Lost Countries I would Love to Explore

The world is full of amazing places to visit and explore, there are a few obvious locations which make an appearance on many bucket lists such as Australia, America, India and South Africa to name but a few. Then there are the more obscure places which are hidden but just as beautiful and worth a visit.

With no holiday plans yet for 2019, I have been thinking about all of the places I would love to visit, the popular destinations, the hidden ones and also the ones that I would love to visit but that no longer exist as they were. Until recently I hadn’t given much thought to lost countries which no longer exist but after reading this great infographic below from Azure it has opened my eyes to a lot of amazing countries. Today I’m sharing just a few of the lost countries that I would love to visit and explore, there are too many to mention but it has given me a few more countries to add to my bucket list.


Rhodesia was a country in South Africa from 1965 to 1979 when it gained independence from Britain and became Zimbabwe. I would love to visit Zimbabwe, it’s a beautiful country with so much history and culture that I will definitely be adding it to my bucket list. There’s so much to see and do in Zimbabwe, top of my list would be visiting Victoria Falls, Domboshava, Harare and all of the beautiful national parks full of wildlife.


In 1993, Czechoslovakia split peacefully and became the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A few years ago I visited Prague in the Czech Republic with my sister and we had an amazing time, it’s such a beautiful country brimming with stunning architecture, friendly people and historic sights. I have also visited the beautiful nearby country of Slovenia but I have yet to take a trip to Slovakia and I would love to visit the country to see what the other half of Czechoslovakia has to offer. My top three places I would love to visit in Slovakia are Spiš Castle, St Martin’s Cathedral and Michael’s Gate.


Once a country in Southeastern and Central Europe during the 20th century, Yugoslavia broke up in 1992 as the result of conflict and political upheaval. Yugoslavia was then set up as a federal state of six republics, this includes Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Macedonia. Although I was lucky enough to visit Slovenia in my teens, I would love to revisit the country and explore more areas I didn’t get the opportunity to see the first time. I would also love to visit a lot of other areas in former Yugoslavia including, the Julian Alps in Slovenia, the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia and visit Our Lady of the Rocks in Montenegro.

Which lost country would you love to visit?

*In collaboration with Azure.

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    Kim Neville
    March 24, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    These places look wonderful. Nice to visit different countries 🙂

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