Now when the year is about to turn into a new decade it’s time to make some travel plans to make 2020 the best ever! The end of the year is a good time to reflect on what has happened and mark the best events and places you visited that year. I visited 7 new countries (not including my work trips), so I think it is time to visit 10 countries in 2020! Let’s see if that happens, but I’ll have my hopes up to reach this goal. So let me share some of our travel plans and destinations we’d like to go to.
Did you know that Sri Lanka is nicknamed the teardrop of India? The name comes from the shape of the land when you look at it on the map. It seems such an intriguing country that I have been dying to visit for such a long time. Plus, I can’t wait to visit the tea plantations and taste the tea flavors this country grows. It has so many amazing places to see and experience that I just can’t be more excited! Have you been to Sri Lanka? Let me know if you have, and also what did you like about it!
Indonesia & Bali
It feels like everyone has been to Bali nowadays and it seems like a very popular place especially among young travelers and digital nomads. I haven’t got the chance to visit this famous Indonesian island but that is definitely on the list. And I think the best experience would be to visit the other islands as well, not only Bali. What is your favorite Indonesian island?
Malaysia and the Islands
Other places on our bucket list are Malaysia and the islands surrounding the country. They look just oh so perfect with cristal blue waters and lovely beaches… I’ve been to Kuala Lumpur but the city itself is not the point here now. Although I have to say if you’re planning a trip to Malaysia, definitely go to Kuala Lumpur for at least a couple of days – it is well worth the visit.
I have heard nice things about Cambodia, nature and about the people there. It seems so different and interesting! One of the known places in Cambodia is Angkor Wat, which is wold’s largest religious building and is considered one of the wonders of the world. Cambodia is indeed the land of the ancient temples and they make the country look even more charming – even though some of them are just ruins since they are over 900 years old. But that is what makes them worth visiting and the country so intriguing, doesn’t it?
Actually Ethiopia is a country that we are going to visit at the beginning of January! Ethiopia is full of surprises and has absolutely stunning nature. It’s also a country that not many people have been to but definitely has been our must-see place for some time already (and of course because it is my boyfriend’s second home.) So stay tuned because I am going to write an amazing blog post about it later on!
I hope you got some inspiration for 2020 so that you can start planning your next travels! And the good part about these countries is that they are extremely budget-friendly. Hint: if you are looking to save a bit more money while traveling (like we are at the moment), these countries are well worth considering! Also, I have blog posts about other amazing places to visit – you can read one of the posts here.