5 Underrated Cities to Visit

Travelling in general has lots of benefits, experiences, fun, etc. attached to it and people travel for various reasons. Some do it for sightseeing while others may travel just for the experience, and a third group of persons may decide to travel to escape all the hustles and bustles that surrounds them.

For this third group, they would love to go to somewhere less crowded and noisy in order to enjoy their vacation. This means famous places that are always packed and congested with tourists such as Maya Bay and The Pyramids of Giza are out of the equation.

You want somewhere peaceful and calm, somewhere not yet known by every Tom talk less of Dick and Harry. You want somewhere underrated, and you’ve got it! Below are five of the underrated travel destinations in the world.

  1. Basel, Switzerland

It is a miracle that visits to Basel are not being planned or thought about as much as other cities that don’t even possess half of what this city has. Sitting at a location close to the Germans and French borders, Basel is immersed in architecture and medieval history and houses lots of great museums (the largest concentration in Europe) and is arguably one of the world’s leading capitals as long as art is concerned.

 

  1. Guadeloupe

The island of Guadeloupe is a well-known vacation destination among the French (seeing as it is situated in the French Caribbean) but not yet quite popular to the rest of the world.

There are five islands which make up Guadeloupe and all have plenty events planned for visitors and abundant accommodations to house them. Guadeloupe’s beaches are what you would describe as ‘pristine’ and the atmosphere there is extraordinarily friendly and welcoming. Expect this destination to be packed in few years to come as more people would definitely become aware of it.

 

  1. Reunion Island

Tourists and travellers who seek to visit an African island usually visit the more popular places like Zanzibar and Mauritius not knowing that they would have a better time if they went to the Reunion Island instead.

Situated in a location that is a 4 hour flight away from Johannesburg, Reunion Island is a wonderful destination and the surrounding waterfalls, active volcanoes, and other natural beauties make the island a magnificent sight to behold.

Vacationing in the Reunion Island is also pretty much inexpensive although expect this to change when more people become aware of it.

 

 

  1. Chiang Rai, Thailand

When you hear Thailand and vacation in a sentence, you automatically think Maya Bay or Bangkok. However, the city of Chiang Rai can prove to be a better and viable option.

Rather than being packed with people like the above mentioned locations, Chiang Rai is filled with numerous hidden gems, great cuisine, beautiful temples, and not too expensive accommodations. It is only a matter of time before this destination usurps others as the no.1 vacation destination in Thailand.

 

  1. Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong happens to be the one of the largest islands in Cambodia. It also happens to be, to a large extent, undeveloped, lacking quality hotels and visitors.

However, there has been a significant increase in local construction recently and the island now has nightclubs, small restaurants, and a pleasant collection of bungalows designed to accommodate visitors.

Should they keep up with this development, then in the nearest future, Koh Rong is going to be one of the top vacation destinations in the world.

 

What are you waiting for? Plan your trip, pack your bags and off you go to go experience these destinations before they become too popular, too crowded, and too expensive.

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Let Norway Blow Your Mind

We’re almost at the end of our tour of Nordic countries where you can vacation. And now we come to a country that may not pop up on world new often, but is absolutely breathtaking and doing really well in silence. Welcome to our tourist/vacation review of Norway. Tighten your seatbelt, and get ready to have your mind blown, you might even be purchasing a ticket as soon as you finish reading this.

Norway is a very beautiful country, sparsely populated, and tucked away nicely in a corner of Europe. This nation has been ranked, more than once, by the United Nations Human Development Report (UNHDR) as the ‘best country to live in’. This positive ranking by the United nations is due to the fact that there’s a very high level of literacy coupled with cultural freedom and a near perfect human rights record. You can therefore be sure that, when vacationing in Norway, you are completely safe (the country has one of the lowest crime rates in the world), and you’ll also be interacting with some highly educated citizens.

Okay, it’s now time to talk about why you’re here. What’s there to actually see in Norway? Check the list below out:

  • Skiing spots: As a skiing enthusiast, Norway is definitely the place for you to be. With many nice snow covered slopes, you are sure to find somewhere to test your skiing abilities on and have some crazy, crazy fun. Hemsedal is a town known to have a lot of skiing resorts and you’re sure to have lots of fun conquering the slopes on your ski boots. Hafjell also attracts a lot of sports minded tourists, and for not just skiing but sledding, tubbing, and other fun winter activities as well.
  • Waterfalls: From the Kjosfossen waterfalls which are visible while travelling by rail, to the Voringsfossen, and the “seven sisters”, Norway’s waterfalls will remind you of your insignificance on the cosmic scale and lead you to ponder life from a far more objective perspective. You’ll get to see gushing floods of water cascading down from high hills and rocks, providing a mind-blowing and magnificent sight which will trigger you to appreciate nature far more than you have ever done.
  • Oslofjord: You can hardly visit any Nordic country without finding a fjord, Norway is not an exemption, the Oslofjord with its collection of other-worldly islands will thrill you endlessly and you’ll be more than glad to have visited. Beyond just offering a picturesque sight for viewing, you can also swim, canoe, fish, or just have fun with friends and family taking the whole scenic view in.

