What most people miss during this time is travel. Lockdown, circuit breaker, quarantine, whatever you call it, has deeply impacted us. Now, after Covid-19 is all a thing of the past, you will most definitely want to visit your family and friends. But, now knowing how dreadful it is not being able to go out, you’ll probably want to make the most out of your time. Here are 5 unique destinations that you need to visit.
1. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and isn’t viewed as a tourist hotspot. However, deep in the Andes, there is a massive salt pan, or salt desert, called Salar de Uyuni. During the rainy season, the whole place turns into an enormous mirror, making this an incredibly gorgeous place to visit. With the mountains and dormant volcanoes surrounding the place, as well as the beautiful islands and wildlife, this is a truly brilliant place to be.
2. Seoraksan National Park, South Korea
Seoraksan National Park is home to South Korea’s third-largest mountain, named Seoraksan. The Park is home to amazing views, clear mountain streams and colourful wildlife. Hiking is a popular pastime in South Korea, and the Park is full of walking trails that come across waterfalls, cliffs, and unique jagged rocks formations. As well as this, there are two Buddhist temples of historical importance located in the park, specifically set in areas of great beauty.
3. Quite literally anywhere in Mauritius
When it comes to places to visit, it’s hard not to mention islands. However, what makes Mauritius so special is its distinctive history, culture, and landscape. In the photo above we see the beautiful “Seven Coloured Earths” which is where naturally occurring sands come together and form colourful dunes, in Chamarel. As well as this, Mauritius’ clear waters make a perfect paradise for holidaymakers. The history of Mauritius as the hiding place of runaway slaves has also led to places like L’Aventure du Sucre, which is an events centre containing a museum, restaurant, and shop. This is an amazing place to stop for eager learners who don’t like boring museums, and want to taste local rum and wine!
4. Gauja National Park, Latvia
Latvia is one of the lesser known countries in Europe, and most certainly not someplace many would think of when talking about holidays. What makes Gauja National Park so special is often considered to be its natural structures - cliffs, caves, as well as sandstone outcrops and rocks. Most of these were formed hundreds of millions of years ago, and have changed very little. As well as this, there are cultural and historical monuments across the Gauja river, such as nineteen ancient castle mounds, six medieval castles and three towns. Also, when the weather is cold the area becomes a gorgeous, textbook winter wonderland.
5. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA
This site, once a trash dump, has become covered in glass pebbles as smashed bottles have been transformed into beautifully coloured translucent pebbles. It is illegal to take any but does not stop many people from taking pocketfuls that seem harmless. Over time, this has depleted the beach of its glass, but there are still lots. As well as the glass, there are small bits of land which were eroded by the sea which have carved unique stacks and islands.
I have faith that you found this useful, and will be able to plan your next holiday! I hope you will enjoy travelling soon when the pandemic is a thing of the past, and you can live your life to the full!