TOP 5 unusual ideas for spring break
Spring brings the first warm rays of the sun, the sounds of dripping meltwater and an irresistible desire to go on an unusual journey. It opens a new bright chapter in our life and the vacation should be appropriate. We offer 5 creative ideas for an unforgettable spring break.
Egypt without pyramids
In France there is the Eiffel Tower, and Egypt is worth a visit for the sake of the pyramids. We agree that such creations of human hands are worthy of attention, but not by them alone! So, imagine that there are no longer these unique structures in Egypt … What to do?
Head to Fayum oasis (85 km from Cairo). Here you will see olive gardens, palm trees, cotton, figs, vineyards, sheep pastures and much more. After such landscapes, the language does not dare to call Egypt a desert. Meridian Lake, about which Ptolemy, Strabo and Herodotus, also deserves attention.
Many consider the highest point of the country the back of a camel, which they offer to climb during an excursion. Ballooning will fix the situation. An “air walk” at dawn will make the day unforgettable. The ruins of ancient temples are interesting to watch from a height. Fly, for example, over the Luxor Valley.
Fans of Lara Croft will like the gloomy labyrinth of “Cities of the Dead.” Numerous crypts belonging to different periods of history look mysterious and creepy. You can go back a couple of centuries to the Cairo bazaar of Khan al-Khalili. This is not tourist souvenir shops for you – there is everything! The prices of the goods you like will depend on the degree of your tan and perseverance.
A trip to Egypt in March is a great way to get away from the cold and make up for the lack of sun and heat. The water temperature is quite acceptable for swimming and diving, and the air is optimal for excursions. Discover a completely different Egypt!
Calm Spanish Outback
Spain pleases with clean beaches, gentle sea, vibrant nightlife, fiery flamenco and dangerous bullfighting. Already in March, you can walk along the streets of Madrid or Barcelona in light clothes, visiting architectural monuments and visiting museums, enjoy the taste of gazpacho soup and sample local wines.
The life of spring Spain is eventful. In Barcelona on March 3 for the feast of St. Medir, participants in a magnificent parade scatter about 60 tons of candy on their way. And in Valencia from March 15 to 19 the Las Fallas festival takes place. Many sculptures made of wood, wax and papier-mâché are prepared for the holiday, which are burned at the end. And there are carnivals, a beer festival and a noisy celebration of Madrid Day. Attractions and events are good. But there is another Spain.
Rural tourism is gaining popularity. You can live on a farm, in a “green” hotel, become a guest of a castle, manor or monastery. Just a few hours away from large cities, “charming” quiet places with mountain rivers, pine forests and clean air “hid”. In addition to food and accommodation, you will be offered to get acquainted with local traditions, go hiking, go fishing, ride a horse, cook cheese or home-made sausage. For all this, go to Castile and Leon, Asturias, Catalonia and Cantabria. These areas are leading in the field of rural tourism.
The freedom and drive of Sri Lanka
When thinking of Sri Lanka, I recall the advertisement of a chocolate bar, promising paradise pleasure. Many imagine the island as a solid beach with coconut palms, but this is not so. We know where to go for drive and absolute freedom.
You can catch a wave in Hikkaduwa. This is a great place for “primitive” surfing (without a snake and sail). If you rent a car and drive south along the ocean for about an hour, you will see Weligama. The symbol of this resort town are fishermen. There are so many of them on the shore that from afar it seems as if the beach is studded with chopsticks. Savor delicious seafood and head to Dondra. Be sure to visit the monastery inside the rock, and look at the huge Buddha statue. There is also a beautiful lighthouse here, near which the soul is filled with awe from the understanding that only Antarctica is south of this point.
To see Blow Hall – a sea fountain that beats with force from a gap located in a rock, go to the village of Dikvel (a 30-minute drive from Dondra). All this can be examined in one day. And then even more: mountain rivers and rafting, full-flowing waterfalls, jungle walks and climbing Sri Pada Mountain. Of course, not enjoying the beaches of the island is a real sacrilege. Combine relaxation and comfort with drive and adventure. This is true freedom. In March in Sri Lanka, water and air temperatures are comfortable for swimming and walking.
Thailand is not only fabulous beaches and gastronomic abundance. Unity with nature will give the island of Phi Phi, 90% of the territory of which is covered by forests. Here you can see trees that grow directly from the water.