9 Countries You Must Visit Before You Die


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1. Germany

Germany has long been a powerhouse of innovation and has bestowed upon the world the printing press, the automobile, the aspirin and other milestones of invention. And 100 years ago, a little school in the Thuringian countryside kick-started an aesthetic movement so globally influential that its reverberations are still felt today: the Bauhaus. Join the year-long birthday party of this midwife of modernism that was founded in Weimar in 1919, flourished in Dessau and was quashed by the Nazis in Berlin in 1933. Sparkling new museums are set to open in these three cities along with scores of related events and exhibitions held throughout Germany.

2. Sri Lanka

WARNING: Sri Lanka was hit by a series of terrorist attacks on 21 April 2019. Emergency security measures have been imposed, but flights to Colombo are operating as normal, including during overnight curfews. At the present time, foreign governments are advising caution but are not warning against travel to Sri Lanka. Check the travel advisory information from your government for the latest travel advice.

2. Sri Lanka


WARNING: Sri Lanka was hit by a series of terrorist attacks on 21 April 2019. Emergency security measures have been imposed, but flights to Colombo are operating as normal, including during overnight curfews. At the present time, foreign governments are advising caution but are not warning against travel to Sri Lanka. Check the travel advisory information from your government for the latest travel advice.

Sri Lanka is decidedly having its moment in the equatorial sun and change is coming swiftly. Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived. There’s now more than ever for families, adrenaline junkies, eco-tourists, wellness seekers and foodies of all budgets. Even the north and east, including areas previously off limits, difficult to reach or lacking in services, deliver new discoveries.

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