Four great exotic holiday destinations
Planning an exotic overseas holiday? You’re not the only one. Statistics show Aussies make around eight million international trips a year. Here are some of the best exotic holiday destinations you might not have considered.
For a start, it’s really cheap. The public transport is clean and efficient, most people seem to have a smattering of English. Medieval towns such as Brasov and Sibiu are just gorgeous, as is the countryside.
- Wander the historic centre of Bucharest, and be astounded by the architectural wedding cake excess of dead dictator Ceaucescu’s Palace of Parliament.
- Hike the Carpathian Mountains – where bears still roam. And marvel at thousands of species of birds and animals, including foxes, otters, wildcats and boars.
- Kick back and relax on the Black Sea coast.
- Don’t miss the World Heritage-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park with its numerous waterfalls and turquoise pools, Boiling Lake, and the fumaroles, mud pools and geysers of the Valley of Desolation.
- Champagne Reef, a magical diving site where geothermal activity causes thousands of bubbles to erupt from under the rocks close to shore.
- At an altitude of 2600m, Bumthang Valley is considered the kingdom’s spiritual heartland with some of its oldest Buddhist temples.
- Cradled by the Himalayas, Thimphu is the only capital city in the world without traffic lights and many of the locals walk around in national dress.
- Naadam festival of traditional wrestling, dancing, horseriding and music. The main Naadam is held amid the Soviet-era architecture of the capital, Ulaanbaatar.
- The mountains, glaciers and lakes of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, rich in mountains, glaciers, lakes and archeological sites.
- The 70 million-year-old seabed of Bayanzag in the Gobi Desert.
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