Top Destinations for 2017

Ah, 2016. What a year!

As 2016 comes to an end, it is time to look ahead at what amazing countries are tipped to be the places to go in 2017…..

Australia

From Through an Aussie’s Eyes

G’day mate. Welcome to the land down under! You wanna cuppa or a beer before you sit down to read where your next holiday will be? This list will make sure you won’t have a blue (argument) with your travel partner on your next destination!

Okay, well I may be slightly bias towards Australia but I really think it is a beaut; one of the most diverse and interesting countries to explore and experience.  Australia does have a bit of everything. Bloody oath (it is certainly true) they all say!!

Want to see fashion? Check out Sydney.

Food? See Melbourne.

Beautiful beaches? The Whitsundays.

The feeling of being in the most isolated city in the world – head over to Perth.

Be worried about a lot of animals that could kill you –maybe (or maybe not!) go to Darwin. Well it isn’t entirely true that all Aussie animals are out to get you. But please remember, if you are in Darwin; avoid a lot of the swimming holes and the beach. There are saltwater crocodiles that lurk around and they aren’t exactly the friendliest creatures around.

Be in the outback and experience the Aboriginal culture – Uluru which is near the town of Alice Springs in the red centre.

Natural bushland and wildlife? Try Canberra – it is a tad bit different as it is the capital city but it is surrounded in beautiful bushland with plenty of roos to spot. There are also plenty of nature reserves that you can hike through and spot koalas and the elusive platypus.

Australia really is fair dinkum (the real thing), from rainforests in Queensland down to the prehistoric forests in Tasmania. If natural landscapes aren’t really your thing, than consider step out in to Australia’s cities. Everyone has heard of Sydney and Melbourne, so why not try some of the smaller cities like Brisbane or Adelaide aka the City of Churches.  Australia may cost big bikkies (can be expensive) but it is totally worth it. The food, the culture, the language, the atmosphere really won’t disappoint any travel fanatic or newly swept-up wanderluster. Just make sure you come visit us in the land down under in 2017 for a little bit of everything.

P.S. We definitely have the best coffee in the world!

Canberra

Hungary

Budapest is one of those cities filled with history, amazing architecture and interesting culture. That makes the city a great destination for your next visit and why is that? Simple, this grandeur of a city has been one of the popular destinations in Europe, and there’s tons of reason behind why a lot of tourists and travelers visit this city – and Hungary, in general. In my honest opinion, Budapest is a  city full of life, and despite its history, it remains a significant part of Europe’s development. You’ll indeed find some of the continent’s marvelous spots such as the famous chain bridge that connect Buda and Pest and the epic structures of St. Stephen’s Basilica, to name a few. Of course, there are other things to see and do in Budapest a lot miss out, and for me, the important one is the food culture, Hungary has a unique cuisine which I truly enjoyed while visiting. Their love for rich flavors is evident, and their food is just simply fantastic.
Speaking of food, you’ll also get a chance to treat yourself in some of Budapest’s finest restaurants without breaking the bank. The rise of talented chef has been in demand throughout the city, and the uprise of independent fine dining Hungarian fusion cuisine is everywhere. If you don’t fancy fine dining, in the Jewish District of Budapest you’ll find some of the city’s hipster restaurants where today’s generation is not afraid to alter the norms. Also, you get to experience what Budapest is well-known – the ruin pubs! Ruin pubs were once abandoned buildings which the locals turned into a haven of some sort where you’ll find different eccentric atmospheres to cater every personality that comes Budapest’s ways.
Hungary

Guatemala

From My Adventures Across the World

I have been to Guatemala three times already, and I still feel the urge to go back and explore more of it, and see once again all the gorgeous places that I fell in love with. Guatemala is a great mixture of ancient culture, archaeology and natural attractions that make it a fabulous travel destination.

