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5 Destinations Donald Trump Would Hate

America’s president needs little introduction, a man with twitter ready thumbs and a habit of rocking the boat. One of his more recent statements which had many people’s wincing was his sweeping statement about certain countries across the globe. From watching rare cheetahs race across golden plains in Africa to sipping coffee in the cool culture of EL Salvador, here are five destinations to cash in your hotel gift cards that offer rich, fascinating and simply stunning experiences – and that Donald Trump would hate…

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

Trump may think that South Africa is a dangerous mess, but the tangled vineyards, ocean spray, and boutique hotels of Cape Town may have something to say about that. Sitting beneath the shadow of the carved Table Mountain, this is one of South Africa’s finest cities. From learning to surf to swirling fine wines in nearby Stellenbosch, exploring the amazing array of galleries and street art, and dining at some of the chicest restaurants in the world – Cape Town is neatly thriving.

 

San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador doesn’t do so well in the press, and Donald Trump likes to throw fuel on the fire, yet this Central American gem has plenty of positives. The capital city offers a chic café scene, and the whole country only spans 124 miles meaning that getting around is a breeze. With bright colonial Spanish towns, volcanic sand beaches with pounding surf, coffee plantations spilling down verdant green mountains, and curiously warm locals – it makes for a remarkable stay.

 

San Juan, Nicaragua

San Juan, Nicaragua
San Juan, Nicaragua

Trump wants to end special status to the people of Nicaragua, but the pint sized Central American country is starting to rival Costa Rica. A land of wild horses, smoking volcanoes, and crumbling cities – Nicaragua is the most fascinating place. Travelers seeking to use their hotel gift cards somewhere cool can head to San Juan. The bohemian beachside town is brimming with juice bars, cool boutiques, and California charm as surfers descend to surf sublime beaches.

 

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco

Lumped in with Trump’s tirade against African countries, Morocco is a place of mystical magic. From the height of the Atlas Mountains to the sandstorms of the Sahara – traveling Morocco is like slipping into a fantasy kingdom. In the capital of Marrakech, you will find a fascinating blend of old meets new. Wander the maze-like Medina, see snake charmers in the bustling courtyard of Jemaa el-Fnaa, and haggle for embroidered shoes and silver teapots at one of the liveliest souks in the world. With so many romantic riads and boutique beds, you will be spoilt for choice when spending your hotel gift card.

 

Port au Prince, Haiti

Port au Prince, Haiti
Port au Prince, Haiti

Haiti is one the countries high on Trumps hit list, and true, the Caribbean island has suffered some hard knocks. Poverty, rubble, and devastating earthquakes have put Haiti on the back foot. Yet, beyond the periphery you will find a rich exotic culture and wild untamed landscapes. From the tip of spiraling mountains to cascading falls, blue pools for swimming and even a blossoming surf and yoga scene, tourist companies are keeping their eye on this one. The lack of popularity also means that you won’t be sharing Haiti with the crowds, there are few places left untouched, and for the intrepid traveler willing to take a gamble – Haiti could be a glorious experience.

 

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