1. Berlin, Germany
Berlin: bullet-ridden buildings and graffiti adorned subways.
2. Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn: fairy tale city with crazy party scene.
3. Hồ Chí Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Hồ Chí Minh City: French colonial buildings, traditional Asian temples, and a cosmopolitan nightlife, flying through chaotic streets by motorbike (xe om) and exploring old world monuments, sidewalk cafes, and rows of silk, spice, and medicinal markets.
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio: Carnaval, Samba, footbal.
Australia: catching the sunrise at Ayers Rock. Diving at the Great Barrier Reef.
6. Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada
7. Big Sur, California, USA
8. Koh Chang, Thailand
Escape the crowds of Phuket and head over to Koh Chang’s empty beaches.
9. Santorini, Greece
Santorini: seaside cliffs, black sand beaches, and blue-and-white houses on the caldera’s edge.
Morocco: exotic treats in the Djemaa el-Fna market in Marrakech, getting lost in the twists and turns of the streets of Fes el-bali, surfing Essaouira.
11. Kerala, India
Kerala: floating down the labyrinth of Kerala’s backwaters on a kettuvallom (a thatched-bamboo cargo boat), gliding by coconut trees and seaside villages.
12. Andalucia, Spain
Andalucia: flamenco, bullfighting (ok, not so romantic), the royal Islamic architecture in the Alhambra.
13. Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia: land of intrigue, vodka, and Doctor Zhivago, the gilded minarets of St. Basil Cathedral and the lantern-lined streets of Old Arabat.