We propose four unknown destinations that offer endless beaches, national parks perfect for safari and culture still untouched by time.
1. Botswana has it all: national parks and wildlife perfect for safari, deltas for boating at sunset, desert expeditions with off-road vehicles. Moreover, like all neighboring countries – Namibia, Zambia – is still undiscovered by mass tourism, so it still retains its authenticity.
2. Myanmar has long been one of the countries with closed borders, which is also one of the reasons why civilization has preserved it’s customs, the architecture is unchanged, and the state seems to have remained a prisoner of time.
3. Socotra Island in Yemen is hidden somewhere in the middle of the Arabian Sea, between the mainland of Yemen, Somalia and Oman. Once you set foot on the island you realize you’re in another world: the unique vegetation, tourists can be counted on the fingers of two hands, accommodation is usually in the tent, and the food – even lobster – is caught daily in front of tourists.
4. When you get in Turkmenistan you reach the gates of hell (Door to Hell), exactly at the natural gas field where for more than 40 years the fire burns continuously. The country has more to offer like the capital city Ashgabat -built in white marble that looks like an abandoned city- or like the hundreds of years old fortresses.