It is always great fun to dream about a bucket list to check off. But yes, with 190 countries it is a bit difficult to make a choice and have a well-organized bucket list. I think the bucket list for most travelers in us is only getting longer instead of shorter. I have visited many countries already, but my bucket list is infinitely long. Adventurous destinations, discovering new places, a bit of culture, beautiful nature and the beach is for me the ideal combination of a beautiful trip. Now that you are here, I will have to show you a country you have to visit once!
These are the 5 countries that must be on your bucket list!
Iran is a particularly fascinating and undiscovered country and the most hospitable and friendly people in the world love here. Yes, the people here are even more friendly than in some countries in Southeast Asia such as Laos, where people are really so kind after all. The oldest civilization in the world originated in Iran and there is so much historical beauty in Iran that can still be admired from the time from before the Islamic revolution. This country is the only truly beautiful backdrop for a true Thousand-and-one-night fairytale.
Iran is a safe and stable country in the Middle East region and the young generation all speak English. It is really delicious and interesting to sit in a tea house and have a fascinating conversation with the Iranians. A visit to the most beautiful mosque in the whole world, the Nasir Al Molk mosque, must be on your bucket list!
Indonesia is a very versatile country with more than 14,000 islands. So plenty of choice and you never looked at it! Indonesia has something for everyone because of the great diversity of beaches, islands, volcanoes and nature. Spot the orangutans on Sumatra, discover the laid-back Bali and walk through the green rice fields, discover the jungle and nature of Borneo or laze and snorkel on one of the beautiful Gili Islands in Lombok.
You can go to Indonesia every year and discover a new place! Especially the undiscovered island of Nusa Penida is an island you have to put high on your bucket list!
All the way down in South America is the very special Ecuador with its unique Galapagos islands. These islands are one of the most beautiful places on earth and a must to have visited once in your life. The flora and fauna is so unique and can not be found anywhere else in the world. The iguanas, giant turtles and seals just wander around and sit next to you during your breakfast. These animals are all incredibly tame, because they have never known natural enemies and this makes it special. A visit to the turtle reserve El Chato Tortoise Reserve deserves a place on your bucket list.
Morocco is a surprising country that has a lot to offer and you will never get bored. The country is a huge explosion of colors, smells and sounds and stimulates all your senses in a nice way. Morocco has beautiful (royal) cities, pristine deserts, charming villages and great beaches. It is only four hours flying and the tickets to Morocco are often cheap. The special blue town of Chefchaouen is absolutely bucket list material!
Myanmar is a country for the culture lovers among us. But there are also beaches in Myanmar where you can relax and nature is impressive and you can make beautiful hikes. In recent years, more and more tourists are visiting Myanmar, but it is certainly not a destination where it is crowded with tourists. The temple complex of Bagan is one of the most beautiful places in Asia with more than 4400 temples. It should absolutely be on your bucket list to view these temples from a hot air balloon and enjoy an unforgettable and breathtakingly beautiful experience.
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