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Five places to put on your bucket list
Posted on 28/08/2018 , Modified on 29/08/2018

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Consider yourself a travel junkie? These five places are a must.

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  • Ideal for the Instagrammer
    Ideal for the Instagrammer

    A city that brims with culture, charm and couture, Venice truly puts the extra in ordinary. Experience the tranquil ambiance and humming of Italian melodies by gondola drivers as you amble your way through the city. With the Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale at the end of the milky green waterway, wander endlessly through the picturesque maze of narrow disheveled streets, cobbled bridges and marble palaces. Fancy a refreshment? Spoil yourself at Café Florian, a Neo-Baroque café from the 1700s, for a traditional Venetian tea, coffee or cocktail. Be sure to check out the T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, an exquisite shopping mall that cultivates luxury and finery, and a terrace view of the whole city. With quaint bridges, colourful buildings and Rococo architecture framing the city, Venice is an Instagram user's paradise.

  • The adventurist
    The adventurist

    Home of the turtle island, Zakynthos has some of the best beaches in the world. Snorkel your way through transparent blue waters to find turtles, starfish and schools of colourful fish. For the adventurist, the activities in Zakynthos are in abundance. Cliff dive into the sparkling azure waters at Porto Limnionas, go turtle-spotting at Marathonisi island, or travel by boat to Navagio, the deserted island of the shipwreck. For those looking for a thrill, swim through the hauntingly beautiful Keri Caves or dive off the rocks at Porto Roxa.

  • The sun-seeker
    The sun-seeker

    Chalky white sands, aquamarine waters, the underrated region of Protaras in Cyprus is a must visit. Quench your thirst by sipping on fresh coconuts, handpick pineapples and refresh your palate with a mouthwatering Greek salad - dripping with fresh olive oil and home-grown vegetables. Looking to soak up the sun on a tranquil beach with impeccable views? Konnos Bay is a hidden gem among the beaches at Protaras. The picturesque, pine fringed beach is an exotic destination that gives even the Caribbean a run for its money.

  • The travel blogger
    The travel blogger

    A man-made paradise. Qatar spells opulence, luxe and magnificence. Revel in the breathtaking views of futuristic skyscrapers and modern architecture in Doha; and experience the magic of Arabian culture at the Souq Waqif, where flamboyant saris glow in red, orange and yellow. With spices, carpets and cuisine at every turn, the Souq is an authentic Qatari experience. Looking for activities? Go quad-biking across the dunes, stargazing and camel riding in the desert or take a boat ride through The Pearl-Qatar to see the ultra-modern landmarks of the city.

  • The modern urbanite
    The modern urbanite

    An eclectic mix of city and sand, if you're looking for a city break/beach holiday, Barcelona is the place for you. Looking to indulge? Barcelona is every food fanatic's galore. Satisfy your sweet tooth with sugar-coated churros, feast on a mouthwatering paella and sip from Sangria in the sizzling heat. From Camp Nou, the Sagrada Família Church to the Royal Barcelona Yacht club, this cosmopolitan city is boasting with culture, tourist attractions and class.

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Feeling like you've crash-landed back to reality after your summer holiday? From chalky white beaches to bustling city centres, these dreamy destinations will get you ready to book your next flight.

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