Traveling through Turkey is sometimes like recovering an old photo album. With the peculiarity that it does not reflect the trajectory of a family but of our own civilization. Catalhoyuk, Troy, Miletus, Ephesus, Pergamum… the list of archaeological sites can be overwhelming, as if Cappadocia or Istanbul were not enough.

The country of Noah’s Ark, the goddess Cibeles and the pre-Socratic philosophers has many stories to tell. The southern coastline is wooded and wild, with beaches where turtles spawn. Public road transport is more efficient than in half of Europe and you can travel comfortably with a rented vehicle. Wherever you go, Turkish friendliness and hospitality delight the traveler.

Ladakh, India

Since it was opened to tourism in 1974, this ancient kingdom located in the northern tip of India, which is isolated by snow during the long winters, allows you to enjoy the Tibetan culture and landscape safe from Chinese rule. Leh, its placid capital, with all the comforts one could ask for in a villa located at an altitude of 3,500 m, is the base of operations for visiting the monasteries of Hemis, Tiksey, Alchi or Lamayuru, among others, or for trekking and extraordinary excursions.

Hawai

“Nowhere in the world have I enjoyed and loved more,” said Jack London in 1907. Hawaii combines the wild beauty of its landscapes and the welcoming Polynesian spirit , among a polychromy of famous places. Big Island is the abode of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes, where Kilauea spills her lava to the astonishment of the traveler. In Maui you doubt between bathing on the beach or in the rivers and waterfalls on the road to Hana. Kauai captivates with the green-covered Na Pali Cliffs, one of the most bewitching landscapes on Earth.

Japan

When you visit Japan you sometimes have the feeling of being in contact with a more advanced civilization. State-of-the-art technology and respect for nature and traditions define the country with the longest life expectancy, where even “fast food” is healthy. The blossoming of the cherry trees or the flaming of the maples in autumn –with foliage more delicate than those of Canada– are national events. Japan has countless cultural and natural destinations and gives for many trips. The efficiency of transport and services makes it easy, as well as the kindness and humility of the population.

Nepal

Nepal is home to eight of the ten highest mountains on Earth and the traveler approaches them in a silent and relaxed way, walking. In doing so, he lives with a welcoming and smiling population that cares for the land and the animals –their way of life– and that until recently had hardly seen a road. The secular paths traced along the valleys or the high passes have become spectacular trekking routes that attract a million foreigners a year . The restaurants and temples of Kathmandu are the hallmark of an adventure that tempts to repeat.

Sur de Francia

South of the Loire, France relaxes its stuffy bon vivant style to indulge in southern and Mediterranean hedonism. In other words, sunny afternoons, full-bodied wines and cities that, at times, seem Spanish due to their joy and street spirit. But, above all, it is a cultural mecca, with medieval cities like Carcassonne or Albi, with rejuvenated metropolises like Toulouse or Montpellier and with increasingly interesting cities like Bordeaux, Nimes and Rodez. And then there are his landscapes in which it is shown that man and nature sometimes coexist in a respectful, aesthetic and delicious way. 

Greece and its islands

The prosperity and influence of the Mediterranean in places like Santorini, Milos or Crete has allowed small microcosms to be created here which, when mass tourism is not pressing, is a pleasure to discover. Hellenic reminiscence, white and blue houses and, above all, a gastronomy in clear takeoff are perfectly complemented by a visit to Athens, a city that long ago ceased to be a mere archaeological relic with a port…

Tuscany

It is very difficult to find a region in the whole world with such an overwhelming density of amazing cities, idyllic landscapes and charming towns. Not surprisingly, this region of Italy is practically infinite since it offers much more than the classic visits to Florence , Pisa or Siena. The Chianti valley,  Brunello  wines or cities like Lucca or Pienza show that the Medici knew how to sublimate everything here… to the taste and delight of today’s travelers. 

