5 Great Places to Visit in 2013
Bhutan is a country stuck between modernity and ancient Buddhist traditions. Her people have stuck fast to their ways in the face of a rapidly modernizing world. The result has been a phenomenal place to visit. Holidays to Bhutan allow you to explore ancient monasteries, traditional villages, see colorful prayer flags and visit shrines and temples. Indulge in a traditional festival and witness enchanting cultural dances and displays of art. Go shopping in a local marketplace with antiques and memorabilia readily available. If you are looking for a serene, unspoiled natural environment to visit then Bhutan is the place to go in 2013.
The sheer amount of activities to do in India should make this one place that you should visit. Indeed, this country has something for everyone: from adventure seekers, cultural explorers, history enthusiasts, food tourists, and nature lovers. The country’s vast expanse offers literally thousands of activities for you to pick from. Watch as the country comes alive during the festival seasons of spring, visit one of its many religious sites, or head to the coast for a sun and sand adventure. You can choose to stay in a beautiful resort like the Kumarakom lake resort or opt for a backpacking trip where luxury isn’t high on the agenda. For tourists of any interest and even budget, India welcomes you to exciting prospects in 2013.
Oman’s profile in the tourist world may not be astounding, but the experience is. One of the advantages of not being so high profile is that you get less traffic and congestion. Oman holidays offer a brilliant example of modern luxury set in a traditional Arabic world. Enjoy wandering through Muscat, exploring its narrow winding streets and traditional culture. Head out to the desert interior for a guided tour through its sandy expanse and delightful oases. Enjoy the delights of the Musandam peninsula where water sports are plenty along its fjords. Do all this while residing in one of the many world class hotels around the country. Hurry and visit before the rest of the world discovers its hidden tourist potential.
The famous coastal cities of Morocco have made this country famous. From Essaouira, Cassablanca and even Tangier up north have given thousands experiences that have remained etched in their minds throughout their lives. The beauty of the Alps, the serenity of the heated desert landscape, and the sheer mortality of the immense ruins scattered across the country continue to enchant tourists from all over the world. It is because of this and much more that Morocco records close to 10 million tourists in a year. With their lavish infrastructure, their rich cultural way of life and reputation for hospitality, the country of Morocco is poised to continue its dominance in the tourism world in 2013.
The UK is poised for a year of excitement and activity as 2013 draws near. The excitement kicks off with a flashy firework display and an New Year’s Day Parade in London to mark the start of the new year. Throughout the country, there will be various sports events and festivals that will have the world watching. Europe’s most prestigious football final, the UEFA Champion’s league as well as Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix and British Open Golf Championship are all set to take place this year. Several pop musicians including Rihanna and Green Day are set to tour the country. You can also take part in one of the music festivals and carnivals that happen across the UK, especially in the summer months. You can also take it slow and visit the lush, peaceful, countryside for a quiet getaway from the hustle of the city. However you choose to enjoy the UK, 2013 should be the year you visit.
This is a guest post from Tom at Malta Holidays, another great destination for 2013!