Out there, in the exotic waters of the mysterious Indian Ocean, lies a cluster of dreamlike islands that has become renowned around the world for its unrelenting beauties. This archipelago is known as the Maldives and it has become one of the most exclusive and desired destinations for tourists from every corner of the globe. If you have never visited this place, first of all – why haven’t you, and second of all – here’s a first timer’s Maldives travel guide.
The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. It won’t be long until we are all opening our Christmas presents and celebrating the magical day with those we love dearly. But, where do you plan on spending your Christmas this year? If you are looking to enjoy the festive period in a new destination you should definitely consider some of Asia’s finest locations. There are lots of places in the continent that are assured to provide you with a very merry Christmas. Let’s take a look at these in further detail; where in Asia should you go for Christmas this year?
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Cambodia, land of temples and tropical beaches, is increasingly drawing visitors who are keen to learn about Cambodian history, shop in vibrant markets, and try the delicious, fresh local food. The idea of travelling sustainably is also growing in popularity, particularly among backpackers who prefer to minimise their carbon footprint as much as possible while on holiday. These days there are plenty of activitiesfor eco-conscious travellers in Cambodia, so if you’re interested in travelling sustainably in this picturesque South East Asian country, don’t miss these eco-tourism experiences:
With its ease of travel, Europe is the best place to travel from city to city. However, every now and then you want a break from the hustle and bustle of cities. You get a little bored and want something other than looking at the countless churches (I think I’m allergic to them I’ve seen so many), visiting museums, and going on one of the many walking tours that feel like a marathon sometimes.
Relaxation and exploration in nature is often a great alternative and Lahemma National Park, 70km east of Tallinn, Estonia, is the perfect destination for such a break.
One of the most popular regions in the world to travel to is Southeast Asia. And there are plenty of reasons why. You get the experience of immersing yourself in an entirely different culture that feels a world away from what we are used to in the west. You can enjoy some magical natural scenery including the karst limestone cliffs of Halong Bay and the pristine white beaches of the Thai islands. You can enjoy plenty of delicious food and drink in the knowledge that it all costs a fraction of what it does back home. And since it is a place that attracts so many backpackers from around the world, you have the peace of mind that it is a very easy and safe place to travel around.
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When the life of a working person becomes too complicated, the best thing to do is escape everything and go to the edge of the Earth for a bit of a time-out. There is hardly a better place for this than New Caledonia. This modest archipelago of islands is not as famous as some South Pacific hotspots like Tahiti, Bora Bora, Bali or New Zealand, but it offers just as many delights – if not more, considering that there is so much to discover for the newcomers. If you ever feel a yearning to visit this hidden gem of the Pacific, here is a comprehensive New Caledonia travel guide.