i think egypt is on the list of countries that frown upon the israeli stamp in your passport....definately worth checking tho. It is possible to go to N.Korea, but you can only go on 'official' tours from S.Korea where they take you to only the places they want you to see.....so it is pointless really!
Burma is possible to travel, at least it was 2 years ago when i went....and Bhutan is just bloody expensive.
I'd think countries like angola, burundi and the congos are the places you would have trouble with?!?!?!
I did the same thing as yourself a few years back GlobalPete.....then got to NZ and havent left....local girl!!! But i am dragging her to South America in the next few years.
Quoting Cool Paul
Quoting Cool Paul
impossible for me, being an american I'll never see North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq or Iran, and maybe venezuela. Also I hear if I get an Israeli stamp in my passport other countries in the middle-east frown upon it, not too sure about that one but it wouldn't surprise me if it was true.
Yes it's true for several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The Syrian authorities will ask if you have ever been to Israel when you apply for your visa, and when you arrive at the border your passport will be checked for Israeli stamps.
egypt isn't one of those countries is it?
Israel and Egypt are both on my list of places to get around to.
Egypt is fine about Israeli stamps, as is Jordan.
To Cool Paul,
I am a US citizen and I've visited North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq for 2 weeks each; I've also lived in Venezuela for 4 years. I had no problem getting in or out of any of these countries, and each country has a significant portion of it that is very safe to visit (basically the north of each country). The people in each place were exceptionally hospitable (though some of it might have been artificial in North Korea.) Actually, Venezuela is probably the least safe of all the countries above. Visas are difficult to get for North Korea but they are becoming a bit easier. They are definitely among the more interesting places to visit in the world.