Your first time traveling around the world will be exciting. You’ll see new places and learn new things about human civilization. However, to make the experience memorable, you need to come up with a plan. How long is your vacation and where should you go?
There are over 200 countries around the world, meaning that your options are limitless. That’s why we have compiled a list of 7 amazing places you should consider visiting the first time you’re traveling around the world.
1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Picture this; turquoise water, white sandy shores, a bungalow on the ocean, mountain views, lovely palm trees, French food, and superb weather at all times. That’s the lovely island of Bora Bora. Interestingly, the island doesn’t have a public transit system. You can explore the entire island in a day using a motorcycle or bicycle.
2. Nairobi, Kenya
Have you ever heard of a city with a national park? Well, Nairobi is that city. You can go for a safari drive in the middle of the day. It’s one of the most wondrous cities in the world.
There’s something for everyone. There are museums where you can learn about Kenya’s deep history, a vibrant nightlife, world-class accommodation, and amiable people. Moreover, the city has one of the largest malls in Africa.
3. Shenzhen, China
Also known as China’s silicon valley, Shenzhen is one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. People use their mobile phones instead of cash to pay for things. You’ll also find shops without staff in Shenzhen. The shops are monitored by 24-hour surveillance cameras and payment is cashless. On top of that, you can purchase a robot for your pet. This city will show you how the future will look like.
4. Sopot, Poland
Sopot is unique because it receives visitors all year long. There’s always something to do during the winter and summer. You can either go to the beach in summer or visit the ‘Crooked House’ in winter. Another fascinating place to explore would be Europe’s longest wooden pier – Sopot’s pier, which is 4.5 km long.
5. New York City
New York is one of the most iconic cities in the world. It has several notable landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll also get a chance to taste the famous New York Bagels and Pizza.
6. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is known for its attractive cube-like buildings that are lined together perfectly together overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There are a number of hotels offering unique accommodation facilities. For example, you can have a room with an infinity pool that has a view of the sea. Santorini is equally known for its wine. Greek wine has a deep flavor because of the Assyrtiko grapes used to make it.
7. Jeju-do, South Korea
This quiet South Korean province is home to the country’s most prominent mountain – Hallasan. It’s also the perfect honeymoon spot with a theme park dedicated to couples. There’s also a museum (Osulloc) that teaches visitors about Korean tea. There’s a folk village museum dedicated to the province’s history and heritage.
Jeju Island is also home to gigantic lava tubes or tunnels. However, if you want to get the full Jeju experience, try the seaweed and urchin soup.
All of the places mentioned on this list are exceptional. Santorini is one of the most picturesque places on earth. Nairobi is one of the greenest cities in the world. There are no bugs in Bora Bora. It took less than 4 decades for Shenzhen to become a metropolis. There’s a street in New York paved with Oyster Shells. Jeju Island is also called the Hawaii of South Korea. Sopot has a forest opera house.