I have recently been nominated by Linda Fairbairn of Journey Jottings to participate in the “3 Best Kept Travel Secrets” project. I’m happy to finally get to take my turn, and if you like what I have to say, why not subscribe to my feed?
1.) Overnight in a Yurt on Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Get an authentic feel for the nomadic lifestyle by spending a night or two in a yurt on Lake Issyk-Kul. These yurts come with bedding, and for a small price, a feast (no less) for dinner and breakfast! If you don’t know what plov is, you will get your fill here.
Laze the day away on the beach, and relax under the clearest night sky watching falling star after falling star pass by.
2.) Phallic Statue Garden in Vilnius, Lithuania
Yes, near this lovely, artistically painted house in Vilnius lies a secret garden… full of phallic statues. And, it is not so much secret as it is just off the road a bit. Either way, it is still an interesting place to chill out next to, perhaps with a snack, in view of a small flowing creek and these lovely odes to manhood.
With landmarks such as these, it is no wonder why Vilnius was voted the 2009 European Capital of Culture. Yet, even without these phallic statues I would recommend it as a European stopover to anyone.
3.) The 7 Lighthouses of Menorca, Spain
Menorca is a small, Spanish island that is near and dear to my heart. No, I said Menorca, not Majorca. Menorca is the smaller and less-visited neighbor, but I happened to spend an entire month there while taking part in an archaeological field school.
There are 7 lighthouses spread around the outskirts of the island that make for great sightseeing points. Simply rent a car for a day and off you go!
I am now nominating 5 new bloggers to share their own travel secrets: