Would You Visit Places That Are Not Too Touristy?

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@Shavkat (66205)
Philippines
July 6, 2016 9:00pm CST
I like to travel to places that are off the beaten track. Why? The place isn’t popular among tourists but it is considered clean, peaceful and unspoiled as compared to famous destinations. It is like the “me time” moment with people close to you. No need to worry the presence of tourists as the foreground or background. In some way, you will enjoy the place and feel so relax. With this journey, it is a chance to discover new things while traveling off the beaten track. Have you tried this kind of adventure in your life, traveling to a place that is not known by other people? Photo Credit: pixabay.com
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@rakski (23526)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
oh yes, I love visiting places that are not yet so known. I remember visiting Sagada in the mid 90s. Tourists you can see there are foreigners but only a few but no fellow Filipino tourists. And they thought I am a Korean, lol. No wireless cellphone signals and when internet is starting in the metro, nope, there is none there yet.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 16
was it solo travel @rakski?
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@rakski (23526)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
@hereandthere we were just two who went there. I am with a friend (French) and it's our first time to go there that time. Not a lot of locals knew about the place and how to get there unlike now. I knew about the place because of the book of my friend 'Lonely Planet Philippines' I am just like a tourist in my own homeland. But now, I can be a tourist guide there! lol I love the place. I actually want to live there. If it's not for my family, I would have gone up to the mountains...
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@raksi It is nice to travel the cordillera area. I am in the city of Pines but I haven't been to Sagada. I had planned to visit the place. However, I had cancelled the travel because of high incidence of Dengue cases in the area.
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 16
If it is around my city, that's OK. If it is a foreign country, I may not take such a risk. As I am afraid to get lost since I am very poor in direction. I like asking others when I can't find my way.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 16
same here. i don't even know where north, east, south or west is.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@youless Safety is what we need to consider. In my personal opinion, I will not travel if the place is not safe.
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@JudyEv (137439)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
We mostly try to get off the beaten track. You can have some really interesting journeys that way.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 16
but would you do it alone?
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@JudyEv (137439)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
@hereandthere I might have when I was younger but not now.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@JudyEv It is really fun to know the unknown places. I am still hoping to do it again soon.
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@dbherald (498)
• India
7 Jul 16
Enjoyment is the main motive to me, so wherever I go to visit a place it doesn't matter that the place is touristy or not touristy.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 16
agree. how you perceive things and the things you enjoy might be different from others.
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@dbherald (498)
• India
7 Jul 16
@hereandthere Yes it might be but both are same to me.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@dbherald I don't mind to go to either places. As long as I enjoyed the scenery.
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@marguicha (104138)
• Chile
7 Jul 16
I can go to a place that is not too touristy provided there´s a lodge with a good bed and a decent bathroom.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 16
true! as long as there's a safe place to rest, eat and clean up.
@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@marguicha When I was a volunteer before, I also considered the safety and a place that is clean enough without acquiring sickness.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
I still would love to...that would be an adventure :)
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@Lucky15 It would be a great fun and unforgettable adventure.
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@Hannihar (44401)
19 Dec
The places that tourists do not visit are places that normal people go to that they will not have to deal with tourists.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
19 Dec
I wanted to explore these places. I must admit that there are some places in my country that need to be explored.
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@Hannihar (44401)
19 Dec
@Shavkat Shavkat, it is great to go to places that just the locals know about .
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
19 Dec
@Hannihar I am hoping that I can do it next year.
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@ridingbet (60771)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
yes i would love to.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
It would be fun for a change.
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@ridingbet (60771)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
@Shavkat right but only if finances approve. hahaha!
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@epiffanie (10457)
• Australia
7 Jul 16
Yes, those places less visited are the ones I love .. I don't like crowded places ..
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@epiffanie It is really stressful to go to crowded must-see places.
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@epiffanie (10457)
• Australia
11 Jul 16
@Shavkat it is.. so, it doesn't make sense to go to all those crowded places and expect to relax..
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@skysnap (18049)
7 Jul 16
I find only mountains not like touristry types. So I prefer that.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
I do like mountains since I am living in this kind of place. I am versatile and choose to go to beautiful scenery.
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@skysnap (18049)
8 Jul 16
@Shavkat same with me. but i am more of mountain guy than beach one.
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@mavlana (1025)
• India
7 Jul 16
yeah...there are many places I want to visit.Different and peaceful.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
I hope you will have the chance to fulfill this travel of yours soon.
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@mavlana (1025)
• India
8 Jul 16
@Shavkat Fingers crossed.
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@shubhu3 (21726)
• New Delhi, India
7 Jul 16
Ya I would love to yet I have not explored any places as such which have not been known by people.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@shubhu3 I think there are so many places in your country that never been to by the local people.
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@shubhu3 (21726)
• New Delhi, India
8 Jul 16
@Shavkat Ya that's also true . :)
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@thelme55 (15230)
• Germany
13 Jul 16
Yes, I did. My hubby and I even lived in off the beaten track in Ireland . It was good to live with the locals.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
I also tried this in Central Asia before. It was so fun to live and embrace the difference with the local people.
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@acelawrites (12558)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
I like to travel in such places that are not yet visited by so many tourists.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@acelawrites This is really one of my plans this year. I want to have a getaway place and travel alone this time.
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@1hopefulman (33710)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
I seem to prefer visiting places where there are less people or that are less busy. Less problems and easier to enjoy the visit.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
I am sure you will love the place that is not crowded. It is more relaxing and enjoyable.
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@sukhmani (800)
7 Jul 16
Yes,i like to visit such places where less no. of people come..
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@sukhmani It is good place to have soul search and reflection of oneself.
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@hereandthere (33054)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
which places have to been to?
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
I had been to many places locally and across the border. I had travelled the Luzon areas of our country. And you?
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• Baguio, Philippines
4 Sep 17
I agree. I like a place that is calm and fascinating.
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@hoong143 (1408)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 16
If the place is clean and peaceful, I will love to have a trip there.
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@lilnana1111 (2337)
• United States
8 Jul 16
No, but I'd love too, I love traveling and hope to do more in the future.
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