Apart from just being a place to spend one vacation, Norway’s beauty and exquisiteness qualify it as a candidate for everybody’s bucket list. Everyone should get to experience Norway at least once in their lifetime.

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Interesting Info On The Dominican Republic

I’m sure that for a couple of folks reading this, the only time you ever heard about the Dominican republic was when some parts of the movie Fast and furious were shot there (Well, it also does rhyme with Dominic Torreto). However, beyond just being used for shooting movies, the Dominican Republic may be your next vacation stop. Obviously, the proximity to the United States (located in the Caribbean region, close to South American countries like Haiti and others) compared to other vacation resorts and location is already a huge advantage, this means you don’t have to move too far from home. That said, here are some even more attractive things about the Dominican Republic that will be sure to attract you.

Great Weather, Perfect Beaches

If you’ve ever dreamt of lounging away in the sunshine, getting a nice tan, strolling along beaches with white, grainy sand. Congratulations, your dreams are about to come true. The Dominican Republic has sites like this in abundance. Even more interesting, luxurious palms dot the landscape giving you the impression of being a character in a fairy tale. The Dominican vacation experience is something you should consider strongly. You don’t want to miss this for any reason.

 

Infrastructure

The Dominican Republic is as modern as any country can get. Boosted by a stable government and a booming economy that has been on a steady rise. In addition to this, there’s an also increasing community of expatriates working within the region, all of this has made the government to provide the necessary amenities to sustain a high standard of modern living. Good roads, theatres, malls, museums, stadium, and steady electricity. Vacationing in the DR will be a home away from home experience for you.

 

Budget Friendly Costs

With generally low real estate and housing costs, you don’t have to worry about expensive hotel bookings. Also, since the economy is strong, prices are generally low, and this is definitely a far better deal than shelling out mega bucks in some glamorous holiday getaway.

Finally, the assortment of people you’ll meet, both local and expatriates will broaden your scope of contacts and you’ll get the chance to learn more about new people. This variety is not limited to people alone as you’ll also get to check out various dishes and possibly take some recipes back home to try out.

All in all, The Dominican Republic is your best bet if you’re looking to “chill” in the Carribean on a restricted budget.  Read More

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Dominican Republic

For a country with so much to offer and ecosystems ranging from deserts to coral reefs a trip to the Dominican Republic is definitely a bargain considering it’s one of the cheapest tropical destinations. The most famous areas where tourists usually stay are Puerto Plata, La Romana, Samana, and Punta Cana but there’s much more to do in the country than spend your entire trip at one of these places. Santo Domingo, the capital, is classified as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Santo Domingo is full of history. For instance an area called Ciudad Colonial which is located in the capital is the oldest colonial city center in the New World. It was visited by Colombus himself and there’s a bronze statue of him there. Other places to see in Santo Domingo are the First Cathedral of America, Ozama Fort, and Alcazar De Colon. Punta Cana is arguably the most visited of the cities in the Dominican Republic thanks to the presence of many five star hotels and even golf courts. The hotels have amazing swimming pools and some of them merge with the Caribbean Sea. It also has many beaches, obviously.

If you’re a fan of architecture be sure to visit the town of Altos de Chavon. The town was built in the 1970s and designed by an Italian architect with the intention of giving it the feel of a 16th century European settlement. The town also lots of local shops where you can buy things as well as art galleries.

Playa Rincon, located at the edge of Samana Bay, the beach will feel straight out of a fairytale as it is almost bordered by a jungle. The beach is a beautiful place to relax and tan but as you swim deeper it becomes wilder providing an exciting experience. Lake Enriquillo is one of the spots that tourists rarely visit. It is the largest lake in the entire Caribbean and contains wildlife such as flamingos, iguanas, and crocodiles, but the trip from the hotels and resorts in Punta Cana usually gets in the way of tourists who are more than satisfied to enjoy the luxury of the resorts. Samana Bay is another destination you should try to include in your trip. There you can see whales during their migration between the months of January and February.

With wildlife that you’re not likely to see elsewhere and different cities that provide different experiences the Dominican Republic sure seems like an interesting choice for a lovely vacation.  air conditioner tampa

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