13 Historic Monuments Where Mystery Prevails
The world is a rich and wonderful place that’s full of surprises. Mysteries can be found in the most unexpected corners of the Earth – and many of them are left unsolved despite centuries of speculation.
Here are 13 mysterious historical monuments, from those well-loved in pop culture, to lesser known curiosities from ancient times, all waiting for your exploration:
In stark contrast to most other parts of the Mediterranean, North Cyprus is a comparably untouched gem. While that is partially due to the politics of the region itself, for holiday-goers it presents a unique opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean as it once was.
While North Cyprus in itself is actually rather small (encompassing about 38% of the island), there is certainly a lot to see there. Southern Cyprus in Greek, while Northern Cyprus is Turkish. From calm and sandy beaches to numerous architectural marvels, North Cyprus is a unique and interesting place to visit.
It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.
Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts
Going to France by ferry can be quite an adventure but is often overlooked since flying and the Chunnel are faster options. Flying has its own delights no doubt, but the ever annoying delays on arrival, to airport car parks make it less than a fulfilling experience. Crossing the Channel by ferry however lets you watch the Isle of Wight fade into the haze, watch the waves made by the ferry as it moves, and best of all, you get to travel with your car, motorhome or caravan from one country to the other. Ferry crossing is a thrill that needs to be rediscovered.
Unique natural beauty and traditional cultures define the Regions of Africa
Africa is a massive continent, made up of over fifty countries. There is a huge variety of things to do, from the more obvious choices such as a wildlife safari to visiting Cape Town and experiencing the sights and sounds of the city from the plateau at the top of Table Mountain. However, many visitors return to Africa as they become enthralled by the culture, traditions and the beautiful landscape. Visiting Africa is truly an amazing experience and one that you will remember for the rest if your life. The following suggestions will help you to get the most out of any trip you plan:
Want to explore wild west? Western Iceland remains off the beaten track and well worth exploring.
Iceland has become a popular tourist destination in the recent years. It has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and fantastic views of the Northern Lights; the capital city Reykjavik is also well known for its vibrant, bustling atmosphere and welcoming locals. However, just an hour from the city is the relatively unexplored ‘Wild West’. There are an abundance of ice caves, lava tubes and small villages which offer an amazing glimpse if traditional Icelandic life. Places to visit in this part of Iceland include:
Top 5 Most Fascinating Cities in Croatia
Drawing influences from both the Mediterranean and Central Europe, Croatia is a country with many beautiful cities and towns. It’s coastline stretches over 1,000 miles along the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, and is crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. With a rich history dating back to the 7th century, Croatia retains much of the influence of early rulers from the Greeks and Romans. If you’re planning to visit, be sure to research your many choices; I offer you a description of the country’s top must-see cities.
To many people the world over, Utah is an undiscovered treasure, often overshadowed by the more famous Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. It’s time to discover the four unique and scenically dramatic National Parks in the state of Utah. You can enjoy unbelievable sights and sounds from stunning secret canyons to breathtakingly beautiful springtime wildflowers. The four drool-worthy national parks in Utah will not disappoint any visitor lucky enough to experience their vast canyons and sand sculpted arches. Start planning your adventure to Utah now!
Traveling by train is an experience I cherish! Train journeys allow my mind to travel through the childhood memories I cherish, like the mock trains we used to make by holding on to our friend’s shoulders and chugging along in long lines, or the fights with siblings to get the window seat on real journeys!
The adventure and thrill of train travel has always been an amazing experience! To take this experience further, here is a rundown on the 10 most beautiful & most fascinating train routes that cover enthralling and diverse landscapes in South India.
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is truly a scenic paradise that nature enthusiasts and adventure travelers should not mmiss. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of about 1600 islands and islets of limestone formation. It is a distinctly scenic seascape with spectacular pillars cascading throughout the bay. Located off Ha Long city (on the northern tip of Vietnam), it takes around half an hour to reach from the main Bay area. Halong literally translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ and according to local legend, this ethereal seascape was gouged out by a great dragon with its thrashing tail.
Here are 5 adventurous takeaways from Ha Long Bay:
How to spend your day in Malta: A Small Island With a Lot to Offer.
