Friday, 25 May 2018

Hidden Gems I want to visit...

Time for another travel post - it's been a while, but I'm really excited to be working with Holiday Gems to talk about some hidden gems I want visit around the world. If you've ever been to any of these cool places, please let me know and send me some photos!

Grotta, one of Prague's hidden gems

Firstly, I recently saw photos of Kitengala which is in the desert Nairobi, Kenya - it's a wonderland of funky glass sculptures, originally built when artist Nani Croze moved there in the 70s and couldn't find much shelter from the burning sun. It's really colourful and abstract, and you can stay there too, and there's all sorts of wildlife. This place definitely seems like it would be so much fun to visit.

I've never been to Gran Canaria, but when I saw some pictures of El Roque I fell head over heels. It's got old narrow streets and pretty little coloured houses that sit right along the ocean, and apparently the sunset when you reach the shore is absolutely incredible. Definitely a very pretty hidden gem.

The catacombs in Paris are fairly well known, especially if you're into that sort of thing, but something that a lot of people don't know about are the Sculptures de Décure, which are incredibly cool and have an amazing story behind them. Décure was a miner in the 1700s and he secretly carved three sculptures in order to recounts memories from the Seven Years' War during which time he was imprisoned by the English. So much history there.

I love a good museum, and the Museum of the Communist Consumer in Timisoara, Romania, looks really cool. The city was the first to be freed from the communist regime, and the museum is full of decor and entertainment from a time that no longer exists, but isn't too far in the past.

I think stepping off the beaten track and finding places that are a little bit more obscure is definitely important when travelling - going to places that not everybody has been to and learning something new is really exciting, and of course enriches your life. You can check out Gran Canaria holidays for 2018 by going to the Holiday Gems website; why not have a look for some more hidden gems while you're at it!


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