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Monday, January 10, 2011

Top 4 Vacation Destinations

Morocco is a marvellous country. A hot air bal...Image via Wikipedia
We all have a top 4 list. Places that we are dying to go but haven't been able to make it to yet. Maybe it's the distance, maybe it's the time, maybe it's the money. Listed here are four popular places that are currently hot on the travel circuit.

1. Morocco:

Although it's just a hop, skip and a jump away from Spain, culturally it couldn't be more different from Europe. With the bright colours of Africa and the religious traditions of Islam, Morocco invites you into a world of pungent smells, delicious culinary flavours, and beautiful, bright-eyed people. There is everything to do from camel riding in the sand dunes of the Sahara, to climbing up the High Atlas mountains, to roaming through the winding city streets of Marrakech.

2. Egypt:

Many people go to Egypt to visit the pyramids and they are right to do so, but there is so much more archaeology to be seen. From ancient burial chambers, to temples, to medieval fortresses, Egypt has got it all. Sail down the Nile, dive into the crystal waters of the Red Sea, or relax in one of the many luxurious hotel and spas in Cairo or Alexandria. Tourists tend to love the coffee shop and sheesha culture that flood the city streets.

3. Berlin, Germany:

Berlin has become something rather special over the past couple of decades. After losing both World Wars, and then being torn apart during the Cold War and the destruction of the famous Wall, the city has pulled itself together and has become an epicentre of culture, art, and nightlife. The city is now booming with creative types who are converting the city into an art, fashion, design, and music hub. The city is largely inexpensive, tolerant, and open to all different walks of life. No wonder so many people are raving about it.

4. Istanbul, Turkey:

Not unlike Berlin, Istanbul has become an increasingly hot city on the cultural map. From high end fashion, to killer design, cool restaurants, chic bars, and happening nightclubs, Istanbul is quickly becoming one of the world's hippest cities. The city is filled with Ottoman mosques, important historic buildings, exciting art galleries, and fabulous street markets. There's no shortage of brilliant things to do and see in Istanbul.

All of these places seem absolutely fabulous, I can hardly contain myself writing this piece. And while I'm sure they are all worth the price of a trip, the truth is vacationing costs money. For those of us who can't afford to get away right now, a balloon trip through the English countryside might be the perfect alternative, and a nice thing to share with someone we love.

British School Of Ballooning provides Hot Air Balloon Flights throughout the south of England. Hot Air Ballooning is the perfect way to enjoy the scenery in the Home Counties. Find out more about Balloon Flights here



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