And it's a tough question to answer.
First of all, we've only been to somewhere around 23 countries. So considering there are around 195 countries in the world, we really don't have that many to choose from. However, it's still a valid question.
I guess we better tell you the countries we've been to. Here's the list...
Antigua, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, South Korea, Lesotho, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Wales, United States.
We consider having been in a country if we've been there long enough to walk around and have a meal. So that's the only reason Spain and Sweden are on the list! We certainly haven't been there long enough to get to know those places at all.
So then, you have to decide on what you're going to base your choice on. For example, we think that the most photogenic country we've ever been to was Iceland.
On Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
We were only in Iceland for five days, and it wasn't long enough. The paved ring road the goes around Iceland is 1,300 kms (800 miles) long, and we think an ideal trip would be a month or six weeks in a motorhome, boondocking around that ring road. Besides that ring road, there are hundreds of dirt roads leading to all of the peninsulas around the coast. Maybe six weeks wouldn't be long enough! We would definitely like to return to Iceland.
Czech Republic is also on our list of countries that we would like to return to. Although we were there for three weeks, there was so much of the country that we didn't see.
The town square in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
So much history and interesting architecture. Oh, and over 400 breweries. And the some of the best and least expensive beer in the world. Czech Republic also has thousands of kms of well marked paved cycling trails all through the countryside. It would make for a fantastic long term cycling or backpacking trip, and it's another country we would love to return to.
But where do we keep being drawn back to, year after year?
It has a culture that we enjoy. An economy that makes it inexpensive compared to Canada. A wide variety of geography where you can go from the beaches to the mountains in under four hours pretty much anywhere in the country. And food that we simply love! We could easily live in Mexico.
A wedding celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico.
So far, Mexico is our favorite country. But we will keep traveling and exploring new countries, because perhaps there is something even better out there. How do we know if we don't keep on exploring?
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