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Are you someone who goes against the grain, someone who likes the alternative concepts in life? Do you opt for the original over the common place, always open to fresh ideas and experiences? Instead of the usual holidays spent at a resort, wasting away the hours with all-inclusive food and endless alcohol, how about trying something different? Delve into unknown cultures and taste their cuisines, explore their landscapes and take something a little different home with you. You can get many late deals to great far away holiday destinations so now is a great time to get cultured and check out the world.
China holidays were closed to foreign visitors until the early 1980s, but are now high on travellers’ wish lists. There are thousands of years of captivating history behind it and world renowned sites scattered throughout, so it’s really no surprise people want a piece of the action. Visiting this enormous land is much more than a holiday; it’s an epic adventure you’ll take to your grave. Beijing is an amazing place to start, and even if this is the only place you visit throughout your stay, you’ll see many magnificent sights. From the architectural masterpiece of Temple of Heaven, to Tiananmen, the Great Hall of the People and the Gate of Heavenly Peace, you’ll leave awe-inspired. Beijing is also great for exploration of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China. Stretching across deserts, grasslands and mountains for about 5,500 miles from east to west, it was built as a defence against nomadic tribes. Its precise length is unknown due to natural and human destruction. The views of the wall and scenery are truly remarkable, and although you may have seen many photographs or TV footage of this wonder of architecture, to see it with your own eyes will still leave you dumbfounded.
There is a good reason Thailand is known as The Land of Smiles, for everywhere you go you are greeted with pleasantries. Despite Bangkok being a crazy and chaotic place, an air of serenity and optimism pervades the city’s lively atmosphere. The smiles that you’ll find at every hotel, restaurant and bar are genuine (a novel concept) and infectious, and you’ll leave very fond of these people, as they are very honest and charming. In these days of being penny-wise along with the dip in economy, Thailand always offers exceptional experiences for a snip of what you’d pay elsewhere, without any compromise on the quality. Bangkok’s incredible skyline is far too spectacular to waste just gawping up looking up at it; go explore the rooftop restaurants – they are very reasonable in price compared to the likes of New York or Paris.
Kenya is a country of scenic wonder and beauty. It lies on the east coast of Africa, covering 600,000 square KMs. On its east, The Indian Ocean borders it, which provides a superb beach with many palm trees. On the south is Tanzania, and the west, Uganda. Kenya's main tourist attraction and economy booster is its stunning wildlife, housed various game parks and reserves. There are many reserves to choose from, but all of them will be an unforgettable experience, as you’ll see and face wild animals in their natural habitats. In October, November, April and May, the country experiences moderate temperatures, especially the highlands that are fairly chilly. Nairobi, Kenya's capital is a cosmopolitan city where various races of people live, work and socialize together. Swahili is the national language, a homeland for indigenous tribes, and people from all over of the world. Kenya is a country made up of warm, welcoming people, and its magnificent tapestry of landscapes makes it a visit that’ll be delightfully rewarding and very different.