Our Picks for the Quarter, Fall Edition

It’s that time again…

In-between relocating our lives, meeting with friends and having spotty wifi connection, we have been speaking with fellow travelers and researching places on our “wish list”. It is without further ado that we introduce our top picks for this Autumn’s quarter.

Obviously, there is a lot more on offer in each of these countries, we are just providing a brief screenshot of phenomenal countries that deserve not to be overlooked!

Georgia

No, not the State (although there is much to see there also), but the country formerly part of the USSR. With an astoundingly diverse landscape ranging from high mountains to the beaches along the Black Sea, you can even experience wine-tasting in it’s gorgeous valleys.

While you should always check with your country’s government regarding any current threats in the region, Georgia is overall a safe and friendly country to visit with very low levels of crime.

Below are some of the places you can enjoy visiting on your excursion to this unique country:

  • Gelati Monastery – although at the time of writing, it was being renovated, this beautiful monastery was built during the byzantine empire and is adorned with hues of gold throughout
  • Narikala Fortress
  • Stepantsminda (pictured). This scenic spot is a prime location for horse-trekking, and is home to the colossal Mount Kazbek
  • visit the remote Svaneti for some world-class trekking

 

 

Bhutan

Nestled in the hills above India, Bhutan remains somewhat of an untouched paradise. While holding on to strict visa regulations, you are required to spend a minimum amount daily and book yourself onto a tour. That being said, there is a lot of beauty to take in and culture to enjoy.

  • Paro Taktsang (more commonly known as Tiger’s Nest). This monastery is iconic, clutching furiously to the mountainside.
  • Phobjikha Valley – rich in biodiversity, and home to a famous marshland, and known for it’s famous trek that typically takes three days to complete
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten – Set amongst an eye-wateringly beautiful spectacle of tall trees and rice paddies below, this chorten is quite unique, and was built by Bhutan’s Queen Mother.

Our friends at Bhutan Holiday Tour have some wonderful tour packages. You can read more about what they offer, as well as other recommended sites by reading our interview here.

 

 

Malawi

Known chiefly for it’s glimmering lake, Malawi has much more than a large expanse of water to offer.

  • Cower in the shadow of the awe-inspiring Mount Mulanje
  • Visit the unique St. Peter’s Cathedral, perched on a small island (Likoma) on Lake Malawi
  • Take in the blissful tranquility by staying at one of the many wildlife reserves
  • Experience diving by the pristine Kande Beach

 

 

 

 

These are our picks for this quarter. If you have been to any of the above destinations and want to share your experience – please shoot us an email: cheers@rarejaunt.com

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