FIVE destinations that will take your breath away in 2023
At the beginning of each year, you should think carefully about where you will travel throughout the year. Each trip brings its own memorable events, so it is not an easy task to choose a new destination that we won’t remain indifferent to when you visit it. We present to you five destinations that we are sure will take your breath away when you visit them.
1. Kanazawa, Japan
Magical gardens, galleries and unique history
With a long and rich history, the perfectly preserved historic districts of Kanazawa exude a magic that takes you back in time. A shining gem in the center of the city is the Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three great Japanese gardens. Designed to enchant year-round, the snow-covered branches in winter, cherry blossoms in spring, water-colored leaves in autumn, have amazed visitors for more than two centuries.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kanazawa’s samurai history, explore the Nagamachi district by foot. Located just behind Kanazawa Castle, here you can visit the restored residence of one of Kanazawa’s most influential samurai, Nomura Denbei Nobusada.
History buffs will also want to head to the Higashi Chaya district, where old geisha houses take center stage. Affectionately called “little Kyoto”, the city also boasts a modern . For example, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the 21st Century presents programs of interesting exhibitions. Meanwhile, foodies will be in seventh heaven at Omicho Market, where they can expect some of the freshest, best fish and seafood in the region.
2. Dominica, Caribbean
A place for the best adventures, excitement and spiritual inspiration
Whether you reach Dominica by air or sea, you will understand why the island was named Waitukubuli (its body is tall). The majestic peaks of the Dominican volcanic, wooded mountains are simply inspiring.
It’s clear why Dominica is known as the Caribbean’s Nature Island and is a great value for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, even if you’re a scuba diver or decide to walk the Waitukubuli Trail. Divided into 14 segments, the Caribbean’s first long-distance hiking trail showcases the heritage, culture and wild beauty of Dominica in one walk.
To experience a multitude of spectacular nature in one place, head to the heights of Laudate – Dominica’s highest village. Here you can soak up the splendor of Lake Boeri, and join the legendary Dominican Lake Boeri hiking trail, but you’ll need a guide for this.
In addition to being an exceptional destination for nature and adventure lovers, Dominica is also a place to better understand Caribbean history and culture. For example, the Kalinago Barana Aute showcases the history and contemporary culture of the indigenous community of the Kalinago Islands.
3. Bohol, Philippines
Wildlife and breathtaking beaches
As part of the Visayas Islands, the central island group of the Philippines, beautiful Bohol is known for its heavenly beaches and lush forests.
As such, Bohol is a fantastic destination for travelers looking to spice up their beach vacation with wildlife viewing and adventure activities. Located in the center of the island, the Chocolate Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a must-see for every tourist. Over 1,000 almost identical and symmetrical mounds represent one of the most famous sights of the Philippines. If you are interested in animals, in the Philippines you can see the smallest primates in the world, as well as enjoy diving in the endless ocean.
4. Córdoba , Argentina
Gaucho, art and German culture in one place