Thursday, May 22, 2014

Your Turn

What is a country you have no desire to visit even if it was all paid for and luxury accommodations?

108 comments:

saycheese said...

canada

sandybrook said...

Afghanistan

VIPblonde said...

Turkey

tara17 said...

I wouldn't want to visit most countries of the Middle East.

sandybrook said...

thats cold saycheese. They are our friends

Sugar said...

Somalia

tara17 said...

Pretty sure saycheese was kidding.

madeinbrzil said...

Iran, Iraq, Nigeria

sandybrook said...

We hope

JSierra said...

China or Japan. Nothing against our friends in the far east I just can't handle that many people in one space.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

North Korea

nora nader said...

North Korea.

ps. Been to Turkey many times. It's a beautiful country. Some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Too bad all the bullshit going on over there taints it.

Renoblondee said...

I'm with @Tara. Or anywhere women are considered possessions.

Greengrl said...

I guess you're not a fan of NYC

Ray Nicolet said...

Russia

Murphy said...

saudi arabia

hairydawg said...

any place where alcohol is outlawed

VIPblonde said...

Yeah, some of us are a little salty about the whole "denying the Armenian genocide" thing. But enjoy the beaches :)

Glitter said...

Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Snapdragon said...

Any country on which stories about women being arrested for 'illegal sex' for being raped seem to be a common occurence (i.e. Dubai, 1 and 2, the latter eventually pardoned), or being gay is illegal / a death sentence (take your pick). Generally, anywhere where women are third-class citizens and actual religious persecution is actively occurring (Sudan).

Welp, he asked.

nora nader said...

@VIP: I believe they just recanted that recently. Erdogan (the PM) gave a speech not too long ago.

Seven of Eleven said...

What @Snapdragon said.

saycheese said...

i'm already in Canada, so would rather visit somewhere else given the choice

Dingle Barry said...

Yemen.

Froggy England said...

Some of the African/Middle East countries where sharia law applies and/or human rights abuses against women take place and you can't go out on your own,,,and even with a partner you are not safe. Syria or Libya for example, Mali,,,,,No matter how much free luxury, I'd pass.

Topper Madison said...

I think I'd go pretty much anywhere if it was paid for. Signed, Travel Whore.

GatorGirl said...

India (again)
Was there for 2 weeks for business and couldn't wait to get out of that shit hole. Never been so glad to be back home and see grass and buildings not caving in and being glared at for no damn reason

auntliddy said...

On board with middle eastern countries, and russia. Dont want to be treated badly, and russia's idea of luxury was pretty obvious last olympics, so i will pass.

Virginia Squatch said...

South Sudan

Flygirl said...

Dubai

aemish said...

I'll third what @Snapdragon said... that gif is perfect @7 :D

parissucksliterally said...

India, Most of Africa, and North Korea.

Lisa (not original) said...

Sudan

TV Junkie said...

Anything in Asia. Doesn't interest me in the least.

Nutty_Flavor said...

I'm with @madeinbrzil on Nigeria. Crime, and a wholly corrupt government that will do nothing to protect you if you get into trouble - see the current situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls. Very crowded and with relatively few of the cultural treasures found elsewhere in West Africa, or the geographical beauties of Eastern and Southern Africa. No thanks.

TV Junkie said...

Also France. Traveled there on business & you could not pay me enough to go back to Paris!

Procrastibator said...

Uh huh.

JSierra said...

Never been to NYC and I can't say that I have any plans to go. I might one day, just to say that I did (same way I feel about Vegas) and see some sights but it is pretty close to the bottom of my travel list. Pushing through crowds, power walking through cities, heat, smog and city smell are a few of my least favorite things.

Wen said...

auntliddy said...
On board with middle eastern countries, and russia. Dont want to be treated badly, and russia's idea of luxury was pretty obvious last olympics, so i will pass.

If that's how you judge Russia, then NO ONE EVER SHOULD VISIT THE UK. Remember how they treated the Olympian's like crap during the 2012 games?

Wen said...

