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Everyone has a bucket list, whether they know it or not; things you must do before you die. For many people, this involves travelling and seeing some of the world’s greatest sights. This can be something that’s done over the course of many years or in a short time as part of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. With round-the-world flights being a great and affordable way to get around the globe, it’s possible to see many amazing things in one trip. Here are some ideas for your travel bucket list.
Often overlooked by travellers due to perceived dangers in the area, the Middle East is a magical place to visit and is home to two of the seven official wonders of the world. The Pyramids in Egypt are among the oldest and most mysterious structures anywhere and simply awe-inspiring. You can spend days marvelling at how they were built and what secrets they hold. The near-by Sphinx is also worth seeing, plus you can try your bargaining skills at a Cairo market or take a breath-taking hot air balloon trip over the Valley of Kings.
The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is the other big attraction in the area and dates back over two thousand years. The Treasury is the best-known of the buildings here and definitely a big draw, but the city is huge and you can easily spend several days wandering around this ruined treasure. Whilst in Jordan, a trip to the Dead Sea is also recommended. The salt level is so high that you’ll naturally float on the surface and it’s a great place to relax.
Moving East into the world’s largest continent, Asia, offers an unparalleled variety of choices. Many round-the-world flights go to South-East Asia, usually stopping in Singapore or Thailand. Singapore is a heady blend of cultures from all across Asia, with a little Western flavour on the side. It’s a great introduction to this amazing continent. Thailand is well known for having some of the best beaches in the world, so it’s an ideal place to chill out. If you want something more active, there are many jungles to trek through and ancient Khmer ruins to explore.
China is a growing tourist destination and cultural dream. It is simply too large and diverse to explore in one trip, but highlights include the Great Wall, near Beijing and the recently-unearthed Terracotta Army in Xi’an, a stunning collection of thousands of individual, life-sized clay soldiers.
The world’s largest island truly has something for everyone. There’s the desolate outback; a seemingly endless red desert with the mighty rock Uluru at its heart. Around the coast, where most people live, are cosmopolitan cities like Sydney and Melbourne, perfect places to pamper yourself and experience some of the best night-life in the world. Follow the incredible coast north to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most spectacular dive spots in the world that will take your breath away. Also worth a visit is the Daintree rainforest, one of the world’s oldest, and home to thousands of species of plant and animal life.
Central and South America are home to some amazing sights, which should be on everyone’s bucket list. The region is full of ruins from the ancient Inca, Aztec and Mayan civilisations. The most stunning is the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. Located high in the mountains, this sprawling ruin is truly majestic. The Mayan pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico is another intriguing insight into the past. Beyond the ruins, Brazil’s beaches and laid-back samba lifestyle are perfect for a party. The Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s largest waterfall and its powerful ferocity is humbling.
Once you’ve ticked some of these amazing sights off your bucket list, there’s still a big world out there to discover. Round-the-world flights can also include stops in Europe, Fiji and North America to expand your travels even further. Once you’ve started travelling, it can be difficult to stop and you might find your bucket list just keeps growing.
Creating a bucket list is a great way to list your favourite destinations and these are just a few of mine when I went on a trip with multi stop flights across the world. This was few years ago but the memory of these sites and experiences remain very clear.