Opinions - The best and worst

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Hottest curry 

  • Kohn i Noor, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Maharajah, Singapore

 

Favorite junk food 

  • Fish and chips

 

Strangest food eaten 

  • Cow glands

  • Chicken feet

  • Kangaroo

  • Crocodile curry

 

Best party town 

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • New Orleans, USA

  • Las Vegas, USA

 

Wildest nightlife 

  • Wanchai, Hong Kong

  • Padre Borgos Street, Makati, Philippines

  • Pat Pong, Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Orchard Towers, Singapore

  • Walking Street, Pattaya, Thailand

  • Fields Ave. Angeles City, Philippines

Best massage 

  • Oberoi Hotel, Bali

  • Dhara Dhevi Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Worst massage 

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Best sunset 

  • Legian Beach, Bali

  • Destin, Florida, USA

  • Boracay, Philippines

 

Longest sequence of flights without a break 

  • Atlanta - San Francisco - Hong Kong - Singapore - Bali.

  • Fort Walton Beach - Atlanta - Seoul - Bangkok.

  • Palau - Tokyo - Seoul - Atlanta - Destin/FWB

 

Longest non-stop flight 

  • Newark to Singapore – 18 hours 50 Minutes

 

Restaurant most out of place 

  • Hooters in Guatemala City

  • Starbucks in Sanur Beach, Bali

 

Most crowded beach 

  • Waikiki, Oahu

 

Least crowded beach 

  • Pumpkin Bluff, North Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

 

Least favorite beach 

  • Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia, USA

  • Western-Super-Mare, England

  • Brighton, England

Worst place in which to get lost 

  • Moscow, Russia

  • Helsinki, Finland

 

Worst place to break the law 

  • Bogota, Colombia

  • Singapore, Singapore

  • Yangon, Myanmar

 

Never trust a taxi driver in. 

  • Delhi, India

  • Manila, Philippines

  • Yangon, Myanmar

 

Most expensive taxi rides 

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Sydney, Australia

 

Taxi drivers with best personality 

  • New York, USA

  • London, England

Most widely heard music during travels 

  • Santana

  • Yanni

  • Dire Straits

 

Most underestimated musicians from

  • Philippines

 

Classiest hotel bar 

  • Captain’s Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

  • Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

  • Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, Singapore

 

Most boring hotel bar 

  • JJ’s at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Vietnam

 

Missed flights from oversleeping 

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – twice

 

Airport with most overnight layovers due to flight delays 

  • Newark, New Jersey

 

Airport with most overnight layovers due to flight connections

  • Changi, Singapore

 

Scariest airport runway landed at 

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Paro, Bhutan

 

Hardest airport to navigate for non-locals 

  • Madrid, Spain

  • Paris, France

  • Manila, Philippines

 

Largest Airport

  • London Heathrow

 

Smallest Airport

  • Savu Savu, Fiji

 

Busiest Airport 

  • Atlanta, USA

 

Most expensive hotel for food 

  • Conrad, Maldives

 

Places to visit on the “bucket list” 

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Manaus, Brazil

 

Countries worth considering a move to

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • England

  • Spain

 

One time visit is enough 

  • Venice, Italy

  • Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Belize City, Belize

  • Istanbul, Turkey

  • Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Penang, Malaysia

  • Delhi, India

  • Cairo, Egypt

 

Multiple visits are in order (not including USA and UK) 

  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

  • Bangkok, Thailand

  • Hong Kong, China

  • Singapore

  • Phuket, Thailand

  • Sydney, Australia

  • St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Palau

Friendliest countries 

  • Thailand

  • Netherlands

  • Australia

.. and I could go on and on