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It is amazing what we can learn about culture, food, and people through travel. If you plan to vacation in 2023, check out our list below for some destination inspiration!
The tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla has a rich history, an abundance of art, and beautiful music. It also boasts 33 beaches where you can take in the sun or enjoy water sports. In addition, you can golf and relish nightlife, spas, and delicious food. As of October 1, all COVID restrictions have been lifted, making it easier than ever to enjoy the sights and waters of Anguilla.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one of Central Europe’s most beautiful cities. Be sure to visit Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle and Matthias Church, and the various spas and thermal baths. For food, head to the markets and market halls, book gastro tours, and try Hungarian wine in one of the five major wine regions.
You may not have considered visiting Qatar for a vacation, but this Middle Eastern country is a unique destination where the modern era meets ancient beauty and culture. Qatar is home to neolithic rock carvings, modern skyscrapers, desert escapades, international sports venues, and ancient dwellings adjacent to glistening malls. In Doha, the capital, visit the Museum of Islamic Art, Banana Island Resort, Souq Waqif (a built-in market site), and the striking Imam Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Wahhab Mosque (the national mosque of Qatar and the largest in the country).
In the beautiful eastern African country of Mozambique, we find the capital, Maputo, a city heavily influenced by Portuguese culture and architecture. The climate is described as a tropical savannah, so be sure to pack light clothing. Some attractions to plan for are the Iron House (Casa de Ferro), Chissano Gallery, and the National Art Museum. There are also beautiful beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean feel of this African city.
Melaka, Malaysia, was a thriving port city in the 15th century where different cultures traded spices, rubber, and tin. As a result, the architecture has Peranakan, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences, making it very eclectic. Today, four major ethnic groups in Malaysia influence the city’s food and culture: ethnic Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Peranakans. The Jonker Street night market is a must while you’re in town, as are Masjid Selat Melaka mosque, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and Dutch Square.
What are some of your bucket list destinations for 2023? Share them with us in the comments below!