Why should you always choose a traditional scenario for your vacation? A romantic getaway is a perfect excuse to explore a new corner of the world, though Paris, London and the Maldives have all been done before.
If you’re looking for romance, but want something different this summer, consider these 5 destinations – perhaps an unexpected choice, but we guarantee you’ll cherish the memories for a lifetime.
5 Unexpected Romantic Destinations This Summer
Strange as it may seem, we’ll start with Northern Europe, and with good reason. Aarhus, the country’s second-largest city, has been chosen as European Capital of Culture for the year 2017 so you will have an eventful time there.
If you want to experience coastal life, visit the West Jutland; it is a perfect area for sailing a yacht. By all means, you need to go to the heart of Viking civilization, Copenhagen – it has anything even the pickiest tourist might want.
Another don’t-miss site is the island of Funen with its historical center in Odense, where Hans Christian Andersen was born.
Formerly known as Burma, this state in the heart of the Southeastern Asia gives the insight into the unknown world. Although Myanmar is not as publicized as neighboring countries, it hosts some very special attractions.
Yangon was its capital city until 2006 and you should try the local mix of Asian and British colonial flavors. Shwedagon Paya, one of the iconic Buddhist temples decorated with gold and diamonds, is situated here so make sure it’s on your must-see list.
Mandalay is considered to be the cultural heart of Myanmar: it’s full of religious and historical sites and many different traditions meet there. Of course, this land is also rich in wonders of nature like Mount Popa National Park, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (or the Golden Rock), and the picturesque Inle Lake.
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Seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean, we can highly recommend romantic couples head to Sicily for your holidays. The largest of the Italian islands, it has long seduced travelers with its natural wonders and cultural treasures.
It boasts wonderful weather, and a diverse range of culinary influences. Natural wonders abound here, and the juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities.
The island is full of history, bursting at the seams with ancient artistic and architectural gems. When it comes to ancient Greek architecture, Sicily actually rivals Greece.
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It’s interesting how cultural influences of Germany, Italy, and France are combined here. However, Switzerland has its own soul and bright history. It is also wrong to think of this country as of the large ski resort only.
The Alps occupy most of its territory so you can stay in lovely villages and swim in crystal-clear lakes. Colossal glaciers and Rhine Falls, the largest European waterfall, look great in summer too.
The warm season is good for walking around the medieval old town of Bern or numerous art spots of Zurich. Such cities as Lugano, Lucerne, Geneva, and Lausanne host exclusive spa resorts, yacht clubs, and chocolate shops, of course. Airport transfers in Switzerland are very easy to book in advance.
Long for significant cultural diversity? This land used to be part of the ancient Mediterranean Empires, part of the Islamic world, and a French colony so medieval Moorish heritage and classy European style are beautifully combined here.
Marrakesh, or the Red City, will amaze you with its old mosques and palaces; don’t also forget to take a walk across the Majorelle Garden that gave inspiration to Yves Saint Laurent. Fez, the former capital and second-largest city, is the local cultural and religious center famous for its exotic marketplaces.
Check out the coastal towns of Tangier, M’dig, Essaouira, Tétouan, and Tamuda Bay – they provide visitors with the unique experience, as well as the Dadès Valley with its authentic Berber villages.
Thanks to our friends from Casanova Style for providing this article.
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