15 Places to See Before You Die – Part 1
With the recession here biting hard, more and more of our men and women are travelling in search of work and a new beginning. It’s not all doom and gloom though… globetrotting has its perks, one of which is visiting the most amazing and spectacular places on the planet.
Today and tomorrow and Im going to bring you a few of the worlds hidden treasures, so whether its packing up for a few weeks away with friends, or heading off in search of a fresh start, these places deserve a spot on everyone’s bucket list!!
The surreal Meteora monasteries of Greece were originally built by monks to be a refuge from Turkish invaders and until 100 years ago there wasn’t any way to get to them except for rope ladders. Today, however, you can take a cable car or walk up the perilous staircase cut into the stone.
An ancient city located in the Mandalay region of Burma, Bagan contains over 2,000 temples and pagodas from between the 9th and 13th centuries.
For years it was only a poor fishing village on the Italian coast but then in 1953 John Steibeck wrote these words of the region: “”Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Since then tourism has exploded.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
With thousands of islets and hidden coves, Ha Long Bay is famous for its large monolithic limestone islands rising formidably out of the ocean.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Located in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes is actually 16 separate bodies of water divided into upper and lower basins by natural dams consisting of moss and algae. The lakes home some of the most amazing waterfals in the world.
Tianzi Mountains, China
Found in the Hunan province of China, the stunning and unique views from atop the Tianzi Mountains can only be accessed by cable car. Yikes!!
Moraine Lake, Canada
Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, Canada. The lake does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
Thats it for part 1, check back tomorrow for part 2!! Which of these is on your bucket list??!
(Images courtesy BoredPanda)