In Tunisia’s capital, the term “living history” really does apply. Here, periods of conquest, trade and independence have woven into the city’s fabric and culture a rich and complex flavour that becomes apparent wherever you explore. Despite that, my boyfriend and I decided to stay in nearby Sidi Bou Said, both for logistical reasons as well as aesthetical ones; we wanted a quick access by car to other parts of the country and we also wanted to spend a couple of nights in this beautiful town that bears resemblance to the island of Santorini.
Tunisia is perhaps most famous for its wide array of historical attractions, including the ancient city of Carthage in Tunis, and the huge Amphitheatre of El Jem near Sousse, which show off the influences of various civilizations that have settled in the country over the years. Sun-seekers can also enjoy its sea and gorgeous Mediterranean beaches.
Iceland has some of the most spectacular natural scenery you will see anywhere in the world. It’s a great destination for social distancing, as you’ll be spending plenty of time in your own car or tour bus driving from attraction to attraction. Then, there will be plenty of time spent outdoors at these vast wonders. There are glaciers, ice caves, geysers, geothermal hot springs, enormous waterfalls, dramatic black sand beaches and ancient volcanoes.
Travel makes you a better person and has numerous benefits that cannot be found by staying at home. From expanding your horizons to exposing you to different cultures, the effects of your travels last for a lifetime. Make a change for the better by ‘investing’ in travel for yourself.
Think it’s going to be expensive? It doesn’t have to be. Whatever you’ve budgeted for your adventure is going to go a lot further in Morocco than Tokyo, or Riga than Paris, but it’s possible to live cheaply in any city. And often, traveling like a local makes a trip less expensive, since you’ll be avoiding all those pricey tourist-traps and gift shops.
Travelling excites your senses and opens your eyes to the beauty of the world. You learn how to stop for a while to marvel at the foreign sights and sounds. Among the things that have probably stopped you in your tracks is the beauty of different architectural structures you see for the first time.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and is also known as ‘The Pearl of the Danube’ – a title the city rightfully carries with pride. Budapest is one of those cities that manages to take your breath away every time you visit it. Aside from the natural beauty that seeps through the city in the form of the majestic Danube River and gorgeous green spaces, the buildings themselves also add to the air of sumptuousness.
Croatia is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations, and it’s easy to see why. It has a beautiful coastline, epic waterfalls, stunning natural landscapes and a rich history.
Zagreb is an offbeat other side of Croatia that has remarkable architectures, beautiful culture and a medieval feel. It is not as crowded as the coastline side of Croatia making it perfect for a relaxing holiday.
If you like your countries monarchic, your cities few and your mountains snowy, Andorra is the place for you. Okay, my guess is that most of you have no idea what I’m talking about unless you’re really good at European geography but this tiny country has one of the most unique histories and cultures in Europe and its magical landscape is what will stay in your memory forever.