African Heat & Northern Lights, Caribbean Exotic and More 4 Amazing Spots on the Earth
Only two countries border Mongolia: Russia to the north and China to the south, west and east.
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At the beginning of the last century, the expedition of the American explorer and artist with Russian roots Nicholas Roerich walked along this road. There are many Buddhist temples and monasteries in Mongolia called datsans. Mongolia is full of endless prairies, deserts and salt marshes, blue lakes and steep mountain ranges. Its unique landscapes attracts more and more eco-tourists.
The famous Gobi Desert astounds with its extreme temperatures. In winter, the temperature rarely rises above -50°C, and in summer, the temperature rises to above +40°C.
80 km from the capital Ulaanbaatar is the Hustai National Park created to preserve the population of wild Przhevalsky horses. The village of Delun-Boldog also lies near the capital, where the most famous Mongolian, Genghis Khan, was born and raised and where his monument will be erected.
The Mongols have a “custom of the right hand, ” so it is customary to give and take everything only with the right hand. Lefties better be cautious.
In Mongolia, you should beware of infectious diseases, for example, dysentery, salmonella and viral hepatitis. Therefore, be sure to get vaccinated before you travel to the country.
The smallest state in the Western Hemisphere with only two islands. One of them looks like a chicken leg and the other one resembles a chicken egg. The Atlantic Ocean is on the right, the Caribbean Sea is on the left, and the remains of about 400 sunken ships, exotic fish and reefs surround the islands. It’s sheer paradise for divers.
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If you’re into cave snorkelling, you should know that there are naturally formed underwater caves off the west coast of Nevis that are perfectly suited to divers.
Every year, Saint Kitts hosts a grand carnival and several festivals, including a music festival that gathers the best jazz and salsa performers from all the islands of the Caribbean. And it’s hygienic and clean there. Saint Kitts and Nevis have been selling their citizenship for many years, which gives you the right to a visa-free entry to 140 countries like Europe, Canada, Great Britain and many more.
It’s the birthplace of the famous Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States.
Welcome to a Scuba Diving Paradise!
Before visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis, be sure to get vaccinated for dengue fever, leptospirosis and hepatitis A.
It is surrounded by the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. This is the largest island on the planet and includes the autonomous territory of Denmark.
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As the biggest location of icebergs and one of the few places in the world almost untouched by destructive human activity, there are many options for relaxing eco-tourism, winter sports and adventurous holidays.
It features unique landscapes and wildlife, is the original home of the Inuit, and boasts Mount Uummannaq, which resembles a heart and changes its colour depending on the light.
From mid-September to mid-April, the northern lights can usually be observed in the sky. The coastal waters here are teeming with fish, so fishing conditions are ideal. And the world’s largest national park is also here.
The hot thermal springs near the icebergs are truly amazing.
I’m off to Greenland!
Tourists in Greenland should prepare themselves for extremely low temperatures during some periods. For example, the temperature in February often reaches -60°C.
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We recommend the gorgeous beaches of Durban — the best place to spend the holidays and go windsurfing. South Africa has it all — high-dive bungee jumping, scuba diving in the ocean, rock climbing, rafting on rough rivers, hang glider flying and hiking trips to the most beautiful places.
In the National Parks, you can spot the “big African five” — the rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. And, of course, remember that the Western Cape Province of South Africa is a region known for winemaking and world-famous wines.
You can go to the City of Diamonds in Kimberley, where the world’s deepest man-made pit for diamond mining is located. You can visit Nelson Mandela’s places of glory.
Hot deserts, majestic mountains, dangerous caves and grottoes, magnificent beaches — South Africa has it all. At the edge of the continent at Cape Point, the country is surrounded by two oceans — by the Atlantic to the west and by the Indian to the east.
I’m off to South Africa!
Before travelling to South Africa, be sure to get vaccinated for yellow fever. The vaccine is valid for 10 years. It is also advisable to take special malaria pills.
