1. Mentawai Islands
Mentawai located in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is famous for white sandy beaches and challenging wave. One of the famous waves is Hollow trees or HT’s in short or Lance Right. This wave is one of the finest and most consistent fasts, barreling right-handers in the world. So, for you who loves to surf but already feel bored with crowded touristy places like Bali, you should give Mentawai a shot!!
2. The old town of Malacca
The old town of Malacca is a city in Malaysia than in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town itself has been existing since 600 years old. It is a beautiful city with a diverse history from Malay Sultans, Arab and Indian Moslems traders, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British Colonial rule. The diverse history happens because of Malacca is actually the richest and enchanting port on the fantastical spice route.
3. Koh Panak Cave
Thailand has widely known for its culture, temples, scenery, a variety of food, and more important is it’s cheap!! If you would like to discover Thailand hidden gem, you should go to Koh Panak Cave in Phang Nga. The caves here surrounded by the sea with enchanting zamrud color and greatest rock formations. You can enter the caves by kayaking or climbing. One of the famous places here is Ice cream cave and the inner blue lagoon.
4. Astola Island
Mostly tourists love Pakistan’s northern areas with its magical mountain, Nanga Parbat. But, Pakistan actually offers so many things to see which is not a mountain. I suggest you go to Astola island in South Pakistan. This is a place that will spell you into those Arabian Nights. The golden dunes of Pasni and it’s clear blue sea is two admirable pair you can’t see anywhere.
5. Ishak Pasha Palace
Isha Pasha Palace in Turkey is a heritage of the Ottoman-period. The construction started in 1685 by Colak Abdi Pasha. The palace has many sections such as mosque, harem, kitchen, mausoleum and many more in beautiful ornaments. The location that in the middle of terrific landscapes give yearning flashback when the Royalties still ruling the areas.
6. Kythira Island
Kythira is one of the ionian islands in Greece. It has the beautiful beach, calm blue and white village, archaeological museums, and many more. The island itself is isolated so you will find it just like a virgin island, it will not be too crowded and the beach is not polluted. Kythira also has legends associated with the pirate Barbarossa and Aphrodite. It was said that the Greek mothers throw their children in Kakia Langada (Bad Gorge) to prevent Barbarossa kidnapped them and sell theintoto slavery. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, rose from the foam in this island.
Do you love wine, beaches, pilgrimage, castles? Too broke to go to Prague or stay in Rome? Probably you should give Sicily a salutation. You can go to Taormina and experience the Sicilian culture which quite attached to the mafia lol. Actually, there are two skills you should master if you want to tight your wallet here…those are Italian and Be A Charm. Sicilian loves if the foreigner can talk in Italian, it’s like an icebreaker and if you can’t do that then be a charm…learn their culture and try to have as many friends as you can. Sicilian are bonding by brotherhood if they think you are “brother”…there you go..hello nightlife and beautiful adventure!!
8. Lulworth Cove
If you visit in England this summer or you live in England but can’t go far to a tropical island then Lulworth Cove can be your go-to-gem. The scallop-shape cove is located in Dorset and formed 10,000 years ago by the power of water. The cove offers a beautiful landscape with white beach and emerald green from the vegetation there. If you go there in Summer there is a boat service that will take you the durdle door.