There is a saying that ‘it’s better to see something once than hearing about it a thousand times’. There is a million and one places that exist on planet earth but just a few with beautiful landscapes and exotic environments attract human attention. So if you are a tourist, adventurer or just simply wanderlust, here are seven places you should visit this year and why.
Ghana: The Cape Coast Castle
The Cape Coast Castle is where the first enslaved Africans were held before being transported to North America and the Carribean. The country marks the Year of the Return in 2019 — the 400th anniversary.
Egypt: Temple of Abu Simbel
Visitors can explore the Nefertari complex at the ancient Egyptian temple of Abu Simbel on the shores of Lake Nasser. Egyptologists have also been discovering exciting finds, some of which are now open to the public.
Scotland: Callanish Standing Stones
Lewis and Harris, the most northerly Outer Hebridean Island, has its own Stonehenge-style mysterious stone circle, the Callanish Standing Stones. Get up close to the boulders at Callanish, which are believed to have been erected about 5,000 years ago.
The 5,000 kilometer Dakar Rally, which starts and finishes in Lima, is just one of the highlights of a fabulous 2019 in this food-and-sport focused city.
Normandy will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019. There are more than 20 cemeteries honoring the dead from World War II, including the Normandy American Cemetery close to Omaha beach in Colleville-sur-Mer.
The Rub al Khali desert, also known as the Empty Quarter desert, is the world’s largest sand desert. Head to the coast to enjoy waters teeming with dolphins and turtles.
Space Coast, Florida
The Kennedy Space Center will be one of many space-focused sites marking the 50th anniversary of humans walking on the moon.
Source: CNN Travel