Bucket List

31 December 2014

Sometimes we just want to somewhere remote, somewhere unique, somewhere not everyone has been to. If you need travel inspiration, Flight Centre is here to help you plan your dream holiday. Here's a list of places you can add on your bucket list...

The quiet country of Bhutan is home to some of the rarest and most significant animals in the world, animals such as the Golden Langur or the Snow leapord. A visit to the Motithang Takin Preserve will present you with Bhutan's national animal - the Takin, a cross of cow and a goat. Take a hike along the Taksang Monastery. Popularly called the 'Tiger's Nest', the Monastery was where the Guru Rimpoche meditated and founded the Mahayana Buddhism. Don't forget to taste the Bhutan Cuisine before you leave. If you haven't tried the National Dish 'Ema Datsi' (Chilli and Cheese), you haven't really been to Bhutan at all.

Cuba has become a favoured tourist holiday destination. The country offers tourist to explore a range of lifestyles, from urban culture to rural excitement. The old town of Havana has a complete different culture from the rest of the country, since being founded by Spain, and has American vehicles from the 1950s and an architectural heritage spanning 5 centuries ago. Cuba boasts many alluring beaches and bays, where the Playa Ancón beach offers white smooth sand and crystal clear water. The local culture of Cuba is very friendly, so feel free to dance along to the music on the streets, and be prepared for locals to challenge you to a dance-off.

Fiji is a nature lover's delight. The 330 islands are packed with attractions, and has a unique environment of extreme beauty. A hike in Taveuni island will show you the full extent of Fiji's attractiveness. The island is full of nature with rare orchids, prehistoric tree ferns, pristine waterfalls and waterslides. Fiji is also dubbed as the 'Coral Capital of the World'. Many tourists enjoy diving in its waters to view the vibrant colours and various marine animals. The culture of Fiji is a blend of many others, and tourists can observe many traditions and well preserved cultures. Go to the Fiji museum in Suva and learn of the country's history through musical instruments, cooking tools and war clubs. Witness a live tradition on the island of Beqa. The island has a traditional fire-walking festival where tribesman walk over embers. A helicopter ride over the Mamanucas is the best way to end your trip, and grab a clear view of the entirety of Fiji.

Laos is one of the few truly exotic travel destinations, yet it is left rather unexplored. But those who explore Laos will understand its secret charm. The most prominent tourist destination is Luang Prabang, the UNESCO world heritage site. All along the small town of Luang Prabang are excellent examples of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures. There are numerous religious constructions all around. The Phra That Luang Temple is Laos's National Symbol, and has several terraces to represent different levels of Buddhist enlightenment. The Wat Si Saket is a beautiful temple that is home to 2000 Buddha statues of different structure. A trip to Laos must also include a cruise along the Mekong River to view different parts of local culture, and grab a fantastic view of the sunset.

On the coast of the Adriatic Sea is the world's first ecological state - Montenegro. The country is a land of natural beauty with many scenic views. The best place to see this is in Lovcen National Park and Njegos Mausoleum. There is some exquisite nature within the National Park, and the Mausoleum is built above Mount Lovcen. At the very peak you will be able to grab a breathtaking panoramic view of the entirety of Montenegro. Visit the many museums and monasteries along Cetinje, especially the Ostrog Monastery that requires a heart-stopping drive up the mountain. Explore the two small towns of Kotor and Perast. Kotor being a charming old town with a bustling harbour with a fortress that looks over town, and Perast having a beautiful beach with some low-key beachside bars.

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