Here is a list of the countries / nations / territories that I have visited, I may have forgotten one or two! I have been on multi-day hiking and biking trips in many of these countries and have ridden a horse around a few, too!
The two questions I am asked most frequently are, “Which is your favorite country?” and “Have you been to….?”. It is almost impossible to pick a favorite as every country is so different and my experiences so varied.
Of course, I know Ireland very well and it is a wonderful country full of spirit(s), in all manners! For a first venture to Europe, I would recommend Italy as there is so much history and so many sites to visit and, of course, the food and wine are wonderful! The Bavarian region of Germany and Austria are incredibly well-manicured and the terrain is gorgeous; they are fairy tale perfect.
Bruge, Belgium is also very pretty as are the Scandinavian countries. Iceland is full of geographical wonders from the volcanos to the glaciers to the geothermal pools, and the people are entertaining, they remind me of the Irish as they believe in fairies and trolls, etc., and have wonderful stories (the sagas). There are a lot of very attractive people in Brazil and Chile and I also found them to be exceptionally nice.
Easter Island and the Galapagos are wonderfully magical and Morocco is incredibly mysterious and I love the food, the riads, and the attire (the djellaba and gandora robes and the babouche slippers). There are so many positive memories from everywhere!
I am usually stumped by the second question as typically I am asked if I have been to Australia or New Zealand, both of which I will get around to one of these days (especially New Zealand, for the landscapes), but as they are English speaking countries they don’t jump out as being unusual enough for me to visit just yet. I also need to get to Asia; every time I attempt a trip there something happens!
Perhaps in future blogs I will share more specifics and experiences about certain of these countries!
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Easter Island
- Galapagos Islands
- Malta (including Gozo)
- Northern Ireland
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- Vatican City