The second round of games in the Indie Travel Takedown is over and we’re on to the Sweet 16. Things largely got back to normal in the second round, though a few upsets did happen, sending a few underdog, Cinderella stories to the next round.
#12 seed Mexico continues to impress as it upsets #4 seed Colombia in the Americas region while trying to prove to the world that it is a great (and safe) indie travel destination despite the negative press surrounding it. Portugal moves past #16 seed Cyprus in Europe to end their run after upsetting #1 seed Italy. #10 seed Indonesia scores a massive upset over #2 seed Thailand in the Asia/Oceania region, while #7 seed Egypt moves to the round of 16 after dispatching #2 seed Tanzania in the Africa/Middle East region.
Now it’s time for the next round of voting in the Indie Travel Takedown tournament! Here are the match-ups for the Sweet 16 – simply click on the “Rate It” button on each flag to give your Indie Travel Rating to your pick for the best country for indie travel in each match-up. The country with the highest indie travel rating in every pair at the end of the round moves on to the Elite 8 and a shot at the Final Four.
Voting for this round ends Thursday, March 22 at 11:59pm PST. Be sure to vote for your favorites!
Jump to vote in the match-ups in these regions:
#1 Peru vs. #12 Mexico
#2 Argentina vs. #6 Chile
#8 Portugal vs. #4 Greece
#6 Germany vs. #7 Croatia
#1 New Zealand vs. #4 Australia
#6 Philippines vs. #7 Indonesia
#1 Morocco vs. #4 South Africa
#7 Egypt vs. #11 Madagascar
To see the first round match-ups and breakdowns, go to each regions page: