For many a traveller, a South American hit list is topped by the likes of Brazil, Argentina or Colombia. Some may opt for Bolivia; others Chile, or Peru. Few are even aware of a country called Guyana.
As a traveller, what would spring to mind when you hear of a country that shares a border with Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine? One of the most naturally spectacular destinations any one could ever find themselves in, right?
The mention of Albania evokes not-so-rosy images in the minds of many, and its slightly checkered history involving communist dictatorships has a lot to do with it. Never mind its status as one of Europe’s least privileged nations in terms of financial riches.
For some reason that may not be evidently clear, a good deal of people tend to have a prejudice or certain false notion about Poland. Approach it this way and your beliefs will be reinforced (Law of Expectation?).
Eastern Europe. There is no place like it in the world. The centuries of history aside, its natural scenery is just breathtaking; the landscapes intriguing.
To some, Sweden is that beautiful land of Volvos, blondes, Absolut Vodka, and IKEA, never mind a certain legendary ‘70s pop quartet. You know, those worn-out prejudices we’ve grown all too accustomed to.
Mention Azores to some and the picture that comes to mind is this exotic place speckled with white sands and some beach huts a short distance from the palm tree-lined Caribbean-style bathtub seas. To others, they just have no idea where on the global map such a place exists. And understandably so. For so long, the Azores (an autonomous region of Portugal) have remained one of the most mysterious destinations in Europe. And probably their location has a lot to do with it.
Ask anyone you know if they love to travel and the responses you get will lean more towards an overwhelming ‘Yes!’. The thing is though, we are all different types of travellers who approach the same destination in totally different ways.
The 2016 Olympic games in Rio will be one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar. The city is blessed with great weather, long meandering beaches, and an infectious party atmosphere. If you are lucky enough to be attending, here are 20 things to do in Rio while at the Olympics.
If you are interested in having a true adventure by going hot air ballooning, it is important that you take the time to look into some of the different places around the world that offer the best sights and weather for this. There is no experience that is quite like going up into the air in one of these balloons, and it is crucial that you take enough time to research the various locations that you can travel to.
Loire Valley, France
Loire Valley is located approximately 200 miles southwest of Paris, and it stretches out almost 170 miles with over 800 different castles as well as manor houses. The scenery in this area is the primary reason why most people choose it for hot air ballooning. You will find that Loire Valley is filled with vineyards, sunflower fields, stone villages, rivers, streams, and many other sights that will make your hot air balloon adventure extra special. Considering all of the beautiful sights there are to see in this area, it is highly recommended that you strongly consider traveling there for your hot ballooning adventure.