7 Places In the World You Never Thought To Visit But Really Should

Time to live out our eat, pray, love fantasy.
29 November 2022

After three long years of being grounded, we could use a no holds barred holiday unlike any other experience we’ve had before. Thankfully, our savings accounts are also better equipped to handle more exotic destinations but where should we jet off to?

Below, we list some of the most gorgeous and adventurous places in the world that most have not even fathomed travelling to. Check ‘em out.

Maseru, Lesotho

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This town located in the alpine country of Lesotho is known locally as the “Kingdom in the Sky” and that title is well deserved. Maseru is a trekker’s dream destination with crisscross rivers, mountain ranges such as the luscious Maloti Mountain and magnificent waterfalls. Not forgetting the rich culture that exudes from the city and its people. Maseu is accessible from South African cities such as Johannesburg and Durban.

Bwindi, Uganda

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If rest and relaxation is high up on your to-do list, this is the place to be. Home to UNESCO world heritage sites and national parks, Bwindi is a rainforest sanctuary for about half the world’s population of gorillas and forest elephants, which can be encountered through guided tours – the Rushaga Gorilla Lodge provides this service for adventurous guests.

Lima, Peru

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Foodies need to add this South American country onto their bucket list. Some of the best restaurants in the world can be found here and the produce is so exotic that they grow an exclusive potato that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Of course, the heritage will leave anyone awestruck with sites such as Machu Piccu, built by the Inca Empire.

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls unless they are as gorgeous as the incredible Iguazu Falls. Seriously, it’s hard not to be impressed by the 275 cascading waterfalls spanning across the entire area that borders Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay – the best way to encounter them is a thrilling boat ride. The rainforests are home to all sorts of wildlife that our zoo at Mandai can only hope to host.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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This Caribbean city has a charm unlike any other. The blue cobblestoned-streets, rainbow-coloured buildings and the colonial architecture overlooking the pristine Atlantic will have you falling in love in no time. Street food and farm-to-table restaurants aplenty, so you will never go hungry. And if you love piña coladas, this is the birthplace for the tropical cocktail.

Donousa, Greece

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We are going to say it: Athens, Santorini and Mykonos are overrated. While these cities are undoubtedly beautiful, they are overrun with tourists who want the perfect Instagram picture and ruin the immaculate vibes. So, get on a ferry boat and set sail for the island of Donousa instead, which is known for crystal clear waters, quaint white houses and tons of trails that will keep anyone from feeling bored.

Pag Island, Croatia

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History buffs will appreciate this city in Central Europe. Pag Island has records to prove that the first inhabitants were the Romans in the first century, then it was taken over by the Hungarians and followed by the Venetian Republic. The buildings, culture and food has influences from all of these places and in the modern age, they have cultivated a bustling party scene. 

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