3 BEST COUNTRIES TO VISIT: MY PERSONAL LIST – by Ozeke Marvellous Inioluwa
3 BEST COUNTRIES TO VISIT
BEST COUNTRIES TO VISIT
EGYPT: The Arab Republic of Egypt is situated in both Africa and Asia, and is home to over 100 million people, making it the third most populous country in Africa. Egypt boasts a fascinating past, with its ancient Egyptian civilization thriving in the Nile River Valley for thousands of years.
Here are some popular destinations in Egypt that you may be interested in learning about:
– The ancient pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the largest and oldest pyramid in Egypt.
– The Nile River, which is one of the longest rivers in the world and offers a variety of experiences such as Nile cruises, street markets, and boat rides.
– Luxor, a city known for its temples and ancient history, including the Karnak and Luxor temples. – Abu Simbel, two massive rock temples built by Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC that were relocated in the 1960s.
– The Valley of the Kings, a burial ground for Pharaohs of the New Kingdom located on the West Bank of Luxor.
– Red Sea resorts, which offer clear blue waters, coral reefs, and luxurious resorts for beach vacations.
– Cairo, the capital city of Egypt with many historical and cultural sites such as the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
– Siwa Oasis, a magical oasis near the border of Libya with dreamy landscapes, ancient ruins, hot springs, and palm tree groves.
– Alexandria, a coastal city founded by Alexander the Great known for its Mediterranean beaches and rich history with Greco-Roman ruins and the legendary Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
– Mount Sinai, a sacred mountain believed to be where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God and a popular pilgrimage spot among Christians with scenic hiking opportunities.
MEXICO: With its northern boundary shared with the United States, eastern coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, and southeastern borders with Belize and Guatemala, Mexico is a North American country with a diverse landscape that includes deserts, beaches, mountains, and jungles.
The capital and largest city, Mexico City, is renowned for its cultural heritage and rich history.
Attractions in Mexico:
Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan city that houses the striking Kukulkan Pyramid is a popular archaeological site in Mexico.
Cancun, a resort town with spectacular beaches and a vivacious nightlife, and Los Cabos, a luxurious vacation spot with desert landscapes and beaches, are top picks among tourists seeking relaxation and adventure.
Teotihuacan, previously the largest city in the Americas, offers visitors a chance to explore majestic pyramids, temples, and palaces.
Tulum, a picturesque Caribbean town with ancient ruins and natural wonders, is a must-visit destination for nature and history enthusiasts.
Guadalajara, acknowledged for its abundant culture, music scene, and cuisine, provides visitors with authentic Mexican experiences.
Cozumel, a renowned island located off the coast of Cancun, is famous for its marine life and serves as a notable dive spot.
Copper Canyon, a collection of canyons located in the Sierra Madre Mountains, presents hiking, horseback riding, and awe-inspiring vistas.
Mexico City, a bustling capital city, is home to iconic landmarks, delectable food, and vibrant markets.
Isla Mujeres, a small island located off the coast of Cancun, offers a peaceful getaway with beautiful beaches and colorful reefs.
ITALY: Italy is a country in southern Europe known for its rich history, culture, and cuisine. It boasts famous landmarks like the Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Vatican City.
Italy is also renowned for its delicious food and wine, with dishes like pizza and pasta being enjoyed worldwide. The country has stunning natural landscapes, from Tuscany’s rolling hills to the Amalfi Coast’s rugged coastline and offers outdoor activities like hiking and skiing.
Italy has a rich artistic heritage, with famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Overall, Italy offers visitors a wealth of experiences, from ancient ruins to artistic treasures and delicious food.
Attractions in Italy:
1.Colosseum in Rome
2. Leaning Tower of Pisa
3. Vatican City
4. Florence Cathedral and Uffizi Gallery
5. Amalfi Coast
6. Venice’s canals and St. Mark’s Basilica
7. Pompeii archaeological site
8. Cinque Terre National Park
9. Lake Como
10. Sistine Chapel in Vatican City
11. Capri Island
12. Tuscany’s rolling hills and vineyards
13. Milan’s fashion district and Duomo di Milano
14. Palermo’s historic center and markets
15. Mount Etna in Sicily.
Here are other cities/countries you can go to for high quality vacation when on low budget. The countries below are countries that are fun to visit including the months to go there
Costa Rica: May – December
Puglia, Italy: June – September
Grenada: June – November
Bali: October – March
Philippines: June – December
New Mexico: March – May
Azores, Portugal: April – June
Lisbon, Portugal: March – June
Overall, there are plenty of options for a high quality vacation on a low budget. It’s worth doing research and finding destinations that offer affordable accommodation, flights, and attractions. Additionally, consider traveling during off-peak times and taking advantage of discounts and promotions.
No matter where you go, the most important thing is to have fun, relax and enjoy new experiences. There are some countries that issue visa on arrival, but these are the 3 I’d like to visit 2023.
Now, I know you’ve been eager to travel and visit foreign countries but there are some things you have to tick for you to be confident enough to travel.
– Make sure your passport and visa are up to date, check for the expiration of your passport and check the duration and date of the visa granted.
– Make sure you check your health, do a medical check before travelling. Collect your vaccines, check your prescription pills as it might not be available in the country you’re visiting and get any necessary medication.
– Check for travel and health warnings. There might be an health risk in the country you’re visiting and you won’t know until you look it up. Same with weather checks.
– Make sure you travel with enough cash or acceptable payment method like your debit or credit card. MasterCard and Visa card are acceptable to use in other countries
– Pack the appropriate needs. Like your phone charger, earphones, MiFi, prescription glasses etc… Do away with expensive jewelries as that can call unnecessary attention and attract thieves.
– Research about the history, culture and customs of the country you’re visiting so you can enjoy and not stress as a foreigner. You can try to learn simple phrases in the official language of the country you’re visiting.
– Make reservations, hotel reservations, It’s always a good idea to plan ahead, especially if you’re traveling during peak season. Reserve accommodations, major attractions, popular restaurants, and anything else that you really want to experience.
– Know how to access local currencies, It’s a good idea to have some local currency in addition to credit cards. You can order some from your bank a few weeks in advance or exchange money at the airport.
– Include hard and/or soft copies of all your hotel, transport, and tour bookings.
– Maps or directions to your destination.
– Comfortable shoes for walking and exploring.
– Entertainment such as books, games or music
– Camera or phone to take photo and videos.