Morocco

Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and immersing yourself in this country is the best and easiest exercise in exoticism that can be experienced. A brutal and hypnotic change of culture, since just by walking through the medina of Fez or through the Casablanca mosque you travel to another era and another culture. But, beyond that, Morocco is a country that surprises with its Atlas mountain landscapes, its still virgin coast and for continuing to be the gate to the Sahara, the most fascinating desert in the world. 

Flanders

Traveling this region of northern Belgium by train is one of the first great journeys that everyone has to experience. The variety of its rail connections and the infrastructure that cities like Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent have make it an area that is easy to get around. All this would not make much sense without its cultural and gastronomic potential, since in a territory that is little larger than Asturias many of the great medieval and contemporary jewels of Europe are condensed  and a volume of Michelin stars that surprises any foodie. 

Rocky mountains of canada

Millions of hectares of wild and unexplored territory , populated by lakes, glaciers and endless forests, open up beyond the city of Calgary, gateway to the most amazing parks in the Canadian Rockies: Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper. Renting a motorhome and heading north is equivalent to entering a world of green and blue, home to bears, deer and caribus. 

Iceland

Nature has created its particular refuge on this island in the North Atlantic, where volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and cliffs take on colossal proportions. The circular route that crosses the country does not leave a moment of respite for the senses. Active volcanoes, the largest glacier in Europe, plains covered in moss, rivers that flow through the lava towards the sea… The unique landscapes of Iceland invite you to enjoy nature in its purest form. There will also be time for exciting activities – walking on ice, whale watching or going into a volcanic cave – or relaxing ones, such as bathing in a hot spring lake in the open air.

Madagascar

Just saying its name already evokes exoticism and nature: coral beaches and turquoise waters, tropical forests, baobabs, endemic animals, ancient traditions, spices… Separated just 416 km from Mozambique, the great Indian island invites you to discover a unique culture, full of of myths and traditions that mix the best of Asia and Africa. You have to walk it from end to end to marvel at its landscape contrasts and corners that seem to belong to another world.

South island of new zealand

The South Island concentrates the most spectacular nature in the country. A range of snow-capped peaks and volcanoes runs through the interior while, around, the coast is lost in green fjords and coral beaches. Taking a circular trip aboard a motorhome is the best plan to explore the most spectacular reserves unhurriedly and freely and stop to enjoy sublime landscapes. The best route plan would be this: start in Christchurch, on the east coast, cross the Canterbury Plains, continue to the Te Wahipounamu nature area, which includes Fiordland National Park, enter the area of ​​the lakes or Westland, the Southern Alps and the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; and finally, the city of Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds, in the extreme north of the island. 

Antarctica

Navigating and walking through the white continent, a sanctuary for animal life where man is a tiny guest, has become a travel myth within reach. The cruise from Ushuaia (Argentina) to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula circulates through waters and islands inhabited only by penguins, seals, whales and orcas. In the 21st century, this end of the world continues to be one of the greatest travel adventures.

Bosnia and Montenegro

Those cities that in the remote past were a place of unparalleled cultural exchange, less than 30 years ago it was a powder keg where blood brothers but not religion or culture killed each other for a handful of anachronistic ideals. Knowing first-hand the wounds of the Balkan war can be one of the greatest incentives to visit these two countries (and especially cities like Mostar or Sarajevo). However, with each passing day the conflict is further away and its locals proudly show their twinned historical roots as well as the natural wonders in which they have developed. The Montenegrin Durmitor Nature Park, the coastal town of Budva or Shkodra Lake are just a few examples. The rest is discovered by each traveler letting himself be advised by the natives of the place, but not before toasting with Turkish coffee, one of those historical grounds from the region’s past. 

Corsica on a motorbike

The French Mediterranean island is a wild Eden of mountains and beaches that have nothing to envy to its Italian sister, Sardinia. And the best way to explore it without a doubt, by motorcycle. Its roads force those who pass through it to travel calmly, to enjoy every kilometer, turning towards a more idyllic landscape, towards a more transparent cove and towards a more authentic town. From the capital Ajaccio, proud to be the homeland of Napoleon, to mountainous Corte, the nerve center of dozens of beautiful excursions passing through any of the idyllic coves that dot its coast. Mediterranean essence with a French accent.

