Most Unusual Travel Destination Of 2015

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The world is full of exciting places to explore, and if you are looking for an interesting travel location for your next vacation, here are three of the best for 2015.

Cuba

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Now that President Obama is re-establishing US relations with Cuba, this is a great time to visit the country. As yet, Cuba enjoys plenty of old-world mystique so taking a vacation here sooner rather than later is the best way to see the sights before they become too commercialized. Beautiful landscapes, historical buildings and cultural heritage – Cuba has it all. Old Havana is a World-Heritage listed site for its stunning cobblestone streets and Baroque buildings, while Varadero offers tourists a spectacular white sand beach and world-class diving opportunities. For a taste of Cuba’s verdant countryside, visit the Parque Nacional Vinales where you can enjoy hiking and horseriding among the plantations.

Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is slowly emerging as a tourist destination, but as yet, this little visited South American country retains its natural splendour. Known for its beautiful rainforests, Nicaragua boasts splendid beaches and amazing wildlife spotting opportunities. The colonial city of Granada enjoys a spectacular location next to Apoyo Lagoon and is home to the traditionally brightly painted houses of the Victorian era. Surfers from all over the world are drawn to Tola, with its dramatic coastline, while watersports on Lake Nicaragua is an ever-popular pastime. For nature lovers, Ometepe Island offers the opportunity to get close to the natural wonder of the twin volcanoes with exciting hiking trails that offer panoramic views.

Namibia

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For a truly unique vacation destination, why not choose the lesser known African country of Namibia? The location for filming of much of the new Mad Max movie, this dramatic destination, located in the south west of the African continent, has plenty to offer the adventurous tourist. The Etosha National Park is an enormous game reserve where animal lovers can spot exotic creatures such as the elephant, white rhino and lion. See 6,000 year old rock paintings at the Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage Site and experience the spectacular Kalahari Desert with its stunning landscapes. The capital city, Swakopmund, still embraces its German heritage, boasting beautiful colonial architecture and traditional German pastry shops. This attractive city is also a great place to experience the thrills of motocross, camel riding and sandboarding on the surrounding sand dunes.

Follow the yellow brick road…to Oz

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Planning on visiting Australia soon? Your trip to ‘Oz’ or ‘Down Under’ will no doubt be pretty amazing. There is so much do and see. You will be amazed and enchanted in equal measure. There are so many breathtakingly amazing landmarks. Check out this list of the Top 10 places to visit in Australia:

  1. The Sydney Opera House
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The Sydney Opera house is by far one of the most recognizable landmarks in Australia. It is supposed to remind you of billowing sails of a yacht. But some locals say it resembles the sexual congress of turtles. Either way, it is pretty magnificent to look at. There are 5 performance spaces here where concerts, opera and theatre performances are staged. Why not take a 1 hour guided tour?

  1. The Great Barrier Reef
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The world’s largest coral reef is located in Queensland. It is pretty amazing and actually larger than the Great Wall of China and the only natural thing visible from space. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling there.

  1. Queensland’s Gold Coast Beaches
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  2. The Royal Botanical Gardens
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  3. The Australian Outback
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Rugged wilderness in its most pristine form. Desert and kangaroos in equal measure. In the Northern part, you will encounter a wet/dry tropical type of climate with gorgeous gorges and waterfalls.

  1. Australian Museum
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From dinosaurs to mummies you will find everything in the Australian Museum. Plus, learn about Australia’s inhabitants, geography and varied wild life. You can either take a guided tour or explore on your own.

  1. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Who doesn’t love koala’s? In addition to koala’s, you will find kangaroos, wallabies and emus at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This is a great place to learn about these animals and feed them too.

  1. Victorian Alps
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Amazing mountain views. Go rock climbing, fishing or hiking in the summer. In the winter, you can go skiing. Located near Melbourne. You really must go.

  1. Byron Bay
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Located in New South Wales, Byron Bay is popular with tourists and locals.

  1. Uluru or Ayer’s Rock
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Located in the Northern Territory. You can get there by travelling from Adelaide.

Also while in Australia, why not try:

  • Some amazing Australian wine?
  • An Aussie BBQ. They are everywhere!
  • Learn to play the Didgeridoo
  • Go on a crocodile cruise

There are so many wonderful and varied things to do while in Australia. Have a great time!

