Top 7 places to travel in summer – Nehir Yildiz – Highams Park School

Summer is almost here, the best time of year for those who love to travel. Most people dream of the places they want to go in the summer all year round. Some dream of seeing their families, some of them enjoying the sun, sea and sand, and some of them exploring the history and culture of other countries. Here are the 6 countries you can visit this summer:

1. Spain – San Sebastian

San Sebastián is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. This beautiful place is a town located on the northern coast of the Basque Country. It has beautiful churches and buildings and a wide sandy beach described as one of the best city beaches in Europe. It is also the best place to eat in Spain, some popular dishes in San Sebastián are; Txuleta, Anchoas, Alubias de Tolosa and many more.

“If you are looking for the best food and a different experience of living Spanish traditions, San Sebastián, where the wonderful view of their beaches will stun you, this is definitely your place.” – said Jimena Roca.

2. Sri Lanka – Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil
This place is one of the famous temples located 3 km south of downtown Jaffna. Nallur is also famous for being the historical capital of the ancient kingdom of Jaffna and the birthplace of the famous philosopher and theologian Arumuka Navalar. The temple also hosts the annual festival which begins with the welcoming of the sacred flag – the Kodiyetram. This year’s festival is scheduled to start on August 2, 2022 with the Kodiyetram (this is the 6th day after Aadi Amavasi day). Visitors will experience a cultural and historical tour if they decide to visit this magnificent temple.

“The temple is absolutely beautiful, especially during pooja (mass), a very peaceful environment.” – said Lucshaya.

3. Romania – Bicaz Gorge
The Bicaz Gorge is a gorge in Romania, located in the northeastern part of the country, in the counties of Neamț and Harghita. The road that crosses the gorges is one of the most spectacular in Romania.
There are plenty of great photo opportunities, so if you like posting photos on social media, don’t forget to bring your camera!

4. Uganda Uganda has several national parks and the most famous are; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and many more. These places are really beautiful if you want to go on a summer safari. This trip will be very exciting if you want to have an experience of seeing gorillas, chimpanzees and many varieties of other wild animals.

5. India – Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is located on the eastern border of the Thar Desert, a semi-arid land. This place is also known as the pink city of Rajasthan. The pink city, Jaipur is home to a large number of marvelous forts, magnificent palaces and magnificent temples. These historic architectures, along with the vibrant culture of Jaipur, attract tourists from all over the world. It would be a great experience to explore forts, palace architecture and local crafts.

“It’s an absolutely stunning place as it’s covered with all the historic landmarks of the city and each palace has its own specialty and uniqueness.” – said Husaina.

6. Turkey – Cappadocia
Cappadocia is located in eastern Anatolia, in the heart of present-day Turkey. There are so many exciting and fun activities to do there. Cave accommodation is one of them. These accommodations are integrated into the natural geographical landscape. Each hotel offers a different experience and atmosphere. In addition, visitors will have the chance to try traditional cuisine. Most tourists and locals are willing to experience hot air balloon rides where people can see the beautiful scenery of Cappadocia.

7. England – Brighton
Brighton is a seaside resort and one of the two main city districts of Brighton and Hove. Located on the south coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. There are so many cafes in Brighton which is a good opportunity to have an iced latte when the temperatures rise. Brighton also gives the opportunity to visit great festivals, local shops and various museums and galleries such as Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Toy and Model Museum and many more.

“I love visiting Brighton during the summer holidays, for me it’s very nostalgic. I love the range of attractions there as well as its pier. It’s a great place to go for the family day!” – said Ella Hamilton-Page.

I would highly recommend readers to visit any of these places in the summer as it will be a great opportunity to explore the culture, history and tradition of other countries.

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