The Danube by bike

Like any river, traversing the Danube to its mouth is relatively easy: it is always downhill . About. However, this huge river of thousands of kilometers has a fascinating feature: it allows you to get to know many countries, cultures and nationalities in a very interesting way: by bicycle. If your legs can hold you can visit some of the cities of the old continent that forged history: from Vienna to Belgrade, from Bucharest to Bratislava. A melting pot of languages ​​that invite, with each pedal stroke, to discover the next country. 

Western US National Parks

Everyone knows the Grand Canon. Its breadth and depth are absolutely impressive, but those who only visit that small part of Arizona miss out on natural wonders of equal or greater beauty. From Zion National Park to Monument Valley there are countless places to admire: Bryce Canyon, the horseshoe bend, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell… Nature wild, American style. 

Kyrgyzstan

A country unknown to 99% of the population that offers the traveler huge mountains, locals surprised by the arrival of tourists and an authenticity difficult to find in other countries in the world. Belonging to the former USSR, it still preserves its language, its culture and its architecture. From Asia it maintains its Mongolian features. And from the area in which he is, he maintains his religion: Sunni Muslim. A crossroads of cultures that make Kyrgyzstan an inimitable place to sleep in yurts (the typical tents that are the basis of its red and yellow flag) with native nomads, ride on the back of a semi-wild horse on the edge of Lake Issyk-Kul and look at those you come across with the same astonished face that you do to them. 

Botsuana

Living a safari in Africa is feeling the heartbeat of nature . Crossing in “his” territory with big cats, buffaloes, nus, African elephants, makes even the most talkative Westerner fall silent. Botswana spreads its villages and nature reserves between the sands of the Kalahari desert to the deafening waters that plunge into Victoria Falls, which are visited on the shared border with Zimbabwe. The national parks of Chobe, Kgaladi or Nxai Pan are some of the richest in fauna, although the experience must also be lived by visiting protected areas such as Moremi or the Okavango Delta, famous for the migration of animals that it hosts every year. All these places are visited by jeep, but they can also be enjoyed from the air, traveling by helicopter, plane or balloon. Staying in luxurious camps or lodges in the middle of the reserves, some with viewpoints to watch the animals, for example, approaching the ponds to drink at night, is another experience to remember.

Sri Lanka

On the trip through ancient Ceylon you can enjoy ancient temples, tea fields and coral beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean . Like a pearl or a teardrop hanging from India, the “Pearl of the Indian” holds visual and sensory surprises, especially with its spaced gastronomy and its traditional theater performances, with slow and harmonious movements. Among the essential visits is Sigiriya, a sacred mountain that can be crowned by steps carved into the rock. The centuries-old Buddhist temples of Polonnaruwa. The tea fields cultivated on terraces in the mountains of Kandy, a territory covered in green and dotted with the colorful clothing of the women gatherers who are in charge of cutting the best leaves from each plant. Here there are trains that climb with effort through the mountains and old haciendas transformed into hotels with a classical atmosphere. And you have to visit the south of the country to enjoy its beaches, get lost in fishing villages and markets, and contemplate the daily activity of the famous stilt fishermen of the area.

Saint Petersburg and Moscow

The Russian capital is a chest of surprises from different eras, from cathedrals and palaces from the time of the tsars to urban parks, theaters and luxurious metro stations, to which new architectural icons have been added in recent decades that have definitively transformed it. . A must-see is Red Square, presided over by the colorful Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and with the wall that surrounds and guards the hidden treasures in the Kremlin compound, where not only government offices are housed, but also different churches and museums. Today , touring Moscow is to walk through a modern city in which its intellectual atmosphere stands out.  Another air is breathed in Saint Petersburg. The ancient capital of the tsars marvels with its baroque churches and palaces overlooking the Neva River, which is diversified by canals. Walking past the Winter Palace, the Cathedral of Spilled Blood, the Peter and Paul Fortress or the stately Nevski Avenue, which the tsars had paved with luxurious wood when it was opened, is equivalent to immersing yourself in Russian history. Without forgetting the Hermitage museum, housed in a palace where it is not known what dazzles more, if the building itself or the incomparable collections it shows.

