There are a lot of "IF"s to my answer -IF I felt like travel (which I do not), IF I did not have a back problem, IF I had someone to travel with....forgetting all these - I have been to many countries but have not been to Greece or South America or Israel.
My choice, forgetting all else including wars, fighting etc, would be either Greece or Israel.
Well,Finy, you certainly hit the nail on the head with YOUR reply to this,as with the awful acts of war and terrorism just about everywhere these days is enough to almost put me off travelling to the countries with the most amazing histories of all!!! I adore ancient history and art,so my choice would be one of the regions which has all of this to offer. Persian art in particular is phenomenal and I would love to see the Blue Mosque in Armenia!
I've wanted to see this phenomenal structure since I first saw photos of it in history classes at school! The fact that it has been a place of worship for so many of the world's major religions really fascinates me.It also makes the entire premise of religion-based war even more ridiculous! Anyway,this is one place I would love to go to.IF my safety could be guaranteed!
That makes such perfect sense! The mosques there are so similar to my own favourite Blue Mosque!!! I adore this type of art and architecture! It is the whole 'Melting Pot' thing again,with various cultures having merged!
This intrigued me . . . "Singapore is unique in the sense that it is both a country and a city at the same time" . . . . so I think I would choose Singapore at the moment. I'm with Finy and Jules - safety is now a priority in my travelling.
Oh! Rice.......I'm another lover of Ancient History!
In the same 'neighbourhood' as you said, I'd love to see the 'Cave of the Swimmers' in Atlas Mtns, where scenes of 'The English Patient' were filmed.
Also, the ancient ruins of Roman city, Leptis Magna, which had the best arena outside of Rome!
Can you a ride a camel?
Hi Rice, If you love orchids, the Botanical gardens in Singapore are beautiful, & only $1 for seniors, (you may even see them on Google or You Tube,) while the younger than seniors pay $5, but the rest of the gardens are free to look around in. We'd been hoping to have returned to the Raffles Hotel, for another overpriced Gin-sling, but on our 3rd visit, (end of July '17) it was closed for renovations for about 2 years! Very disappointing!
No I think I will stay home, don't feel safe these days to go too far, in fact 2 months ago a young man shot dead a older man leaving work.That was a 20 min drive from where I live.
I'm good, no travelling at the moment for me.
In a perfect world.....Paris! Always wanted to go there.
I'm going on a European river cruise later this year so I will be going from Amsterdam to Budapest then to Prague along the Rhine. I always wanted to see The Netherlands, have been to Germany before and looking forward to seeing all the fantastic architecture along the way. My favourite was Bavaria and would love to go back there again if I had more time. Next year it will be Hawaii.
There are several I would like to visit, but with all the acts of violence going on around the world It is getting difficult to find a safe haven.
Now I have to look at the safety aspect before I decide where I visit.
So bearing that in mind, perhaps a Scandinavian Country such as Finland, or an Island Paradise like the Maldives.