The indigenous groups of Guatemala are doing a great job at preserving their languages and traditions. In smaller villages and even larger cities such as Chichicastenango – and to a smaller level Antigua, which is now suffering a bit from the Western influence as it is a major tourist hot spot – people can be seen wearing their traditional dresses, which vary from place to place. They still practice their traditional beliefs, which are a mixture of Catholicism and Mayan rituals. These can be seen in some cemeteries or in private homes turned temples in the villages around Lake Atitlan. One to watch for is Maximon, in San Pedro La Laguna.
Guatemala is packed with nicely preserved archeological sites. From world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Tikal, to Yaxa and the smaller Iximche, history lovers won’t ever get bored here.
Last but not least, the natural resources make Guatemala a top destination for adventure lovers. Not far from Antigua, there are various volcanoes that call to be hiked – Pacaya, Fuego, de Agua and Acatenango to name some. Lake Atitlan goes above and beyond anybody’s expectations: a gorgeous volcanic lake surrounded by yet more volcanoes, it his hiking and kayaking paradise. And the beautiful natural pools of Semuc Champey, near Lanquin, will make anybody feel Paradise on Earth exists.
Guatemala

Uganda

By Aussie on the Road

To me, Uganda epitomizes Africa as you’ve always imagined it in your fondest fantasies.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, you’ve got the wide open savannah teeming wildlife straight out of safari fiction. Lazy lions yawn under the setting sun, deceptively dangerous hippos wallow in the waters of the Nile, elephants and giraffes strut about with self-importance, and a motley assortment of antelope live in a seemingly perpetual state of anxiety.

The Nile finds its roots in Uganda, and it is beautiful in both its broad, sluggish expanses and the violent rapids that churn through narrow gorges.

Venture across to Kibale Forest National Park and man’s closest relative rules the roost. Chimpanzees fling themselves with reckless abandon between impossibly tall trees while forest hogs and elephants snuffle about in the undergrowth.

Farther south, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to the almost human mountain gorillas. The trek up muddy hillsides and through tangled jungle is worth it to spend one hour in blissful communion with these gentle giants.

All of this is set against a backdrop of imperfect perfection. The roads are so rough that the fabled ‘African massage’ feels more like all-out assault, but there’s almost unfathomable beauty to be found in Uganda’s landscapes.

Its hills and valleys are impossibly green beneath skies so blue that you’d swear the two were in competition. While red dust seems to be your nearly permanent companion, it’s hard not to smile at the hospitality of an ice cold glass of juice and a warm, wet towel when you eventually arrive at your destination.

Far from the trappings and pretense of more popular safari destinations, Uganda offers up the beauty of Africa and the comfort of the west without having crossed that line to being entirely too touristic.

I’ve been twice and only found more to fall in love with. I’ll be going back again in 2017 for a longer visit.

Uganda

Japan

Japan is one of those countries that everyone needs to experience at least once in their lifetime. From the snowy, Northern city of Sapporo to the tropical islands of Okinawa, there’s a lot more to Japan than just sushi, neon lights and karaoke…. Although, no visit to Japan is complete without a sushi and sake-fuelled karaoke night!
Having visited Japan 4 times, I’ve experienced a lot that the country has to offer. My absolute favourite place to visit is Osaka. Osaka is a bit like Tokyo’s laidback, more condensed younger sibling. It has all the high-energy you’d expect of a Japanese city but with a little bit less of the hustle and bustle.
If you are a foodie, you’ll be in heaven. The street food in Osaka is on a whole other level. Pay a visit to Dotonbori Arcade and feast on Takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki (savoury Japanese pancake) and kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers.) Wash it all down with a beer from a conbini (convenience store) or one of the famous vending machines!
Not far from Osaka, you can also visit some of Japan’s most culturally important cities: Kyoto, Kobe and Nara. Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan and the perfect place to spot a geisha and go temple hopping. Kobe, the home of the famous Kobe beef, is a great day trip from Kyoto. As is Nara, which is famous for its deer park!
As a country, Japan has it all! Magnificent food, the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, efficient and affordable public transport, and fascinating culture, both modern and historic.
Many people think that Japan is an extremely expensive destination but it’s surprisingly affordable. While it’s more expensive than the likes of nearby South East Asia, it’s a lot cheaper than most Western European countries.
The Japanese Yen is forecasted to remain fairly weak in 2017 before rising again in 2018. If Japan has been on your bucketlist for a while, 2017 is the year to make it happen!
Japan

