Three Top Destinations You Should Visit Once the Pandemic Ends
18 Dec 2020
The pandemic is still upon us but once travel restrictions ease and the world goes back to a period of normalcy, traveling will once again become a norm. However, this transition to normalcy will take time and there is a high possibility that some practices such as social distancing will be practiced all around the world. But there are still wonderful destinations in the world that you can travel to without the worry of possible infection from the virus.
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
The Gobi Desert is located in one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world: Mongolia. Home to the famous Silk Road and the majestic sandy dunes of Khongoryn Els, the Gobi Desert has a lot of eye candy for travelers filled with wanderlust after months and months spent cooped up in quarantine. The fresh air and new climate can also help revitalize your body.
There is a lot of adventure to be had in this desert, which spans at least 500,000 square miles. Renting a yurt and riding a camel are some of the things you can do in this giant, literal sandbox. Being miles away from civilization and the pandemic is also the break you’ve been looking for after this exhausting year.
Make sure to hire a guide to maximize your time in this surreal place as the desert can be a cruel place at times. The locals are also a very friendly bunch so take time this year to learn a bit of the Mongolian language.
The Great Walks, New Zealand
The Great Walks in New Zealand is the prime tourist spot for backpackers all around the world. The Great Walks is an amalgamation of the most beautiful footpaths in the world. It is filled with magnificent vistas populated by the wildlife you have never seen before. But camping and hiking aren’t the only things you can do here. You can also go canoeing in the Whanganui River and watch the great mountains unfold before your very eyes. The best part of it all is that you are far away from civilization and the pandemic when you visit this place.
You can hire a guide for this journey, but it isn’t required. As long as you file the proper documents with the Department of Conservation and get yourself a hut, you can hike the Great Walks by yourself. However, it tends to be cold on some journeys so remember to buy or bring thick blankets and quilts before you head out to this location as it can protect you from the cold climate. There are always huge discounts for high-quality fiber quilts online so make sure to check those out.
The Outback, Australia
The Outback is located in Australia and is considered to be the best place to watch animals in their natural habitat. There aren’t a lot of people wandering around this arid desert and that’s a good thing when you’re traveling right after the pandemic. The animals will be your friends during this adventure. Kangaroos and zebras are plenty so if you’ve always been curious to see them in their natural habitat, this is the best for you. Get yourself a guide and travel into this marvellous place and see wild in action.
The pandemic is still right outside our doorstep and it has no signs of slowing down soon. But hopefully, once vaccines are distributed and countries gain some immunity from the virus some sense of normalcy will come back to us and we can once again travel. For now, keep these destinations on your list and prepare yourself for the great journey.