Sri Lanka, a teardrop shaped emerald isle, is located across the Palk Strait from India. Freed from the scourge of civil war that ravaged the country for two decades, the island country has been experiencing a renaissance in travel and tourism.
Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, is the gateway to Machu Picchu. Set at an elevation of 11000 feet in the Andes, Cusco also provides the perfect base to get acclimatized to the altitude before exploring the area.
Amsterdam, although not officially the capital (The Hague is the capital), is the largest city in the Netherlands. Affectionately dubbed the “Venice of the North”, Amsterdam has numerous waterways centered around three primary canals Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizergracht.
Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the most iconic beaches in the world. A long arc stretching from Pao de Acucar (Sugar loaf) at one end to historic Fort Copacabana at the other, it boasts an amazing 4 km of soft, white sand and warm waters.
Livingstone located on Zambia’s southern border with Zimbabwe is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise. The primary draw for visitors to Livingstone is Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (translates as “the smoke that thunders”) as it known locally. The sheer spectacle of viewing the world’s largest sheet of falling water is enough to send anyone’s heart racing.