Mongolia 

From Traveling Honeybird

If you have a keen sense of adventure, a love for mountains and are generally a fun loving happy person than Mongolia should be number one on your list of places to be seen in 2017. The country is a small land locked and bordered by Russia and China. Fun communist times you’re thinking by now. Well yes there is still a truly unique communist heritage amongst the thousands of years old history. But really to enjoy Mongolia you need to push yourself beyond the political mayhem of the past 100 odd years and embrace this ancient culture.
Mongolia offers mountains, rivers, desserts. It’s the perfect unique country for the traveller that wants to travel the road less travelled, embrace local culture and vodka. Or if you are more into the historical side of life you can visit ancient monasteries.
To truly embrace the culture and this magnificent country you need to experience life as a nomad would. So saddle up your pony, explore the mountains and meet the wonderfully warm and friendly people that survive in some of natures toughest conditions.
Mongolia

 Republic of Georgia

From Escaping Life

A tiny country sandwiched between the continents of Europe and Asia, barely anyone has heard of/or had the chance to visit. This is exactly where the east meets the west. Even its inhabitants wonder which side they actually belong to. To its north lies Russia; to the south is Turkey and Armenia, Azerbaijan to the east and the Black Sea to the west. Over the past few years, the countryhas been increasingly growing popular with backpackers and budget travellers, trekkers and mountaineers but is yet to hit that major tourist boom like the rest in its region.

Known as one of the most invaded nations on Earth, even with its tough past, this nation has managed to keep its distinct identity secure.It has a cosmopolitan mixof the Eastern European, Persian, Arabic and the Mediterranean. A rich cuisine and a culture that is a strange fusion yet preserves something unique of its own and perhaps it’s most important contribution to the world is the winemaking that is almost 8000 years old. High mountains to the lush green meadows, old cobbled towns to the rising urban cities, to ancient cave settlements; there is something for all kinds of travellers here and could well be one of the most underrated travel destinations in the world.

The locals call it the ‘Balcony of Europe’ and maybe its time you visit Georgia.

Republic of Georgia

The Philippines

From Tara Lets Anywhere

The Philippines is perhaps one of the most overlooked countries in Southeast Asia by foreign travelers, but in recent years it’s starting to establish itself in the international tourism scene.

With more than 7000 islands, this small archipelago is naturally gifted with world-quality beaches and other water attractions. Palawan of course tops this list, with Coron a personal favorite. It’s a municipality with picture-perfect lagoons and Asia’s cleanest lake. There’s also El Nido with its limestone karsts and Tubbataha Reef National Park, a vast marine and coral sanctuary. Boracay is a party island, with a great beach and very fine sands. Other provinces offer more than just beach bumming. For instance, Cebu has various watersport activities including canyoneering (jumping from a series of waterfalls), whale shark watching, snorkeling, diving and sardine run.

Aside from being a tropical beach haven, the Philippines also has culturally unique destinations. Though the capital city of Manila is modern with Western tendencies, various provinces not only has exotic views but are also home to indigenous tribes.

Benguet and Kalinga feature rice terraces, which were manually carved by local farmers from decades ago for cultivating crops. Kalinga is also culturally diverse and currently the residence of the oldest mambabatok (hand-tap tattoo artist) in the country, where visitors can get an opportunity to get inked with a traditional tribal design. Batanes is an island famous for its rolling hills, boulder beaches and stone houses of the local Ivatan tribe. South Cotabato features the enormous Lake Holon and home of the T’boli community, which is famous for its indigenous weaving industry. There’s also Antique, which offers the experience of native hot bath in a large kawa (wok), heated by firewood.

These are just some of the established attractions in the country. With its rich natural resources and diverse population, the Philippines is definitely a must-see for every world traveler looking to discover more rich experiences this 2017.

The Philippines – credit to co-blogger Hali Navarro

Cuba

From Where is Tara?

Cuba is no stranger to controversy. But there is so much more to Cuba than its rocky political history. I visited Cuba in 2015 and was blown away by the COLOUR. Everything is bright and bold; the buildings, the people and their iconic cars. GOD, THE CARS! I thought I was going to see the cast of Grease get out of every single car that I came across. If it’s R &R you’re looking for then Cuba is ideal. There are plenty of gorgeous all-inclusive resorts in the Varadero. They also arrange day trips to Havana if you find yourself wanting a bit more.

