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Here Are Some Countries That Aren’t Shitholes

Hey! Are you trying to figure out which countries aren’t shitholes? I’ve carefully put together this great list of countries for you. Some of them are struggling right now, some of them are facing poverty, famine, war, natural disasters, and political strife, but all of the countries on this list are home to citizens who deserve respect and who deserve to be treated without assumption, judgement, or insult. All of them are countries of origin of regular people who are trying their best – either in their home countries or as immigrants – to survive, work hard, contribute to society, and make their lives and the lives of their loved ones happier and healthier.

So, in no particular order, here are a few countries* whose citizens don’t deserve to be told they come from shitholes.

Haiti

El Salvador

Ethiopia

The Gambia

Nigeria

Angola

Honduras

Nicaragua

Niger

Sudan

South Sudan

Kenya

Guinea

Belize

Nepal

Brazil

Hungary

Ghana

Papua New Guinea

The Philippines

Slovakia

Cambodia

Poland

Panama

Russia

Iran

Kazakhstan

Mongolia

Chad

Guinea-Bissau

Slovenia

Republic of the Congo

Cameroon

China

Japan

Jordan

Benin

Somalia

Cabo Verde

Djibouti

Costa Rica

Burkina Faso

Fiji

France

Kiribati

Germany

Andorra

Mozambique

Libya

Vietnam

Syria

Comoros

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Armenia

São Tomé and Príncipe

Kyrgyzstan

Suriname

Tunisia

Czech Republic

Argentina

Uruguay

Mali

Paraguay

Bolivia

Spain

Equatorial Guinea

Vanuatu

Romania

Chile

Tuvalu

Portugal

Togo

Tonga

Samoa

New Zealand

Austria

Malawi

Moldova

Liechtenstein

Jamaica

Colombia

Mauritius

Morocco

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Belarus

Afghanistan

Cuba

Lithuania

Guyana

Bulgaria

Dominica

Ireland

Ukraine

San Marino

Namibia

Qatar

Belgium

Dominican Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Peru

Laos

Mauritania

Venezuela

Latvia

North Korea

Iceland

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Finland

Eritrea

Grenada

Singapore

South Africa

Palau

Serbia

Gabon

Estonia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Guatemala

Egypt

Uganda

Chile

Marshall Islands

Madagascar

Bosnia and Herzegovina

India

Yemen

Oman

Sri Lanka

Algeria

Croatia

United Kingdom

Trinidad and Tobago

Pakistan

South Korea

Greece

Luxembourg

Saudi Arabia

Burundi

Norway

Sweden

Tanzania

Cyprus

United Arab Emirates

Micronesia

Solomon Islands

Taiwan

Antigua and Barbuda

Bhutan

St Kitt’s and Nevis

Iraq

Albania

Uzbekistan

Georgia

Malta

Netherlands

Liberia

Montenegro

The Maldives

Swaziland

Kosovo

Malaysia

Italy

Israel

Macedonia

Turkmenistan

Rwanda

Bahrain

Vatican City

Australia

Lesotho

Cote d’Ivoire

Indonesia

Monaco

Switzerland

Canada

Barbados

Palestine

Timor-Leste

Mexico

St Lucia

Myanmar

Ecuador

Central African Republic

Tajikistan

The Seychelles

Turkey

Nauru

Kuwait

Bahamas

Denmark

Brunei

Lebanon

Thailand

and last but certainly not least,

The United States of America

*There will obviously be some discrepancy on what is and what isn’t considered a country, but I think the point is pretty clear

41 Responses to Here Are Some Countries That Aren’t Shitholes

  1. Cate January 14, 2018 at 1:06 am #

    Short and to the point, very appreciated. I am so sorry for the man running my country, shame is all we feel. I am so disappointed in the system and fellow citizens for electing him.

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 1:10 am #

      I’m looking at this as a time that we can all, no matter where we come from, join together to create a world that celebrates diversity, togetherness, and peace. I often feel discouraged but that feeling also motivates me to do more and do better.

    • jo Ann lawery January 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

      So am i. Can’t believe we’re actually asking is he a racist? The Haitian ambassador , bless his heart, stated that the President was “misinformed and miseducated”. More like uniformed and uneducated and doesn’t seem to care. Very sad.

  2. Missy D January 14, 2018 at 1:21 am #

    Well said.

