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5 places you must travel to in your lifetime!

It’s the end of the semester and we’re all ready for the break. If you want to spend your mid-year break travelling, Marcie Cheers has you covered with her top five travel destinations.

1. Paris, France


It is called the city of love for a reason.

This beautiful city is inundated with the most stunning architecture. Everywhere you turn is an Instagram opportunity, from Rue Crémieux to Sacré-Cœur, I promise that you will be in awe of its beauty… not to mention laying on the grass under the Eiffel Tower and watching it sparkle into the late hours of the night.

Down every street, the potent smells of the boulangerie will have you devouring the most buttery, delicious croissants. I promise you, all your dreams will come true the moment you step into the beautiful streets of Paris.

2. Sapa, Vietnam


Get your adventure on (and some good walking shoes), because trekking in Sapa is a must.

Situated in the North-Western mountains of Vietnam, where rice-fields are endless and the cliffs are as steep as can be, Sapa holds some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Treks through Sapa are like nothing you will ever experience- going through some of Vietnam’s last remaining rainforests is one of the best things you can do. The people are as friendly as can be, and the food is mouth-watering delicious.

Hop off of the beaten track, and check out the hidden beauty of Vietnam.

3. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland


If you want to find the most beautiful scenery in the world, visiting the small Swiss town of Lauterbrunnen is a must.

Located in a small valley, it overlooks, Jungfrau – part of the Swiss Alps, that is most popularly referred to as ‘the top of Europe.’

Not only does this town hold breathtakingly beautiful views of the Alps, but it’s also home to gorgeous waterfalls, rocky cliffs and an abundance of cows with giant cowbells around their necks.

Despite its hefty prices, Lauterbrunnen is a true unsung gem that I encourage you to visit at least once!

4.Yangshuo, China


Pronounced ‘yang shwar’, located in the south, this one of China’s most beautiful destinations. Famous for its pointy mountains on the Li River, Yangshuo offers unique scenery that will leave you speechless.

With nearly 1500 years of rich history, the local minority groups in Yangshuo are proud to show off their beautiful home. While you are there, be sure to trek to the top of Moon Hill for an incredible view, or hit up ‘West Street’ to find local markets and treasures.

5. Lovina, Indonesia


Love Bali, but hate that it is overrun with tourists? Well, escape up to the North coast of Lovina and avoid the crowds.

With black sand beaches and beautiful hot springs not far away, Lovina is a true paradise.

Lovina is known primarily as a fishing village. If you relax on the beaches as the sun sets you will see the fishermen bringing their catches of the day into shore. The local Balinese kids love to come up and have a conversation with you to practice their English, and if you are lucky, you will see locals walking their farm animals along the beach… yes, you read that right.

Lovina is a hidden beauty in a crowded Bali, so go up a little further North when you go to book your next tropical destination. You will not regret it!


I hope one of my recommendations gives you a little inspiration for your mid-year break, but if you think I have forgotten anything, let us know in the comments!

Feature Image: JESHOOTS 

Image 1: Chris Karidis 

Image 2: Peter Hammer

Image 3: Tim Trad

Image 4: Denny Ryanto

Image 5: Nick Agus Arya 

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