The past few months haven’t been the easiest for any of us, unless you’re Kim Kardashian and you flew all your friends and family for a private island vacation (if you’re reading this Kim – I want to be friends!!). But definitely this year was harder in a few countries (read as: India, US) with the wide spread of the pandemic. While things have gotten better in a lot of countries, here’s my list of places I’d rather have been living in during this pandemic. The main criteria for choosing these places is 1. How beautiful and serene these places are as well as 2. The not so widespread of the pandemic in these places (obviously no place was unscathed but these places were able to control the spread due to efficient leadership and their remoteness).
Here’s my list:
The way this country has tackled the pandemic is praise worthy (kudos to their government). Add to it the beauty of the country on the whole. I would have loved spending this pandemic time exploring the beautiful places around NZ. The whole country is like one giant postcard – beautiful scenery, pristine nature and less people. For adrenaline junkies, they have bungee jumping and sky diving over THE most beautiful places.
Bali currently has very few active COVID cases. With their tourism on a low right now – a lot of beautiful properties are available for much cheaper right now. I would have loved to Work From Bali for a couple of months spending time properly exploring this beautiful island. I visited Bali for a week in 2017 and absolutely fell in love! It is the perfect place – from beautiful mountains to pristine beaches, from adventurous volcano hikes to insane paragliding on a beach, from beautiful five star beach properties to gorgeous bamboo villas in the middle of fields! I always thought about going back to Bali for a month or two and this time with lesser people on the island would have been perfect. Adding to the beauty of the island – the amazing food available including a lot of vegan options – making it the perfect place for me. (Follow Siobhan & Joe on IG to follow their life in Bali during this pandemic. PC: them!)
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
I loved my visit to these islands and felt like I didn’t get enough time (one week) to explore them to the fullest. It would have been nice to spend a few months here – exploring the various islands leisurely and have a total cultural immersion. I am a beach bum and hence, beach locations are high on my bucket list especially the not-so-crowded beaches. Again, corona cases have been very few here (less than 250 in total!!).
Iceland has been on the TOP of my bucket list for the past few years. I had planned on travelling to Iceland this year end to spend a few weeks exploring this beautiful country. But I think I’d have loved to spend a few months here – see how the place changes from summer to winters. I hate doing trips where I’m rushing through the places – this would have been a great time to just this majestic country – stay in log cabins in the middle of woods, do beautiful hikes, explore waterfalls, go whale watching and eventually chase the northern lights! Again, another country that has controlled the spread of the coronavirus.
Only because this country is so beautiful. Every single time I see a photo of a beautiful location on IG, it turns out the place is in Canada. I would have loved to spend time exploring this country. – hiking through the forests, kayaking in the beautiful lakes, visiting snow capped peaks as well as just enjoying city life in Toronto. Additional benefit, Justin Trudeau is so gorgeous. ❤
How have the past few months been in your country? If you could have spent the past few months in some other place – where would you have chosen to spend them? 🙂
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PC: Photos were taken from Google.