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Old 02-09-2014, 10:16 PM   #16
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Oh my, hard decision. I think I'll have to go with France, then Scotland. Although Italy is awesome. Malta was fun. I can't decide! I think it really depends on how I'm feeling at the time.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:04 AM   #17
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I agree with those who could not decide, but I think Italy is probably it for just atmosphere per square ft (or meter, take your pick... ) But even though I loved it, it's not a place I want to go back to. I'm not into a replay of this one. I now want to do international travel more for the adventure and something new, or to visit friends, or both.

Next on the international list are SE Asia (both friends and adventure) and Tenerife (Canary Islands) for a DF and a weird environment.
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My favorite is still the first foreign country I ever "visited" at age 11.

I say "visited" because my family was sightseeing at Niagara Falls where you could walk out on a bridge over the river to a white line that marked the border between Canada and the U.S. I thought it was pretty cool to stand in two countries at the same time.

Sadly, that's as close to actually visiting Canada as I've gotten since. But, I still remember how exciting it was to "be in Canada" halfway.
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Although I have travelled through a lot of the states, probably have visited more states than provinces in my own country, Portugal is my favourite country. The people are so friendly and the scenery is beautiful.
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I've only been to Mexico, Dominican Republic, France & Germany. I'd have to say Germany was my favorite out of all of them.
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The only country outside of the US that I have been to is Canada. I would like to see more, but I would like to cover more of the US first. My dream is to see Great Britain and Italy, specifically Rome and Vatican City.
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I've been to European countries and Netherlands are my absolute winner! It's all about people and their life style, perhaps cause it's just so close to my values! At the same time my dream is visiting Peru one day and I guess something may change!
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Well, since this has been resurrected...I want to change my answer. CHINA!!!!! We had such a blast during our quick trip to Shanghai in 2016 that we are planning to go back and see much more of the country.

Casandra, I see this is your first post. Fun! We are headed to Bolivia, which I hear is much like Peru, but with less crime against tourists. Consider Bolivia!
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Two - Malta and Scotland. Very, very different places, but both with some of the best and friendliest people ever.
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We have been able to travel often in the last ten years. We have hit a lot of Europe, a bit of South America and China. It is really HARD to pick just one! Loved Germany, Italy, China, France (Normandy area, too), Russia (only St. Petersburg), Estonia, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands and so on. I don't think I can pick just one!!! I love to travel. We are returning to Germany later this year. We will see the northern part of the country!
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I have a tie and it would be Italy and France. So much to see and do in each and the food isn't bad either!
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