Jaunting around the Parisian streets, soaking up all the french goodness that the city of love has to offer or strutting along the Thames river, London, in your best boots is more a been-there-done-that kind of a story, something every traveller wishes to do. How about an adventurous-looking passport? On World Tourism Day, September 27, we have for you 10 best off-beat countries to visit that are sure to give you experiences to last a lifetime.
A beach is pictured in Llaman near the city of Vlore, some 220 km (138 miles) south of the capital Tirana, Albania.Reuters
Imagine camping under the Nordic skies with the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, working its magic or trekking the windy Ai-Petri peaks of Crimean Mountains in Ukraine or just plain being in awe of the wonder that is Greenland; doesn't that sound more exciting than just shopping at a busy street or eating out at an unreasonably priced cafe? But then again, to each his own. Morocco, Romania, Albania and Poland are among the top 10 must-visit nations.
A couple hikes during sunrise on Kreuzjoch mountain in the Zillertal Alps in Schwendau, Austria.Reuters
An Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near Mestervik, Norway.Reuters
An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Kulusuk in eastern Greenland.Reuters
Tourists make their way across a rope bridge on the Ai-Petri peak in the Crimean mountains outside the Black Sea resort of Yalta, Ukraine.Reuters
Babreka lake, Rila Mountain, Bulgaria.Reuters
Tourists walk on the top of the Lacka dune in the Slowinski National Park near Leba, Poland.Reuters
A church on Bled island and a castle are seen on Lake Bled, Slovenia.Reuters
A palm tree grows in the Errachidia reservoir near the Ziz oasis, Morocco.Reuters
Tourists walk in front of Peles castle, Romania.Reuters