Many people know about the delights of visiting London, Paris and Rome. These are extremely popular holiday destinations. In fact they are so popularized by movies and magazines that you almost know what to expect before you get there, which is great if that is what you are looking for. But if you want to experience a new type of holiday, something you can talk to your friends about, then it is always a pleasant surprise to discover something new somewhere else.
Here are a few ideas to try for new sights, smells and sounds:
Marseille is France’s oldest and second largest city. This ancient sea port has had its fair share of history. Some would say that it has a very colorful past. But like many modern, thriving cities, there are now many desirable tourist destinations to be found here. For a step back in time and to explore France’s exuberant past, nothing can beat a visit to this great old city.
Wellington in New Zealand has been slowly but surely attracting attention to itself. This little known holiday gem has a lovely variety of holidays on offer. Come here if you want to experience beautiful natural landscapes and friendly locals. But you can also visit here for its sunny beaches and relaxing hotels. Wellington is the third largest city in New Zealand and can be found in the center of the country. Use it as a base for explorations further afield, or stay and play as this is also the cultural capital and holds many places to educate and entertain.
For a truly new holiday right off the beaten track, how about a visit to Nanjing in China? This is a fantastic place to stay in if you wish to explore and discover China’s ancient and glorious past. Here you will find the iconic temples of the Ming Dynasty and the ancient Royal Palaces of the great period in Chinese history.
Patagonia in Argentina is truly one of those undiscovered places which are yet to be found by hordes of tourists. In this area on the tip of South America, you can go rock climbing in the foothills of the Andes. You can explore the most southern city in the world, Ushuaia, and see the penguin colonies there. Or visit the glaciers of the ice age in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate.
The Netherlands Antilles are two groups of islands in the Caribbean, Bonaire and Curacao. They can be accessed from Venezula and have many miles of deserted sandy beaches. There are also picturesque towns to explore in these sweet little islands – truly an unknown getaway.