The greatest megalopolises, the most famous showplaces, the brightest cities of the biggest countries… Aren’t they the places you’ve ever dreamed about? We all desire to travel and visit as many terrific sites as we can. When it comes to deciding where to go, we chose the most popular destinations: Paris, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Berlin, Beijing, Jerusalem and other big cities. These capitals are definitely worth seeing for every person on a planet.
But we tend to forget about unknown paths for travelers. Some countries and cities are less visited, but their beauty is in no way inferior to the world tourist centers. So, while the regular 10 millions of travelers are heading to London or New York, we recommend you to take a break from noisy madding crowd and go to the most non-clichéd destinations. Explore the world since discussing your travel experiences is one of the secrets of successful online dating.
The land of ice and fire is located on a volcanic isle and considered to be one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. It is distant from the continent, more than 95% of the whole territory are uninhabitable, covered with volcanoes, geysers, fjords and glaciers. In addition, it is freezing cold there even is Summer. These are the reasons why the country causes so much curiosity but is still non-trivial place among the tourists. Visiting Iceland will give you the most terrific impressions due to its cold and pristine nature.
Okinawa Island, Japan
While Tokyo is the city of blinding lights and the high tech, Okinawa is known for its terrific resorts and historical sites. This is a great place for rest your body and at the same time to enrich your knowledge about the ancient Japanese culture.
Many people are mistaken when think that The United Arab Emirates is the only cosmopolite Muslim country in the world. The capital of Lebanon Beirut can easily challenge Dubai and Abu-Dhabi. This the center of reach Arabian culture and a great place for partying.
This tiny country is located between two great cultures: China and India. Although it’s has been teared apart by complicated geopolitical conflict, it is a perfect destination for brave and sophisticated travelers. It is worth visiting not only to see the great Mount Everest with your own eyes, but also to discover another great Asian culture.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is slowly transforms into a tourist center. That’s why you should fly there as soon as possible! ‘What I am supposed to do to in such a poor country?’, you may ask. Enjoying the cheapest seafood and incredible historical sites, of course! Cambodia is extremely popular among the inexpensive destinations.
Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
Like many other distant countries in the world, Russia is a huge mystery for a western citizen. It is sad to admit, but foreigners usually visit Moscow, missing the opportunity to see the terrific nature and explore the pure Slavic culture in its depth. The biggest country on a globe deserves more respect. Take a trip from the capital to Siberia on one of the longest railway on the Earth.
Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands
While everyone rushes to visit The Netherlands to experience forbidden entertainment in Amsterdam, the most sophisticated tourists explore the authentic part of the country. Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum with the biggest collection of original windmills. In addition, it includes a variety of traditional handcraft exhibitions.
Rotorua, New Zealand
This small piece of the dry land is famous not only for being a set for Middle-Earth. A small town Rotorua is a perfect resort with hot springs, healing mud and geysers. Just like Iceland, but more tropical.
York, United Kingdom
Being one of the most significant cities in England, York is not so popular among foreigners. However, this place is full of architectural treasures: gothic cathedrals, medieval blocks, tea-rooms and numerous museums. Definitely a worth visiting city for the fans of history.
If you want to explore a pure European culture, but there is not enough funds on your bank account, Latvia is for you! It became more popular since it’s been called a European Capital of Culture in 2014, however, the entire country and its capital Riga in particular is still a great destination for backpackers.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.