You can see the world’s longest cigar (81.8m), ride in one of the vintage cars and drink some Havana Club. The sunsets in Cuba are second to none, so bring your camera. If you want a change for dinner, make sure to visit a paladare. These are private restaurants that people run in their homes. The feel is very intimate and the food is incredible (plantain, spices, beans, meat etc). Or just grab some street food. The coconut pie is to die for. Like the night life? Then make sure you check out the local music scene. La Zorra y El Cuervo is a a famous jazz club and the perfect place to sip on a cuba libre. Cuba is also the place to learn a little salsa and lose your heart to beautiful local. Honestly, you could spent days wandering around Havana just people watching and snapping photos and you would still have the time of your life. No matter what you like, there is something for everyone in Cuba. And really, you should get over there sooner than later before it gets “Americanized” and loses its charm.

Cuba

Canada

Granted, we haven’t seen nearly enough of Canada. It’s a massive country with an enormous range of landscapes from east to west. What I do know is that our trip to British Columbia and Alberta for our honeymoon this past April was nothing short of amazing. It definitely whet out appetite to see more of the home of our neighbors to the north. And it should be on your list of 2017 must-see places, too.
The people are friendly in Canada. The scenery is breathtaking. The wildlife is abundant. With so many impressive national parks to explore, you’ll have an epic number of photos after your holiday. The cities have fabulous culture. It’s a safe land that’s easy to travel in. In April, we visited the Echo Valley Ranch and Spa in Jesmond, BC and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta. These experiences together created our romantic Canadian honeymoon.Two incredible destinations—so different and so special. If you’re looking for a place to really get back to nature, while still having all the amenities of comfort and luxury you desire, Canada is the ideal spot for you to do so.
Canada

 Finland

From The Crowded Planet

In 2016 I believe I spent more time in Finland than in my hometown. I was lucky to visit several times throughout the year and enjoy Finland in different seasons, each of them offering something special.

Finland in winter is a fairytale land – yes, it is cold, but you can get out into the nature to enjoy some awesome adventure activities, like reindeer and husky sleigh rides, snowmobile safaris and night tours in search of the elusive Northern Lights. The best place to enjoy Finland in winter is Lapland, but even if you can only visit the southern part of the country you won’t be disappointed, as there is a lot to do around Helsinki in winter, including visits to the winter wonderland of Nuuksio National Park.

In spring and summer, Finland is just stunning. In June and July the sun almost never sets, the weather is usually sunny and dry and the whole country seems to live outdoors, enjoying nature as much as they can. In Helsinki you can spend time on one of the city’s many islands, or get out to the Finnish Archipelago off the southern coast of the country, where you can have wonderful experiences like sleeping in a lighthouse or joining locals celebrating Juhannus, the Midsummer’s night celebration.

During the autumn, which in Finland starts around end of August, the country’s forests turn multicoloured and crowds decrease. It’s the perfect time for landscape photography and to explore Finnish national parks throughout the country before freezing winter starts once again. In Autumn, if you travel north enough, you might also be very lucky and catch the Northern Lights. I know some people that were able to see them in late August!

I believe 2017 will be the perfect year to visit Finland – the country celebrates 100 years of independence, so there will be plenty of parties!

Finland

France

Paris the capital of France and fashion capital of the world is for sure on everyone’s bucket list. But there is definitely more to France than the art museums and cafes of Paris. 
 
France has some of the most beautiful medieval villages of the world. The villages have a well-preserved old world charm amidst the tranquil surroundings. Stroll through the cobblestone streets exploring the history and heritage that will transport you back in time.
 
While France has some of the surreal structures like Mont Saint Michel, White Chalk Cliffs of Etretat or the fragrant purple fields of Lavender, France is also home to some of the heart-rending sites like the war cemetery and monuments reminiscence of the world war. The D-Day trip of Normandy is unmissable if you are looking for touring the battlefields and landing beaches of world war. 
 
France has some of the sumptuous, ornate and gorgeous castles and palaces which are also listed on UNESCO World Heritage sites like Palace and Park of Fontainebleau, Palace and Park of Versailles Palace, and Papal palace of Avignon. And for someone fan of spooky places the catacombs which hold the remains of over six million people is a must visit.
 
