Few things stir the adrenaline in the blood and the joy of the soul as traveling alone does, because is a way to make new friends, while discovering the planet we are fortunate to populate. If you dream of traveling the world long and wide by yourself, then these 7 (lesser known) corners of the world are waiting for you.
- Bordeaux, France
Why would you refuse an absolute relaxation, in the most famous wine region of the world? Especially when you deserve them all. To describe briefly the idyllic center of Bordeaux, we can only say that its 18th-century architecture and full of charm have not escaped the protective wing of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most important architectural objectives are the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Andrew and the magnificent Place de la Bourse, somehow difficult and impossible to escape your gaze.
- Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, a former excellent commercial port on the central coast of Vietnam, is nothing less than a colorful, fascinating mix of cultures and architecture. It is a city known for the cheap and quality clothes it produces, so it would be wise to arrive here with your luggage more empty than full and bring it home packed with t-shirts, pants, dresses or suits tailored specifically for you, at a decent price.
- Split, Croatia
Walking through Split feels like walking freely on the streets of Roman times. The ruins of the Diocletian Palace, built in the 4th century, are the ones that now make up the Old Center of the city and the place with an impressive concentration of historic buildings and narrow streets, located between the walls of the fortress. Pass underneath the Bronze Gate, one of the four entrance gates (of which, after thousands of years, there are a few columns and partial arches), and overlook Riva, the beautiful promenade by the waterfront.
The city is not just historic, it has modern architecture as well, found in the cascading cubist buildings, while the small cubes on top of the facades were made to become birds nests. Platinum Casino Split is found there as well for the ones who like to enjoy some gaming in their free time, and it has a wide variety of games to play. When you go there, fingerprint technology is used, in order to give you an easier access to the casino.
The casino spans for 1000m2 and has a number of gaming options, from something quick and easy like the slots to something more of a challenge like the table games. The range of table games that the casino has, varies from roulette, like American Roulette to card games like Blackjack, Oasis Poker, Platinum Poker, 3 Card Poker and Texas Hold’em poker.
The casino was designed by Monarh Studio, which is an architecture and interior design studio from Romania. The architecture firm has an experience of 15 years in interior design and they use this experience in order to create new solutions and new innovation techniques on each of their project.
The casino is part of the Atrium Hotel and it is considered the only 5 star hotel in Slit, Croatia. The building has a modern design covered in marble and glass that reflects the blue colors of the Mediterranean. The hotel rises from the old part of the city, close to all the important heritage sites, in spite of its modern look, the hotel is preserving the environment.
- Baños, Ecuador
There is no middle ground for you here: you must rent a bicycle and go along the Las Cascadas Trail to feel with your own body the inclined roads that flow through the lush tropical forests, in the sound of waterfalls. Baños, as the name suggests, is a city renowned for the natural baths provided by the hot springs of the Tungurahua volcano. Immerse yourself in the thermal waters of Las Piscinas de la Virgen, those at the bottom of a huge waterfall.
- Thimphu, Bhutan
Since you are attracted to the thought of traveling alone, you should not step back easily to the discovery of new corners of the earth. For a unique, independent and life-changing travel experience, Bhutan is the place to go.
Known for the monasteries-fortresses in the heart of the mountains and for the national level of happiness (much higher than the GDP), Bhutan opened its doors to international tourism only 13 years ago, which makes it still less reached western influences. In fact, the state is so protective of cultural roots that a trip here must be pre-approved and pre-paid through a group tour. The tour will offer you a series of exotic journeys within this mystical Buddhist land.
- Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand is an incredibly friendly place to go with your backpack and smile on your lips, and even more so if you come here alone and the will to make new friends. You can get absorbed in the ruins around the capital Wellington, so known by the Lord of the Rings fans, but the real challenge is Queenstown.
This settlement on the shores of the lake fully deserves the title of “World Capital of Adventure“. One million visitors come here every year to experience adrenaline rafting, skydiving, bungee jumping and ski resorts in the Remarkables mountain range.
- Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg, a very friendly city, full of Scandinavian culture, but taken out of the spotlight a little by the beautiful (though not cheap) capital, Stockholm.
Regardless of whether or not the sun is shining, your senses will definitely be enticed by the tempting aromas emanating from the Gothenburg Botanical Gardens, one of the most colorful plant centers in Europe. Eat something quickly at Stora Saluhallen, before embarking on a boat tour across the city, probably the best way to get acquainted with 17th-century architecture, along with the 20 bridges and even more channels that compose it.
Beside the endless old fortifications that make up the city, Gothenburg also houses the greatest national talents in design. You will realize this in a flash as you walk on the Magasinsgatan street and see the stylish boutiques, proposing you to enter the Röhsska Museum, the center of fashion and applied arts.