My favourite was Dominican Republic, it was so blissful but it was my honeymoon.
Worst was Lanzarote, the hotel was absolutely dreadful which ruined it
My favourite was Australia
. I hadn’t expected to love it as much as I did.
The worst was definitely Lanzarote - just for the appalling hotel. We couldn’t wait to leave.
Weird how almost identical comments were posted within 3 minutes of each other....
That said it’s not exactly hard to believe. Those Spanish resorts aimed at British tourists are depressing. There are so many other wonderful parts of Spain to visit. I know that sounds a bit smug and middle class but it’s not like there aren’t equivalents aimed at a higher economic status - mykonos anyone? It’s all about playing it safe. home comforts with better weather.
Anyway sorry for that tangent. Good thread idea.
My best is probably Mexico. Beautiful, diverse country. Great food. Lovely people. So much to see - the pyramids outside Mexico City are one of the most spectacular sights I’ve ever seen. At the same time there is the opportunity for lieing on the beach in the tiny towns along the Pacific coast.
Mexico City itself I should say was nothing like i expected. It felt very safe, and almost European in parts. I’m sure it depends on what areas you visit.
I’m struggling to think of a worst.
I liked visiting Peru but I must say the capital, Lima wasn’t very exciting. Not a lot to do. I was there a week and stayed in 3 hostels. The first two areas recommended to tourists were dreadful. Leicester Square vibes with rip off prices to match. The third place was in an old colonial building in the centre. That was more interesting but I still remember the smell of the hostel itself was maybe the worst thing I’ve ever inhaled...