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1. Posted by jackson_e (Budding Member 4 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi,

What makes you want to travel to the countryside and what would encourage you to go even more?

Thanks

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 791 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Are you referring to a specific country? And when you mean country side to you mean visiting small towns and villages or going bush so to speak?

3. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1272 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Where I live is pretty much 'country'. What is good about it is the lack of people.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1239 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

I like traveling in the countryside because it is quieter and more peaceful than most cities. People are usually very friendly; scenery usually beautiful and the food fresh and good. We live in a city so perhaps it is just a nice change.

5. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 791 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

One of the things I hear that prevent people visiting places outside the city is lack of public transport. I rent cars frequently so it is not difficult for me to get to out of the way places but I know a lot of people who are not comfortable doing this and most of these places don't have convenient public transport options so the hassle puts them off visiting.

6. Posted by khaledb (Budding Member 10 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Countryside is my favorite place for two reasons:
- It's generally quiet and peaceful, certainly not as contaminated with toxic pollutants as the city.
- It's a remote area which is so much private, and I like that!
Don't you prefer living in a calm, private and healthy area!

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1272 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

One of the things I hear that prevent people visiting places outside the city is lack of public transport. I rent cars frequently so it is not difficult for me to get to out of the way places but I know a lot of people who are not comfortable doing this and most of these places don't have convenient public transport options so the hassle puts them off visiting.

One of the reasons that there isn't public transport is that there aren't the large number of people to use it that makes it profitable. But it's not just that people are not comfortable driving in a foreign country but there are some classes of people who are not allowed to rent cars. When my mother was 93, she couldn't rent a car in England. She had a younger friend go with her to do the driving. (She still had a license and drove competently at home almost until her death at 96). In the US at least, it is difficult to rent a car if you are younger than 25 (I think there are exceptions for the military). I personally don't like driving in countries like England where they drive on the opposite side of the road from what I am used to. I think there is a current case where the wife of a US diplomat was driving on the wrong side of the road in England and caused a fatal accident. So it is not just comfort but also safety that is an issue.

8. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 179 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

One of the main complaints I hear from those who move from the city to the country is that there is nothing to do. At which point we look at them with a blank stare as to 'What are you talking about?' It took some pondering to figure this one out. In the cities you have an environment where events are happening all the time. You have different places to go run by people for entertainment. We don't have much of either. Instead we make our own fun. One of my favorite things to do growing up was to see how stuck I could get in the truck and still get myself out without having to call for help. Only had to call a couple of times, but my dad was always complaining about how many clutches I went through, *cough. If you come to the countryside, do not expect ready made fun. Expect to have to go out into the wild and make your own fun hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, and so on.

9. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 791 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

One of the reasons that there isn't public transport is that there aren't the large number of people to use it that makes it profitable.

It is a bit of a chicken and egg dilema. Rural areas want to increase visitor numbers but to do so they say they need public transport access, but no one is is willing to create public transport options till they know the numbers are high enough to support it.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Oct-2019, 04:28 GMT by Teoni ]

10. Posted by jackson_e (Budding Member 4 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much for your replies!

How do you feel about litter in the countryside and if there was less of it, would you go to the countryside more??