By Preston Nix

#54 Kurdistan (Iraq)

Kurdistan is a fascinating place that I will get into trouble for visiting. Yes it is in Iraq, and yes, Iraq contains active war-zones, but Kurdistan is quite possibly one of the safest, friendliest places I have ever been. No, it’s not the most beautiful or most relaxing, but neither is Texas, and both are…

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By Preston Nix

#29 Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (Spend 3 days here, I spent 1 night) In Ethiopia I spent 2.5 hours in line to get a stupid visa (at one point 30 people were in line for 1 attendant, and she was doing everything by hand) and a free hotel room (I would have preferred a shorter wait, but whatever)….

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By Preston Nix

#30 Turkey

Turkey is an incredible country that I am not done seeing. I have been to Istanbul a few times, but there is so much here¬†that deserves to be seen seen. It is a much different place than when I was there the first time around, and may be getting worse, but I do think it…

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By Preston Nix

#28 Rwanda

Rwanda is the cleanest poor country I have ever been to. Apparently, once a month you are not allowed to drive, and everyone has to walk around and clean up. There is still trash of course, but not nearly as much as in other parts of the continent. If you want to go to Africa,…

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