Well, who doesn’t love travelling? You may see the persons who cover some travelling destinations. But do you know, there is a person traveled 198 countries in this world?
Yes, he is Gunnar Garfors, the youngest person ever to travel to all 198 countries in the world as a hobby. At 17, he started travelling without his family. As he has visited so many countries, it was obvious that people want to know which countries are the best to visit.
He has a hard time picking just one. However, he has made a list of 12 best countries which he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.
1. Romania- They know how to make a great beer
Gunnar says, “Transylvania, best known for its castles, mountains, and of course Dracula, will stun you. Not to forget the parties in the capital Bucharest. And Romanians even know how to make great beer.”
2. Madagascar- Astonishes you to the core
Gunnar says, “The gourmet options in Antananarivo are world class, until it comes to the bill. You will think they have forgotten most of what you ordered. The coastline, the lemurs, and the baobab trees will gobsmack you.”
3. Iceland- You will explore “unreal” things
He says, “You know that big island in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s been battered and beaten by winds and waves for a million years, and it is still there! Just bring your swimming gear, and sit in 40 degrees hot natural springs while your hair will freeze and get covered by snow. Unreal.”
4. Vietnam- The definition of friendliness
“The definition of friendliness can be found here. Just remember not to let the hustle, bustle, and traffic stress you. Sit down, order a drink, relax, and watch. And do not forget to check out the Mekong Delta and its floating markets.”
5. Kyrgyzstan- Place for world-class vodka
Gunnar defines the country as, “Stunning nature, colorful markets, and very friendly people, unless they think you are an American pilot who is likely to run away with one of their beautiful girls. Bring a cup for world-class vodka.”
6. Kiribati- a paradise without much luxury
He says, “Paradise, like it used to be. There isn’t much luxury, but the fantastic seafood and the hospitality you are likely to experience by locals make up for it, by far. Just do venture outside the ‘civilization’. And set aside some time, there are rarely more than 2-3 planes arriving here a week.”
7. New Zealand- a great place for beaches and thrilling water sports
“Enjoy white, black, and golden beaches, any kind of water sports and activities you didn’t know existed.”
8. Nicaragua- Legendary surf spots
“This is a very diverse country between Costa Rica and Honduras. You’ll find legendary surf spots, incredible diving opportunities, and stunning nature.”
9. Sierra Leone- Place that challenges your comfort zone
“This paradise is on virtually no one’s bucket list, but it should be if you are willing to challenge your comfort zone a tad. Expect amazing beaches, idyllic villages, and smiling people. Don’t expect infrastructure.”
10. Dominica- Caribbean islands
“One of the least known islands of the Caribbean so deserves to be seen by more people. Of course, that would take away some of the charm of the volcanoes, Boiling Lake, the hidden beaches, and the rainforest.”
11. Norway- Stunning scenery that you won’t see anywhere else
“Ok, ok, ok, call me biased, but if you haven’t seen the West Coast or Northern Norway, you don’t know what stunning scenery is. The wild mountains, the twisting fjords, the unimaginable waterfalls, the magnificent glaciers, the tiny villages, and the midnight sun will leave you speechless. Go, or regret forever.”
12. Uruguay- still undiscovered
“You know that country in between Argentina and Brazil? The second smallest country in South America is still rather undiscovered, although I have no idea why. The memo about the calm and relaxed, yet very exciting people must have gotten lost in the mail.”
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