If you haven’t travelled much and still have many places that you would like to visit in the world then its all very well and good to head off on the well beaten tourist tracks. One great thing about doing this is that a lot of the infrastructure is already in place, so you don’t need to invent the wheel when you go there. But if you really want to excite your sense of adventure and try something different why not go somewhere that you would never have thought to visit, and broaden the mind in the process? Here are 5 places you might not have thought to visit.
Moldova is located between Romania and Ukraine and while it is a relatively poor nation, it is home to some of the best vineyards in Europe. The country is one of many smaller countries that broke away and became independent after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is named after the Moldova River that runs through the country and is a great place to visit and take in some of its unique culture, and of course, sample some of their delicious wines.
While the Solomon Islands were once a wartorn country, they have now dispensed with much of their war mongering in favour of enjoying the many natural beauties of the area. With its waterfalls, sunny beaches and volcanoes it is a great place to step off the beaten track and experience the culture of the country.
Heading towards one of the coldest places in the world might not seem like the greatest idea for those who generally holiday in the sand and sun, but Antarctica is one place that everyone should experience, at least once. While it is mostly made up of ice there are a large number of brave animals that live in the area and visitors travel regularly to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the place.
Georgia is another smaller country that broke away during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and while it is a small place it is home to some interesting culture. The peoples mostly live on locally grown foods which include eggplant, walnuts, and pomegranates which form a large part of their industry. This country is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for something a little bit different.
Majuli is a large river island located in the Brahmaputra River in India. As the river has grown the land of which forms the island has shrunk, and it is home to the Assamese culture. Its main industry is with its agriculture of which its hundreds of different rice varieties are grown without the use of fertilisers and pesticides. With over 140 villages and a population of over 150,000, there is a rich culture that has developed over centuries, so this is definitely worth a trip to if you are planning on visiting India. Check out www.cruiseabout.com.au/ for info about trips to the area.