Do you want to travel later this year or are you scheduling a trip next year? The American newspaper listed the top 10 places to know around the world.
As a metric, they used the destinations that are high in travel agencies, social and political issues, economic situation of each country and tourist reception of each.
Brazil unfortunately does not appear on the list, and only one destination of South America prints one of the positions – in this case, the Atacama deserting Chile.
Were you curious to see what the newspaper’s choices were? We’ve listed them below and talked a little bit about each of these destinations.
See the 10 best places to travel in 2019:
- Hamburg (Germany)
Hamburg, officially free city and Hanseatic Hamburg, is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest in the European Union.
It is a port city, extremely charming and is on the banks of the river Elbe.
Therefore, taking a boat tour is indispensable for any tourist.
The architecture, moreover, resembles the architecture of Amsterdam – which is also a destination filled with canals and ideal to know on a boat trip.
If you enjoy the Beatles, you will like the city: There is a tour that takes the name of the band and shows some of the places where they played before the explosion of success of the years 1960 and 1970.
The Beatles-Tour is the most popular and has a guide that was born in the area and accompanied the trajectory of the Beatles and other bands.
The tours happen from Thursday to Sunday at 17 hours, lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs 19.50 per person.
The legal Hamburg is a quieter destination. The city is not crowded with tourists like the capital of Germany, and has all the charm of cities like Bruges and Amsterdam.
- DETROIT (United States)
If you’re into Robocop, you sure have a dirty picture of Detroit and she’s not completely wrong.
In recent decades, the city has fallen into crime and has been practically abandoned.
While in the years 1950 the city produced half of the vehicles sold on the planet and had 1,850,000 inhabitants, being considered the fourth largest American city.
In the decades of 1980 and 1990 the population fell to 685,000 people, a decrease of 65%. In the 1970, Detroit went into economic recession because of the growth of Japanese and Korean automobile producing companies and, because of that, the exit of the population left behind abandoned houses, empty buildings, deserted offices and Empty schools.
However, in the last decade, things have improved there and the New York Times has made a point of electing the city as one of the best destinations to meet in 2019.
Although it still looks abandoned, crime has diminished and it is slowly rising.
- TIJUANA (Mexico)
Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and is located on the U.S.-Mexico border.
It is the westernmost city of the country and Latin America, and is also the name of a good Brazilian rock band – but, leaving the joke aside, Tijuana is an incredible destination to know: It mixes Mexican culture with Californian and has its own identity.
A hint of travelers who know the region well is to close a package with some tour guide as soon as they arrive in the city.
Shop on the Internet or ask for a tour indication at the hotel you are staying in.
In addition to discovering the amazing restaurants and typical Mexican bars of the region, it is very worthwhile to visit the beaches of Tijuana.
The most famous beaches are easier to access, but it is worth descending to the south to meet the Rosario, an amazing tourist resort
7.GRAND Teton NATIONAL PARK (United States)
The American national parks are sensational.
Just take a few minutes of your day to search for images on Google and you will understand what we are saying.
Several parks are scattered throughout the United States, but the Grand Teton Nation Park was the choice of the New York Times newspaper to figure out the list of the top 10 places to meet in 2019.
It is situated in the west of the state of Wyoming, south of the Yellowstone National Park – which is also an amazing destination.
This park is highly sought after by backpackers and people living on the road in the classic road trips.
It is very common to see motorhomes scattered throughout the parking lots and whole families that seek to know the natural beauties of national parks, and also learn a little more about the history of the country and its indigenous past.
Beside the park, tourist cities are also amazing and unforgettable attractions, because the whole essence of the Old West is preserved in all of them.
To enter the park, according to the website Gaby in Canada, you pay $25 per car and the pass is valid for 7 days.
Best of all, this pass is combined with Yellowstone, namely $25 for the 2 parks for 7 days. There is also the annual Pass option ($50).
- DUBROVNIK (Croatia)
Another exotic destination from the New York Times list is Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Recently, tourism in the city has grown a lot! It is well known as the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea and one of the most popular destinations in Croatia.
And if you are afraid to travel to a very exotic place and not be able to meet there, rest assured: Dubrovnik is extremely touristic.
This whole popularization also happened because the Game of Thrones team recorded some scenes from the show there and took advantage of the medieval scenery of the place.
The city was totally rebuilt after World War II, but luckily, it kept its historic walls contrasting beautifully with the beaches and islands of the coastline.
The legal destination is that you can mix historical trails and also enjoy the beaches.
Take a stroll through the walls and visit the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches.
