‘Traveling is like flirting with life, it’s like saying: ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go, this is my station’
This is an all-time favourite travel quote and it marked my memory even before I started to travel, and most importantly, have a travel blog. The essence of traveling is that we often fall in love with places and cultures, but, in a continuous search for discovering Earth’s mysteries, we can’t allow ourselves to stop. Or at least, not until we’ve found what we’re looking for. I’ve heard stories of people finding their soulmate while traveling, or discovered that their purpose is to give back to the community and make this Planet a better one. Whatever it may be, there’s no doubt that traveling is one of the few things in this world that enriches your being and helps you get to the roots of yourself and the world around you.
The following locations will surely be a great addition to your lifetime adventures. Not only you’ll be able to get close to astonishing creatures and get a bond with Mother Nature, but it will also bring an insight of man-made structures that will amaze anyone.
1. ‘Where the desert meets the ocean’ – Namib Desert
Namib(vast place) is a coastal desert is southern Africa. It stretches more than 2000 km along the Atlantic Coasts of Angola, Namibia and South Africa.
2. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
One of the most popular geothermal spas around the world, this place is definitely worth to be on your Bucketlist. The Blue Lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is renewed every two days.
3. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka
The orphanage is government run and was initially created to protect abandoned or orphaned elephants. It was set up in 1975 to rescue four orphaned baby elephants when they could no longer be looked after at Dehiwala (Colombo south) Zoo. Today it has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world and is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular attractions, both among tourists and locals.
4. Rakotzbrücke Devil’s Bridge in Gablenz, Germany
Rakotzbrücke is known as a “devil’s bridge,” due to the medieval beliefs that such bridges were so dangerous or miraculous that they must have been built by Satan. While the bridge was man-made in 1860, its builders did seem to hold the aesthetics of the bridge in higher regard than its utility.
5. Lago di Braies, Italy
Although it may be a small alpine lake, the perfect reflection of Croda del Becco Mountain makes it quite exquisite. It’s a popular attraction for travelers and travel photographers no matter the season.
6. Gulfoss Waterfall, Iceland
This waterfall is one of the most spectacular across the world given its obscured edge, almost like the river vanishes into the earth. It’s located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.
7. Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Bali
Tegallalang Rice Terrace is one of the famous tourist objects in Bali situated in Tegallalang Village north of Ubud, Bali.
8. Riad Yasmine Hotel, Marrakesh
A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. This hotel is no doubt, one of the most famous hotels in the world, or at least on Instagram. Well known for it’s turquoise pool, it’s worth going there at least to snap your perfect Instagram picture.
9. Bahamas Pig Beach
The island takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs that live on the island and in the surrounding shallows. Recently there was a sad incident on this island as some irresponsible tourists fed the pigs with something else other than what they’re supposed to eat, resulting in the death of seven pigs. One more time it’s important to remember to travel responsibly and don’t leave any trace behind, respecting Mother Nature as well as its inhabitants.
10. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi Kenya
Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in the Lang’ata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya which, together with its associated Giraffe Centre, serves as a home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes, and operates a breeding programme to reintroduce breeding pairs back into the wild to secure the future of the subspecies.
So what do you think about this list guys? Have you actually been to one of the places or maybe some of them were already on your Bucket List? Tell me everything in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog! I will be travelling in and out of Australia very soon so stay tuned!
Love, Self Wanderer