Lithuania – that wonderful little country with a strong history. Well placed on the Baltic Sea it was an empire that dominated the region – and today it proves its strength, beauty, and charm in its well nuzzled location next to Russia, Poland, and Latvia. With its magical Curonian Spit on the coast and its quirky Hill of Crosses in the middle, Lithuania has a little bit of everything and a little something for everyone.
Gorillas, Giraffes, Gazelles – Uganda has them all. Uganda, or “The Pearl of Africa” is a central African country surrounded by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DROC, and newest of all South Sudan. Uganda is a country of natural beauty. With the highest mountain range in Africa, The Mountains of the Moon, to the greatest concentration of primates on earth including the Gorilla Tribes living in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Uganda has 11 National Parks which help to preserve this countries natural magnificence. Dispite the countries turbulent past, the people are kind, warm, and welcoming to all who wish to experience their undeniably beautiful country.
Vietnam is the S-shaped country that hugs South East Asia. With a 3260km coastal border with both the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea, the Country offers luscious green fields and palm tree lined beaches. With rice fields cascading down the mountains in the North and beaches calling to be relaxed on; Vietnam has it all. With traditions shaping the country even today against the modern advancements, you view woman in conical rice hats riding bikes in city or country-side, and thriving city centres buzzing with motorbikes and thriving enterprises. Visit Vietnam to experience a strong vibrant Asia country.
Cambodia is a magical country known for its spirituality and temples; most famously Angkor Wat. These temples built by the Khmer capture the hearts and dazzle the eyes of all who visit. But Cambodia is a country with a troubling past: namely the Khmer Rouge genocide; but has overcome its history and is a visually stunning country to visit which will open your hearts to a people and their past.
A tiny country that knows how to squeeze in a lot of natural beauty. This country has everything; from soaring snow-capped mountains, to beaches, to hills and rivers, to stunning churches and palaces. This country may be tiny, but as one of the greenest countries of the world, it has something incredible to interest everyone.
Czech Republic is a country rich in history considering it was only declared independent in 1993. Castles, Architecture, Music and Arts – Czech Republic is an incredible country to experience. The country may have the cheapest beer in the world, but the country has so much more to offer anyone who visits.
Ireland, The Emerald Isle, isn’t simply the land of leprechauns, shamrocks, and the colour green; Ireland is an incredibly stunning country with castles, cliffs, and incredibly comical people. The people welcome you into their homes and keep you entertained for hours with their endless stories.
Macedonia is a beautiful mix of both Balkan and Mediterranean. With stunning monasteries on rivers, lakes, and mountains as well as a beautiful dichotomy between historical ruins and modern cities. Macedonia has a little something for everybody.
I'm Chrystal McKay, a 24 year old Canadian who travels the world seeking knowledge. I am a World Citizen, Globe Trotter, and Continuous Learner. A Lover of Ancient Ruins, Castles, Churches, and all things Old and Beautiful. Follow me as I learn my way around the world.
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