Canada is the second largest country in the world and it is known also as Great White North, and quite justly due to snowy landscapes passing well into Arctic Circle. It is stretched from Pacific Ocean in the west to Atlantic Ocean to the east, with United States in the south and to the Arctic in the north.
Iceland, quite literary land of ice and fire, is located next to the arctic circle and is famous for its unreal landscapes. Massive glaciers are preserved in national parks and there are several very lively volcanoes with lava fields. Geysers and hot springs are so common that capital, Reykjavik, is run on geothermal power and is a world known for massive use of renewable energy.National parks such as Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull, whose names is difficult to spell, let alone pronounce, are homes to many natural wonders and breathtaking scenery. Glacier lakes and cascading waterfalls are very common and spectacular, together with northern lights, that is amazing natural phenomena from this part of the world.
The United Arab Emirates is the union of seven Emirates (Sheikhdoms) located in the southeast of Arabian Peninsula and on the shores of Persian Gulf. Its capital, Abu Dhabi, is a modern and ever developing and growing city with history going back thousands of years and was globally known as the main pearl trade center in 19th century. Nowadays, Abu Dhabi and the rest of Emirates are known for its oil and gas exploitation and trade industry, which helped develop the country beyond modern era.
China is a country with ancient history and civilization dating all the way back to 21st century BCE. Traces of ancient civilizations are present and well preserved in almost every corner of the country so it is great place to visit for both relaxation and cultural enlightenment.
Greece is one of the most popular destination for tourism for decades and there are many reasons for this. Blessed by great climate, beautiful sea and idyllic islands scattered around Mediterranean it is a true tourist paradise. Its vast archaeological and historical heritage that spawned modern civilization is present in every corner through monuments, preserved ruins and numerous museums and it is worth visiting many times over as there is always something new to learn.
There are so many things that make Switzerland popular with tourists, and we just managed to put five of them in our title, and for a good reason. Switzerland is famous for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and scenic lakes dotted with picturesque villages that can host a story of a fairy tale without much trouble. Production of chocolate, cheese and watches is something Swiss are very proud of and they became synonyms with quality in those industries.
New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of two main islands, covered by volcanic mountains and glaciers, and another thirty smaller ones off the main coast and each with unique natural characteristics. The country has deep roots in Maori culture and art that is present in every corner and preserved by ongoing efforts by the government and people of New Zealand.
Peru is an amazing South American country with a spectacular historical heritage that attracts tourists from all over the world. Archaeological findings date back to year 10,000 BC in Guitarrero Cave in the northwest. Since then, there were many traces of human life discovered all around Peru and last great ancient civilization was that of famous Inca Empire, that left great impact on the country to this day.
Magnificent Machu Picchu is just one of the Incas preserved legacies and there are more in famous Sacred Valley. For explorers of mysteries, there are world known Nazca Lines, incredible land drawings of colossal proportions, usually observed only from high ground or from the air.
Brazil is a large and populous country in South America, with land stretching from the Amazon basin in the north and, across the equator, down south to Iguaçu Falls and Porto Alegre. It is a country of incredible diversity, from busy and crowded cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to laid back inland towns and tranquil beaches along the Atlantic coast.
Argentina is a huge South American country with land stretching from the mountains of the Andes, through glacial lakes and the grassland of Pampas to the Argentine Sea in the South Atlantic Ocean and from Iguazu Falls in the north all the way to the ‘End of the World’ in Ushuaia.
Australia is both a country and a continent between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Majority of population lives in coastal areas where largest cities flourish: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. The capital, Canberra, is the only major city located inland. The vast inland area of country is called Outback and it is dotted with small towns and wilderness parks and wildlife habitats worth exploring.
Australia has strong Aboriginal heritage and history of indigenous people inhabiting the country way back 65,000 years ago. Arts and crafts with Aboriginal motives and style are very popular and can be found in every corner. Nowadays, Australia is a melting pot of nations and cultures, similar to the US, but in a much smaller scale.
The country iconic landmark is Sydney Opera House, unique architectural gem in Sydney Harbour and, among others, symbol of Australia’s modern age. There are many national parks where visitors can enjoy wonderful nature and engage in activities such as hiking camping and wildlife watching.
Coastal cities offer various entertainment activities, including water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving and marine life exploration. Australia has something to offer to every type of visitor and it is family friendly destination. Enjoy!
Ireland, or as they call it ‘Emerald Isle’, for its gorgeous landscapes, is an island off the coast of England (and Wales). The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island, with Northern Ireland in the north, being part of the United Kingdom.
With rich history, culture and arts, this beautiful country attracts many visitors every year, greeted by friendly locals in relaxed atmosphere around the island. Home of Guinness beer, Ireland has many pubs where this stout is served and enjoyed immensely in a great company and music, especially during not so friendly weather periods.