Protection against insect bites to prevent disease is highly advisable — wear high-necked clothes and use bed curtains, nets and bug repellants.
Kenya is a country on the east coast of Africa that sits next to the Indian Ocean. It was a British colony until December 1963. Today, it’s one of the most dynamically developing countries of East Africa.
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Kenya is an amazing combination of African wildlife and a highly developed tourism industry. It’s a lazy vacation spot on the coast of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa and offers shopping at the Maasai market in Nairobi, a visit to the Maasai Mara National Park, safari in the savannas, and gastronomic tourism — whatever you choose, Kenya will be sure to surprise you.
Be prepared for a zebra or giraffe to cross the road on your way to Mombasa, and in Nairobi, when planning to leave for the airport, be aware of the flood of traffic jams by minibuses, tuk-tuks, three-wheeled rickshaws, taxis and buses (by the way, left driving only).
The remarkable expanse of sky with an incredible number of bright stars and constellations at night, the stunning eco-hotels and hotels on stilts (to allow animals to move freely around the parks), Kilimanjaro’s snow cap among the savannas, Lake Nakuru with thousands of flamingos, the opportunity to see the “great animal migration”, and, if you’re lucky, take a picture of the “big African five” in one area.
I want to see the snow cap of Kilimanjaro!
Before traveling to Kenya, it is necessary to be vaccinated for yellow fever (valid for 10 years), and it is recommended that you take antimalarial drugs. Vaccination for other diseases is also recommended. Please consult with your doctor to get all the necessary recommendations before you travel. Check the condition of the mosquito nets carefully, wherever you stay.
It’s surrounded by three oceans — the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic. It has the longest coastline in the world. In the south and northwest, it’s bordered by the United States. It also has maritime borders with Denmark (Greenland) in the northeast and with France (St. Pierre and Miquelon) in the east.
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If any country was made to be a haven for outdoor activities, it would probably be Canada. What is an Olympic program for all other countries seems to be just an ordinary weekend within the country for Canadians.
Canada offers the full package: majestic mountains, picturesque lakes, mountain rivers, endless forests, vast territories with untouched wildlife, and polar islands. Crossing the country from Nova Scotia to the Yukon, you can visit several climates with unique flora and fauna. It also has 36 national parks, most of which are equipped for trekking.
Throughout the vast territory of the country, Canada constantly offers tourists hiking and trekking with simple and complex routes, cycling tours, rafting (canoeing, kayaking), sailing, ornithological tours and birdwatching, fishing, riding, dog sledding, canopy and trolley wires (aerial cableway in the wild forest at an altitude of 30-60 m), climbing, downhill skiing, diving and surfing (windsurfing and kite surfing) in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, you name it…
It’s rather safe in Canada. Adhere to general safety rules for active recreation and when traveling to specific locations. For example, beyond the Arctic Circle, don’t neglect special clothing for extreme temperatures.
Australia is located entirely in the southern hemisphere and is isolated from all other continents, which greatly affects the uniqueness of its natural habitat.
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Australia is the scene for major world events. In late January, you can visit the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, and in February, the world Formula 1 championship at the Australian Grand Prix.
Sydney is known for its famous coastline view and Sydney Harbor Bay, the cultural center of the cities of Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. There are many opportunities for cultural events or sports recreation everywhere.
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The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the most extensive reef system and the largest living organism on Earth. Wave Rock carved by the wind into red sandstone, a rare natural formation 300 km from Perth. A tourist’s favorite, the Gold Coast with long beaches and high waves that attract surfers all year round.
Australia is one of the most exotic and interesting countries for tourism. The richest flora and unique fauna, countless beaches, as if created by nature for surfers, yachtsmen, fans of water skiing and diving.
Let’s Fly to Australia!
Traveling inland, stock up on fuel, water, and food. Be especially careful. There are a lot of poisonous snakes and insects in Australia, so it’s useful to learn how to treat poisonous bites.
Remember about sharks and be cautious in the water. Don’t ignore the warning signs and swim only in permitted areas.