Mountainous Corsica is a great challenge for those, who include in their holiday plans a lot of exercise, sports, and getting up early every day. The island is ideal for trekking or extreme cycling. Corsica lies in the Mediterranean Sea near France and Italy. Although it belongs to France, it is situated closer to Sardinia in Italy, just 19 miles away. In 2013 the Corsicans will host the most prestigious cycling race in the country – the Tour de France. Competition will begin on June 29th and will end in July 21st. This will be the centenary of the Tour the France. Participants will have to overcome a lot of height, and the most severe test of strength when climbing the Col de Vizzavona (1163m).
Negev Desert, Israel
This highland desert takes up 40% of Israel. Neglected for decades, today is proof that the desert does not have to mean a place where there is no life. However, there are some places where the Negev landscape looks like not from this planet. These areas belong to Ramon Nature Reserve, which includes in its borders largest karst crater on Earth with the same name. Here and there you can find Bedouin settlements, while in the south, where the Gulf of Aqaba Negev limits established luxury resorts with spa salons, such as Eilat.
Kingdom of Lo, Nepal
The Buddhist Kingdom of Lo, also known as the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang lies in the Himalayas at a height of 2.5 thousand meters above the sea level. Officially, it belongs to Nepal but both culturally and geographically is closer to Tibet, which is situated just 80 km up. To 1992 tourists were banned from entering the Kingdom of Lo. Today, thousand people receive a hiking permit annually.
Yukon is an amazing place to book a nice hotel in. It’s an area with mountain ranges with peaks of more than 3 thousand meters above the sea level, wild forests, tundra, icy rivers, and the Beaufort Sea. The Cordilleras are running through the Yukon territory and there is Alaska just across the border. Here, too, is the highest peak in Canada – Logan (almost 6 thousand meters above the sea level). Yukon is rich in minerals such as gold, silver and natural gas. The summers are very cold there so you want to make sure that your luggage is full of thermals and warm clothing.
The city is situated at a height of 2.3 thousand meter above the sea level in the Peruvian Andes. Nearby there is one of the highest waterfalls in the world – Gocta waterfall (771m). Due to the fact that it is pushed up in the Andes, the place it was only discovered in 2002. 50 km from the Chachapoyas lays an ancient city called Karija. It is famous for its seven sarcophagi that are eight hundred years old and were placed in the basin cliff (in the seventies one of the eight mummies fell off a cliff during an earthquake).
Southern Coast of the USA
Gulf of Mexico has not been so popular recently. In April 2010, there has been an ecological disaster that led to the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (near Louisiana). The oil spill caused terrible effects in the animal world. Two years after the tragedy, the damage feels smaller but still in some parts of the bay there is ban on fishing. Despite all this, the tourists start to visit this beautiful part of the US once again.
Carinthia is a home to the Hohe Tauern and the Alps. Geographical location is well used by the local enterprising people. The Austrian land is well suited for winter tourism. Almost all the mountain top has a ski station. But Carinthia is not only known for great sports conditions but also for nearly 1,300 lakes, many of which are ideal for fishing.
Narrow and long island Palawan is located in the western part of the archipelago of the Philippines. In addition to its sandy beaches, blue waters to the South China Sea, the island of Palawan has a lot of unusual attractions – and underwater park and underground river park, both inscribed on the UNESCO list of objects, caves and picturesque lakes. Until now, this part of the Philippines penetrated mainly backpackers and their explorations certainly will discover many new exciting places.
Internal Sea of Japan
This sea is located in the southern part of Japan. If not for a couple of narrow straits, which connects it to the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, it would be completely cut off from the larger bodies of water. It is surrounded by the islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Italian Campania is a home to many famous attractions such as the ancient village of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius and the city with the best pizza in the world – Naples. In April and June 2013 Neapolitans will host the fourth UNESCO Wold Forum on Cultural Industries. The huge cash injection provided to the occasion the city will become a true cultural capital of the world. The organizers promise great art exhibitions, workshops, circus shows, a lot of good movies, dancing and music.