Different areas of the world reckon continents differently. Some, for example, break Europe off from Eurasia, while others group it in with this land-mass, along with Africa. That’s a bit ludicrous; in this article we’ll be exploring the seven traditional continents:
North America, South America, Antarctica, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
There are notable countries in each of these continents worth visiting. Most people never get out of their own hometown, much less their own country. But it’s cost-effective to circumnavigate the globe.
In all reality, you can probably do so for less than $10k if you stick to airplanes and don’t leave the airport. Don’t be like those who never leave home, use the opportunities available to you! Take advantage of the newfound ability of modern people in terms of travel. Following are seven countries to visit on the seven continents of the world.
In Antarctica there are no countries. There are a bunch of penguins and scientific outposts replete with some of the world’s finest, and some of the world’s smuggest, scientists.
McMurdo Station has a year-round population of about 1,258, and it’s cold. You might be able to visit this station on a cruise, but Antarctica isn’t generally open to the general public, so if you want to see this frozen wonderland, you’re going to have to pull some strings.
There are merchant marine vessels on which you can book passage, and there are ways to work menial jobs such as convenience store management—even if you are no scientist. Look into it, watch some online documentaries; you may be surprised at what you find.
Obviously America is the place to visit in the continent of North America; but there’s Canada and Mexico to consider as well, both of which have fine places for tourists. If you’ve never been to America, and you really want to figure out what it’s all about, check out the suburbs of Denver and associated mountains, or go to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
Stay the heck out of Venezuela, Colombia is a great place to get drugged and stolen from, and there are some great resorts on surrounding islands. But the jewel of South America is Chile, which is “first world” in many quarters, and as tropical as you may expect.
Peru has become the new cocaine capital of the world, so you probably want to give this country wide berth. Several fine cities in Chile worth exploring include Santiago, La Serena, and Puerto Varas.
Sydney, Australia is known to most of the world, but there’s also Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane to consider. And there’s more to do than just surf and avoid huntsman spiders/Godzilla rats (aka kangaroos).
Believe it or not, you can enjoy snow sports in Thredbo, Australia; sure, there is the great barrier reef, there are endless deserts in the outback, and some fine tropical climes elsewhere—but you can shred the snow slopes, too.
Johannesburg in South Africa has been the jewel of this continent for decades, though political upheaval is making South Africa less desirable than it has been. People tend to forget Cairo is in Africa, because they first think of Egypt. The pyramids are in the backyard of Cairo, and they represent one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Boy, there are a lot of choices here. You’ve got China, Russia, India, Mongolia, South Korea, and more. This is a four-way tie between Moscow/Saint Petersburg in Russia, Seoul, South Korea, Mumbai, India, and Taiwan/Hong Kong. Hong Kong is Chnia’s, Taiwan technically isn’t.
All have their own positives and negatives; it depends on your proclivity. This is one of the most ancient continents, with the longest rates of continuous civilization. Mumbai in India (previously known as Bombay) can be quite the trip, too—but it’s the city with the greatest wealth and poverty neighboring one another.
This one’s a no-brainer: Scotland. The rest of the continent is cold or rife with the current migrant crisis—Italy and Greece used to be beautiful, but they’re dangerous today. Vatican city is questionable, and in the north, even London has succumbed. Certain countries in the center of Europe remain relatively undamaged, like Poland and Serbia.
All that being said, in 2018, Scotland is still…Scotland, and looks as though it’ll remain that way for a while longer. Check out Edinburgh if you can; Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee are likewise considerable cities.
See The World!
Today you can see the world on a shoestring budget. If you can make a living online, you can do it cheap enough to break even when all is said and done. That’s unprecedented in modern history. Why not go globe-trotting?