This year, the world was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic and many bucket lists were changed. Most international travel was off-limits and people were forced to be grateful for the travel they already had enjoyed before the lockdown.
But as we look beyond the pandemic, the appetite for travel will more likely go up again. Various experts have predicted that there will be a lot of revenge traveling happening in the year 2021.
So, if you are one of those people who is eager to reignite your passion for travelling, we have come up with suggestions that may help inspire your bucket list.
Continue reading my friend…
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What your bucket list should like in 2021
Most people do not realize this, but bucket lists can actually motivate you to follow your dreams by doing what really makes you happy. Don’t think of a bucket list as a to-do list, but as a wishlist of things you’d actually want to do in your life.
To make it easy for you or rather to give you ideas, you probably should visit Turkey. Do you know why? Take a look at some of the amazing inspirations that you will experience in Turkey:
Why you should add Istanbul to your bucket list
Istanbul is a city like no other. And this is not an exaggeration. Think about it, why would three of the world’s greatest ancient empires – Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman – make the city their capital? As if that is not enough, the world’s greatest poets and acclaimed writers have penned an ode to this marvelous city.
The reasons that make Istanbul more special are aplenty. The city sits on two continents – Europe and Asia – and it is encircled by the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. The Bosphorus Strait is probably the most defining feature of the city because it is a narrow waterway that splits two continents. This ultimately means that when you cruise on the Bosphorus, you will have a clear-cut view of both Europe and Asia.
By virtue of being home to three great empires, Istanbul has historical monuments dotted across the city. Some examples of these monumental landmarks include Hagia Sophia Museum, the 17th-century Blue Mosque, Underground Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Galata Tower, etc. The city also has a variety of boutique shops, rooftop restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Make Paragliding in Ölüdeniz
Do you have Acrophobia? If not, then you should definitely try paragliding in Ölüdeniz. The take off-site for this paragliding event is Babadag Mountain. What makes this activity more exciting is the height of the mountain which 1960m. For the 25 minutes, you will be in the air, you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Ölüdeniz beach, wingovers as well as thermal flows. You will only need to bring your camera, sunglasses and a bottle of water. Having a well-experienced pilot in control, your landing will definitely be as smooth as your takeoff. Just to make you feel more comfortable, you are ensured from the board a truck that will take you to take off-site on Babadag Mountain.
Go Rafting in Karadeniz
The most perfect and exciting activity you should try out is rafting in Karadeniz. Most of the people who visit Turkey usually add rafting to their list of activities. All over the world, rafting is regarded as a perfect way to mix awesome fun with the challenge. Yes, rafting is usually an adrenaline-filled moment, but what makes this experience more fun is the fact that you will also see the beautiful scenery that is located along Ardesen Storm Valley. Before you begin, you will have a guide and some basic training before the trip to ensure safety and comfort.
While on vacation, have a Rhinoplasty & Hair Transplant
Turkey is known as the hub of health tourism in Europe. As of November 2018, over 700 000 tourists visited the country for medical treatments. According to the FlyMedi medical trends, this number is expected to triple by 2023. The most sought after plastic surgery procedures performed on foreign tourists are as follows:
- Rhinoplasty: This is a cosmetic procedure designed to change (for the better) the appearance of the nose. By being aesthetic in nature, Rhinoplasty can either be performed so as to reduce a nose bump, alter nostrils or even reshaping a nose tip that is bulbous. The aim of this surgery is to improve the outward appearance of the nose, either by resizing or reshaping it.
- Hair Transplant: This is a surgery/procedure in which hair follicles are moved from one area that has sufficient hair growth and planted in an area that is bald or has insufficient hair. It is the most effective method used to combat hair loss.
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure is also referred to as a boob job or augmentation mammoplasty. Breast augmentation is an effective cosmetic or medical procedure that enhances female breast size and shape. The procedure achieves this by correcting any form of deformities on the female breast, restoring volume lost and making them symmetrical.
See Sunset with the People That You Love (Nemrut)
If you're one of those people who enjoy breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, then you should add Mt. Nemrut on your bucket list. The mountain continues to attract a lot of tourists, and it is identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its rich history. To reach the summit of the mountain, it will take you 40 minutes of a challenging 800-meter trek. Dotted around the mountain are historical monuments such as the statues of the Greek and Persian gods. According to historians, these monuments were erected in the first century B.C during the days of the Commagene Kingdom.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in November 2020