You may have heard of the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids in Egypt, or the Grand Canyon but aside from the very long list of great travel destinations there are still a lot of places that we can add to our list of must go places.
Here is a short list of great destinations which may not be hitting the headlines but you must visit in case you have a chance:
Ajanta Caves (India)
The Ajanta Caves is located in Maharashtra in India. The structure dates back before the time of Christ and houses sculptures and paintings that are considered priceless by the Buddhists. The caves were abandoned in the year 480 AD and was engulfed by the jungle. It remained unvisited until it was rediscovered by a British officer in 1819 while hunting tigers. You can still find the name of Captain Smith etched on the walls of the cave up to this day.
The Bahamas is a great place to go with gorgeous white beaches and vibrant blue water. And it’s definitely fun for a weekend getaway. It’s a great place to go to rejuvenate your system. There’s so much you can do on a quick weekend run to the Bahamas. Like water sports, laying around on the beach, taking in a show or even gambling at the casinos.
If you’re going for a quick getaway, does it matter which of the Bahamas hotels you choose to stay at? That depends on what you want to get out of your stay. If you’re planning on going for just a quick getaway then you might not care which of the Bahamas hotels that you end up in. Of course, there are deals where you can get a great price for both air fare and a hotel stay. That could be right up your alley.
Any world traveller could experience the flavors beyond the ordinary like the strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. Try Japan’s eel-flavored ice cream and green tea ice cream of Florence. We list down some of the best places where you can enjoy the best ice creams in the world:
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Helados Scannapieco
From 1938 there seems to be some changes from this no-frills, tiny shop, when the Scannapieco couple, Andres and Josefina migrated to Italy and opened its doors. The lineage of Scannapieco family is still making ice cream just like the old times for 70 long years. Their menu has fifty various flavors like vanilla, chocolate, durazno, lemon champagne, canela, and a Brazilian cocktail called caipirinha that is made from lime and cacha’a.
Siberia is a country of unexplored regions, vast tundra, breathtaking landscapes, and awe inspiring power. Siberia is filled with a lot of nothing, but it makes a perfect travel destination for the true adventurer deep down inside of us. There are a number of unique things to do while visiting Siberia, including taking the famous Trans-Siberian Railway to Moscow. If you plan on visiting this country it’s probably a good idea to start with Moscow, take the train into Siberia, and then go back to Moscow. It is also important to note that the proper identification, passports, and visas are extremely necessary for travel through some of these regions.
The book you picked up in the airport bookstore says: These are Paintings and Exhibits You Need To See Before You Die. Travel Guides have everything about what museums to go into for a perfect cultural exposure that New York has to offer. But remember that books themselves are written by people too and are not infallible. They may miss one or two spots worth experiencing. Here are some curated experiences you might be missing that are outside the pages of the mainstream maps:
New York has been the port-of-call for immigrants even way back during the city was established. The convergence point of immigrants are Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Their stay and stories they have of their days in New York during their specific periods of immigration offer an insight into what values each one brought and transposed into this country. The Tenement Museum can be found in a building in Orchard Street. The establishment is rich in history since it was already around during the Civil War.
The Icelandic volcano has been wrecking havoc as it continues to erupt. It also grounded thousands of flights and cause chaos to tens of thousands of travelers who needed to get to their next destination. In the past few days, Denmark, Italy, and other European countries are opening their skies to traffic.
Let’s take a look at some volcanoes around the globe which can potentially bring bad news to all of us.
Chaiten Volcano (Southern Chile)
Chaiten was in deep slumber for 9,000 years until it decided to wake up in 2008, spewing ash for miles into the sky. A town with the same name about 6 miles away was devastated with floods and ash fall. It was a nightmare coming true for some 4,500 folks living there. At least one casualty was reported after the eruption and it is a clear reminder that dormant volcanoes can still pose some danger.
Winter is about to hit Iceland so they are expecting a big drop in their tourism industry. Efforts are being exerted by the tourism agency of Iceland to promote their country and attract visitors. You might just see posters in subways inviting you to check out the Northern lights but at this time of the year, day time will be dark and really cold too. We just want to share with you guys a nice time-lapse video of Iceland since we might all agree that it is not the best time of the year to visit it.
In this video, you will see frame after frame of breathtaking views but along the way you will see the guy who made this Iceland video packing his things and later set up a tent near a waterfall. You will also see other travelers enjoying the magical sights of Iceland.
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