Top Three Southeast Asian Countries To Tour

Top 3 Places in South East Asia

Southeast Asia is a beautiful place to travel. The countries of Southeast Asia are surrounded by beautiful Pacific Ocean waters. Island countries with beautiful beaches, rainforests and volcanic landscapes are a great way to explore paradise. There are many places to explore throughout Southeast Asia. Following are the top three countries that are musts for tourists to explore.

Philippines

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There are many magnificent sites to visit in the Philippines. Beaches perfect for relaxing or enjoying activities such as scuba diving, kite surfing, parasailing and, in some cases, even cliff diving include Boracay, Malapascua Island, Donsol and Puerto Galera. The Tubbataha Reef is a large coral reef in the Sulu Sea made up of two atolls separated by a five mile wide channel. The Mayon Volcano is an 8,000 foot high active volcano perfect for camping, hiking and climbing. Puerto Princese is an underground river that can be toured. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are amazing stone and mud wall steep terraces created by early Chinese migrants and continue to be used to produce rice. San Agustin Church in Manila is a must tourist destination. This beautiful church was built in 1589 with a ceiling painted by Italian artists in the 19th century and has survived seven earthquakes.

Malaysia

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Malaysia is full of mountains, rainforests, beaches and metropolitan areas for tourists to explore. Until 2004 the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the tallest buildings in the world. The concrete and glass towers are connected by a sky bridge. Penang is known for its delicious food with Indian, Chinese and Malay influences, and its capital, Georgetown, is home to 200 year old mosques and temples. Mt. Kinabalu is Malaysia’s highest mountain, and peaking at 4,095 meters, it is a climbing feat for many. Tropical beaches are found on Langkawi (a Malay holiday destination) and Pulau Tioman. Taman Negora is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Enormous caves can be found at Mulu and Gunung National Park in Borneo. Tourists can tour tea plantations developed by the British in the 1920s in Cameron Highlands where there are also jungle walking tours available.

Indonesia

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Considered a paradise by many, the many islands that make up Indonesia are full of interesting and beautiful places for tourism. Kamodo National Park is famous as the home of the Komodo Dragon, the largest reptile in the world. Lake Koba in Sumatra is a volcanic lake with volcanically warmed waters. Pulou Samosir is an island located within the lake and is the largest island within an island. Mt. Bromo National Park is renowned for its volcanic landscapes and beautiful sunrises. Baliem Valleu in West New Guinea is home of the Dani people who were not known to the outside world until an aerial tour discovered them in 1938. The Toraja people of Torajaland on South Sulawesi are indigenous people known for their peaked roof houses and interesting funeral rights. They keep the corpses for several years before burying them in small caves or tree hollows. Beautiful places to relax on the beach or enjoy diving and snorkeling include Bunaken on Sulawesia Island and the three Gili Islands. Other sites to see include the popular tourist destinations of Kuta and Ubud on Bali.

Southeast Asia is full of possibilities for the traveler. Of all the island paradise nations, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia offer the most unique experiences. Whether laying on a sandy beach or exploring coral reefs, the beaches are beautiful. With tropical rain forests to explore, mountains to climb and caves to discover, you can explore these amazing volcanic islands. With a lot of history to discover and plenty of places to dine, shop and relax, you will find lots of activities on these Southeast Asian island nations.

Go to Myanmar?

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Investigate the heavenly sanctuaries of Bagan, Relax on a riverboat journey to Mandalay, Discover Burma’s ‘Gem City’, Trek through once in a while went by high country towns, Delve into the underground at Pindaya, Admire Yangon’s brilliant Shwedagon Paya

golden rock pagodaFly out to Burma and find a nation of legendary scenes, old fortunes and a percentage of the friendliest society you’ll ever meet. From brilliant overlaid Buddhas in Yangon and the enchanted sanctuaries of Bagan to the quietness of Inle Lake, Burma will energize, awe and interest you. A visit to Burma is to encounter the South-East Asia of twenty years back, loaded with seldom seen sights and eras of stories simply holding up to be told. Visit and find more!

Myanmar’s provincial style structures are at danger of being torn down, as per The Los Angeles Times. The nation was appended by the British in 1824 and like other colonized nations, obvious in its structural scene are leftovers of pioneer decide that are a now a tremendous traveler draw.

Preservationists are attempting to spare these structures that are at danger of breakdown because of disregard and undermined by property designers.