- Picture 1: Semuc Champey, Guatemala
- Picture 2: Cappadocia, Turkey
- Picture 3: Hanging Monastery, China
- Picture 4: Callao Caves, Philippines
And yes, they're still on the list, as I haven't visited any of these. I was in the Philippines earlier this year, but I didn't go to this site. So, to update the countries I have featured on my itchy feet series, here's an updated list.
- Armenia: 2006, 2007
- Bolivia: 2009
- Brazil: 2007
- Chile: 2007
- China: 2010
- Egypt: 2008
- Estonia: 2008
- Guatemala: 2010
- India: 2006, 2008
- Iran: 2008
- Laos: 2008
- Latvia: 2008
- Lithuania: 2008
- Morocco: 2006, 2007, 2009
- Nepal: 2009
- Norway: 2007
Peru: 2006 Philippines: 2010
- Thailand: 2008
- Turkey: 2007, 2010
- Uzbekistan: 2007, 2008
- Vietnam: 2007
Unfortunately, I haven't been standardizing the level at which I feature places. Sometimes, I feature cities, sometimes countries. For simplicity's sake, let me count them by country, which is how I did it above. I've featured locations from a total of 24 countries. 4 of these have been crossed out, because I was able to visit the country (but not necessarily the specific location I blogged about) at one point or another. The good news is that in less than a month, one more item will be crossed out from this list. How awesome is that?
So this time, I am still adopting the guessing game format. Here's three pictures, all revolving around the theme of religion. Three pictures depicting a religious location in three different countries. There's logistical hints for all three, and let's say our point of departure is New York City.
Picture 1 is far, and expensive to get to. It costs at least 1711 USD for a flight to get here from New York City. I don't need to apply for a visa to enter the country though.
Picture 2 is a little closer. A flight to the nearest airport is 899 USD. I also do not need a visa to enter this country, which is neat.
Picture 3 is also far, like the first one. Unlike the first two countries, I need a visa, but I can get one on arrival. It costs at least 1650 USD to get to the nearest airport.
Some other hints: I have actually already entered one of these countries before, so if you know my travel history, go for it. I also think that the pictures are quite descriptive, that the locations are easily recognizable for most people. But I might be wrong.