There isn’t a country in the world I wouldn’t travel to right now. There are cities and regions I would surely avoid, but there isn’t a country I would avoid right now. This confuses most people, and often solicits a list of countries, “Well you wouldn’t go to X, Y, or Z… right?” The answer I always give, “Of course I would.”
Here’s the thing, and I am sure I am not the only person who feels this way, I don’t have to like a country’s politics to want to see their natural wonders. Likewise, I don’t have to care for their politics in order to meet the people there. I want to see the world. I want to see the little wonders, human achievements, cliffs, hills, mountains, valleys, deserts (and desserts). I want to see how people live, and be challenged by ideals which are not my own.
I have been to Europe (and will go back to finish the map there), but I need more than just European tours. I don’t want to stick with the norm for holidays, I want to spice it up a bit. I want to go off the beaten path, and enjoy the sites most people will only see in photos, if they even see the photos. By the time I die, I want to have been to every country.
So, I guess this was a long way to say a short thought, I don’t care about the politics of a country, I will still gladly travel anywhere.