mangoholic: You're probably right. Unfortunately, my only experiences with such things happened in Sabah state in Malaysian Borneo and were a massive tourist trap. I was very let down by the river trip and wildlife excursion we did (in short, it had rained heavily two weeks before and the river had flooded, which meant the animals had all buggered off, yet aside from not knowing that it had flooded, we were also openly lied to by the company that booked the trip for us).
In terms of wilderness, sure it's a different kind of wilderness, but I'd be more inclined to go to somewhere like Australia, Canada or the U.S., or even Scandinavia. I've been to Iceland, and I've also been to Copenhagen, Stockholm and a few places in Finland, but I'd like to see more of the remote parts of the Nordic Countries. I'd maybe also go back to Russia, but more outside the cities this time, perhaps to places such as Kamchatka or the Altai region. I've also heard great things about Patagonia (and Argentina has a lot of culture also). Not the same kind of wilderness, and certainly not the same kind of wildlife, but still along those lines. I'd also like to see more cultural/historical stuff in the West in the future. I'd like to go back to Vienna, and also go to Paris (went there as a kid, but don't remember it), Amsterdam, Florence, etc.
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