A backpacker’s bucket list
By AdFeatures | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 10:39
A bucket list. All backpackers have one. That list of their ultimate destinations, the places they have to see and the things they just have to do before they die. It’s a personal choice. Individual to each traveller. We wouldn’t want to tell you what should be on yours. Each backpacker is their own person with their own wants and needs. But here’s ours. The places we just have to visit.
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Trekking in the Himalayas
While most of us mere mortals aren’t up to climbing the world’s most famous peak – Mt. Everest; we can still trek in the imposing Himalayas. During the hike you’ll meet Hindu mountain settlers, and view ancient temples, Buddhist Monasteries and many small villages. It’s truly inspiring.
Pyramids of Egypt
The Ancient Egyptians are one of the most fascinating ancient cultures, so a visit to the Pyramids just had to be on our list. Take in the pyramids at the Giza Plateau as well as the Great Sphinx – surely an awe-inspiring experience.
For a party city, there’s nothing in the world that compares with Berlin when it comes to nightclubs. The electronic scene as we know it now blew up from here and is still as vibrant as ever.
The Northern Lights
You can view the most famous light show on the planet with a trip to Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland or Canada. Imagine holing yourself up in a remote wooden cabin and feasting your eyes on the dancing lights as they reflect in the snow.
Rio has so much to offer backpackers. You can relax on one of the many stunning beaches or head to the Christ the Redeemer statue and take in some of the most breathtaking views in the country. But the best time to really head to Rio is during Carnival where the entire city gets its party hat on. Throw yourself into the mix and have the time of your life.
Temples of Angkor
Southeast Asia has firmly been on the backpacker trail for a number of years, with Thailand always the favoured destination to begin the trip. However, when branching out to the neighbouring countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos there is so much to see and do. High up on our list comes a visit to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia. Taking a few days to really explore the vast array of intricate temples will always make a lasting travelling memory.
Central and South America is full of ruins from ancient civilisations, with none more famous than the sumptuous Inca site of Machu Picchu in Peru. When the ruins come into view intertwined with the clouds, you’ll know that long trek was worth every second.