I want to meet people and enjoy the country-side, so I avoid using planes.
During my teens and twens I hitch-hiked around Europe with friends then I sometimes did it by rail or car. --
Since 1983 I have used much of my holidays for travelling and in my free time I sometimes look at maps to study countries I've not yet seen and I would like to visit to meet people from new regions. -- --
I prefer travelling OVERLAND e.g. --
from Vienna (Austria) to Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea then to Zimbabwe and Cape Town and then via East Africa back to Austria in 1999-2000; --
from Vienna to Egypt and Eritrea (and back) in 1997; --
from Vienna to Shanghai (and back) in 1984; --
from Vienna through Central Asia to Haikou and Kunming (China) in 2013 and then from Hanoi to Lombok (overland and ferries in 2015); --
from Buenos Aires to Quito (bus) in 2010; --
from Sao Paulo to Lima (bus), Iquitos to Manaus (boat) in 2018; --
or across Western, Central and Eastern Africa or India (several times since 1999).
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I've been to more than 140 countries on all inhabited continents (and over 450 UNESCO-WHSs) - Antarctica is too expensive to reach and seems not so interesting regarding people and culture. --
Among the world's largest countries I have not yet visited are: Algeria; Pakistan, Myanmar, BanglaDesh, Turkmenistan, ... (and Afghanistan/only across the bridge in Khorugh, SaudiArabia/only Gedda harbour, Somalia, CAR, ...)
Here in 'mosttraveledpeople.com' there are so many sub-regions and federal states I've never been to or haven't even heard of before. --
'Collecting' all states of the US or all islands in the Oceans is definitely not one of my major aims...
My Favorite Places:
Maybe Roumsiki in Northern Cameroon.
Among other favourites are: dusty Zinder (Niger), remote Bol (Chad), amazing Tikal (Guatemala), entertaining Lubumbashi (DRC, waiting for a train for 3 weeks)... and the Amazonas, Upper Nile and Congo rivers (by boat)! Definitely not my favourites were Equatorial Guinea (in 2000) or Juba, South Sudan in 2012.