Maldives

Before it was a destination only accessible to a privileged few. Now the Maldives islands allow more people to have the feeling of enjoying paradise on Earth. Located in the waters of the Indian Ocean, this vast and scattered archipelago has hardly changed since it was a stage on the ancient Spice Route. Every trip begins in Male, its capital, an enclave full of people and activity in its markets, mosques, its fishing port and from which the boats that lead to some of its atolls set sail; others are visited by planes. The more than a thousand islands that make it up (not all of them accept visitors) are grouped into atolls surrounded by coral reefs, and with some of the most beautiful sea beds on the planet.The Ari and Kuramathi atolls are the most spectacular, whose islands range from sandy beaches so small –some with a single hotel– that they can be skirted in a few minutes’ walk, or more extensive and covered with dense vegetation. In this destination relaxation, contemplation, diving and bathing on beaches with transparent waters with little fish that come to kiss their shores are imposed. 

Guatemala

The trip to this Central American country does not leave you indifferent. Guatemala treasures Mayan ruins, colonial architecture, jungles, volcanoes and beaches with shores divided between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. But if this trip becomes an unforgettable experience for something, it is because of its inhabitants, mainly outside the cities, people who preserve their culture and their indigenous origins with pride. From Guatemala City, the capital where the planes land, the best thing to do is to get lost in the bowels of the country. If it is accompanied by one of the driver-guides that can be hired, the trip is more authentic and personal. Between the stages, Antigua, its primitive capital, rich in colonial buildings,some recently converted into charming hotels. Another experience is to sail by boat on Lake Atitlan to the villages that dot its shores, corners where the indigenous way of life and culture is preserved. The Chichicastenango indigenous market is one of the most beautiful, colorful and photogenic stages of the entire trip. Tikal is hidden in the exuberant jungle of Peten , an archaeological site that for centuries lay dormant among the foliage and is considered one of the great Mayan treasures of the Central American country. The site is traversed by paths that suddenly run into pyramids that seem to emerge from nowhere.And it is so extensive that sometimes you have the feeling of walking alone through the jungle. Concluding the trip with a few days of relaxation on one of its coasts will be the best finishing touch to the tour of this unforgettable country.

Benares

Benares, Varaṇasi, in its Hindi name, is considered the oldest inhabited city in the world and the most revered of the seven holy cities of India. Legend says that everyone who dies in Benares breaks the chain of reincarnation, thus achieving the direct path to Nirvana . Every dawn, thousands of pilgrims purify themselves by bathing in the Ganges while paying tribute to the sun in one of the hundreds of ghats , the name given to the stone stairs that give access to the sacred river. For the western visitor, the city amazes and shakes time. The continuous tide of people, the magical light of dawn and the smell of cremations are difficult experiences to forget.

Bali

Bali, the island of the gods or the magical island is an Indonesian paradise. Temples, wonderful beaches, magical sunsets from the Tanah Lot temple, volcanoes surrounded by rice fields… are just a small sample of what this island can offer. As if that were not enough, Bali is known for its dance, sculpture, painting and its own particular musical style. And if you are also lucky enough to visit the island at the hands of a native who surprises you with black magic rites, stories of mothers-in-law turning into monkeys and tribes with filed teeth, it will be the finishing touch for an unforgettable trip.

Bangkok

The capital of Thailand is a huge city, vibrant and full of life. It houses more than 400 Buddhist temples. The most famous are Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Arun and Wat Pho, where you can admire the majestic Reclining Buddha, a sculpture measuring 46 meters long by 15 meters high. Enjoying a walk through its canals or a vigorous Thai massage are unforgettable experiences that you cannot do without in Bangkok.

