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5 Places not named Paris, Rome, Tokyo or London that you should add to your bucketlist this 2016

The world is so much more than Paris, Rome, London, New York, Tokyo, and the like. Sharing my top 5 secret, non-cliché places to visit this 2016.

As the Holy Week holidays draw near, most are probably off to their long weekend holiday somewhere in the Philippines or somewhere around the world. An avid traveler myself, I’ve always enjoyed reading travel articles counting down the top destinations in the world. More often or not, people write about their dream destinations such as Paris, London, New York, ray ban sale Sydney, Rome, and all the other big cities out there. Quite frankly, it’s almost always the famous and big cities that are part of the list of places to go. Movie Rings (2017)

Lately as I’ve had the opportunity to plan my own trips, I’ve made it a point to try my best to visit places that are not on everyone’s list just so to differentiate my travel experience from the usual norm. As a traveler, it’s always exciting to discover new places or visit a place where only a few of your friends or family have visited. Over the past few years of travelling, I’ve narrowed down 5 places that I think are worth your time and effort to go to. It’s not on everyone’s bucket list, but in my opinion, it should be part of yours.

1. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

First off the list is Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. This small village tucked away in Central Switzerland is actually a valley surrounded by the glorious nfl jerseys cheap Swiss Alps. I had the opportunity to travel all the way here by train and staying overnight in one of the cabins overlooking the Swiss Alps. The valley has a Art waterfall gushing down the side of the mountain and is actually a good hub to travel to Jungfraujoch Mountain, the highest peak in Europe. There are actually 72 waterfalls throughout the valley and is considered as one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Swiss Alps. Lauterbrunnen is accessible from nfl jerseys china Interlaken, the main transport hub into the Swiss Alps villages. 

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The view from the cabin

 

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One of the 72 waterfalls surrounding Lauterbrunnen

 

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Top of Europe – Jungfraujoch

 

2. Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre located north of Italy near the city of La Spezia actually means 5 towns in english. It actually is composed of 5 century old seaside villages along the Italian Riviera coastline. Each of the 5 towns has it’s own set of colorful houses perched along the mountains along the coast. During my trip here last 2015, I personally loved it better than the more famous Amalfi Coast. The towns of Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza are a must-see for this hidden Italian gem. I rarely see tours operate as far as the Cinque Terre, so it’s definitely not as visited as the other famous cities and sites in Italy. 

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Manarola, Cinque Terre

 

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Colorful houses in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

 

<span style="font-size: wholesale football jerseys china 18pt”>3. Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound is only accessible from Queenstown, New Zealand, one of the most isolated countries in the world. From Queenstown, it’s another 4 hour drive to reach this scenic wonder. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved over the years by glaciers during the ice ages. The fjord rises over the dark waters in New Zealand’s southern west coast showcasing breathtaking waterfalls as you cruise along this nature wonder. Not to mention, the scenic road trip to Milford Sound is also one of those ‘is this real?’ moments you’d probably experience.

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Milford Sound

 

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Mirror Lakes at Milford Sound

 

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View from the Cruise

 

4. Burano, Italy

Located close to the world-renowned Venice, Burano is a 40 minuted motorboat ride from Venice. Compared to Murano or Venice, Burano has a much different atmosphere thanks to the bright colored houses that are abundant in this lace making city. Everywhere you look, the houses are painted in blue, green, pink, rose, purple, yellow, and other colors making it a worthwhile day trip from Venice. Tours don’t usually include Burano maybe because of the additional cost and time, so a visit to this island along the Venetian coast Cheap Jerseys will always be a good idea. 

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Colorful Houses in Burano

 

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Orange House in Burano

  

5. Porto, Portugal

Portugal is not one of the most visited countries in Europe. Located in the most western part of Europe, tourists often leave out Portugal and visit other more note-worthy countries such as Spain, Italy, and France. Porto, a port town located in Portugal is one exception. I had a chance to visit Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and found Porto ten times more appealing because of it’s colorful, old medieval houses, quaint riverside district, narrow cobbled streets, and the world famous Port wine. There are many hidden treasures in this port city of Portugal and should certainly be part of your bucket list.

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The beautiful Riviera (riverside) in Porto

 

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Colorful houses in Porto

 

All photos are taken by my Fuji XE-2 | 2014-2016

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