Dubai - I thought only American prostitutes visited there, a.k.a, BlowHan, The Kraps, Tara, etc.

VeryUnseemly said...

Bangladesh.
I saw them driving there on the Amazing Race once - CHAOS!!

aemish said...

@TVJunkie.. I wanna hear!

Count Jerkula said...

Any of the Muslim countries w/ the strict religious laws. If the lap of luxury doesn't have booze and loose women, I'd rather vacation at a Motel 6 in Mississippi.

BitchieMitchie said...

All of Asia-too crowded and most of it is too hot.
Any place in the Middle East-when I have to wear a hijab I get all "Nobdy puts Baby in a corner!".

WritergirlinLa said...

Somalia. Don't think Disneys ever going to do a Pirates of Somalia ride anytime soon

Navymommy said...

Any country where there are lots of flies. I can't effing handle it.

esseva said...

My friends parents went on a luxury tour of Russia and it was just as you suspected, ghetto beyond belief. A street was shut down so their broke down old ass tour bus could make its way past the sites without traffic though...

OneEyeCharlie said...

Any of the "Stan" counties. If it ends with a stan, I want no part of it.

Harry Knuckles said...

There is no country that I wouldn't visit if my safety was assured.

Gayeld said...

I think the list of where I'd be willing to go these days is a lot shorter than the one I wouldn't go to.

That being said, I'd love to be able to see Petra one day.

Harry Knuckles said...

Aren't I the pretentious asshole?

Why yes, yes I am.

nurysp said...

India

nurysp said...

and Haiti

TV Junkie said...

@aemish, I quickly learned that they really do hate Americans. The people were crazy rude & the concierge in our luxury hotel was the worst of the bunch. Also, I am a bit overweight, and people were just fine with mocking me in public. Also, I brought my then- husband along & we went to a cabaret - which I imagined to be burlesque. Imagine my surprise! The last 3 days were spent in my hotel room watching movies. Also, I did not see one pregnant woman or child. It was creepy. The Louvre was nice, though - a rare bright spot.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Africa. (Plus several others already mentioned)
&
Missouri. Lol

TV Junkie said...

Oh, Harry, you crack me up!

Procrastibator said...

Canada is my #1 place to visit. Dontcha like nice people?

Seven of Eleven said...

@Harry, pretentious is not a word I'd associate with you. Contentious, maybe, but not pretentious. :D

Steph said...

UAE

Procrastibator said...

Agreed Harry.

Procrastibator said...

A trip to India will change your life. The extreme poverty contrasted with the immense culture, art, history and natural beauty. Been 3 times. Just avoid drinking the water - buy bottled.

Simon said...

India

PghGirl said...

Have a friend who works for the government. He said to stay away from any country that ends in stan.

GatorGirl said...

Culture, art and history? I was in Mumbai and barely saw a green blade of grass. There was no beauty just smog and scary men. Oh and my colleague got so sick she ended up flying home after 3 days. It literally looked like an F5 Tornado hit and people said Whatever and just kept living in the squalor

Sunshine said...

France

hairydawg said...

Greece. Can't sit down for a week after visiting there.

Procrastibator said...

Gator girl: I'll plan your itinerary for your next visit.

BobbyM said...

CHAD.

nora nader said...

ROFL @Navymommy! +1

Pogue Mahone said...

Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iran....

PugsterMom said...

Ditto

mooshki said...

Turkey is spectacular! And most of its people are wonderfully friendly. I really hope they don't end up in a civil war. :(

Lil P said...

Me neither nowhere where a woman is a 2nd class citizen or considered property!

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SusanB said...

Agree about Paris but people in the French countryside were a lot nicer.

0_0 said...
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Harry Knuckles said...

What you are going to do right this minute young lady is explain to me why you have posted an avi of BCoop being all golly-shucks as an illustration of my so called contentiousness.

Start talkin' and this better be good.

0_0 said...

France. Really.

Canada is so almost like the USA (no offense, northerners).

TalksTooMuch said...

Canada really is, 0_0, no doot aboot it!

