As many others, I have a dream about visiting every country in the world. Though, I am a fan of slow travel – life is short, and that is why I sometimes also like to visit several countries during one trip. And many places this is much easier and cheaper than you can imagine.
The reason why I love to combine more countries on one trip is that I think that even if two countries are very close geographically, they are usually very different when it comes to culture and the people. I also like to do it due to economic, environmental (so I don’t have to go back in flight later for visit the other country) and time issues.
Maybe you feel the same way!?
Going to Norway? Why not include a visit to…
It just take approximately a two hour drive from Oslo (the capital of Norway), until you are in beautiful areas in West Sweden. Just some weeks ago, I went in car from Oslo to beautiful Bohuslän. Here there are many great and fun eco-friendly activities to do – you can read my post about which activites I did here. The locals are super kind and nice, and it is a place I can really recommend.
I have also been to West Sweden many times before (going from Norway), and it is a nice experience everytime!
Going to Gambia? Why not include…
When I was in Gambia, we took a trip over to Senegal. It was a very short boat trip, and the countries was totally different. For example the language was different, as in Gambia they speak English, while in Senegal they speak French. The houses they live in, the culture and the people were so different in the two countries that it is worth to experience them both.
Going to Germany? Why don’t you include…
When I was a child we drove through Europe many times, visited several countries. By others, we visited Germany and drove over to Poland from Berlin, it is also a very short drive. Though this was many years ago, I can say that the two countries was really different, and this difference is still in my memory many years after.
Going to Jordan? Why don’t you include…
When we were in Jordan (Al aqabah), we went over to Israel (Elat). It was so short that you can walk by foot. This is really two different worlds. While Jordan is pretty poor with local markets, Israel in contrast has big shopping malls, and European prices. The people are also very different. And no need to say, so are their culture and religion.
Going to Ghana? Why don’t you include…
When I was in Ghana, I also combined my trip with Togo, where I experience one of the most amazing travel experiences ever – The floating village of Ganvie. The trip was not far at all, and it is easy to take a buss between the two countries. If you would like to travel and visit even more countries on the same trip, I can recommend Benin, and then Nigeria, which is not far from Togo.
Going to Argentina, why don’t you include
Especially if you visit the Iguazu falls this can easily be done. Argentina is much more developed, organized and clean. However, the Paraguayans are some of the most polite people I have met in South America. It is also easy to visit Brazil in the same trip.
There are so many more places where two or more countries can easily be combined on one trip. On my next trip in two days, I will combine more countries in the same trip, again. This time, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Which just lay a couple of hours in train or bus from each other. So stay tuned for read more about this trip!