5 Places You Should Visit This Year
Marrakech is one of the largest cities in Morocco and undoubtedly the most beloved by tourists after the capital. It surely gives lots of interesting places to see and things to do.
First of all, choose a luxury riad in marrakech medina (like Riad Al Loune) instead of a classical hotel, if you really want to enjoy the typical Moroccan atmosphere.
Something you can’t miss is a walk in Jemaa el-Fna square, full of life, stands where you can buy all sort of things, have a meal and a cup of mint tea with view and be amazed by the snake charmers.
Concerning the places you should visit, there are the Medina quarter, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque and the souq. If you like adventures, don’t miss a day tour in the desert on the back of a camel.
2. Mexico City
Another amazing place you should really visit this year is Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. It is a huge, modern and welcoming city where it’s just impossible to get bored.
One of the main attractions is Chapultepec, a huge park located on the north western highland, which hosts the namesake castle, a forest, a zoo and the National Museum of Anthropology.
Another place you can’t miss is the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is situated on the hill of Tepeyak and it’s the main Catholic shrine of the whole country, destination of pilgrims from all over the world.
Then, of course, a walk in the city center is in order. There are many interesting museums, shops and restaurants where you can try some of the best traditional dishes, like tacos, empanadas or chili with meat.
3. Grand Canyon
If you’re an adventure lover, the Grand Canyon National Park will ensure you the best trip ever. It is situated in the US state of Arizona and the two closest airports are the ones in Las Vegas and Phoenix.
It is divided into south and north rim and if you want a full visit it will take you several days. You will have the chance to enjoy countless amazing landscapes. You can walk along the shores of Colorado river and reach high peaks where magical views are granted.
During your tour in this huge park, you will also cross amazing waterfalls, green areas and lots of species of animals.
You wanna cross the world and enjoy a wonderful adventure in the land of the kangaroo? Sydney, in Australia, is the perfect destination for the end of this year, since the seasons are reversed: the warmth starts in October!
What you can’t miss in town is the iconic Opera House, that overlooks the ocean. Next to it there’s the Harbor bridge, which really deserves to be crossed.
Then, you can have a walk in the ancient area of the city: The Rocks. Here you will also find the namesake Discovery Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Barangaroo natural reserve.
If you want to explore the typical Australian nature, you can book or arrange by yourself a trip to one of the huge National Parks not far from Sydney.
Last but not least, one of the wonderful places you could visit this year is Scotland. You could stay in Edinburgh, its capital, and then organize a tour of the castles. There’s a plenty of them in this beautiful country and one of the most amazing ones is Dunrobin Castle. It’s a fairytale building with a French Renaissance style, dating back to the early 1300’s and it is situated in the Highlands.
Then there’s Castle Fraser, near Aberdeen, surrounded by its beautiful gardens. It was the home of the Fraser clan, built between 1575 and 1636.
If ruined buildings fascinates you, a trip to visit Kilchurn Castle is in order. It belonged to the powerful clan of Campbell and it is, today, one of the most popular destinations in Scotland.