A few of our favourite places in the world include:
In Budapest, We simply loved the beautiful architecture – from the different bridges that cross the Danube River to the Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the whole city. The old yellow trams give character to the streets, the “ruin bars” are unique places to drink, the locals are really friendly and Hungarian food is delicious.
Chefchaouen is a small, historic town surrounded by Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Pretty much all the streets, lanes, staircases and buildings are painted the same shade of blue — it’s very surreal.
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Lisbon has a lot of character – the trams, the hilly neighbourhoods, the grand plazas. It also has great viewpoints such as Castelo de Sao Jorge (which is a great place to watch the sunset) and historic districts like Belem.
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Venice was one of the most interesting cities we visited in Europe. The canals, bridges and the colours of the city are truly unforgettable. While the main islands get most of the crowds, going to the outer islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello makes for a good day trip to see the quieter side of Venice.
Sacred Valley, Peru (Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Moray)
Machu Picchu was everything we expected it to be and more. The place is incredible! Alongside this magnificent beauty are the other great Inca ruins in the sacred valley – Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Moray and of course, the city of Cusco which exemplifies a unique mix of Inca and Spanish colonial architecture.
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (Chichen Itza, Cenotes, Cancun and Tulum)
hichen Itza was undoubtedly the best Mayan ruins in Mexico. The intricate details of the stone carvings, the grand pyramid, the great extent of it all was just impressive. Another unique feature of the Yucatan Peninsula are the cenotes, natural swimming holes with crystal clear water inside stunning cave formations.
Not so much for the attractions (although we saw an awesome volcano and a nice colonial town) but more for the lovely locals who always tried to help us or just talk to us, we had a great time in El Salvador even though our Spanish is very poor. We rode local “chicken buses” throughout the country and were almost always the only foreigners on board. We felt safe all the time and were surprised how warm the people were, considering it is one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
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