The coastline of France offers some of the picturesque landscapes from the spectacular rocky cliffs along the sandy beaches of Normandy to the glam in French Riviera along the Mediterranean coast which has some of the world class resorts. 
 
The culinary options in France are delightful from croissants to pastries to cheese and the wines the list is endless. France is paradise to fulfill your shopping spree so get lost in one of those favorite streets to choose from a range of brand stores to fashion boutique chains where you will be spoilt for the choices.
France

Mexico

From A World to Travel

Forget everything you think you know about Mexico (unless you are a serious Mexico lover already, then please skip this paragraph). This country is not what you might have heard in the media. Well, it is sometimes but not exactly. Let me explain this to you.

  • Mexico is NOT as dangerous as they tell us.
  • Mexico is MUCH MORE than Cancun and its turquoise Caribbean beaches.
  • Mexico people are some of the MOST WELCOMING you will encounter across the world.
  • Mexico authentic food is NOT as spicy as some people thinks and Mexico delicacies go beyond tacos, enchiladas and guacamole.

The list goes on, as you can imagine.

Luckily, there is a way of experiencing these 4 facts and many more: putting this country on your list of must-see places for 2017.

From white water rafting the rivers of San Luis Potosi to tasting the unbelievable dishes of some of the best chefs in the country in Mexico city, diving in cenotes, dancing in Merida, checking out Veracruz, experiencing Chiapas’ wild side, wandering around countless archaeological sites, picturing some world class street art and more. Mexico is as diverse as a continent and, as such, needs to be explored with enough time and curious eyes.

I dare you to make Mexico a priority in 2017. Thank me later!

Mexico
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44 Comments

  • Himanshu

    December 18, 2016

    I really wish to visit Mangolia soon.
    For 2017, i have booked tickets already for Myanmar.

    Good Luck.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Mongolia would be so amazing! One day we will get there!! Myanmar would also be an amazing place.

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    December 18, 2016

    So many amazing places! I have been to some but not all – spending time in Australia next year so will start to see more of that fantastic country. Japan and Finland would be my next choices but lets be realistic – a visit to each of those destinations would be awesome! Bring on 2017 i say!!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      I could not agree more with you! I wouldn’t say no to any of these places. I will get to Japan next year so I am slowly getting through the list. Where are you going in Australia?

  • Lisa

    December 18, 2016

    Great list to ponder for sure. So many great places to visit never enough time! Thanks for sharing.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Thank you and I completely agree! Hopefully it gives you some good ideas.

  • Jenn | By Land and Sea

    December 18, 2016

    So many great places featured in this post! I love how broad it is!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Thank you. I hope you got some good ideas!

  • Lynne Sarao

    December 18, 2016

    My list is already so long for 2017 I hope I can fit them all in! Where are YOU heading in 2017?

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Haha, that isn’t a bad thing though! So far my list is Hawaii and Japan. Hopefully India and mainland USA as well. What about you?

  • JEM

    December 18, 2016

    Great list. Banff would top my list and I’ve also been planning to visit Uganda. By the way I’m from Palawan so I was chuffed to see it highlighted in the Philippine section. Cheers! 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      I am glad you enjoyed Palawan playing a part in this post! Banff and Uganda are also quite high on my list. Just so many places to visit!

  • Oana

    December 18, 2016

    What an interesting post about travel ideas. We will go for sure in 3 places from this list : France – skiing in Alps, Mongolia – we will do Trans Siberian Railway (Russia & Mongolia) and hopefully Hungary. This is just for the first half of 2017, maybe in the other half of 2017 we will cross more places from this list. Thanks for sharing.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Wow, your 2017 is shaping up very well!! So far I only have Japan that I will cross off this list but who knows what will happen during the second half of 2017.

  • Tom

    December 19, 2016

    Brave of you to posit a finite list of destinations, when you could be bombarded with comments declaring, “Oh yeah? What about _____?” I’m pretty sure any country could mak a list such as this, but that’s not really the point, methinks–it’s to showcase various suggestions, and why. For me, Georgia is on my mind.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      You are completely right. This list could have every single country on this post but as you said, it is definitely more of a suggestion post. I would be very interested in going to Georgia as well!

