009 1:11 am

Sobekhotep wrote:Republic of Cuba
These nations do not respect human rights so I can not imagine myself even visiting one of them.

Oh, I forgot to mention I've been there. :D
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