Do you like to visit countries that are very different from your own country?

@Porcospino (17873)
Denmark
January 25, 2013 7:00pm CST
Do you prefer to visit a country that is very different from your own country or do you prefer to visit a country where it isn't too much of a challenge to get used to the new things for instance a country where you already speak the local language? Why? I love to visit places that are very different from my own country. I love to experience a different culture and if the country that I visit is very different from my own country I find it even more exciting. It is not important to me that I speak the local language. Sometimes it is a challenge to communicate with the locals if I don't speak their language, but I am not worried about that and I usually find a way to communicate with them or I use sign language if that is the only option. I think that it is really interesting to experience a different lifestyle and I love to notice the differences between my own country and the country that I visit. My sister-in-law has a different opinion and when she went on a long trip with her friend they chose to visit Australia, New Zealand and the US because she found it easier to visit countries where they knew that she would be able to speak English to the locals.
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@Mavic123456 (9702)
• Thailand
27 Jan 13
Yes it is always nice to see other places, experience other traditions and witness other cultures. Our passport limits us however to ASEAN countries. but what a heck why not. the firs out of the country escapade I made was here in Thailand, then I was hired in Vietnam... did not make it good, so I went back to Thailand because I got a job here. I went to Laos at Thai Embassy there, have my non B immigrant Visa and went back to Thailand after two days. I saw different places in Thailand, (southern part), Vietnam for Hanoi to Saigon and passed by and stop over to different provinces there because I took a sleeping bus that traveled for two days going to Saigon. I am now here in North Thailand and stayed for quite some time now.. and saw Laos for three days. Enjoyed the spots in Vientiane. Next time I am planning to look for a job in Turkey or Brunei. so maybe next year if I will be lucky to find a job there I will be in Turkey or Brunei. otherwise stay here in Thailand LOL.
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
28 Jan 13
I enjoyed reading about your experiences in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. I think that we have something in common because we both love to see other countries and experiece other cultures. I visited the same countries and Cambodia last year. I started in Thailand and then I visited Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It was my first visit to Asia and it was a really interesting experience. Like you I visited Vientiane in Laos and I also spent some time in Luang Prabang. I like Laos a lot. In the future I am going to return to Asia and visit some of the other countries. I can't afford that at the moment, but I hope that I will be able to do it in the future. When I was younger I worked abroad, but today I usually travel as a tourist.
• Thailand
28 Jan 13
I was not able to go to Luang Prabang is this the City near Vientiane, with old giant buddha statues? I saw jade buddha too. OMG. so nice.. Yes, I missed going there because I thought it is just near the Vientiane, I can still go back there.. if I will have opportunities again. Another very close to me is Myanmar this is just a bus ride, too like Laos. Next time you visit Philippines. You will have a great time there. wow you are fortunate to be a tourist. Have fun.
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
28 Jan 13
It takes about 10 hours to drive from Vientiane to Luang Prabang if you take the fast bus, but there are also other busses and if you choose one of them it takes more than 10 hours to get to Luang Prabang. I really liked Luang Prabang, I think that it is a beautiful and charming town. There are a lot of temples in Luang Prabang and I was able to visit some of the famous temples during my stay there. I also went on a short cruise on the river and that was very nice. I hope that you will get the chance to visit Luang Prabang in the future Yes, Thailand and Myanmar and not far from eachother. I hope to visit Myanmar in the future, but I need to apply for a visa first. I actually plan on visiting the Philippines next time I go to Asia! I want to visit the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia on the same trip, but it will take me a long time to save up the money for the next trip to Asia so it is not going to happen in the near future.
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
If given the chance to go over another country then why not? It’s a big opportunity that one shouldn’t miss. Mainly because you will be able to learn another culture that is far different from your usual set customs and traditions. It’s also a better way to explore the world and to know other people through their beliefs and their traditions. I also like travelling and looking for places that I had never seen before, so it’s quite a good idea.
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
26 Jan 13
I agree with that. I think that it amazing to experience another country and culture and if the other culture is very different from my own culture it is even more interesting. I like to experience lifestyles and traditions that are different from the things that I know from my own country. I love to visit places where I have never been before, and I think that it is really exciting to explore those places and learn about their lifestyle. Sometimes I discover that the things that I imagined before I visited the place aren't true at all and it always interesting to compare my thoughts about a certain country with the actual experience.
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Amazing it is! Thanks for your response!
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15 Feb 13
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
I prefer to visit places/country that have different cultures far from my country. I want to experience, learn and feel the real feeling living in a country/place opposite to what I used to know. It would be a different experience and more exciting-bit adventurous as well.
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
26 Jan 13
I also prefer to visit places where the culture is very different from my own country. I think that makes travelling more exciting. It is always fascinatiing to experience a place where the lifestyle, the traditions and other things are different from the things that I know from my own country. When I visited Asia last year I noticed a lot of differences between those countries and my own country and I think that was one of the most interesting things about that trip.
@Shavkat (62686)
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
That's an adventure to know the culture and tradition of other countries when you travel. I had been to other state and appreciate the difference. Have a great day!
@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
26 Jan 13
I agree with that. I think that is a amazing adventure to experience the culture and the traditions of other countries. It is always interesting to compare the place that we visit to our own country and notice the differences. There are so many places around the world that I would like to visit. I started by visiting the other European countries since I live in Europe and in the future I want to visit many other parts of the world. I hope to visit every continent at least once and I think that it will be really interesting to experience a lot of different cultures.
• Philippines
26 Jan 13
Hi, there! I would love to visit countries which are so different from my country. I want to challenge myself--learn and speak different languages, experience different cultures, meet different people, see different places etc. I do not want to die doing nothing at all. The world is God's blessing to us, let's not waste it. while we are still here, walking tne Earth, let us explore nature and witness the beauty of the world.
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
26 Jan 13
I think that is a great attitude. I also want to learn a lot of different things and challenge myself. I think that it is really interesting to experience different cultures and meet different kinds of people and experience lfestyles that are different from the lifestyles that I know from my own country. I don't think that I will ever get tired of that. There are so many beautiful and interesting places in this world and it is really fascinating to explore the places that are different from the places that we already know.