Happy New Year, everybody. While Yeti didn’t get into a year-end retrospective, I did want to start the year off with a list of places that, for one reason or another, I’d love to visit and/or live.
Slovenia. A gem of eastern Europe, with caves, lakes, mountains, and a capital city built by the Romans. This sounds like a perfect place, although now that they are on the Euro it won’t be as cheap to visit.
Paraguay. Looks to be sort of the Cambodia of South America. Recent events were tragic and stopped many visitors from coming, but a tourist industry is rising and there are growing cities, friendly people, and ancient ruins to be seen. Wild nature, amazing Trinidad (world’s least-visited UNESCO site), splendid Río Paraguay, surrealistic Filadelfia (a historic colonial town) are among the country’s highlights. Plus it was fun to watch them in the world cup.
Venuzeula: Mountains in the north, the world’s biggest waterfall, anacondas, jaguars and more. For those who care about such things, the women are supposedly the most beautiful in the world. This would be an amazing, adventurous country to visit.
Shimla: An Indian city in the northwest Himalayas, it’s 7000 ft high and, according to wikipedia, draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak. It looks quite lovely, and would be a great place to do a lot of Himalayan trekking.
Have you been to any of these places? Please drop me a comment letting me know what you thought. Or, if you have another place to recommend, I’d definitely appreciate the heads-up.