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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    I've visited quite a few places most people have balked at on here..Like Iran, Kuwait, Afganistan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria etc. I've found that despite media portrayals, most of them are filled with pretty decent good people who are open and friendly, proud of their country and culture and willing to share it with foreigners.
    Hmm, nice outlook. Maybe something to reconsider. Some of these places do have some lovely cuisine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    Okay this is going to sound a mixed up but:
    I'd love to go anywhere. I want to travel everywhere, meet different people. See different things.

    But the safety aspect eg war area, high crime, food safety would stop me visiting some places.
    This exactly.

    I've been to quite a few European countries, England, NZ, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. All were amazing (agree that NZ is underrated) but China was the stand out. Fascinating place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    Maybe the obscure African countries (because they're so small there's no point etc)

    But other than that, none. I want to see the world & not cotton wool myself into a safe bubble. I love culture & want to see it alllll. I will wait till some countries are safer (African continent for example) but I will get there
    This!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    People know Bali isn't a country right?
    You would be surprised by how many people think it's a country! I've come across a few people IRL who thought that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    You would be surprised by how many people think it's a country! I've come across a few people IRL who thought that!
    I think to many people it feels like a different country due to differences between Bali and mainland Indonesia. For example Indonesia is a mainly Muslim country, while Bali is mostly Hindu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    I think to many people it feels like a different country due to differences between Bali and mainland Indonesia. For example Indonesia is a mainly Muslim country, while Bali is mostly Hindu.
    I don't think a lot of people would know that to be honest, especially regarding differences in religion . I think it's more to do with the fact that the island of Bali is a popular tourist destination, so they don't really connect Bali to the rest of Indonesia. Also, there is no 'mainland' Indonesia because it's an archipelago, although a couple of the islands are a lot bigger than others.

    I actually far prefer travelling to the other islands as opposed to Bali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I actually saw the same thing in Bankstown once - granted it was a Friday night and she was sucking the life out a wine cask but still gross and yes I've never been back!
    I've seen this in Hurstville!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I don't think a lot of people would know that to be honest, especially regarding differences in religion . I think it's more to do with the fact that the island of Bali is a popular tourist destination, so they don't really connect Bali to the rest of Indonesia. Also, there is no 'mainland' Indonesia because it's an archipelago, although a couple of the islands are a lot bigger than others.

    I actually far prefer travelling to the other islands as opposed to Bali.
    I agree that there is such a difference between Bali and the rest of Indonesia. Hence I mentioned I wouldn't go to Bali, but I would go to the rest of Indonesia if given the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    A friend's husband visited India a few years ago. In the streets of Mumbai he witnessed a lady defecating in public on the side of a shop in full view of public eyes....that's when India got wiped from my list lol.
    I saw this in Vienna too - not what you'd expect from Austria but I'd definitely go back there

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    So basically people defecate in the street all over the world

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