Off the beaten path — to new destinations

Here are the top spots for adventurous and intrepid world travelers alike.

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WE know a person that lives in Sri Lanka two of us send money to her . She needs it to buy heart medicine.She was my husband maid  and other americian maid. In Arabia . English is not spoken well by them either.

 

Feb 3, 2013 12:14AM
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Sri Lanka was awesome when we visited there a couple years ago. I remember the ruins at Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya was also where Duran Duran filmed their videos for Save a Prayer and a few others back in the early 1980s
Feb 3, 2013 12:09AM
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Madagascar, next thing ya know los Galapagos...  Take a linking 3rd world V8 to a "pristine wildlife sanctuary" and and brag about how worldly awesome and conscious we are when we get back.  Sounds about right.  
Feb 2, 2013 11:34PM
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The USA the greatest Country in the world and the rest of world wishes hey could be like us that is why they don't like us!!! Stay at home and be safe!! If you take the thousands that you spend in other countries and spen them here we would have more jobs.......

Feb 2, 2013 11:16PM
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Been to must of the places shown and enjoyed almost every minute, have been to most of Europe and the Middle East and Africa, South America, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and all free airfare, pays to pay for a daughters education to be a pilot and a senior manager at a major airline.
Feb 2, 2013 11:09PM
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turkey is a wonderful country , I have been there twice , very nice people, great food, wonderful sites to see, most people speak english, fun to buy things, istanbul is exotic, bodrum is beautiful, antalya is so great as is alanya and kas( small town on the sea near bodrum, one can stay in neat small hotels for very cheap or in old ottoman mansions for not too much either.
Feb 2, 2013 11:09PM
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Any article suggesting Sri Lanka as a destination for any person other than one who wants to be scammed and the object of racial, religious or sexual abuse by the locals in every corner of this godless and human decency depraved nation and society, is simply irresponsible, knows nothing of the hell they are sending people into, and nothing else of what they write should be trusted. I know. I was stuck there for 33 months fighting against human rights abuse, animal cruelty, starving for even healthy food, forget about any quality or memorable cuisine, and nothing other than rice curry is cheap. Even the children are filled with hate toward anyone not their same ethnicity, religion, color, political party, language, etc. The civil war is not over, the oppressors have merely conquered fully the oppressed. An island of pure hate, and the least attractive island, tropical or otherwise, I have ever had the misfortune to step foot upon. And I have been to or lived in some forty countries on five continents. Take it from me, stay the hell away from Sri Lanka and the money grubbing Third World. I now leave them in the mire of their filthy and corrupt ways.

Feb 2, 2013 11:05PM
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If you want to travel by all means go do so but when your

I want to see other countries **** gets kidnapped don't

call and want the U.S.A. to come save you. Remember it's

what you wanted

Feb 2, 2013 10:12PM
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Everytime I travel on a plane, some idiot farts or gets sick. Everytime I go to Europe, I get sick. Im staying home, where I belong.
Feb 2, 2013 10:10PM
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I find travelong to be most effective when I can DO something with the locals. Like actually work or take part in a project. People makes the places not trees, rocks and mountains. Visiting places as an observer is like going to an acquarium...no touchy touchy....all looky looky makes for a boreing adventure.
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