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The 46 Places to Go in 2013 – NY Times

The New York Times just posted their annual travel destinations article, The 46 Places to Go in 2013 – love it!  Which should we visit next??

Of these, Nicaragua, Rio, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Paris, and Casablanca Morocco are already on my list. The Falkland Islands sound really interesting – a “Galápagos-like spot swarming with penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife” off the coast of Argentina.

Rio de Janeiro - the NY Times' #1 place to visit in 2013
Rio de Janeiro – the NY Times’ #1 place to visit in 2013

Teton Mountains

I loved Singapore, Hvar, Philippines, Jackson Hole Wyoming. I also liked Chichen Itza, Bangkok, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico

Louvre Lens Museum

The introduce some interesting places, like an arid mountainous area in China called Ningxia that’s been transformed to a wine region that LVMH is investing in.

Mexico Mayan Calendar 2012

I’ll be posting about these locations in upcoming weeks…

Photos from the original NY Times article.


Travel Trivia: Guess the top 3 most-visited cities by international tourists

Travel Trivia Challenge:  Can you name the top 3 most visited cities by international tourist arrivals in 2011?

I think you’ll guess the top 2 right away, but the 3rd may stump you. I wouldn’t have guessed it with 50 guesses!

The two most visited cities are…Paris and London. Guess which is next?  I never would have guessed, but according to Wikipedia, this place has more international tourists than New York City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Dubai (those were #4-8).

Hint: This city is in Turkey (that sounds like a giveaway hint, but the answer is not Istanbul).

Answer: Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Surprising!  It’s apparently a hotspot as a gateway city to the ‘Turkish Riviera’.  There’s ancient architecture and ruins, combined with beautiful beaches and stunning views. After hearing about my friends’ trip and looking at some photos, I want to visit!

Myra ruins in Antalya

Jumping photo of Noe in Pammukale, hot spring terraces

Hot Spring Terraces of Pamukale, in Antalya, Turkey. Jumping photo of my friend Noe. Great shot Estefania! 
The Duden waterfall in Antalya, Turkey
The Duden waterfall in Antalya, Turkey
Antalya Beach, with impressive mountains, in Antalya, Turkey
Antalya Beach, in Antalya, Turkey
Impressive Duden waterfall in Antalya, Turkey
Duden waterfall, in Antalya, Turkey

Perge reminds me of my trip to Jerash, Jordan (ancient Gerasa). It’s one my first posts on this site when I first learning.