The holiday season is an excellent way to find great countries to visit. Beyond going through the usual destinations of beaches, malls, and amusement parks, you might be craving a different kind of adventure instead with some sights that are equal parts an adventure and a view to die for. Here are a few destinations that you can keep on your bucket list for exotic travel destinations that you have to see for yourself.
Train-hopping in Japan
Japan is known for its rich culture and its commitment to tradition. Besides their impressive history of being deeply rooted in spiritual sanctuaries in the form of temples, they also have an impressively curated selection of castles and historical landmarks that are woven into the bustling, busy streets of urban Japan. Since their historical monuments are always placed in the city, you’ll be happy to know that going from one place to the next is as easy as changing trains.
Japan’s railway system is one of the most, if not the most, advanced form of transportation to date. You can go from Osaka to Tokyo in a matter of a few hours, and that’s already speeding past a considerable chunk of the country in half the time. You’ll undoubtedly be acquainted with the train systems as they are not just safe but incredibly efficient as well.
The UK is home to various environmental trails, sights, and some of the most impressive castles and villages that are a must for you to see. Instead of going the familiar route of an affordable hotel, you could put a twist on your travel experience by going for a homestay instead.
Homestays in London give you the full experience of being acquainted with the locals while enjoying the sights as a tourist. A mix between being legally adopted and getting a reservation at an inn, homestays are excellent places to start your vacation by getting to know the ins and outs of the city not through a review with a few stars but by getting to know someone who’s from the area instead. Besides having a personal host, you'll be glad to experience that you won’t always be alone in your stay as people ranging from tourists and employees to university students opt for homestays as their mode of living in the UK for business and educational opportunities.
Temple hunting in Cambodia
Backpacking is an excellent way to find yourself some peace and silence while going on an adventure. Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is one of the most massive religious monuments in the known world, and it’s just one of the many temples that you can opt to see in the country that’s rich in both history and spiritual legacy. Be prepared to face the humid heat and remember to pack or buy some sunscreen as your trip will require a lot of walking, but it’s worth it to see how they have preserved the form and structure of their temple complexes even till today.
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