Venice

There is no city in the world as unique as Venice . The Grand Canal, the Basilica of San Marco or the church of Santa Maria della Salute are a tiny sample of this wonderful showcase. You have to let yourself be carried away by its streets to breathe the art and beauty of a precious city. A gondola ride through its canals, a coffee in the historic Caffe Florian or a Bellini cocktail in Harry’s Bar are experiences that no self-respecting good visitor can fail to do in Venice.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia, also known as Abyssinia, is a country with countless attractions that make traveling a dream. Lush mountains, lakes and waterfalls, the World Heritage-listed excavated churches of Lalibela,  the birthplace of the fascinating Blue Nile and the remains of the Queen of Sheba Palace. Here you can emulate Indiana Jones and try to find the Ark of the Covenant in a church in the city of Aksum where, according to the Ethiopians, it was secretly moved.

Cuba

From Havana to Santiago, the sleeping alligator of the Caribbean is one of the destinations that everyone should visit at least once in their life, and sooner rather than later.  Cuba is everything delicious about the Caribbean –taste, cheekiness, turquoise waters, jungles and underwater world– with the cultural addition of a recent past that is worth not forgetting. And all this seasoned with genuine musical rhythms that only a Cuban waist would know how to interpret perfectly.

Egypt

Who has not wanted that photo in the album ever? Every good adventurous traveler dreams of putting on his hat and becoming a true explorer among the imposing pyramids that house the memory of a civilization marked by the Nile. The pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor or Karnak evoke the great archaeological expeditions of the 20th century that shed light on these magnificent monuments and that continue to attract thousands of travelers dazzled by the magnitude of their footprint and their treasures. Seeing yourself next to them helps to understand how small we are in front of the world and history.

Costa is from Brazil

With the endless coast of Recife as a reference north and the excess –in all senses– of Rio de Janeiro in the extreme south, the east coast of a country like Brazil seems made to be traveled at a slow pace. The pleasure resides in letting yourself be rocked by the hospitality of its people and the breeze, sometimes rough and sometimes soft, that gives away small corners of unique landscapes next to the Atlantic. Salvador de Bahia  deserves an obligatory stop , where one is infected with the African roots of a society that has learned to take life as it comes and turn it into pure joy.

Rome

Setting foot in the city is a trip to the past for most travelers, who wander through a kind of museum without a roof or walls. The Colosseum and the Forum mark the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, one of the most influential civilizations in the Mediterranean. We would never tire of visiting its museums, including the Vatican Museums, a whole vital experience. But in addition, the capital of Italy is also a unique destination for contemporary attractions such as Trastevere, where the essence of the Romans is felt in all its fullness.

Angkor Wat

Reflections and flashes of light whose notes of color are burned into the brain’s drawer of indelible images. The immensity of a complex as monumental as the one that the Khmer empire left in Angkor cannot be apprehended in a single visit, but of course you have to try. The lushness of the surrounding Cambodian jungle kept it hidden for more than two centuries, but since then Angkor’s bas-reliefs and lotus flower outlines have become a destination unto themselves.

NY

It is the capital of the world. We have seen it in so many movies and series that for the majority of travelers going is, in reality, going back to encounter scenes already seen. Of course, there are all its icons, an essential visit, but New York  reinvents itself every so often with new neighborhoods, new areas and businesses. You could return every few months and each trip to it would be different. 

Galapagos

Being able to submerge and suddenly dive among several curious sea lions that surround you, seeing the fauna and flora so special, as if you were in a primitive orchard before any civilization… In short, feeling that you are so far from everything and notice the connection with nature as in few places in the world.

Easter Island

One of the truly magical places on the planet . You really feel something special surrounded by kilometers and kilometers of sea, as if you were in the navel of the world, which is what they call the island in Rapanui dialect. Watching the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki in front of the 15 moais or the sunset at the Tahai ceremonial complex is something unforgettable.

Nicaragua

It is the Central American country where it is still possible to have the feeling of living an authentic adventure. Ideal for traveling as a backpacker using public transport. It has the nature of Costa Rica, but without domestication. There are volcanoes, lakes, beaches, and the people perfectly combine humility and curiosity to always welcome.