Meet the monasteries, palaces and take time to enjoy the super cozy cafes and bars of the city’s main street.
The city also has a very nice tram ride, reminiscent of the Sugar Loaf tram in Rio de Janeiro.
Anyway, activities will not be lacking for those who want to relax and for who also enjoys history.
Some say that it was built before Christ, and the great walls and towers of Dubrovnik were built between the X and XIII centuries with the aim of protecting the city.
In 1667, Dubrovnik suffered an earthquake and had its structure shaken.
Many decades later, in mid-1991, the city was one of the areas of Croatia most affected by the Bombers by the Yugoslav troops during the Civil war. Namely: there is much history in a tourist destination still poorly explored by the West.
Botswana is a country with no maritime coastline in southern Africa and another exotic destination listed by the New York Times.
In short, the destination is ideal for those who want to know an extremely different culture, get in extreme contact with nature and know the African jungle.
The country is full of protected national parks and, incidentally, this is the country’s great differential.
The open national parks, such as Chobe, are maintained and supervised by the Government, and the transit of several daily safari vehicles is authorized.
But as the country is gigantic, the government cannot supervise and maintain the preservation of all of them.
That’s why private concessions, specific demarcated areas and public bidding have emerged.
In the country, there are two tourist seasons and each has its own features and attractiveness.
The high season runs from April to November and is winter, and so the temperatures are milder and the climate is dry.
As it rains little, at this time it is easier to find the animals. The season called “Green” extends between December and March, coinciding with the rains and the summer.
As the animals are more difficult to be seen at this time of year, the lodging is cheaper.
However, this is a breeding season of the antelope, which considerably increases the activity of predators, facilitating their location.
- ZERMATT (Switzerland)
Zermatt is a municipality in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, with approximately 5625 inhabitants.
Small and extremely charming, it gathers good food, landscapes with mountains full of snow, one of the best ski resorts in the world – that is, it is a cold destination, so just go if you enjoy snow – excellent hotel chains and a mega structure for tourists.
It is there, incidentally, that is the most photographed mountain of Switzerland, the Matterhorn.
At dawn, the peak of it is illuminated by the sun and the scenery is wonderful.
Oh, remember: even if you do not know how to ski, it is interesting to know the mountains and make the rides by the heights – the typical Swiss Alps.
Taking a wine seeing the wonderful view afforded by nature is an amazing experience.
Once in the city, it is legal to acquire the Swiss Pass and meet other cities in the country!
- AGRA (India)
You want to meet India? Escape from New Delhi and invest in Agra.
You want the biggest reason for that? That’s where the Taj-Mahal is.
It is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh and sits on the banks of the Yamuna River.
It was founded between 1501 and 1504 by Sikandar Lodi, Sultan of Delhi, who made it his capital.
It is worth discovering the surroundings of the Taj-Mahal: 8 kilometers away, is the mausoleum of Akbar in the village of Sikandra.
At 35 kilometers, Maharajah Akbar built the Nababesque city of FatehpurSikri – which was abandoned.
Walking a little further, 60 kilometers from one of the 7 Wonders of the World, lies the town of Mathura, where the Hindu culture says that Krishna was born, one of the deities of religion. If your dream is to really know cultures completely different from Western culture, you can’t help but know Agra.
- ATACAMA Desert (CHILE)
Close to Brazil, the Atacama Desert is a must-have destination.
In fact, Chile is a country that everyone should know: with rich culture, a history of resistance and immense political baggage, the country also gathers wonderful natural landscapes.
The Atacama Desert is north of Chile and is the highest and most dry desert in the world.
Its extensive area is 2.440 m above sea level, but some rides you can do there take you up to 4,000 meters above sea level.
The landscape there is unique. You see volcanoes, Snowy Mountains, geysers, dunes, valleys, colorful lakes, cliffs and even rock formations that are breathtaking.
Nearby, it is worth to know San Pedro de Atacama, the starting point to explore the whole desert and an absurdly charming city.
To get there, you can catch a plane from Santiago, a bus or even go by car/motorbike. The way down the road rewards any fatigue!
Firstly on the list is Canada, a first world country not only economically speaking, but socially and politically as well?
Extremely evolved, it is an incredible destination.
There, you can discover various landscapes and different places, such as the Rocky Mountains that run through the country, the Banff National Park, with an incredible glacier and bears, the famous and extremely high CN tower, the hill of Parliament, the Stanley Park, the famous Niagara Falls, the Columbia ice field, at last, the options are several.
If you have time and money, the recommendation is to rent a car and take a month to get to know the main places by the road. You’re not going to regret it.
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