Being a student with no exams left means that, though I’m lacking in money, I’m rich in spare time. As a result I’ve been on the internet a lot recently doing the traveller’s equivalent of ‘window-shopping’; feeding my wanderlust with online travel articles, but never actually going anywhere. And as if my list of dream destinations wasn’t long enough already, I’ve now got all of these incredible places to add to it…

1. Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon

As if a waterfall cascading for 255 metres through a Jurassic limestone cave wasn’t cool enough already, erosion over millions of years has caused three natural ‘bridges’ to form within it… Why did I not know this existed?

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Image Credit: Broad Sheet, ‘The Cave of Three Bridges’

2. Meteora, Greece 

Monasteries suspended in the air atop ‘columns of the sky’, where (despite immense accessibility difficulties) monks have decided to settle from 11th century onward. Although I’d imagine this place is rather difficult to get to, it certainly makes for some breathtaking views!

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Image Credit: Places You’ll See, ’40 Wonders of the World You Didn’t Know’

3. Paraty, Brazil

No cars allowed here, just horse-drawn carriages, cobblestones, and beautifully coloured colonial houses.

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Image Credit: Curiosity Travels, ‘Prettiest Colonial Towns in Brazil’

4. Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Home to the majestic ‘Stari Most’ (Old Bridge), a UNESCO world heritage site, Mostar is the true cultural capital of the Herzegovina region. Doesn’t it just look so enchanting?

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Image Credit: World of Wanderlust, ’25 Secret Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit’

5. Albarracín, Spain

Nestled in rural southern Aragon, Albarracín seems to epitomise the cosy, rustic, old-Spain vibe. Just one look at this stunning photo was all it took to make me fall in love.

 

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Image Credit: Explosion, ’20 Incredible Secret Places That You Don’t Know About’

 

6. Hokkaido, Japan.

Ever since watching Joanna Lumley cross the icy Iberian seas to see red-crowned cranes and enjoy the annual ice festival (on ‘Joanna Lumley’s Japan’) I was enchanted by the idea of Hokkaido, but I never even realised that it is also home to these gorgeous lavender fields too!

Image Credit: Earth Traveling, ’15 Amazing non-touristy Places to Discover each Country’s National Character’

7. Riomaggiore, Italy.

The first of the five charming fishing towns that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore consists of cute, toy-like coloured houses perched above beautiful blue waters. What’s not to love?

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Image Credit: Pasquale di Pilato, One Big Photo, ‘Most Beautiful Villages Around the World’

8. River of Flowers, Keukenhof, Holland.

Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens- and I’m a sucker for flowers. It even has a river of flowers: take me there now!

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Image Credit: Earth Traveling, ’11 Amazing Places You Need To Visit Once In Your Life’

What do you think of these incredible places? Is there anywhere you’d like to add? Maybe you found a location on the internet that has given you serious wanderlust, let me know in the comments!

 

One thought on “8 Incredible Places the Internet Made me Want to Visit

  1. wow, this world is insane! so many beautiful places everywhere! i’ve been to riomaggoire and it is gorgeous. but now i have to add all of these to my dream destinations list!

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