Top travel destinations for 2011 by Lonely Planet
Led by Lonely Planet’s experts, get the choice of the best travel destinations for the year 2011. Albania, Brazil, Cape Verde, Panama, Bulgaria, Vanuatu, Italy, Tanzania, Syria and Japan, in that order, are their top countries for this year.
All of them very attractive destinations and certainly we can have good ideas for future trips
Famous for its celebrations and joy of its people, a growing country and with big plans for the coming years due to host the next Soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.
View of Rio de Janeiro from the Parque da Cidade in Niterói, by Ernani Bezerra
Unspoiled nature in this unknown island country located in the Pacific Ocean, with its stunning mountains, waterfalls, lakes and many tropical islands.
Fire Dance of the Nambas tribe in Malekula, by Eric Lafforgue
In the Balkans and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a country with beaches, turquoise colored water, good cuisine, heritage, nightlife.. and one of the least knowns locations in Europe.
Ksamil beach, by Kristi M.
For travelers it is a return to the authentic, with the capital and its old town frozen in time, plus the ability to do trekking in the jungle or visit the forest of Darien Gap.
Panama’s Old Town, by Bernai Velarde
Nature with green mountains, volcanoes, water sports, festivals and lot of sun, an African destination with Caribbean spirit.
The Sao Nicolau Island, by Ignaz Wanders
Wonders as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar.. as well as other lesser known like the elephants of Ruaha , lions on trees at Lake Manyara or the Gombre chimpanze sanctuary, one of the most impressives of Africa.
Cheetah cubs in the Serengeti, by Joseba Umbelina
Sofia, one of the oldest capitals of Europe with its beautiful cathedral and the people of the Black Sea coast, an European country with interesting attractions.
The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, by mbell1975
One of the great destinations in the Middle East, with the cities of Damascus and Aleppo full of history and many archaeological remains of ancient empires.
The old city of Palmira, by Richard McManus
Good food, art, beautiful villages and 44 undiscovered sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO, in a country which in 2011 celebrates 150 years as such.
The San Marcos Square in Venice, by David Alvarez Montalbán
The always surprising Eastern culture, with its traditions, temples and palaces, combined with the modernity of the metropolis like Tokyo, one of the most photogenic of East Asia.
Geishas in Kyoto, by Michael Chandler
This is the top 10 destinations by Lonely Planet.
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