Must Do Things Whilst You Can

February 18, 2018
Destinations

1. The Northern Lights

As far as must-see goes, the Northern Lights are up there with the best but do you know what they are and what causes the show-stopping Aurora Borealis?

You stare agog into the Arctic night and marvel as curtains of rippling emerald or stabbing blood-red fingers shimmer and shimmy overhead.Stamping your feet against the cold it is hard to imagine that this frozen firework display has its origins 93 million miles away – although the idea of being thousands of degrees warmer might appeal.

2. Li River, China

Originated from Mao’er Mountain, Lijiang River meanders its way 160km long in southwest China’s Guangxi province distinguished by well-developed and rare-seen karst topography, the biggest and the most representative one in the world, which is of extremely high and irreplaceable aesthetic value. A truly breath-taking sight.

3. Meteora, Greece

 High above the Meteora landscape in the central region of Greece, 60 monks and nuns live in fabled monasteries perched on the edge of sandstone peaks. In centuries past, their place of worship brought them solitude and protection from unwanted trespassers. Today, the Orthodox monasteries are one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Greece.

4. Tianzi Mountains, China

Located in the northwestern part of Wulingyuan Scenic Zone, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist. There are many scenic attractions, such as the lofty Imperial Writing Brush Peak, Fairy Maid Scattering Flowers, and the Mid-Air Farmers’ Cottage. The highest peak is 1,260 meters (4,130ft) above sea level and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Waterfalls, bridges, stone forests and caves are found throughout the mountains. There are not just beautiful landscapes, but also simplicity, peculiar folk custom and local folk food of special flavor awaits the arrival of visitors.

5. Santorini Island, Greece

Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world. Located in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades islands, Santorini island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing villages has been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea. Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, Santorini Greece is also famous for the romantic sunset, the volcano and the luxurious resorts. This Santorini travel guide will give you all the necessary information to organize your holiday.

6.Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat – built by Suryavarman II (r 1112–52) – is the earthly representation of Mt Meru, the Mt Olympus of the Hindu faith and the abode of ancient gods. The Cambodian god-kings of old each strove to better their ancestors’ structures in size, scale and symmetry, culminating in what is believed to be the world’s largest religious building.

7. Petra, Jordan

“A Rose Red City half as Old as Time”

The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value – as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

8. Cape Town, South Africa

You really can’t overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. First, there’s the in-your-face beauty of Table Mountain that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in greens and delicate florals – the Cape Floral Kingdom, smallest yet richest in the world. Yet Cape Town has a cool urban edge, too: excellent art galleries, hip bars, world-rated restaurants, design-savvy shops, and home to Africa’s innovative artists and designers, drawn by the city’s innate beauty. a short drive in almost any direction takes to more breath taking wonders: a short drive over the mountain and down into Hout Bay with its great restaurants and beaches. Or Est out of Cape town to the wonders of Stellenbosch in the heart of wine country.west will take you through the historic naval base of Simonstown and on to Boulders beach and its penguins

9. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

In November 1855, Dr. David Livingston was transported in a canoe by the local Makalolo people to the very edge of these falls. The sensitive Scotsman was so overwhelmed by his first sight of these spectacular falls, that he momentarily abandoned his scientific observations and recorded. “It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Loyally the good missionary, whose heart lies buried in Africa, named this great wonder of the world after Queen Victoria. Victoria Falls will create memories that will live with you forever. such is their unique natural beauty!

10. Machu Picchu, Peru

It’s no wonder Machu Picchu is Peru’s most-visited site. Dating to the mid-1400s, it’s a marvel of mortar-free limestone architecture perched on a high plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle. Get there via train from Cusco or, if you’re not faint-hearted, make the trip on foot via a multi-day hiking trail—you’ll travel through deep Andean gullies and enjoy stunning views but be warned, its for the reasonably fit only.

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