Monday, August 15

PriceCheck’s Top International Destinations – Part 2

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1. New York City, New York

The Big Apple, the city so fantastic, they named it twice. New York is known for many things, broadway, history, sports, arts, restaurants, live music, and museums, to name a few. Whether you’re taking in the traditional attractions like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you will never be short for things to do in the city that never sleeps.

DON’T MISS

  • The National 9/11 Memorial
  • The High Line
  • Broadway

EAT: Eataly

DO: Central Park

SEE: Frick Collection

Book your flight to New York here

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2. Barcelona, Spain

Known for being home to some of Europe’s most influential artists, and architects, Barcelona is a cultural melting-pot that engulfs visitors in colour, it’s unique atmosphere and of course, it’s delectable Spanish cuisine. Whether you are there for Dali, Gaudí, Las Ramblas, the Camp Nou or just some sunshine, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Europe, and one that travelers cannot afford to miss.

DON’T MISS

  • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
  • Casa Batllo
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

EAT Tickets

DO Hot Air Balloon Flight over Catalonia / Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

SEE Fundacio Joan Miro

Book your flight to Barcelona here

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3. Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud is known for its world class spas, including treatments that include, but certainly aren’t limited to acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy. Ubud is also the heart of Bali’s arts scene, with numerous small museums and galleries to enjoy.

DON’T MISS

  • Traditional Spa and Yoga House
  • Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)
  • Kecak Fire & Trance Dance

EAT Mosaic

DO A Cycle Tour

SEE Neka Art Museum

Book your flight to Ubud here

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4. Bangkok, Thailand

What is there to say about the city that has seen more tourists than most others in the East? Bangkok is lively, fast paced and frantic, but that it partly what makes it such a perfect holiday destination. Visitors can either embrace the city’s chaotic nature, or make the most of it’s tranquil and serene attractions, like the European-style gardens in Dusit. And did we mention the cuisine? We really should’ve!

DON’T MISS

  • The Grand Palace
  • Temple of Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

EAT Nahm

DO A Bike Tour

SEE The Floating Markets

Book your flight to Bangkok here

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5. Athens, Greece

One of the great ancient cities, Athens was the centre of the civilised world for a long time. With wonderful sites to enjoy and ancient monuments to explore, it’s a history lover’s dream. However, it boasts a vibrant nightlife, cafe lifestyle and can also serve as the perfect stopover before exploring the numeours Greek islands.

DON’T MISS

  • Parthenon
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)

EAT Café Avyssinia

DO Mt. Lycabettus

SEE Acropolis

Book your flight to Athens here

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6. Queenstown, New Zealand

This one is for the adrenalin junkies. Outdoor enthusiasts from across the world venture to Queenstown every year to enjoy bungee jumping, kayaking, jetboating, white-water rafting, hiking, and even skiing. Near the Fjordland National Park World Heritage area, as well as the 75 wineries in the area, as well as the fact that most of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in the area ensure that visitors are truly spoilt for choice when embarking on a journey to this gem on New Zealand’s South Island.

DON’T MISS

  • Skyline Queenstown – Gondola & Luge
  • Onsen Hot Pools
  • Adrenaline Tours

EAT Botswanan Butchery

DO Wine Tour

SEE Queenstown Garden

Book your flight to Queenstown here

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