So where to go in 2012? Whatever your mood, about whatever you wanted, in any case there will be suitable for you advice: from romantic hilly landscape of Croatia and ending with the perfect beach in Thailand.
Iceland. “Land ice”, the world of plains, giant fjords, majestic cliffs, beaches with black sand, thundering waterfalls, glaciers and silent. Country-changing scenery and volcanoes, incredible color and inspiration. This is a country in which they say one of the oldest living languages in the world and seriously engaged in developing environmentally-friendly forms of energy production. The last three years, marked by the stabilization of economic situation, did Iceland more attractive to tourists.
Koh Lipe, Thailand. This island has recently been a very popular tourist destination. He is considered a kind of alternative to the island of Ko Phi Phi, made famous after the shooting took place at its acclaimed film “The Beach”. Getting to Koh Lipe is possible only by boat from the islands of Krabi and the Malaysian island of Langkawi. The island is surrounded by picturesque cliffs. In the surrounding waters can be found up to 25 percent of all species of tropical fish in the world. This small island is part of the largest in Southeast Asia Tarutao Marine National Park . On the island of Koh Lipe all three beaches, but they are remarkably picturesque and always attracts tourists.
Dresden. Reached its climax Dresden in 1700-ies, when the kings of Saxony invested heavily in the development of the city, trying to turn it into “Florence on the Elbe.” But in February 1945, during World War II, two days, American and British bombing destroyed most of the region in the center of the city and killed tens of thousands of people from among the civilian population. Today, nearly seventy years after those tragic events, Dresden is one of the tourist gems of Germany. The city is widely known for its monuments of Baroque architecture, magnificent collections of paintings and other works of art. In the center of the city is located about half a dozen world-famous museums, including the Dresden Art Gallery, the German Museum of Hygiene, Museum of Transport. One of the most important cathedrals is the Frauenkirche , the majestic Evangelical Lutheran Church. Was built in Baroque style in the seventeenth century, destroyed during World War II bombing of Dresden during the allied forces. The church was restored, and in 2005 it held its grand opening.
Istria, Croatia. Istria – almost Tuscany, but it is in Croatia. There are vineyards, where grapes used to make white Malvasia, plantations truffles, olive groves. Istria – is scattered on the hillsides and picturesque town with an extremely rugged coast a large number of bays and harbors. One of the nine largest cities of the peninsula is Rovinj . The old town of Rovinj is located on a peninsula, similar in shape to a drop in the center of which is the cathedral. In the city’s architecture combines Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neo-classicism.
Northern Colombia. Tayrona National Park is one of the attractions of Northern Colombia. Here is the Ciudad Perdida, or the “Lost City”, an archaeological site, which is the ruins of the city, which was founded around 800 AD. That is, 650 years before the legendary Machu Picchu. Tyrone – this is one of the three national parks in the Caribbean, Columbia, having in its territory coral relief.
Sonoma, California. This district is a wine-growing region. Has the status of American wine region or AVA . The first vineyards were established here by Russian colonists in 1812. In addition, there is Fort Ross, a popular tourist destination that has preserved the unique Russian wooden architecture settlement, founded in the nineteenth century under the Russian-American Company for the fur trade and related products.
London. Already prepared for the Olympic Games in London will also be one of the tourist attractions in 2012. In the last Olympics held in London in 1948, when the competitors had to fall down in military tents or barracks. To date for the improvement of the city on the eve of the Olympic Games in 2012 had already spent $ 15 billion
Greece. Despite the fact that the country suffered from the global financial crisis, it still attracts crowds of tourists. Here you can listen to religious songs in the ancient monasteries , to admire the stunning scenery, unique view of pink pelicans.
New Zealand. According to the philosophy and mythology of Maori, the world was created in the fight against Father Sky and Mother Earth. It was in New Zealand, the feeling that in this myth lies a grain of truth, the most accurate. Particularly notable is that in the vicinity of Lake Rotorua , formed a large crater at the site of the volcano.