This 2017, travel into a city that you have not seen before. If you are unsure of where to head, keep on reading and we’ll suggest some of the places that will be worth traveling for. In these destinations, you will not only see iconic attractions and try exciting activities, but you can create memories that you will forever treasure.
If going to an exotic city has always been in your bucket list, Marrakech is the best place to go. The capital of Morocco, it has an architectural beauty and rich culture that will make it instantly one of your favourite destinations after your holiday. There are plenty of souks and mosques to explore. The Majorelle Garden, which houses a collection of exotic plants, is one place that should be in your itinerary. Take time as well to visit Bahia Palace, an ornate complex that has been around since the 19th century. A leisurely stroll along the old medina is also a must.
Get a taxi from the airport into Istanbul and you’ll be immersed in a mixture of two cultures – Asian and European. Such is exactly what you can expect when you visit the country’s capital – Istanbul. It is home to a number of iconic landmarks and religious symbols, with one of the most popular being the Hagia Sophia. There are also many historical mosques that can be seen throughout the city. You should not leave without trying traditional Turkish bath and sampling their local cuisine.
Aside from being a fashion capital, Milan offers a lot of activities for every visitor. One of the must-sees is The Duomo or the Milan Cathedral. The white marble façade will surely leave you in awe. Right next to it, you can visit Museo del Novecento, a museum that houses an extensive collection of Italian artworks. The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is also worth seeing, which is popular because it houses the infamous Last Supper.
From exotic wildlife to pristine beaches, Cape Town is another promising city that you should explore in 2017. One of the activities that is a must-do for every traveller is to go to Table Mountain National Park, which has been recently declared as a Natural New Seven Wonder of the World. If you are physically-active, you might even want to take the 2-hour hike to the top of Table Mountain, and from there, you can enjoy an unmatched view of the city. You should also see Boulders Beach, which is not just any other beach, but home of African Penguins. For those who love the beach, meanwhile, some of the best places to visit are Camp’s Bay and Hout Bay.
If you want to have a luxurious city escape, Dubai is where you should be heading. It is a city of superlatives. From its seven-star hotel to the manmade islands, it is grandiose in more ways than one. To have a good view of downtown Dubai head to the top of Burj Khalifa and go to their observation deck. Make sure to also visit the Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountains. For something different, try desert camping, or go on a tour to be shown the hidden gems. For thrill-seekers, Dubai is also a popular venue for skydiving.