The world’s 197 countries, but for some reason from year to year, the overwhelming number of Russian tourists fly to Turkey, Greece, Spain and Cyprus. When the school’s geography has remained somewhere in the past, we have to choose from the fact that at the hearing, and is more likely to be beaten resorts. Especially for those who have no time to include fantasy, but I want to go to some new interesting place, having heard about which colleagues will say, “wow” — we’ve compiled a list of outstanding destinations for travel.
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Without understanding the details, this Arab country is often overlooked due to the tense situation in the East, although in reality the Sultanate of Oman is one of the safest countries in Persidskogo Bay, with a high standard of living and a rich history. And one of the most picturesque: the Sultan is seriously concerned about the environment, so the country has many national parks and reserves, protected coastal area, mountains, waterfalls, deserts and oases, fjords and spectacular underwater world. Here is an interesting intertwined culture of ancient Persia, Africa and India, and historical monuments are impressive in their scope, for example, in the mosque of Sheikh Qaboos you can see the largest carpet in the world, which weighs 21 tons.
Where to go: First and foremost is to visit the capital of Oman, Muscat city, which is located on the coast. Other popular resorts are considered to be the most interesting oasis town Nizwa, which was once a major economic and commercial center of the Country, the city of Salalah is the capital of the southern region and a tropical Paradise, the ancient port city of Sohar, where the legend was born of the famous Sinbad the Sailor, and the fishing village sur, with a rich history of shipbuilding.
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The amazing image of Albania, which borders the very popular Greece and Montenegro, still bypasses the tourist boom, although this Balkan country is not inferior neighbors on the beauty of nature and the hospitality of the locals. Prices for holidays in Albania are very loyal, especially for a country with such a rich cultural heritage, scenic mountains and canyons, clean beaches and delicious traditional cuisine. Here you can find the largest in the Balkans, Roman amphitheater, medieval castles and archaeological Park, where excavations have been carried out by ancient Greek settlements. Add to this the gentle waters of the Ionian and Adriatic seas, and you’ll understand why summer vacation should be spend here.
Where to go: Albania Capital Tirana meets all the criteria of a tourist city: there are beautiful historic and cultural attractions, and modern districts with bars, restaurants and active nightlife. To get acquainted with the story better in Berat, which is more than two thousand years, it is built in tiers on the hillside, so it is often called the “city of thousand Windows”. In vlorë the border of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, so in one trip you can swim in both.
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This island is called a continent in miniature, bearing in mind the huge diversity of wildlife, but this nickname is true for impressions: a couple of weeks of vacation there may gain as much as for a long journey through the great continent. To Madagascar you need to go in the first place for the exotic: to see rare animals, for example, the dwarf lemur and the unique species of trees, including several species of baobab trees. The island has an extinct volcano, high rocky cliffs and a dead lake, which go scary legends. And, of course, heavenly lagoons with clear, warm waters and Golden sand.
Where to go: International flights arrive in the capital Antananarivo, known to the locals as Tana. The city is built in the valley between the hills and the famous architectural ensemble of palaces and tombs of the rulers of Madagascar, as well as street Bazaar Zuma — one of the largest in the world. The main resorts include the “white city” Tulear, located on the Bay of St. Augustine and of Ifaty, and the city of Morondava on the West coast, the main attraction of which is Baobab Alley with trees aged thousands of years. Also deserves attention the small island of Ile Sainte-Marie, who once served as a shelter for pirates, sentenced to the gallows, and now invites tourists to relax on the shore of the ocean to see the migrating humpback whales passing by here from July to September.
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Not the most popular tourist country in South America boasts so many other advantages of superlatives: the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere, with the arid, the wet and the salt on the continent regions. In Bolivia, as many as six UNESCO world heritage: the monuments of ancient civilizations, historic centers of the colonial era and national parks. Rare schoolboy giggling over the name of the lake Titicaca, so that’s part of its coast belongs to Bolivia, and striking beauty of the surrounding green mountains with snow tops. Salt desert of Uyuni, the rainforests of the Amazon basin, the peaks of the Cordillera — this is not a complete list of what will forever remain in memory after a holiday in this wonderful country.
Where to go: Official capital, Sucre, is built on a high plateau, and is famous for rich architecture of colonial times, with its picturesque narrow streets of the old town, magnificent palaces and luxurious city theatre. La Paz is the actual capital of the country and present her heart. This city built on the slopes of the canyon in the dried-up riverbed of the ancient river, there are many unusual museums and a striking contrast of distinctive local traditions with Spanish-style architecture of the XVI century. Cochabamba — developed modern city, the Bolivian counterpart Rio de Janeiro carnival with his and exact copy of the statue of Christ on the hill, which is even slightly above the original.
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Author: Irina Krokhaleva
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