Summer has sprung upon us and that can only mean one thing – an adventurous trip, preferably to unknown lands, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations and picturesque beaches. However busy your schedule is, it’s time to venture out in the rough outdoor lifestyle – one that sets your soul at peace.
Here are some places to explore:
Africa for The Laid-back Adventurer
An excellent option for a first safari holiday or even a romantic getaway, Africa offers an experience like no other. You can delve into the deep forest reserves of Maasai Mara, the only place where you will find the “Big Five” – Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, African Buffalo and the Black Rhinoceros. For those who aren’t adventure seekers at heart, there’s the Cape Winelands that provides an almost Napa Valley wine tasting experience. Other must-see regions of Africa include the Namibia fly-in safari, Victoria Falls, and Pemba Island off the coast of Zanzibar.
Barcelona, Spain for The Beach Lover
Barcelona, the capital of Catalina, is known for its beautiful cultural heritage sights. Apart from soaking some sun at the city’s many beaches, taking long walks along the Costa Blanca coast is the next best thing to do in Barcelona. The La Boqueria market is a foodie’s paradise, offering fresh produce from different countries. Dotted around the colourful market there are small bars selling both food and drinks. Art history enthusiasts will enjoy sightseeing, with Gaudi architectural delights and Picasso museums being the number primary options.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – The Vivacious Hippie Traveller
Full of colourful Chinese food markets and historical cathedrals, Ho Chi Minh City is a chaotic yet charming city in Vietnam. Whether its trips to the Remnants Museum or scooter runs through District 1′s Ben Thanh Market, this country is abuzz with sights to see and places to explore. Also, surrounded by various temples and pagodas one can seek spiritual guidance while touring in Ho Chi Minh. Apart from the signature Pho Noodle Soup dish, it offers other delicacies like fertilised duck eggs and fermented scorpion wine. With plenty of karaoke bars, street local music performances and animated concerts, the city is a true delight for any traveller.