Be it due to their remoteness, stringent entry and mobility restrictions or logistical difficulties, these are our top 10 picks for the most difficult countries in the world to visit.
Couples stroll along the marina, while families enjoy their lunch and the afternoon sun. Steps away local artisans peddle their crafts, right next to boutiques, hipster coffeehouses and microbreweries. It isn’t Vancouver, or Chicago, or Sydney. It’s Stockton, California.
Moldova is now opening up to curious trailblazers from abroad, and the relative lack of tourist infrastructure is more of a draw than a turn-off. Sparse promotion brings with it significantly lower prices, and gives the country grit and authenticity long-lost by trendy destinations across the globe.
Deep in the Colombian jungle lies an ancient city, older, more isolated and more difficult to reach than Machu Picchu. Reaching Ciudad Perdida (the ‘Lost City’ of the Tayrona people) is an adventure in itself, involving several days’ trek through thick rainforest, making it the experience of a lifetime.