ASK every person on the planet on what they would want to do/ be able to do before they die, and it’ll always be travelling that’s included in each of these lists. Excuse the sullen introduction, but let reality permit. You and I may come by road or rail, by ship or plane, but the experience never is different. From travelling, we discover more of ourselves, and most specifically, of what lies beyond borders and borders of this earth. It is like reading a book. The world is a book, and those who knew less just travelled in one page.
Travelling, as gratifying as it is, doesn’t only depend on that. It also educates people about places they’ve gone to, and build relationships to people. Thus, initiating links, and breaking social blunders. This encourages oneness, and healthy nations. So don’t start missing your life right now. Grab a map and picture yourself where you want to be.
Isn’t it an idyllic scene when you, from one hot afternoon, are lying on your back, enjoying a cocktail on the deck of a hostel in a little Uruguayan surf town, and being surrounded by fellow travelers just having the usual conversation about where they came from and where all of you are going next? Like an expedition escapade. Sweet!
Let us travel all the continents of the world and unearth places worth visiting of. Here are each, representing Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceana, America, Europe and Antarctica with corresponding reviews.
Noordhoek Beach in Cape Town, South Africa is magnificently 5 kms in stretch, and is ideal for surfers and horse riders. It can hold large waves, best with a southeasterly wind. In the middle of the beach is the corroded steamship Kakapo shell. This beach also ran aground on its maiden cruise from Britain to Australia.
Sangat Island is just one of the 90 islands and islets making up Calamian Island Group in the northern sector of Palawan Province in the Philippines. It is surrounded with tropical seascapes which provide a thriving and protected haven for countless varieties of plants, animals, and aquatic species. Also, three white sand beaches edged with sheer limestone cliffs are found here.
Bali, an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, is home to most of the Hindu minority. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country, and is renowned for its highly developed arts. It also boasts of sophisticated neighborhoods with outstanding choices of Seminyak villas, dining alternatives, and stylish boutiques.
Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is a glorious destination in the northern section of Central Australia. It has been a prominent subject for photographers from around the globe. It is considered one of the oldest rocks on Earth (500 million years old), and also, the world’s most amazing monolith with a base of an incredible five miles in circumference and 348 meters in height. It’s a must see.
Monongahela National Forest, located in the north central highlands of West Virginia, America, straddles the highest ridges in the State. This geographic wonder is created due to variations in terrain and precipitation. Visitors will enjoy breathtaking vistas here: peaceful country roads; gently flowing streams; and glimpses of the many species of plants and animals inhabiting the forest.
Piazza del Popolo, Italy, People’s Square in English is a huge pedestrianized plaza that is a nice place to sit and rest as well as for its interesting architecture. It is also used occasionally for various public events like New Years Eve and football celebrations. At its center is an Egyptian obelisk of Ramesses II which was brought to Rome in 10 BC and originally stood in the Circus Maximus.
Looking for a place to cringe solitude, tranquility and intact nature, then Antarctica is the right place for you. There is no other place that could compare to the vast white wasteland, distilled to an elemental Avatar bending powers of rock, fire, water, and air. The majestic mountain ranges the enormity of its ice shelves. Your feelings of nature’s grandeur will be strengthened since this continent has never had native population.
These are just but a few of the MANY wonderful and worth- visiting places in the world. Let us not box ourselves to what is already around us, but also, embrace the things that we are about yet to discover.
Mitchell Zavich Zunia is a native of Pennsylvania, and had graduated at Robert Morris University with a degree in International Studies. She is a field photographer for a high- flying publication in Pittsburgh. Also, she’s the online content coordinator for www.allseminyakvillas.com. You may follow her on Twitter @MitchellZunia