While enough has been said about how dangerous the world has become, media reports can turn out to be deceiving as well. The world is as safe today as it was back in the day when boundaries were blurred and people could walk across LOCs unstopped. In fact, more countries today need tourists to invest their attention, time and money in them so they can progress better. This list is especially for those travelers willing to take a risk and go that extra mile to places that truly deserve more travelers. Read on to know about certain incredible places in the world that deserve your attention and decide for yourself if they are worth visiting.
For the bold and fearless outdoor traveler, Mongolia offers a wide array of exciting explorations. Mongolia’s a nation whose beauty has been grossly underrated. With incredible steppes and stunning natural scenery galore, this is one of the most exciting places you can explore. Take a train ride which takes you through stunning Mongolian places or ride horses like the locals do. They are available in plenty and are an affordable alternative for travelers on a tight budget. You can visit in June, during the Naadam festivities and witness awesome displays of ‘manly’ sports such as Archery, Wrestling and Horseback Riding.
The stunning country has survived plenty of terrorist attacks (which can arguably happen anywhere these days) in recent times and is heavily dependent on tourist revenues for survival and progress. This is no less safe than any other country and offers some of the most scenic tourist attractions ever. You can head to its remarkable ice-white beaches or go inwards towards captivating places like Batan and Banaue. You can see stunning two thousand-year-old rice terraces which have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Talk about troubled times and Haiti pops up first. Having survived one of the cruelest natural disasters of all time, Haitians have proved themselves unshakable in the face of trouble. While the notorious Zika virus has managed to discourage plenty of travelers from heading to Haiti, those that do have plans to visit will have amazing things to look forward to. Sans – Souci, the 19th-century palatial ruins once home to the King and Queen of Haiti is exceptional to behold. The stunning waterfall Saut-D’eau is one of the most popular tourist attractions which draws massive crowds consistently.
While many people travel to South Africa for its famous beaches and wine, it’s a shame not many have even heard of Lesotho. This land-locked high altitude country is one of the best places for adventure seekers to travel to. With amazing sunny weather for the most part of the year, Lesotho is an exquisite place to visit whenever you wish to. You can go skiing (Yes, in Africa!) at Oxbow, one of those rare African Ski Resorts. Tsehlanyane National Park is another popular place among several others you can enjoy exploring.
Most travelers have been deterred from heading to Egypt due to its delicate political situation and the threat of terrorism. But this is one of the most amazing Middle-Eastern countries that truly deserve more travelers. The “Hanging Church” which is Egypt’s oldest Christian Church is an amazing place to visit. You can hire a guide and take a tour of Coptic Cairo whereby you will be taken to other such significant historical and cultural sites. Or, you can head to the more hip and modern places in downtown Cairo such as Kunstand Kafein or Vent.
Before heading to any of these places (or even those not on the list), make sure you do the necessary research – checking the weather stats, political news and other such vital groundwork. It is advisable to check what your local government advisory says as well. Use your discretion and have a wonderful vacation. This time, head somewhere you haven’t been before and visit one of those lesser-known places in the world that truly deserve more travelers.