Brandenburg gate, Berlin, at night

What’s on Your Travel Bucket List?

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Brandenburg gate, Berlin, at nightTravel is one thing that invariably features on a bucket list – and rightly so. Here’s a few ideas if you’re struggling to narrow down the choices.

They are not the usual tourist spots which many people visit but some special attractions, all worthy of a place on any travel bucket list.

  • Head to Moscow to see the new restoration of the Bolshoi Theatre. It’s taken eight years to complete, restoring it back to its former glory, when it once showed premieres of the classics such as Swan Lake.
  • The Kruger National Park in South Africa is a great place to view exceptional wildlife. It has mixed habitats of bushland, forest and grassland and immense herds of wildlife, including 13,000 elephants. There are a number of luxury tented lodges to stay in.
  • The Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall at 807 metres high. It is 19 times higher than the Niagara Falls and twice as high as the Empire State Building.
  • The Amalfi Coast in Italy is a popular place with its cliff-top villages strung above the deep blue bays of the Mediterranean Sea. Ravello is one such place and the annual Wagner Festival held there highlights its significance as a musical centre
  • The Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia in southern Chile is a fabulous wilderness of high peaks. These 3,000 metre peaks are known as Cuernos del Paine and are home to the massive Andean condor
  • The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was once part of the Berlin Wall. Now a stand-alone monument since the wall came down in 1989 it is a key attraction in the Mitte district of the city. Originally built in the late 1700s it was later restored in neo-classical style. It is also the entryway to the Unter den Linden, a boulevard of impressive linden trees
  • The Copper Canyon in Mexico is four times bigger than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and deeper in places as well. Visit it on Mexico’s only passenger train the Chihuahua Pacifico or ‘El Chepe’ which covers the 400 kilometre route every day of the year and gives great views of the canyons, lakes, mountain villages and isolated communities.

For information on any of these fascinating destinations call Sue Farley on 021 555836 or email sue@nztravelbrokers.co.nz

(C)  by Sue Farley

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