It’s nearing the end of the year and that means holidays! Holidays can either be planned or spontaneous, either way, they’re something we always look forward to. Some people prefer to stay where they currently are while others love to travel to various places. For those jetsetters, here’s what the web says are the top 10 countries you should visit for the year 2017.
1. Canada Canada has some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders such as mountains, glaciers, lakes, and forests. Some popular tourist attractions are Canadian Rocky Mountains, Dinosaur Provincial Park, and Niagara Falls. It is also a very multicultural country with clean and safe cities, allowing it to be named one of the most liveable countries in the world.
Two things come to mind when I think of France: fashion and food. But of course, France has so much more to offer. The villages and castles in France are some of the most beautiful, with most still retaining their historic architecture. It also has a mix of both beautiful big cities (Paris!) and quiet countryside.
England has got some of the most beautiful gardens, namely the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Buckingham Palace Gardens, and the Kensington Palace Gardens. England is also home to many historical landmarks, such as Hadrian’s Wall, which allows visitors to see a piece of England’s history and culture firsthand.
Several architects and artists were born in Spain (Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaudi, Francisco Goya), leaving behind beautiful buildings and artworks which can be viewed in the various museums around Spain. Spain is also famous for their festivals that happen throughout the year. Each one filled with colour, energy and crazy!
Denmark boasts food, design and culture. Denmark gives visitors the proper taste of local culture through their food which can be tasted in their restaurants or in the street. They’ve also risen on the fashion radar with many of their designs being seen on the catwalk as well as in elegant vintage stores. And, like Canada, Denmark is also named one of the most liveable countries in the world.
Portugal has some of the most stunning rock formations and volcanic caves along its sands, providing history and culture to its visitors. Like Spain, Portugal boasts its festivals as well as its people. Their festivals allow the community to come together and celebrate their roots.
7. South Africa
When I think of South Africa, I think wildlife and the outdoors. If you love wildlife and animals, then South Africa is the place to go. South Africa offers various safaris that visitors can go on to explore the animals, ranging from the anteater to the leopard, habituated in South Africa. Aside from the safaris, South Africa also has plenty of other outdoor activities for those adventurous types, such as hiking, paragliding, horse-riding and more!
Chile has one of the biggest variety of landscapes to offer, ranging from volcanoes, deserts, glaciers and vineyards. A popular activity to do in Chile is visit their many vineyards and go on biking wine tours where visitors get to indulge in wine tastings and stay at the villas in the vineyards. There is also of course, the famous Easter Island where the Moai statues are situated.
Peru is a country rich in culture and history. The mysterious Machu Pichu can be found within the ancient Inca ruins which you can hike to on their Inca trail. Peru is also well-known for their renowned handicrafts. Their textiles, wood carvings, paintings and more depict Peruvian history in the most intricate ways. But, above their history, Peru also has some of the best surfing spots that can’t be missed.
I’m pretty sure almost everyone has experienced eating Thai food, but I think we can all agree that it’s always a different feeling eating it in the actual country. I would especially love to try their genuine street food. Aside from food, Thailand is one of the best places to do water activities as they offer stunning beaches, scuba diving, snorkelling and hidden waterfalls. It is also said to be a reasonably affordable place, so your money can go a long way!
There’s the web’s top 10. Which country are you looking forward to visiting?
But before you do, wouldn’t you love a nice bright smile to go with the millions of pictures you’re going to take?
Come on into our Parramatta salon or make a booking with us and get a whiter and brighter smile! We’re located walking distance from the station and Westfield Parramatta, (inside Fitness First) open 7 days a week, and we take after work bookings.