And I wouldn't go to India.

mgonzales said...

North Korea

T. E. Cuz said...

i love india. studied there for 5 weeks, didn't want to leave. still can't get enough of their delicious (vegetarian) food.

i have no desire to go to middle east/muslim countries. i really don't want to be looked down upon for being 1. a woman 2. american 3. enjoying a glass of wine 4. enjoying my partner. covering up my body is one thing... putting me in jail after being raped ("having sex") is abuse.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Harry, I have ESP!

Cee Kay said...

Honestly, I don't think there's anywhere I wouldn't go! Luxury accommodations all paid for - meet you at the airport. I know some places in the world are scary, but I want to see it anyway.

Stepforded said...

I second that!!!

Plus England - sorry, but absolutely no desire whatsoever to go there.

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Stepforded said...

No way - Dubai is gorgeous for shopping too! I love Dubai ... very pricey though.

TV Junkie said...

That's nice to know, Susan!

Harry Knuckles said...

Won't open. Probably just more of your disgusting animal genitalia anyway.

You should see a shrink about that.

Seven of Eleven said...

If you find Helena Bonham Carter to be "animal genitalia", you're wise to not open the link.

To my credit, I did not post a link to genitalia, animal or otherwise. You got two notices: NSFW and the link to the link. If you clicked on it, well, the one and only time I clicked on one of your links, I nearly fell out of my chair, so that's on you, my dear.

Sinead Quinn said...

Agree TV Junkie, my sister Visited Paris with my mum a few years ago and they were pointing at her and mocking her for being overweight as well. Stuck up and arrogant.

BeckyMae said...

One of my friends used to lead tours all over Mongolia, Russia and the like...she said all the 'Stan' countries she went were fantastic! Uzbekistan especially....

There's pretty much nowhere I would not go provided it was safe from war. I also have friends just back from Iran who said it was amazing...

BeckyMae said...

Turkey is an amazing county VIP! I was in Istanbul two years ago and fell in love with it, can't wait to go back. It's a true example of what a secular Muslim country can be like...

MelanieH said...

North Korea. Totalitarian states are so 1972. ;-)

Malibu Borebee said...

Wow. Some people really should just stay home.

Harry Knuckles said...

I'm sorry one of my links nearly made you fall out of your chair. To make it up to you, here's a carrot with a dick.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Harry (SFW, no genitalia, I Lannister promise)

Erik said...

Pretty much any country in Africa.

Henriette said...

Iran or North Korea

Henriette said...

Greece? Paris?
I'm shocked! I LOVED Greece and would live there if I was half fish half goat. The climate is too tough for me.
Paris is beautiful at night, but my father's country is a bit of a pain.

MadLyb said...

The U.S. within the next 10 years.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

BeckyMae - You hit on two I'd really like to see: Uzbekistan and Turkey. Istanbul especially, what I've seen on travel shows it's amazing.

My NO list is the same as you guys' - North Korea, places that treat women and gay people horribly. A lot of these countries I'd love to see, but not until they quit their evil ways.

Sprink said...

@Malibu, yep. And play Risk instead.

fancyscreenname said...

jeez I need to read more. I don't know what countries to avoid. I wanna say Iran, but I don't know why. :^(

Harry Knuckles said...

I knew you would get it, being the brainiac/dirty girl that you are.

Dingle Barry said...

Use the Google machine and look up CIA World Factbook it provides all kinds of information about every country. Whether it's for a book report or if you're thinking about taking a trip it'll answer your questions. Prior to booking a trip, check online with the Department of State for travel advisory updates.

Oh. I need to check the status of Canada. We're going up there in June. Gotta make sure they aren't on the brink of boycotting Tim Horton's that would be nothing but peaceful riots and grandma mayhem all over every small town and city until 4:00pm every day, except Sundays. Closed.

Seven of Eleven said...

I feel like "brainiac/dirty girl" is a Scooby Doo compliment.

(SFW, no animal nethers)

Reese said...

North Korea.

Deborah Frueh said...

Las Vegas - j/k