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COUNTRIES YOU CAN EXPLORE IN JUST 1 DAY
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- Travel Diaries
Who doesn’t need a break from a mundane routine? Everyone gets tired of doing the same thing over and over every day. You need a break from your daily routine to recharge yourself and to feel fresh again. Travel is the best therapy for a dull life. However, one major problem while planning to travel is the number of days you can spend vacationing. You may have an extensive travel plan, the number of days you can avail for a vacation will always be limited. If you are tired of your day to day routine and need a break but can’t take a long vacation, visiting small countries and territories can be a wonderful idea. You won’t believe but there are countries in this world that are even smaller than your own city. Here is a list of seven countries that are small enough to see in just one day.
1. Vatican City
People often believe Vatican City is a city in Rome; however, it is a state on its own. Based on 110 acres, Vatican City is the smallest recognised independent state in the world. Vatican City, home to the Pope and approximately 800 others, is known as the centre of Roman Catholic Church. Therefore, this tiny country is known for its history, culture, art and architecture. It is home to the most beautiful religious monuments and Vatican museums.
Because most of the land in Qatar is desert, visitors mostly centre in the capital city, Doha. It is popularly known for the Museum of Islamic Art, overnight desert camps on the edge of the Persian Gulf and desert safari. If you are a football fan, you should definitely plan a trip to Qatar in 2022 because Qatar will be hosting 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Macau, a former Portuguese colony, is just an hour from Hong Kong by high speed ferry. It is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site with ancient Chinese temples and Portuguese architecture. It is also famous for Macanese cuisine, which is a blend of Cantonese and Portuguese flavours. The Ruins of St Paul is one of the most visited attractions of Macau.
Snuggled between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein lies in the heart of the Alps. Apart from the serene landscape, it is popular with hikers and runners. This landlocked country is known for its alpine landscapes, medieval castles and villages linked by a network of trails. Vaduz, the capital is famous for galleries of modern and contemporary art. The country is governed by a royal family who lives in a castle on a mountain overlooking the capital.
5. Falkland Islands
This archipelago of islands in South America is teeming with wonders of nature and wildlife. The islands are home to sheep farms and abundant birdlife. You can expect an up close and personal experience with rare birds, whales, seals, sheep, and several species of penguin. It welcomes you to an unpolluted environment with vast open spaces, blue skies and white sand beaches.
Nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France, Andorra offers a milieu that a can be a treat for eyes. It has a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping. You can shop until you drop because you won’t find tax-free prices on clothing and other luxury items anywhere else. It is also home to world-class spas and skiing resorts. What else can you possibly ask for?
7. San Marino
San Marino is the oldest Republic in Europe. This landlocked micro-nation is famous for its historical architecture and breathtaking scenery. Although the steep slopes, cliffs and castles of San Marino are impressive enough in themselves, what really takes your breath away is the view from the town. Tourism being the dominant factor in the economy, this place welcomes almost two million visitors every year. Tourists collect unique postage stamps, coins and other souvenirs.
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