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    Top 20 Hard to Leave Places (UK)

    People often ask me if I just keep pedalling all the time like some Forest Gump on a bike.
    As you’d know by now, the answer is a big and clear no. I take my time whenever I want and whenever I find something worth staying for.

    Sometimes it is because of the people I meet, the friends that I’m staying with, the weather, the beauty of the place, the general feel-good vibe of the place, the cultural possibilities of the big city, the need for some time off the bike, the liquid (and most likely alcoholic) temptations of the night life, or what feels like unavoidable glue in the streets. There are lots of things to blame here.

    Without having a return ticket and no apparent rush to get back home to Denmark (well, that wish for having my own family some day is still lingering), it can actually be harder to leave some places than you’d expect. Stay or go? is a constant (and, admittedly, luxury) dilemma on this RTW crusade.

    Cusco, Peru will definitely make it to the list as well. But since – after 4 days and still counting – I haven’t left this wonderful city yet, it won’t figure here.

    Top 20 Hard to Leave Places*

    1. Chiang Mai, Thailand (31)
    2. Kathmandu, Nepal (17)
    3. Sydney, Australia (30)
    4. Koh Tao, Thailand (8)
    5. Luang Prabang, Laos (11)
    6. Moorea, French Polynesia (20)
    7. Pokhara, Nepal (6)
    8. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia (6)
    9. Melbourne, Australia (25)
    10. Istanbul, Turkey (11)
    11. Adelaide, Australia (12)
    12. Foa Island, Tonga (5)
    13. La Paz, Bolivia (6)
    14. Perhentian Island, Malaysia (5)
    15. Kuta (Bali), Indonesia (8)
    16. Salta, Argentina (6)
    17. Hanoi, Vietnam (7)
    18. Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand (4)
    19. Varna, Bulgaria (4)
    20. Kraków, Poland (5)

    *) 13 cities, 7 islands. Numbers in parenthesis signify (approx.) days of stay.

    On this day..


    2 Responses to “Top 20 Hard to Leave Places (UK)”

    1. Anonymous Says:

      Hi Nicolai,

      Just an observation, but more of your favorites are farthest from home. For example:

      First number miles, then kilometers (from Copenhagen):

      Chiang Mai: 5,020/8,077
      Kathmandu: 4,000/6,437
      Sydney: 9,978/16,057
      Krakow: 492/792

      Exotic locales, great food or just good times? I think a combination thereof…

      Should make for a good book–or calendar! Idle thoughts….


    2. Maarten Says:

      And the trip continues……………………………. Greetings from a sunny Belanda

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