Where is the best place to visit in the world?

Discussion in 'Travel Talk' started by bennett, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. bennett

    bennett Banned

    I am looking for a list of the best places to visit in the world for adventure. Any ideas?

    Retired? or Aged over 40? Looking for the perfect traveling companions?
     
  2. Headin South

    Headin South Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Depends on what you want to do... what excites you. Do you want scuba with sharks or a 5 star meal ??
     
  3. You gotta go see the pyramids man- they will blow your mind
     
  4. Peterness

    Peterness Member

    Colchester for sure...

    Or East Grimsby...I love the culture and the food is amazing...Gotta try a Grimsby curry...
     
  5. Miss_Beatle

    Miss_Beatle Beatlemaniac

    I honestly say England. I've been to quite a few different countries, and England remains my favorite place to visit hands down. I just love it there.
     
  6. sundancer

    sundancer Member

    I dont think there is a real uneversal anwser to that question. It all depends on whos asking. Do you like advanture or maybe you more into nature? Culture ? or partys?
     
  7. v-Burgundy

    v-Burgundy Member

    If you love good wines, authentic landscapes in France or if you want to taste french cook, Burgundy will seduce you. It is the capital of gastronomy in the world... I think it is the best place to recharge one's batteries...
     
  8. v-Burgundy

    v-Burgundy Member

    some pictures of Burgundy...

    [​IMG] < The "lac Kir" in Dijon

    Hotel Dieu in Beaune> [​IMG]
     
  9. ...I'm going to have to agree, Morocco is nothing short of enchanting... you MUST hit up Marrakech if you do go! Sensory overload 24/7...no matter what time of day or night...it never sleeps. Of all the places I've been areound Europe/Northern Africa, the best of all was the Sahara desert. From Marrakech, we took a 7hr. ride through the breathtaking Atlas mountains (!!!) through Ouarzazate, then hopped on camels and trekked 2 hrs. into the Sahara, we stayed with a small Berber community in their village for a few nights and it was honestly the best experience of my life. I've never seen that many stars, it was just ...surreal, I get teary just thinking about it, I miss it so much.
    Peace energy to you all, and much love to whatever corner of the world you're in!
     
  10. Peterness

    Peterness Member

    china is full of commies. And people there eat monkey's brains out of straws.

    They put the monkeys in cages, then drill a hole into their skull while still alive. Then they suck the brains out still warm with straws. Then they smash the skull open and scrape out the brains at the bottom with a spoon. It's true. I read it in The Sun newspaper.
     
  11. balthazorro

    balthazorro Member

    definately santorini in Greece. it's awesome...not many extreme sports things but great food, sites, and best of all great prices. also, some is on this subject in a newer site...baltitravel.com ...but a close second was costa rica...which has fun stuff and it's really cheap...flights aren't bad either
     
  12. balthazorro

    balthazorro Member

    how about complimentarycrap

    it's funny and free stuff... it's always nice going somewhere for free
     
  13. danharris76

    danharris76 Member

    Thailand- because of the beaches

    Nepal- because of the treks

    India- because of the people
     
  14. Kathekon

    Kathekon Member

    It is a rather subjective question, and the answer very much depends on where your passion lies. For example, I am not a seeker of extremes, more a simple backpacker, an observer, out to experience as much as possible, but never really fixating on one thing. Mostly out to come as close as possible to fully immersing myself in a particular culture. That said, I will try nearly anything within reason, especially if the experience is a novel one. Basically, it does not matter why or how you go, only that you go.

    My favorite country is Nepal, not only for the trekking, but also for the people and the general feeling of spirituality. It is truly a remarkable culture with a rich history. My first visit (hitchhiking in from Tibet) was an otherworldly experience. Kathmandu offers no end of magic in and of itself, though the trekking is truly magnificent.

    India is fantastic, though I have only ever been to the north- Varanasi, Agra, much of Rajasthan, Bombay and Calcutta. The country is definitely a full on experience- a vibrant, cacophonous assault on the senses. Be prepared to be overwhelmed, awed, and finally charmed. Go in with an open mind and a large amount of patience and you are sure to be rewarded. I highly recommend a trip through Rajasthan (Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur), as well as spending some time in Varanasi, India’s holiest city. Located between the two is Agra, an uninspiring town in itself, but the home of the incomparable Taj Mahal (not to be missed!) and the nearby Red Fort.

    China- I cannot say enough about China. This is where I began my first trip to Asia. It is a magical country. Highlights, for me, included: the limestone monoliths of Yangshuo/Guilin, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian (and the city itself, though the air pollution was horrid), Beijing, the great wall at Simatai (where I spent the night in one of the watchtowers on the wall), Lijiang and Dali, Chengdu in Sichuan Province (best food I have ever had- if you go be sure to try guoba roupian, a dish unique to Chendu…delicious!), and, finally, Tibet (unfortunately a part of China). The people were warm and accepting, and delighted at my feeble attempts at using their language.

    I recently traveled to Rwanda and Uganda, and both countries offer a number of wonderful opportunities. Rafting the Nile in Jinja, Uganda ranks as one of the best experiences I have ever had. Also, I hiked up the side of a volcano and spent an hour with a group of gorillas in Rwanda in the Parc de Volcanes- unforgettable! And the people in both countries are truly beautiful.

    Morocco seems to be a favorite here as well, and I must say I very much enjoyed it. As a non-native speaker of Arabic, I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with the locals in their own tongue (although if you speak MSA as I do, you will likely not understand the dialect. Many people can speak, or at least understand, MSA however, and will be happy to do so, you just have to try). If you speak French you are golden, though you can easily get by on English and many other languages. The Moroccans have a gift for languages (I once met a kid who spoke at least six, and well) If you go, don’t miss Marakesh and Fez. Tangiers is an experience unto itself, but beware its shady underside, though you should face nothing more sinister than the occasional scam artist. I also enjoyed Chefchouan, a wonderful little village tucked away in the mountains, as well as the Roman ruins of Volubilis. It cannot be expressed how wonderful the food is, scrumptious tanjines, couscous with chicken that melts right off the bone, and the unique dessert known as bastilla, all washed down with copious amounts of super sweet mint tea. It is possible to try camel in the city of Meknes (and maybe elsewhere), if you track down the camel butcher and have the meat prepared at a nearby food stall or restaurant.
     
  15. jbach58

    jbach58 Member

    a week at Cap D'Agde on a nude beach with 25000 others
     
  16. Jimmy P

    Jimmy P bastion of awesomeness

    As has been mentioned a few times, that's very subjective.
    For me, I'd have to say Thailand. Awesome people, ridiculously cheap, great diving, great party scene, and did I mention it's really really really cheap?

    As far as beaches though, nothing holds a candle to Australian beaches.
     

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