One of the largest traveler review websites recently published the ‘Travelers’ Choice 2011′ list of the best destinations in the world, as chosen by the traveling public. These are the destinations where real people have had a good experience whether staying in hotels, Bed & Breakfast or city base apartments.
5. Cape Town, South Africa
The most southern point of Africa where you can see whales and dolphins, go to the top of Table Mountain and see spectacular views or enjoy a visit to one of the many vineyards and taste some of the best wines produced in the world today. Robben Island, the historic prison where Nelson Mandela was held, is a ‘must do, for any visitor.
4. Sydney, Australia
Be a beach bum in the morning, tourist in the afternoon and culture vulture in the evening – in Sydney you can be whatever you want to be and still manage to blend in. This city is often the first port of call for visitors and it rolls out a brilliant welcome mat. Sydney Opera House, Manly Beach and the Blue Mountains are just a snippet of the list of things to do here.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
This destination offers access to what remains of one of the most fascinating extinct cultures and to the shrinking Amazonian jungle. The local people are proud to share their heritage with visitors and to guide those that are interested through the more remote areas to scenery that few places can compete with.
2. Paris, France
City of romance, more tourist attractions than anyone can see in one brief holiday – with a city base apartments and a couple of months you may get around to seeing some of the less well known treasures of this city and not just the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. Some of the restaurants here serve food and wine that will change the way you think about what you consume forever.
1. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
This is a stunning, bustling city with lots to do and see. For a change of pace you can go on the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, where the scenery will take your breath away and the day to day troubles of life are put aside for a while. You can then return to the city find a bar where everyone gets lost in the rhythm of the salsa and dances until the early hours of the morning.