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  1. Ryan Biddulph
    January 14, 2018 @ 6:29 pm

    What a list! I am amazed at how many of these spots I was unaware of. In the case of Somalia or other unstable lands, just a bit of greater stability and safety would spike those numbers. Let’s hope that folks get together, iron out some differences and inspire tourists to see these gems. Super post 🙂

    Ryan

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2018 @ 11:03 am

      Thank you, Ryan. I’m glad you liked it 🙂 I agree, it’s really bad for some unfortunate countries like Somalia and the Central African Republic, whose tourist potential is untapped and people can’t see their beauty just because of political issues that cause the chaos surrounding them.

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  2. Amanda Cosenza
    January 21, 2018 @ 11:47 pm

    I honestly have never even heard of some of these places, thanks for sharing! Very cool idea for an article.

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    • dankiteski
      January 22, 2018 @ 10:38 am

      Thanks, Amanda! I’m glad you liked it 😀

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  3. Menno
    January 27, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

    Great list! An additional reason to visit Guinea-Bissau is its interesting wildlife too. I’ve encountered many species up close in the east of the country (including chimpanzee) and the island of Orango in the Bijagos houses a very interesting population of hippos living in the ocean.

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    • dankiteski
      January 28, 2018 @ 11:32 pm

      yeah Guinea Bissau is up there and almost made the top 15 list! 😀 Nevertheless, it sounds like an amazing place and I would love to visit some day 😀

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  4. Ajay kumar
    January 29, 2018 @ 5:15 am

    Very good information and great to know about it. It really help people to know more about hidden country.

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2018 @ 10:52 am

      Thanks, Ajay! I’m really glad you liked it ^_^

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  5. Tunde Odunlami
    February 15, 2018 @ 9:53 am

    Great article with very good information on possible places to have a memorable vacation. Keep up the good work

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    • dankiteski
      February 19, 2018 @ 2:41 pm

      Thank you, Tunde. I really appreciate it

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  6. Davy
    July 15, 2018 @ 10:32 am

    Hi, I’m amazed that I’ve actually been to a couple of places on your list and more amazed that they are on there as they are in Europe (if any European country was on the list I would have expected Belarus because of previous visa requirements).
    Liechtenstein was beautiful and only a bus ride from Zurich in Switzerland to the capital Vaduz. Like you said not masses to see but the locals are very friendly and the scenery is superb.
    Moldova is more of a surprise to me. I found Moldova to be a fantastic place to visit and as you say very cheap. My recommendations for anyone thinking of going (and you should) are as follows:
    Stay – Weekend boutique Hotel, not the cheapest compared to others but if you fancy the splurge it’s a really quirky, friendly hotel with an excellent on site sushi restaurant
    Do – There are two days trips you should do whilst you are there, we did them as private trips with local guides which costs more but was a great experience. Having a Moldovan guide for one and a Russian guide for the other really helped to give us the different perspectives of the reigon.
    Trip 1 – Don’t miss out on visiting the breakaway region of Transdinester, it’s not as foreboding as you would think but it does feel like time has stopped still with tanks and Lenin statues just check with your guide before taking photos
    Trip 2 – The Cricovia wine tour is a must. You get driven round the James Bond Villain style tunnels on an electric car, see the various private collections that they hold but the tasting is the highlight – we effectively had five bottles between the three of us. Plus if you want to buy any even the good wine is very cheap prices.

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    • dankiteski
      July 17, 2018 @ 10:49 am

      Thank you for your comment, Davy. Indeed, in Moldova’s case, it’s the country that people often forget that it’s part of Europe and even that it used to be a part of the Soviet Union. It’s the poorest country in the old continent by far and it often remains off the tourist trail for people visiting Europe but their wine is absolutely amazing and underrated. Liechtenstein, on the other hand, is too small to even notice in the map 😀 but I definitely should write more about it, I have some posts coming in the queue.

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  7. Zenja | Bearly Here
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:32 am

    What a wonderful article! Honestly, upper 3 are a surprise for me – I knew Bhutan has some very specific rules, but couldn’t imagine that their tourist count was so low – same for Bangladesh and Moldova. And, of course, I haven’t been to any of these countries 🙂 Thanks for sharing – that would be definitely interesting places for future considerations!

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    • dankiteski
      October 26, 2018 @ 11:51 am

      Thank you, Zenja- I’m really glad you enjoyed this article. Yes, Bhutan, similar like Turkmenistan is extremely expensive for tourists despite the low living standards. There are a lot of additional costs, like a mandatory tourist guide, tourists must stay in hotels, which also charge a tourist tax on them etc. It’s a good thing in a way because that’s a way of protecting their countries from mass tourism which proved to be a not-so-good thing for many countries throughout the years.

