Any clues on the adventure capital of the world? In this week’s 123RF World Travel Guide, we begin our journey hiking Nauru’s hidden Bomber Track. Next, we scale the heights of the Himalayas to witness Nepal’s best views.
Following that, we go zip lining and bungee jumping in New Zealand’s adrenaline-packed Queenstown. Finally, we end our travels in Nigeria, where Lagos’ stimulating nightlife keeps us coming back for more.
Nauru was once famed for its phosphate rocks.
Ever heard of Nauru? Yeah, all we hear are the sounds of crickets. Situated northeast of Australia, this tiny country is perfect if you’re looking to simply laze around all day. The island itself is small enough for you to bike around.
For a dose of adventure, the 123RF World Travel Guide recommends hiking the Bomber Track. The trail homes fire fighter jet wreckage and Japanese World War Ⅱ artillery. If that fails to float your boat, then just take a dip in the island’s calming waters and enjoy its views with a six pack.
Wild blue sheep a.k.a. bharal, are commonly found in the Himalayas.
Nepal is the ultimate retreat for anyone looking to uncover one of the world’s best destinations. A hiker’s paradise, Nepal combines surreal mountains and lush landscapes with picturesque villages and sacred cities. For the 123RF World Travel Guide, Kathmandu is the best place to begin your trip. The capital city allows you to experience the best of ‘real Nepal’.
While the Asan Tole market is the heartbeat of the city, the Pashupatinath Temple is the soul. Additionally, while the Everest is arguably Nepal’s most popular trek, the Annapurna circuit is just as noteworthy. This stunning walk passes beautiful villages and mesmerizing mountain views. Along the way, simply make a pit stop in any one of the well equipped lodges.
During sunset, Amsterdam’s city lights magically illuminate it’s canals all over the city.
The 123RF World Travel Guide identifies Netherlands as a goldmine for art enthusiasts. From Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh to Dam Square and Keukenhof, there’s always something available to treat your eyes and lenses. And that’s just in Amsterdam alone.
We’ve yet to dive into the masterpieces of Rotterdam and Delft. The former has some of the best architectural sites in the country. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen homes stunning pieces of Rotterdam’s art scene through the ages. Meanwhile, the inverted u-shaped Markthal is a great way to spend some time in the city.
Alternatively, travel to the quiet town of Delft for a dose of Netherland’s past. This small town on the southern part of the country, is popular for its trademark blue pottery and gorgeous squares. Additionally, for the best views, climb the stairs of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), just remember to bring along your camera.
123. New Zealand
The Cathedral Cove offers some of New Zealand’s most magical views.
New Zealand is an adventure. And there’s no better city that embodies this than Queenstown. Dubbed the ‘adventure capital of the world’, this city homes everything from bungee jumping to zip-lining. So if you’re up for activities that gets your adrenaline pumping, then this city has everything to satisfy your taste for the rush of blood.
Meanwhile, for the best views of the country, check out the majestic Milfred Sound. Mesmerizing fjords, powerful waterfalls and tranquil rainforests are some of the best ways to get in touch with nature. Similarly, the Abel Tasman National Park is great for kayaking your way amid dolphins, to its hidden beaches. Finally, the 123RF World Travel Guide recommends a visit to the classic Hobbiton. Because how could anyone resist the charm of following Frodo’s footsteps?
Leon’s bright yellow Recollection Church is almost impossible to miss.
The 123RF World Travel Guide picks Nicaragua as your off the beaten track paradise. From gorgeous beaches to colorful colonial architecture, Nicaragua has it all. And Granada is the best place to kick start your journey. The country’s oldest town is extremely photogenic. The cobbled streets and the rich yellow cathedral are the most prominent sights here.
Meanwhile, Leon homes fascinating churches, buzzing street art and an evolving culinary scene. Additionally, if you’re seeking out a tranquil Caribbean getaway, then make a pit stop at Little Corn. This island accommodates untouched, powder white beaches that are best enjoyed with sips of fresh coconuts, while laying in relaxing hammocks.
Passing through Niamey, the Niger river plays a vital role on the daily lives for the people of Niger.
This landlocked West African country is not always the first choice for travelers, due to safety concerns. When peace is restored, the 123RF World Travel Guide recommends beginning your journey in the capital city of Niamey. West Africa’s largest city acts as the economic and cultural center for the country.
The Boubou Hama National Museum offers a great insight into Niger’s history with interesting fossils and tribal dresses on display. Additionally, the Grand Mosque is another important landmark. If you’re ever in need of directions, simply look out for its towering minaret. Meanwhile, the massive dunes of the Tenere Desert are a treat for archaeologists, with an abundance of dinosaur graveyards scattered all across the desert.
The Abuja National Mosque forms an important religious and cultural landmark in Nigeria.
Nigeria is bursting with energy. This African powerhouse is the most populous nation of the continent, and as a result, has tapped into its remarkable talent pipeline to establish itself as one of the world’s most inviting travel destinations. Lagos, is at the heart of Nigeria’s renaissance. Marina homes a bunch of stimulating attractions, with music festivals and markets being the main highlights.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to satisfy your taste for the high life, the 123RF World Travel Guide suggests making your way to Victoria Island. The string of lavish hotels, exquisite restaurants and polished bars ensures there’s never a dull night in this part of Lagos. Finally, no trip here in complete without a visit to the country’s icon, the Zuma Rock.
Next up on our 123RF World Travel Guide, join us as we chase the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in Norway and explore the gorgeous crumbling colonial cities of Paraguay. Also, catch up on our previous 123RF World Travel Guide series where we witnessed the glamor of Monaco and the surreal stars of Namibia’s Milky Way.