Malta is so well known for its rich culture and unique history that it might surprise some to learn its landmass is smaller in size than most European capitals. Yet, due to its location between Italy and North Africa, Malta has been subject to countless occupations. Its many influences have resulted in a most unique mix of architectural styles, cuisine and tradition – even the Maltese language has been shaped from a combination of Italian, Arabic and English. There is much to learn about Malta, and plenty to entice you regardless of whether you’re interested in geology, history, art or cuisine – or perhaps just looking for some quality time in the sun.
Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)
New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.
Top 10 Instagram-Worthy Australian Landscapes To Help You Plan Your Adventure Downunder
Australia is a paradise for Instagram lovers. This vast country offers the most beautiful landscapes that are all teasing you to pick up your phone and take a photo. From the wide open Outback and iconic beaches, to rocky cliffs and coasts and mountain ranges, you can see some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders in the Land Down Under. We picked out 10 places that will wow you during your journey and most definitely ensure your shot gets all the likes #nofilter
Munnar is a picturesque town in the Western Ghats Mountains in India’s Kerala state. It is set within the vast expanse of hills, dotted with tea plantations established in the 19th century.
When you hear the word ‘Munnar’, what comes to mind are the lush green hills, holy temples, and exquisite lakes. But fortunately, the list doesn’t end there. It is a nature lover’s playground, but there’s something for everyone. This hilltop getaway is also an adventure junkie’s paradise. Eravikulam National Park is a seasonal trekking destination encompassing the Lakkam Waterfalls.
I first discovered Cempoala (sometimes spelled Zempoala) in 1971, only 452 years after Cortés dropped in during 1519. Modern day villagers were delighted to see an outsider. I was virtually passed from family to family to share meals of shrimp soup under palm, mango and banana trees. I questioned: was I touring Mexico or being a unique object on display for the locals?
Located off Federal Highway 180, thirty miles north of Veracruz, the peaceful town is where the first Christian cross was raised on the mainland of the New World.
How To Make The Most of Your Adventure to Exotic Morocco. Morocco proudly stands as one of the most sought-after exotic getaway destinations in the world, thanks to its year-round warm weather, surfer-friendly coastlines, colourful traditions and diverse panoramas.
Many of Morocco’s visitors stay within the limits of Marrakech, or the popular city of Casablanca, but there are many other cities and landscapes you can visit in Morocco that remind you of the country’s ancient allure. From the cinematically impressive Ouarzazte to the museums in Fez here’s how to make the most of an adventure in Morocco.
Good news everyone – Delta is starting nonstop flights to the Bahamas from Atlanta!
Do your daydreams include making the first set of footprints on a gorgeous beach as you stroll hand-in-hand with your honey along a picture-perfect bay? Well then, get yourself to the Out Islands of the Bahamas where life is one breathtaking beach after another! And the good news is that hurricane Joaquin didn’t do any sustaining damage, so the resorts are as tempting as ever.
If you haven’t discovered the Out Islands of the Bahamas yet, you’re missing some of the most beautiful beaches and pristine landscapes on the planet.
Have you ever made a fanciful sandcastle that is so enchanting you wanted to step inside and spend some time? Well now your daydream has become a reality in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek. As last winter’s Ice Hotels slowly melted into the landscape, the Dutch came up with a new challenge for their talented ice sculpture artists….create a Sand Hotel for the summer season! Now childhood fantasies are coming true as the world’s first sandscastle hotels, complete with drawbridge and turrets open for occupancy.
Canggu is fast becoming the hottest destination in Bali. This once sleepy coastal district – where swathes of unbelievably green paddy fields sweep down to meet beaches of black volcanic sand and the swell of the Indian Ocean – has seen seismic change in recent years. The rice fields are still there, and still just as beautiful, but they are now punctuated with hot bars, cool cafés, classy restaurants, transcendent yoga barns and a liberal sprinkling of gorgeous private villas.
Experience The Grand Pageants and Festivals of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (formerly know as Ceylon) is an island country located off the southeast tip of India that is filled with a vibrant, colorful, and energetic culture. The population is a beautiful composition of different races, religions, and cultures, making the country’s festivals and celebrations a melting pot of everything Sri Lanka has to offer.