  • Kelly Turpin

    December 19, 2016

    Awesome list of great places! I wish I could put them all on my list for 2017! The only thing you missed in your Australian piece was Adelaide – the best place for wine and food (I think we have better food than Melbourne! LOL The old SA and VIC argument! LOL

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      I wish I could also put them all on my list! At least I will add Japan to my list next year. Haha, I should have put more in for Adelaide!! But I didn’t want to be in the middle of a turf war between SA and VIC haha

  • Nilabh Ranjan

    December 19, 2016

    yup , 2016 is coming to end and everyone including me is eyeing where to head next in 2017, your post has some great destinations and descriptions

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Thank you very much. I hope you have some great places booked in for 2017!

  • Ben

    December 19, 2016

    I must agree that i would love to go to a lot of these places! Time is all i have so i’m sure ill get to all these places 😀

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      I am in the same boat. I haven’t been to the majority of these places – yet! Give me some time.

  • Crizzy Kiss

    December 19, 2016

    So far, I’ve only been to 2 countries on this list so. I just booked for Budapest next month, I’m pretty much looking forward to that trip. Hopefully, will be able to visit the rest of these places one at a time soon. 😉

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Jealous! I would really like to explore Budapest. I have been to only Australia (funnily enough!) but I am looking forward to getting to Japan next year.

  • Paul and Carole

    December 19, 2016

    Great ideas for future travels and sad to say we haven’t been to the majority. Thanks for the travel inspiration! #feetdotravel

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      No worries. I haven’t been to many of these either but at least I will add Japan to the list next year!

  • Karla at GlobalETA

    December 20, 2016

    Great picks! I would love to visit Uganda and Cuba especially. I will be headed to Nicaragua and Brazil, but beyond that, I am not sure. Happy new year of travels to you!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 20, 2016

      Nicaragua and Brazil will be absolutely amazing to explore. I think I am going to push Cuba further up the list so I can get there before it looses its charm.

  • Ahhh, I’ve only been to a few of these. Great list! I’d love to visit Canada and Finland next year. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      I am glad you enjoyed it! I would also love to go to Canada and Finland – actually all of them on the list would be good!

  • Alessandra

    December 20, 2016

    Oh my this is a great list! Even though I have been to some of these destinations already, I would love to check all the other ones out as well! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed it. I have only been to a couple on this list but I could easily go to all of them!

  • yenor

    December 20, 2016

    Awesome list!
    Guatemala, Hungary and the Philippines are on my to-do list for 2017!
    Love it!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      What an awesome list for 2017! I have Japan on my list for 2017. I am looking forward to it!

  • The Clueless Abroad

    December 20, 2016

    Really glad to see some less popular places like Uganda or Mongolia on this list! Seems like they’ve been neglected by most travel bloggers for some time. 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      So true! Mongolia and Uganda are not really ‘popular’ but I would love to check them out one day!

  • Jen Ambrose

    December 21, 2016

    Mongolia and Georgia are both high on our bucket list! 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      Same here. I would love to check them out!

  • ThriftyTrails

    December 22, 2016

    Great list! I definitely agree with Osaka, Japan! That was our first stop in the country and it was our favorite city. Friendly, people and great food options! I also agree that Melbourne is food central in Australia. We were pleasantly surprised when we visited earlier this year.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      I am glad you agree with Osaka! I am heading there in May next year and I am really looking forward to it. I love vising Melbourne because I always know that I will get great food and spend heaps of money on shopping!!

  • Travel Lexx

    December 23, 2016

    A fantastic list with something for everyone there! Absolutely would love to visit Mongolia and have a chance to witness a complete different way of life. Guatemala and Uganda are both stunning and how can I forget Australia – my favourite place in the world! Some inspiring stuff in here and I better go and book some travel for 2017!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      Thank you! Mongolia would be a really awesome place to explore! Actually I wouldn’t say no to exploring any of these places!! I hope you get to some of them in 2017 🙂

  • Sam Hester

    December 24, 2016

    This is a good compliation of places to visit. I have only visited 3 on the list so far but Australia is definitely a country I would love to visit soon.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      December 28, 2016

      Well that is more than me! I am off to Japan next year so I am slowly getting through the list. I would highly recommend Australia, although I may be a bit bias 😉

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