[dropcap3]1. The wildlife/beauty of the Galapagos Islands[/dropcap3]
The Galapagos Islands are like no other place on Earth. They not only have some amazing beaches, but some of the islands look out of this world. They look like another planet! The sea life is incredible, as well as the different bird species. I loved seeing sea lions and iguanas everywhere too. This is a place not to be missed. I would go back in a heartbeat.
[dropcap3]2. Seeing Iguazu Falls[/dropcap3]
I got to see Iguazu on both the Argentine side and the Brazilian side. On one of the sunny days, there were rainbows everywhere I looked. It was so magnificently breathtaking, and I felt like I was in paradise. I also got to take a boat ride near the falls to see and feel the power of the water. The falls may be a little out of the way, but they are worth a visit.
[dropcap3]3. Taking a Safari in Uganda[/dropcap3]
There’s a reason this country is called the pearl of Africa. When my family and I went on safaris in the plains of Uganda, we were the only people around for miles. We were surrounded by amazing animals, a few being lions, zebras, massive buffalos, giraffes, and elephants. The sunsets and sunrises were also unreal. We witnessed a Ugandan saying “Hakuna matata.” Let me tell you, I definitely had no worries. This was better than “The Lion King!”
[dropcap3]4. Machu Picchu’s Incan Ruins[/dropcap3]
Machu Picchu is probably one of the most sought out destinations in the world, and guess what? It’s NOT overrated. It lives up to its hype, and it’s absolutely incredible. Seeing these old ruins preserved so well was almost beyond words. It’s hard to describe the awesomeness of it all. You need to go there yourself to really witness this ancient city among the mountains.
[dropcap3]5. Canals and Gardens of Suzhou, China[/dropcap3]
Suzhou is the Venice of the East. I like it way better than Venice because it’s much less touristy and has a very mystical and charming feel. The old canals and gardens are really beautiful. The run-down houses alongside the canals make everything looks very rustic and quaint. Each garden has lots of ponds with lily pads and rockeries. I even went on a romantic canal ride, serenade and all, for a fraction of the price you would pay for a ride in Venice.