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1. Posted by NiuMei84 (Full Member 113 posts) 11y

to avoid?
What's the country you don't want to travel to and why?
I've heard quite many horror stories about Turkey so that's the place I wouldn't want to go to and also I've heard that India is quite crazy place aswell...

2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Certain parts of Spain - because it's full of Brits, Brit pubs and full English breakfasts and fish and chips served everywhere. And you have to wear Union Jack shorts and a football shirt to get in everywhere, this is extended to some of the greek islands as well.

3. Posted by hendrix147 (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

well said davei would avoid iraq for obvious reasons

4. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I would not avoid Turkey or India!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Dave, I wonder if you mean Torremolinos? I never saw so many English pubs in my life! They all advertised "jacket potatoes" and it took me a while to figure out what in the world they could be.

It was a pretty, but very touristy city. I preferred the outskirts, although being along the Mediterranian was nice. I imagine it was the British equivalent to Canadians bombarding the shorelines of Cuba...

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I will venture to say that probably Iraq is probably off limits right now...especially for those carrying US passports

7. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

I will venture to say that probably Iraq is probably off limits right now...especially for those carrying US passports

The interesting thing is that Jordan (who are not so keen on America being in Iraq) has seen something like a 45% increase in American tourists since the 2nd Gulf War. I found that pretty amazing really.

8. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Wow, I am surprised too. I remember the Queen of Jordan coming few times to America and doing a bunch of PR (and humanitarian awareness) work in the US while I am sure she was also promoting tourism in her country. So, where did you get that info from?

9. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I just remember seeing a news report on it a couple of months back. I can't remember how exactly they got to the figure but i think they were comparing it to pre-gulf war tourist numbers, that's why it was a really surprising statistic.

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

That is interesting and surprising. Most Americans are afraid to go abroad anyway, but Jordan and the Middle East? Wow...