Everyone knows that when you are a beginner in traveling, it would be advisable to go to the tourist hot spots that always appear in countless travel guides. Going to India? You simply must visit Taj Mahal. Going to Paris? Surely you wouldn’t miss seeing the Eiffel Tower! Going to Sydney? Drop by their iconic Opera House. Going to London? Then Buckingham Palace should be included in your itinerary.
But what about those who seasoned travellers who feels that they have been there, done that? After all, the world is a magnificent place with hidden nook and crannies, so surely there are hidden gems that may elude the popular tourist guidebooks? Lonely Planet’s Secret Marvels of the World offers exactly that. With beautiful accompanying photographs, the book listed an exciting 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and where to find them, and among them are:
• Man-made marvels like Nebraska’s eye-popping replica of the Stonehenge made entirely of cars and Indonesia’s so-called “Chicken Church”
• Curious accidents of human endeavours such as Ohio’s eerie abandoned ghost ship
• Wonders of the natural world such as a Mexican cave filled with gargantuan, glistening crystals or the disappearing island of Fanuafa’ou
• Wonderful and mystical gatherings such as the thriving witch’s market in Lima, Peru
• …and so much more!
Arranged in longitudes rather than the usual continent, Lonely Planet’s latest offering gently encourages us to stop our hectic life to seek the delightful and majestic marvels of the world, and to never stop being delighted by the surprises and wonder that this world still have to offer.
– Review by Huda
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