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.
I loved Singapore, Hvar, Philippines, Jackson Hole Wyoming. I also liked Chichen Itza, Bangkok, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico
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.
I’ll be posting about these locations in upcoming weeks…
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!
Hot Spring Terraces of Pamukale, in Antalya, Turkey. Jumping photo of my friend Noe. Great shot Estefania!