What to do if you like Croatia, Madrid or the Italian coast, but you’re tired of the crowds? There is a decent replacement. After all, in fact, it’s much more interesting to explore places which are still far away from mass tourism routes.
Croatia, of course, is beautiful, but in recent years it became more difficult to find free space in it’s beaches. For less touristy atmosphere go to Erdade da Comporta Portugal. This is a small fishing village an hour’s drive from Lisbon (you can rent a car or hire a driver) is known for its virgin nature. Family cafe surrounded by low-rise historic buildings and no chain stores in sight. On the coastline there are a few new boutique hotels and villas that rent. But if you still want a souvenir shopping and spa, do not worry: luxury resort Aman will be here next summer.
Madrid is famous for its history and splendor, but travelers often forget about the port city Bilbao (thank God, it’s cheaper than Madrid), the Spanish capital of modern architecture. In addition to the magnificent Guggenheim Museum, which was designed by Frank Gehry, the city boasts two 23-storey residential towers of glass – the creation of Arata Isozaki, Japanese architect. And do not forget the food! In Bilbao, there are an incredible number of great places to dine, from traditional Spanish pinchos (it’s like tapas) to a high and modern international cuisine.
Yes, the charm of the Amalfi can’t be compared with anything: a wonderful city surrounded by spectacular cliffs (not to mention the pasta, pasta and pasta again). But this is not the only thing that is notable for the area. If you want to visit less touristy places in Italy, go to the Aeolian Islands (under the protection of UNESCO) – an archipelago of seven small islands with beautiful guest houses in terracotta, sweet wine from grapes Malvasia and miles of deserted beaches. The temperature of the soft waters of the Mediterranean almost never drops below 15 ° C: here you can swim even in December.
On the streets of Hanoi’s it’s almost impossible to avoid a close encounter with the other tourists. Better to go to Taipei, a city with a rich cultural and culinary history, but relatively free of tourists. In any guide for Taipei you read that we should go on a tour to the healing hot springs Beit but Voula and 40 minutes from the metro station “Xindian” there it’s quieter and much less people.
Of course, in the “Sunshine State” there are a lot more trendy places than St. Petersburg. But this city on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico has the status of cultural throughout Florida due to the Museum of Salvador Dali opened in 2011. It holds one of the world’s best collections of Surrealist works and is the largest permanent exhibition of the artist’s paintings outside Europe. With regard to housing, one can stay at Postcard Inn, a fancy hotel on the coast with a touch of surf culture of the 1960s.http://www.aztourstravel.com/another-way/AmericaEurope