There are a lot of countries I want to go back to visit more or again. It’s true I’ve been to every country in the world or 193 countries based on the list of United Nations member states; I’ve actually been to over 100 of them multiple times. You can read how many countries there are here. However, there are dozens that I want to explore again or go to different places within those countries, which I’ve already been to. Here are five countries that I really want to go back to and revisit.
I love Ethiopia, it’s one of Africa’s best countries and has so much to see and discover that it would take several visits to see it all. I have actually been to Ethiopia 6 or 7 times but almost always in the capital of Addis Ababa and other than that, mostly the south including crossing into Somalia via Jijiga.
I really want to go back and visit the towns of Lalibela and Axum. These have been on my list for some time and I definitely plan to get there soon. Not to mention Addis Ababa is one of the best big cities in Africa and has some great coffee and Italian food!
Kensington Tours runs several tours to Ethiopia; which definitely can include Lalibela and Axum.
I actually used to live in Margarita Island, Venezuela for a time. That was back in the late 1990’s and I haven’t been back to the country at all since 2000. One place within Venezuela I really want to revisit is Angel Falls. Angel Falls is the world’s tallest waterfall and is set in a gorgeous jungle, mountain setting. I was only 20 years old when I was there and don’t even have any pictures from my visit so I would really love to go back.
Kensington Tours runs a tour to Angel Falls, Venezuela.
I have only been to Peru once. I spent two weeks there in November 2003. I went all over from Lima to Lake Titicaca down to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. However, that was a long time ago and again, I really don’t have many pictures from my trip and the ones I do have-I have no idea where they are. I really want to go back and visit Machu Picchu again along with Cuzco but above all, I want to visit the Nazca Lines. I think these are so cool and I have not seen them.
Kensington Tours runs several tours to Peru and Machu Picchu.
One of my best friends from business school lives in Bogota but I still haven’t been back since 2008. I have some pictures from that memorable trip; which I loved, including to the island of San Andres. However, I didn’t get to see as much of Colombia as I wanted.
I really want to visit Medellin; which I’ve not been to and see some more of the coastal areas. Of course, Cartagena remains one of my all-time favorite places and will definitely revisit that jewel of a city.
Kensington Tours runs a variety of tours to Colombia.
I have been twice to Myanmar. Both times only in Yangon and I want to do so much more in this blossoming country. Bagan has long been at the top of my list of places to see. I was in Myanmar 2 years ago and the erratic flight schedule cost me a trip to Bagan so I want to right that wrong ASAP. I also want to see the rest of the country before it really develops. There is so much going on in Myanmar and I want to be a part of it.
Kensington Tours runs many tours to Myanmar.
Disclaimer: I receive compensation from Kensington Tours. I am a member of the Kensington Tours Explorers in Residence program. I am also actively leading a trip in April to the Masters. All opinions and country choices in this article were made by me. They have not been influenced in any way.