Carretera austral (preferably in autumn)

A fabulous road trip to meet nature in the southern zone of Chile. “Whoever hurries in Patagonia wastes time”, is what the people there usually say. The mythical route joins Puerto Montt with Villa O’Higgins, in more than 1,200 kilometers. Going through it at the beginning of autumn allows you to enjoy the ocher colors when the road is much less busy than in summer. 

Cyprus

The third largest island in the Mediterranean has plenty of reasons to attract and, later, fall in love. Straddling East and West, where Europe, Africa and Asia join hands, it is a mosaic of all the cultures and civilizations that have trodden its lands. The most obvious traces are the Greek and the Turkish as a result of its most recent history, which has made Nicosia the only divided capital in Europe.Effervescent and diverse, it is the perfect starting point to explore the rest of the island: the Troodos mountains and their villages with World Heritage churches and monasteries; the lushness that extends through the forest of Paphos and the Akamas peninsula; the archaeological remains of Kourion and Kato Pafos; and a coastline that in Petra Tou Romiou saw the birth of Aphrodite and in Cape Greco finds its wildest slope near the crowded Ayia Napa. Not to mention a gastronomy that has managed to combine the best of Greek and Near Eastern heritage with its colorful and tasty mezze

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Landing in the Korean capital is reaching many cities at once. On the one hand, cosmopolitan Seoul is presented with the skyscrapers of its most famous neighborhood: Gangnam , where by day it is an important financial center and at sunset it becomes the epicenter of nightlife. On the other hand , its traditional facet emerges through the charming houses of Bukchon Hanok Village, a neighborhood of the Korean nobility in the 15th century. Nor should we stop exploring its commercial Myeong-dong street, getting lost in the aromas and flavors of Namdaemun Market,to observe the capital from the N Seoul Tower or to kick around its underground city: the subway. And, in every corner of Seoul, in restaurants or street food stalls you can taste their local cuisine, such as kimchi or the typical Korean barbecue along with the famous Soju. About 50 kilometers from the capital, is the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Parallel 38, considered the last frontier of the Cold War that today attracts half a million visitors a year.

Vietnam

From the mountains of Sapa to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam shows all its facets. Its capital, Hanoi , was founded in the year 1010 on the banks of the Red River and today it is traveled from a center dominated by Lake Hoan Kiem, to the north of which is the most genuine Hanoi with its streets organized by guilds. About 150 kilometers from the capital, Halong Bay has earned itself the image of Vietnam thanks to its almost 2,000 limestone islets and lush vegetation.emerging in the Gulf of Tonkin. Still in the north, it is worth visiting Sapa and its photogenic rice terraces and, heading south, the imperial city of Hue is an essential stop to get to know the most monumental and historical Vietnam, as the capital that was until 1945. Following the line from the coast, you reach charming Hoi An, with its hanging lanterns and craft workshops, and you reach Saigon, renamed Ho Chi Minh after the unification of the country in 1976. Here, one finds the maximum frenzy, where every street crossing is an adventure. 200 kilometers away, the Mekong Delta allows you to discover the floating markets so characteristic of Southeast Asia. 

Ecuador beyond the Galapagos

It seems small compared to its neighbors, but Ecuador is immense. It is because of its heterogeneous nature, which goes from the Amazon jungle to the immensity of the Pacific, passing through the Andes. With this description, there is no doubt that, beyond the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a great little treasure. Its capital, at 2,850 meters high, already honors its mountainous facet on the eastern slope of Pichincha . After a visit between cathedrals, palaces, squares and a World Heritage old town, the trip continues through its surroundings, where the Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo appear imposing. Without forgetting the Quilotoa caldera, formed by the collapse of the volcano. heading inside,Banos de Agua Santa is presented as the gateway to the Amazon jungle with an environment where you can practice sports, contemplate large waterfalls such as the Pailon del Diablo and relax in thermal centers. Already in the middle of the Amazon, the city of Tena is one of the most accessible to discover its nature and culture before heading to the coast. There, with Guayaquil, Montanita and Esmeralda as the main attractions, culture and entertainment are the stars.

