The best countries in the world
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When it comes to taking the scenic route, no other destination can touch the vast open spaces and dramatic coastlines of Australia.The changing of the guard in the White House didn’t put you off going to the USA. Greece continued to capture your imagination with top marks for its kind-hearted people. Il primo on the international menu is Italy.
Ask an Italian where in the world they would most like to live, and they will say “right here”. Most people have raved about Italy since tourism began, and to be honest the country really does have it all. One of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Europe. The world’s greatest hoard of art treasures and a climate that is on the whole benign.And most important of all for many, a delicious and authentic national cuisine.
In Greece, you are in a crossroad of colors and cultures; you feel the strength of History and the warmth of the southern extremity of Europe and you discover the evolutionary course of thought, influence and experience.
From coast to coast, the United States of America brims with diversity!
If you’re looking for Europe’s finest art, gourmet cuisine or “chic” cultural ambience, France can seduce you with it all.
Spain is probably the greatest holiday destination on the planet. Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Malaga… Too many of the world’s must-visit cities are found in Spain, from the cultural majesty of the capital, Madrid, to the trendy, proudly-Catalonian air of Barcelona, visitors plotting a trip are spoilt for choice.
Black-maned lions framed against Kalahari dunes; powdery beaches lapped by two oceans; star-studded desert skies; jagged, lush mountains – this truly is a country of astounding diversity.
Not many people know about the mind blowing attractions that Australia boasts apart from popular tourist attractions such as Sydney, Melbourne. Some of the most desired Australia tourist attractions include Fraser Island, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Great Barrier Reef, Scenic World, Kakadu National Park, Sydney Opera House, Port Arthur, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Amp Tower Centrepoint, National Gallery of Australia, Gold Coast, Ocean Road…
Thailand is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, and for a reason. You can find almost anything here: crystal blue beaches, thick jungle, great food, cheap beach front bungalows and some of the best luxury hotels in the world.
India is a country of contrast, cultural traditions, language, dress, cuisine and lifestyle, which vary from state to state. This unity in diversity – seen in every day life makes it an attractive destination for travellers from all over the world.
Canada is a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between.
Mexico is so diverse, so fascinating and so varied that you can enjoy it over and over again. From the Caribbean shore to the Pacific Western , from the northern borders with the US to the southern tropical jungles, from the sea level to the mountain peaks. You will never be bored and you will never be serious. The Mexican friendly smile is as contagious as it’s food is irresistible.
For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Orient. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors.
Stroll through the pleasant campus of Dublin’s Trinity College, dating back to the 1700s. Step into one of Galway’s traditional music pubs and experience the city’s artistic creativity. Discover the rise and fall of the Titanic at the ship’s birthplace in Belfast.
Portugal is hotter than ever! Europe’s economic crisis left the country on the brink of bankruptcy, and government funding for the arts dried up during the crash.
New Zealand’s 29 regions stretch more than 1,600 kilometres across two main islands. Each destination is distinctive in character, and with the country being so compact, you can easily visit several on your holiday.
Straddling the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, Indonesia has many magnificent islands waiting to be explored.
A holiday in The Netherlands means enjoying culture in cities like Amsterdam and Delft, the fishing village of Volendam, the cheese capital of Alkmaar, and vast fields of tulips.
An exotic land of stunning coastlines, spectacular landscapes, unique cuisines, and unfailing hospitality. Vietnam offers the world’s most fascinating culture and unforgettable adventures.
Japan is a destination offering year-around experiences. From hiking on Mount Fuji to Cherry Blossom tours that reveal the country’s flamboyant spring awakening. It has everything to keep both seasoned travellers and first time visitors in absolute awe. It is a land where any journey is guaranteed to fascinate on multiple levels. From salivating gastronomic experiences to heritage trails through towering castles and enlightening experiences in spiritual gardens.
Iceland is definitely having a moment – and it’s only getting started. From icy glaciers to volcanic deserts, here’s why you should make Iceland number one on your bucket list this year.
The best countries in the world (source Conde Nast)
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