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  8. Alex Trembath
    October 26, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

    Very interesting! Finding out that a country is not visited a lot makes me want to go there myself, haha. Aside from passing through Liechtenstein in a train 17 years ago, I haven’t been to any of these. I would really love to visit Bhutan. Other than the fact it looks like an incredibly beautiful place, I also love that they measure happiness rather than GDP as an indicator of the country’s success.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

      It’s the same for me Alex. I like going to places where not a lot of other people go. I hope you get the chance to visit all of these eventually, starting with Bhutan 🙂

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  9. Lauren
    October 26, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

    What a brilliant idea for a post!!! I LOVE discovering stuff like this and seeing what wild place I can add to my list next. Of course I’d love to visit Bhutan if it weren’t so prohibitively expensive! I do, however, have a friend in Lietchenstien, so maybe it’s a good excuse to get there soon 😉

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 3:19 pm

      Thanks, Lauren. I’m glad you liked my idea about writing this post. Sounds amazing, why not visit Liechtenstein and proudly say you were in one of the 15 least visited countries 🙂

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  10. nicole wall
    October 26, 2018 @ 5:41 pm

    This is so interesting. I am embarrassed to say that some of these places I have never even heard of. Thanks for opening my eyes to these interesting places.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

      Well, I’m glad you could learn some new things in this article. I guess some of these countries are not visited by more people mainly because most people don’t know about them. There’s nothing embarrassing in that 🙂

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  11. Danielle
    October 27, 2018 @ 2:56 am

    What a fascinating read! Djibouti definitely goes on the must see list. It’s unfortunate that some of these are so difficult to get to… if you’re not fortunate to travel all the time, it’s hard to spend such a large portion of a trip on transportation to a particular place. Especially when there are so many places to explore. I guess it makes sense that they would have fewer tourist. Thanks for the new travel ideas!

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

      Thank you, Danielle. They sure are difficult to get to and many people don’t even know about these countries. Perhaps those are the main reasons why these countries get only a handful of tourists.

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  12. Dana
    October 27, 2018 @ 4:48 am

    I read many articles every day but this one was a really high-quality one and I couldn’t stop myself from commenting. This post is
    truly a fastidious piece of writing, keep up the great work

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

      Thank you, Dana 🙂

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  13. Sheila
    October 27, 2018 @ 7:14 am

    How interesting! I have been thinking about finding less popular countries to visit since I do not like crowds. Not sure I’m adventurous enough for these countries. Great list with good details. Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Sheila- I really appreciate it 🙂

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  14. Sinjana Ghosh
    October 27, 2018 @ 4:09 pm

    Wow.. As usual you blow my mind with how many countries you have been to. Not only do you strike off places from your bucket-list but you go out there and explore the unknown. I’m happy to say that I have been to 2 of these countries- Bhutan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh was a family trip when i studied in 5th standard, but the inquality between the rich and the poor was stark. There was practically no middle class.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 4:37 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Sinjana- I really appreciate it. Bangladesh is indeed an unusual destination and a country with a lot of problems but I had a great time there too 😀

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  15. Irina
    October 27, 2018 @ 11:15 pm

    Wow! Your article gave me a serious case of wanderlust! Those beaches look amazing, however their charm is that they are somewhat difficult to travel to. Should they be more accesible, I believe they would be too crowded. It is also the case with some beaches in Romania, where we had some amazing “hidden spots” which have been advertised and they will soon become too crowded, as well as lose all their natural charm.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

      That’s certainly a valid point, Irina. Most people don’t even know about some countries on this list. Hence, the transportation options are extremely limited.

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  16. Janine Thomas
    October 28, 2018 @ 9:15 pm

    What an interesting list. I can’t say that any of these are on my bucket list, although I have been to the Comores. Fortunately, I missed any coups, but the beaches are great.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 11:50 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Janine. I’m glad you thought the list was interesting. Comoros sure has some amazing beaches!

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  17. Natalia
    October 28, 2018 @ 9:38 pm

    This is such a cool topic. I never thought of this. I’m surprised to see places like Lichtenstein on this list, I guess because is in Europe I thought it would be visited pretty often.

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    • dankiteski
      October 28, 2018 @ 11:49 pm

      Thank you, Natalia. Indeed, Liechtenstein was a surprise for me too but despite its location, it gets only a handful of tourists as most of them head to either Switzerland or Austria.

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  18. Lawrence Williams
    November 17, 2018 @ 9:12 pm

    Interesting read. I am in Kiribati at the moment, flying to Nauru today. I have been fortunate to visit all on your list except Central African Republic. Tuvalu which got a mention is one of the most incredible places in the planet, and well worth all of the hard work it takes to get there! Well worth a feature in its own right. Keep it up!

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    • dankiteski
      November 19, 2018 @ 11:18 am

      That’s amazing Lawrence! You’re so lucky to have covered so many pristine destinations that most people don’t travel to. Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it.

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