Slovenia

If it were a color, Slovenia would be green. It is a land of forests and natural parks where the water plays to appear with waterfalls, rivers and lakes. One of the best known, Lake Bled, is the quintessential image of the country, with its castle in the middle and its paths that run along the shore. It is located in the greatest Slovenia, sheltered by the Julian Alps in the Triglav National Park , where it is worth hiking or other activities such as kayaking or climbing. Leaving the alpine zone behind, to the northwest we reach an equally exuberant facet, but much calmer: thermal Pannonian Slovenia, with spas and hot springs surrounded by vineyards. The center is still green, but all the attention is takenLjubljana, a capital with Mediterranean and Alpine airs, Austro-Hungarian architecture and a vast cultural and leisure offer. And finally, the small Mediterranean Slovenia overlooks the sea with coastal towns sheltered by the Karst area, where the famous Postojna caves are located.

Netherlands

The Dutch capital is the best-known city in the country, but you have to know that the Netherlands goes much further than the captivating Amsterdam. A route through this region has the advantage that you can visit from end to end in a single trip thanks to its magnificent train network, in fact, no destination is more than two and a half hours away. Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Groninger, and all the little towns that surround them are worth a visit. Like Giethoorn, the Dutch Venice; Vleuten, where the castle where the Treaty of Utrecht was signed is located; and all the fishing villages north of Amsterdam, such as Edam, Volendam or Marken, which can be visited by taking a bus from the Central Station.

Azores islands

In the middle of the blue immensity of the Atlantic is this archipelago of volcanic origin made up of nine islands. All are characterized by the incredible beauty of nature that floods them, but each one offers different landscapes . Sao Miguel is the largest island of all and has the advantage of having a good air connection . Among them, it is worth highlighting the route of lakes, the islet of Vila Franca do Campo and the natural and thermal pools such as the one found in the Terra Nostra Park, one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, which invites everyone to take a bath. whatever happens From there, you can visit the rest of the islands such as Pico, striking for the history of the whaling industry;Flores, characterized by its waterfalls over 300 meters high; San Jorge, considered the sanctuary of bodyboarding and surfing ; or Santa Maria, known for the vineyards of Baia de Sao Lourenco and for Barreiro da Faneca, a semi-desert and clayey landscape of a reddish color unique in the Azores.

Peru

Peru is pure scenic beauty and a country to discover again and again. In Lima you have to enjoy the cosmopolitan essence of the capital, the colonial architecture, the imposing cliffs and the gastronomic influence caused by Chinese and Japanese immigration, giving rise to two fusion cuisines, chifa and nikkei. Cuzco, and its Machu Picchu , are the essence of the Inca Empire and the deepest roots of the country. And as you move towards the east, the Peruvian Amazon appears where you can enjoy the greatest biodiversity in the world and the endemic species that its jungles house.

Tunisian

Tunisia’s magnetism is due to the contrast of its landscapes: small oases full of vegetation in front of a desert surface that occupies 40% of the country; paradisiacal beaches that confront the imposing beauty of the gorges that cross its mountains; or the Berber towns that become the cultural seed of the most cosmopolitan neighborhoods. All this in the same country with the possibility that it offers -by size- of going all over it, from the capital to the Sahara. The perfect roadtrip leaves from Tunis, the capital of the same name, to reach Douz -known as the gate of the desert-, discover the luxurious island of Djerba and let yourself be taken in by the paradises of Madhia, Sidi Bou Said, Susa or Hammamet.

North of Thailand

Adjacent to the borders of Laos and Myanmar are three different provinces from each other that become a must when touring Thailand. The best way to get to Chiang Mai is on a sleeper train from the capital, Bangkok, or from Ayutthaya. The trip offers the opportunity to discover the jungles of the interior of the country at dawn and, upon arrival, its ancient pagodas and temples that are more than 700 years old. Chiang Rai is known as the Golden Triangle for being the point where the three borders meet and where the Mekong River joins the Ruak River, a place where opium was once exchanged for gold. And in Mae Hong Son is Pai, a small jungle city with a hippie heart that makes anyone who steps on it fall in love.

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