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“It is good to be out on the road,” are the first few words in Masefield’s poem, depicting the innate call in each of us to pack our bags and chase the energy in places and people unfamiliar to us. There is definitely a voice that wanted to fly, a soul that wanted to travel, as the poem goes “going through meadow and village, one knows not wither nor why.”
People are always searching for something mystical, sacred, something that would leave them in awe. Here is a list of top last minute holiday destinations for this year.
First is the ever mysterious Cairo, Egypt. Aside from the thrill of going to a foreign land, we also take the trip because we seek stories. Tales from the Hanging Churches, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Coptic Museum, Cairo Opera House, Serapeum, Sphynx, Solar Boats Museum, Pharonix Village, etc. would definitely leave our souls refreshed and amazed. Cairo has priceless artifacts that were meticulously preserved, collection of superb art, manuscripts, and other controversial materials. Last minute booking for 4 days is ranging from £180 to £400.
The second destination on the list is Bazau Romania. People in Bazau would invite tourist for a one day mountain hike and ask them to join extreme sports such as motocross and enduro. Wine tasting is also popular, so as truffle hunting. But the most popular tourist spot is popularly known as the gates of hell or The Muddy Volcanoes. They have illuminating craters because of the crystallized salt crusted on them. Four kilometres walk from the main site and you will be surprised by the colours of the mud that come out; shinny black, gray, brown, etc, unlike the normal volcanoes that produce lava. Be a witness to what they call the “living fire,” which according to the locals, fires of hell. They will definitely give you a strange beautiful vibration. To fly to Romania for 3 to 5 days is £352-£627. As we live in digital age, it is paramount to spend time and be inspired by places that will always be studied but can never be explained.
What is a holiday without freedom? The next two destinations on the list placed liberty in holidays. Negril, Jamaica is known for its 7 Mile Beach, which is considered as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world. It is definitely the best spot to stop thinking about inhibitions and let go. You may choose from 25 different resorts, feel the adrenaline, and experience the adventure; from cliff jumping to nude swimming and to creating local connections. This is also the location of one of the best bars in the world, Rick’s Café. Of course, what is Jamaica without the Reggae Rhythm. The cost for flight and accommodation for two to Jamaica for 3 to 4 days is £325 to £531.
The next freedom destination is Paceville, Malta. Best known for its legendary night life, Paceville is the place that is full of life energy, a mix of everything; casinos, cinemas, markets, bars, etc. Here, you would definitely want to visit as it offers bits and pieces of the things that you like. Flight and accommodation with a friend to Malta ranges £532 to £605.
Lastly, who wouldn’t like to go to one of the best art galleries in the world? A place of drama and beauty. With small hills, thousands of trees, winding paths, and carefully designed “street names,” it is a no wonder that this place became one of the all-time favorite destinations in the world, the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. Of course when we say Paris there is the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, exquisite cathedrals, the Pantheon, Moulin Rouge, Arc de Carrousel and many more, but Pere Lachaise Cemetery is something else. Tombs have their way of telling stories, touching people in ways most places can’t. The monuments on the mausoleums can deeply move a person. Paris (for two) ranges fron £389 to £546.
Note that all prices included in this post were accurate at the time of writing. We used this website to get pricing on the above destinations. Prices may vary depending on where you are flying from, where you are staying and the time of year you are travelling.
Let us not silence the heart that wanted to see people and places known and unknown. Let’s pack our bags and go out on the road.