SIWA OASIS – A PARADISE IN THE SAHARA DESERT
The Sahara Desert is the hottest, largest desert in the world. There are hundreds of acres of dunes where nothing can grow or survive. In the middle of Egypt’s sandy wasteland is an oasis fed by natural springs and fertile land.
The oasis is perfect for exploring the best that Egypt has to offer: sandy desert and cool palm trees. You can tour structures built from sand, and the expansive sky is perfect for stargazing. And don’t forget your swimsuit because there are also hot and cold natural pools that you can swim in.
EASTER ISLAND – THE MYSTERY ADDS TO THE INTRIGUE
You’ve probably seen pictures of the huge, human-figure monoliths on Easter Island in Chile, but if you haven’t seen them in person, it should be on your bucket list.
The figures are carved from basalt, volcanic, and scoria rock and archaeologists predict they were created between the years 1250 and 1500. There are 887 statues in total, and the tallest, a statue named Paro, is 33 feet tall and weighs 65 tons.
Surprisingly, the tallest statue does not weigh the most. There’s a shorter statue called Ahu that weighs 86 tons.