If ever there are songs to get you thinking about travel, it has to be songs with countries in the title. While occasionally you may get a song that seems completely irrelevant to the country of its title, most of the time, the lyrics will help you relate to the destination and produce resonant images of what it’s like there. Here are some of my favorite songs with countries in the title that inspire me to think about my next trip or dream of faraway places.
1. Cambodia – Kim Wilde
Ok, so it’s not the most cheery of songs with countries in the title, but Cambodia is emerging from the horrific Polpot led Khmer Rouge regime to become an absolute charm of the tourist scene. So much more humble than the other countries of South East Asia, Cambodia is a land of mysticism and enchantment.