Norway

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Norway is famous for being one of the best places to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. On top of that, areas with permafrost produce spectacular icy landscapes, seemingly transporting a tourist to another world. The country also rivals the rest of Europe when it comes to art museums and galleries according to Lonely Planet.

Entry and exit is usually through Oslo Airport.

Permafrost temperatures remain at or below zero Celsius, so this might be a concern for tourists with a low tolerance of the cold even when wearing thick coats and multiple layers. A good way to address this would be to frequently visit similarly colder countries first to undergo a process called “cold weather conditioning” based on a study by ReWild University.

Philippines

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An archipelago comprised of more than 7,000 islands, many of the beaches here are among the best in the world such as Boracay, Linapacan, Nacpan, to name but a few. The nation is also predominantly Catholic, so there are various festivals that tourists can participate in, as well as churches and structures that are hundreds of years old.

Entry and exit is usually through Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

This airport is often included in the lists documenting the world’s worst airports, so keep that in mind when you travel to the Philippines. A good way to address this is to always make sure that everything is ready and settled, such as check-ins, documents, passports, etc. to avoid delays and spend the shortest time possible inside the facility.

United Kingdom

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The UK has many tourist locations, but the most visited are generally situated in the iconic city of London – a city that screams fashion, royalty, and a rich history.

Being home to world class supermodels such as Kate Moss and Cara DeLevingne, and events like London Fashion Week make the city a premier hub for fashion. Buildings like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey on the other hand, are monuments that showcase the country’s rich royal tapestry. Lastly, the British are known for being polite and well mannered, so there’s almost always a warm atmosphere for anyone visiting the city, locals and foreigners alike.

Entry and exit is usually through Heathrow or Gatwick Airport, but bear in mind that these are among the busiest airports in the world.

This is predominantly due to millions of people visiting the city, and it can lead to crowded tourist attractions, buses, and trains. A good way to address this would be to rent a car, given the city’s multitude of car rental options for all kinds of travellers. At London Gatwick, for instance, you can also easily pick up a vehicle when you arrive, as the terminals are nearby the car parking bays according to Parking4Less. This way, it’s easy for guests to venture out of London and visit other parts of the United Kingdom if they so wish.

Thailand

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If visiting temples is your cup of tea, you won’t be disappointed with what Thailand has to offer tourists. Home to more than 40,000 Buddhist temples, as specified in The Crazy Tourist, it’s almost impossible to pick where to go, but thankfully there are recommendations all over the internet that you can check research to find the right one for you.

Entry and exit is usually through Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The roads here usually experience heavy traffic as stated by Country Reports. A good way to address this is to allot extra time to your travel time, or just avoid the roads altogether and walk as often as you can. Just be sure to exercise proper caution.

Alec Chan

Alec Chan is an intrepid traveler, travel writer, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and self professed Asia travel ambassador. Traveling all around Asia since 2003, and still traveling, Alec is an accomplished and passionate traveler seeking to bridge the cultural gaps in Asia. Through his unique perspective as a Canadian born Chinese, Alec shares his special insights on Asia to help others around the world to have a better understanding on Asian culture so that they can have a more meaningful, fun, and stress free trip to Asia. Alec has written numerous travel guides on several destinations in Asia and is the editor in chief of AlecTravelGuide.com

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