I've only been on this forum a couple of days and it's amazing the places people have been. I would just like to hear countries that people have been to that are really, really off the beaten track, i'll be even more impressed if no-one else on the forum has been there.
South Georgia is my contribution to this thread!!
Lake Naivasha in Kenya anybody?
Xishuangbanna in southern China, close to the Laos & Myanmar borders
hüttenheim ........... in the region of the river main ( near würzburg ) in germany .
a small wine-village with just 1 guesthouse and 2 or 3 places where ( between march and november ) you can drink wine with a snack in the afternoon .
http://www.landgasthofmay.de has 5 rooms of which 2 with private bath and wc . they charge between 10 and 22 usdlrs per person including a local breakfast with coffee , bread , cheese , home made saucise and marmelade plus fruit-juice . a cold or warm meal is available between 6 and 10 usdlr .
who has been there ? ? ?
Parc Rouge-Matawin, north of the Laurentians in Quebec. OK, so it's 6 hours from home, but I figure it's about the only place I've been to that others here may never have seen. Semi-deep-woods camping. Lots of blackflies. Squirrel-infested outhouses. Boiled lakewater for breakfast. Fun.
Lake Muskry at 800 ft in the Galtee Mountains, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
One of my favourite things to do is trek to this lake with my brother. It's quite a hike but worth every minute of it when you get to the top. It's so peaceful and still up there. I remember trekking up there once a couple of days after Christmas - it was snowing over the lake and it was one of the most serene places I have ever been.
The colours up there are amazing -the light is constantly changing - and all you have for company are a couple of indifferent sheep.
What more could you ask for?
Langmusi in China.
Mud village with a monastery, mud cafe and a run down hostel (run by one the best human beings alive).
Kalsang, the guy whho owns the hostel takes the profits from the hostel and opened a school for kids whose parents can't afford £7 A YEAR to send them to school. He walked to India to be taught by the Dahli Lama, then walked back to open the school. The guys a legend.
Leesha's cafe is amazing, her husband makes a mean hangover cure and leather chair (with his own bare hands). The monastery is tiny and has the whole orange robe, bald head thing going on, its also got a waterfall in a cave. Then theres the sky buriels up on the snow capped mountains.
Langmusi's about 18 hours drive from the nearest civilisation.
I don't suppose you got the recipe for that hangover cure did you?? It would make you everyone's best mate if you shared it
wish i knew my freind. But i was so disorientated, (i got very drunk, cos i wanted the guy in the street with an ink pot, needle and hammer to do me a tatoo, luckily some mates dragged me away).
I think it was a sort of omlette, Egg, potato,onion, and some other stuff all fried up, oh and plus about 5 coffees
Cant call it off the beaten track because I was born there, but for pretty much everyone else its quite OTBT..
There is an area called Kutch, in northwest India. It has the famous Salt deseert and famous handi craft but what most people dont know is that it has some lovely beaches, pretty much unspoilt by people