Every country has something it is known for, something famous around the world. Something that makes it worthy of being a country. But every country also has something small that is memorable to me. Each country has its little bit of inglorious fame.
Colombia: Best fried eggs.
Germany: Jaywalking never happens, no matter how empty the road.
Mexico: Freest Country
Guatemala: Missing manhole covers.
Egypt: Most common words spoken: “Maybe later?”
Argentina: Laziest people.
Romania: Best wine that is not exported.
Malaysia: Most multicultural.
Lao: Most relaxing massage.
Panama: Most Americanized.
Ukraine: Best people for deep and meaningful conversation.
Serbia: Most optimistic in the face of hardship.
Kosovo: A country that loves the USA.
Bosnia: Haunted by the memory of war.
Macedonia: No mosquitoes.
Hungary: Hardest people to get to know.
Poland: Mulled wine.
Bulgaria: Most entrepreneurial.
Turkey: Friendliness has been turned into a weapon for profit.
Bolivia: Where something breaks every time I visit.
Uruguay: Home of the only politician I admire.
Brazil: Best breakfast.
France: Best raw meat meals.
Paraguay: Best flavored yerba maté.
Thailand: Most inexplicable tourist fashion.
Greece: Most relaxed culture.
United Kingdom: Most violent.
Switzerland: Best stained glass.
Peru: Tunnels with Windows.
Ireland: Where I felt coldest.
Costa Rica: Worst hostel I slept at.
Belize: Best hostel for Christmas.
El Salvador: A country I have never seen when healthy.
Honduras: Where I met a traveler who has been on the road 30 years.
Nicaragua: Most difficult border crossing.
Canada (Yukon): Humblest people.
Ecuador: Most fresh paved roads.
Spain: Best snack food.
USA: Most interesting castle.