Visit These Hidden Gems Before They Become Too Touristy
Are you planning a vacation? Where do you plan to visit and have you been there before? Travelling is a great experience, you get the opportunity to meet new people, learn new culture and languages, experience new cuisine and see new sites. The change in environment can also be refreshing. After working long hours for a few months, it is a good idea to go on a vacation, but where should you go?
A quick search on the internet will reveal many supposed ‘best travel destinations’. These places may be nice, but they may not necessarily be what you are looking for. If you are looking for a place with tourist convenience and a well-worn path, then by all means visit the common destinations. But, if you are instead looking for the pristine, the untouched and the untouristy areas, there are still places that are so beautiful you won’t want to leave, places which very few tourists have discovered.
So rather than go on a vacation to a popular place where you will have to struggle with the crowds to use the facilities or find a space on the beach, here are some ideas you should consider for your next adventure.
Croatia is a beautiful country and a destination not frequently visited by tourists. You will be amazed by the vast vineyards that look so green and attractive. There is also the Plitvice Lake where a National park has been built. Visit the breath-taking Peljesac peninsula; it’s a beautiful relaxation spot with clear green water. The night life is also amazing; there is a great bar and club nightlife and many excellent hotels too.
Sweden is a great place to visit. The people are friendly and the country consistently scores very high on rankings of good governance, happiness indices and safety. Your destination should be Stockholm, but feel free to visit the areas outside the modern cities. The Hoga Kusten is a high coast from which you can have astonishing views of the Baltic Sea. There is also Gotland’s “raukar,” the remains of the monolithic stones still standing intact. You can also go hiking on the Kungsleden, a 400km path with stunning views.
Yes, it may be cold like Sweden, but Finland is a breath-takingly beautiful place. Also a country where people report high levels of happiness and safety, Finland has a long and rich history and culture. It will be a great opportunity for you to experience the Igloos. These dwellings have become sophisticated with innovative designs and see-through roofs that let you watch the stars before falling asleep.
The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is a sight to behold. You can have an unobstructed view of Victoria Falls, and it’s a great spot to take some amazing photos. Zimbabwe also has Kariba Lake and national parks which are home to an amazing variety of animals.
In recent years the Cambodian government has undertaken massive developmental projects, and the outcome is a wonderful country with a welcoming and friendly population that is just waiting to be explored. The natives are extremely nice and accommodating and the cuisine is exciting, unusual and intriguing. You can also get a guide to show you around the amazing spots in Cambodia. Some interesting places in Cambodia include Koh Ker, the ancient temple which features a unique architecture and a very rich history. Kep, is a beautiful beach resort in Cambodia and is a peaceful, quiet place with few visitors. Kratie, is a wonderful small town which has retained its historical blocks from the period of French colonization.
So, if you want to go off the beaten path and explore some place new and different, somewhere which hasn’t already become overrun with tourists and still has it’s original pristine simplicity and beauty, then check out one of the amazing and fascinating locations above. Enjoy!