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 1:37 am #

      Thank you. 🙂

  3. Paige January 14, 2018 at 2:07 am #

    *applause*

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 3:46 am #

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Natalia January 14, 2018 at 3:09 am #

    I like this list, although I’m not sure anyone has ever referred to Germany as a shithole!

    North Korea may be a shit hole, but I’m not sure it should be anywhere people strive to visit. While the people are incredibly friendly, it is a state-run tour which ignores all the flagrant human rights violations. Just something to be aware of. While you are being treated to Korean BBQ, North Koreans are eating rats and tree bark. I’m also studying this so a bit obsessed!

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 3:46 am #

      Hey Natalia, the point of this cheeky post was that it lists every single country in the world, whether or not they’ve been called a shithole 😀 I wouldn’t necessarily recommend visiting all of these countries right now, which is why I didn’t say that anywhere in the post; I would personally never visit North Korea until things drastically change, as I don’t agree with how the government treats its people (I’m aware of what happens when tourists visit, and it is indeed terrible). Regardless of what I think of their governments, however, I don’t believe that anyone deserves to be told they live in shithole countries.

  5. Eleni January 14, 2018 at 6:14 am #

    Yes! Thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking <3

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you <3

  6. Deb Watts January 14, 2018 at 7:43 am #

    Well said!

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks!

  7. Heather Pye January 14, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    Bravo!

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks 🙂

  8. Lindsey January 14, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    Such a positive response to such a terrible comment. You’re right. As much as I cannot stand Trump, he is, unfortunately, the president of my country. The best and most positive thing we can do is come together and try to make the world a better place, together. Thanks for this. 🙂

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

      Thank you, Lindsey, and I hope for a better, kinder world, too.

  9. Dominique | dominiquetravels.com January 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

    Yes! Well said!

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

      Thank you 🙂

  10. Sheryl-Ann January 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    That’s why you’re my freaking, favorite travel blogger!! You’re the best!!! The point is we should all treat each other with respect, no matter which shithole we’re from. Thank you, Brenna!

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

      Aw, thanks a lot, Sheryl-Ann!

  11. Candice g January 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Haha… my island Trinidad and Tobago listed lol….

    Love this… Im rethinking my plans to visit different states in usa … spend my dollars elsewhere

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

      I would love to go to Trinidad and Tobago one day!

  12. jo Ann lawery January 14, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    You are so right , Brenna. No country deserves to have their country refered to as a “shithole country”. There are some places that have bad areas but don’t lump the country with their people . That’s ignorant and you’re showing your true colors by making a comment like that . (See my blog post sportsandtravelblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/12 – what’s -The – matter -here )

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

      There’s no denying there are some bad places in the world, but you’re right – nobody has the right to call someone else’s country a shithole! Thanks for the comment, Jo Ann 🙂

  13. Leandra January 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    Yes, yes, yes.

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

      Thank you 🙂

  14. Camila @ Adventitious Violet January 14, 2018 at 9:47 pm #

    Yes, thank you!

    • Brenna Holeman January 14, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

      Thanks 🙂

  15. Nicholas January 15, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    Any place can be called a shithole – as long as it’s your own country. You know it inside and out and so you get a free pass. Calling someone else’s country a shithole, on the other hand, is poor form, even if you know it well.

    • Brenna Holeman January 15, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      I totally agree. If you want to call your own country a shithole, that’s your prerogative!

  16. Bea January 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

    So well said, thank you, Brenna!

    • Brenna Holeman January 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank you, Bea!

  17. Lizzie January 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    LOVE this post, you’re the best!

    • Brenna Holeman January 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

      Thanks, Lizzie!

  18. Eduardo January 16, 2018 at 12:29 am #

    Love this post,
    like world citizens we must be united against discrimination and violence.

    All my love and support
    from Quito,Ec

    • Brenna Holeman January 16, 2018 at 1:02 am #

      I agree – thank you for the comment, Eduardo!

  19. Victoria @TheBritishBerliner January 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

    Hear! Hear!

    And you’re absolutely right.

    Each and every country in the world has their positives and negatives. Some are wealthier, more beautiful, less liberal than others, but each country has the right to exist, and not be judged as ****holes.

    That’s just unpresidential, and very, very rude!

  20. veena January 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

    This, right here, is why you’re one of my favorites.

  21. Zalie January 18, 2018 at 1:29 am #

    Nicely put!!!

    • Brenna Holeman January 18, 2018 at 5:12 am #

      Thank you 🙂

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