The Traipsing Tourist: Places I'd Love to See

The world is big and diverse. In this world, there are hundreds of countries. These countries are shown on maps, but the maps don't show what these places contain. These places have some of the most beautiful, exquisite sights your eyes will ever lay on. Here's only a few places....


Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia and is made up of thousands of different islands including Bali which is a famous Indonesian island where many tourists travel to get a glimpse at the enchanting rice paddies. Indonesia is covered with volcanoes, beaches, and jungles. There's a unique diversity that lies in Indonesia, not only with the people that live there but with animals which includes elephants, tigers, and Komodo dragons.


Hawaii has volcanoes sprouting all over the place. Hawaii is the perfect place to find serenity which is provided by the gushing waterfalls and colorful beaches. Hawaii even has something called the Haiku Stairs (sometimes referred to as the Stairway to Heaven) where only the brave and risky travelers are able to conquer.


Netherlands is a country in Europe that is known for its colorful tulip fields and soft lights of Amsterdam which is the capital of the Netherlands. Netherlands preserves the work of Van Gogh in a museum and the house of Anne Frank. Netherlands contains ravishing canals where people can canoe and pathways meant for cycling.


Maldives is a country in South Asia that's known for its tropical coral islands. Its beaches are bioluminescent and it has the brightest blue lagoons you will ever see. It's restaurants aren't in ordinary buildings, but with a view of the water's magnificent creatures.


Paris is the capital of France and is notable on its art and fashion. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited sights in Paris along with its cafe shops. Paris is home to Gothic designed cathedrals and art museums. Paris is also where fashion is on the top of the list. The shopping never ends here.


Switzerland is a country in Europe that attracts many people because of its mountainous region. Hikers love the trails that Switzerland provides and during the winter there's hustle and bustle in Switzerland due to its famous ski resorts. Also, there's a view in Switzerland that you won't find anywhere else because of the use of a train that allows people to see the Alps from a different perspective worth seeing.


Italy is a country in Europe most notably known for its ancient history and art created way back during the Renaissance. People love the canoe rides down Venice and taking a look at some of the world's most famous ancient buildings including the Colosseum and Vatican City.


Japan is located in East Asia and is known as the home of shrines and temples. Japan has the flourishing Wisteria flowers and Mount Fuji overlooking the whole country. Tokyo is one of the most famous places in Japan where skyscrapers launch to the sky and stands over the people that are vigorously shopping.


Cape Town is the capital of South Africa and people often travel here because this is where the Nelson Mandela Museum is and this museum was built on the island known as Robben Island which is the same place Nelson Mandela was held in prison. Overall, the view of this busy city from the top of a mountain is simply breathtaking along with its enjoyable national parks.


Brazil is a country in South America and is known for its incredible Christ the Redeemer statue on Mount Corcovado. Also, Brazil has heavenly beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema. Iguazu Falls is another sight that's sought by many tourists. Brazil contains caves as well in where tourists can swim in and there are museums filled with some of the most vibrant art you've ever seen.


Iceland is a country in Europe that is mostly known for its grand volcanoes, hot springs, enticing lava fields, glaciers, icy caves, and its beautiful national parks. Its geysers and Northern Lights never fail to captivate your attention. Iceland preserves some Viking history as well.


Canada is a North American country where its cities are quite famous such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Quebec City. Canada contains the massive Niagara Falls which is what most people go to see when in Canada. Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Stanley Park, and the Northern Lights represents the nature that lures so many tourists in from around the world.


New York City is known as the city that never sleeps mostly because this city never seems to be filled with a second of silence. This city consists of huge skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building. It also happens to be the home of the famous Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. Central Park is another place that seems to have made NYC a must go place. NYC contains bridges as well that seems to go on forever, most notably the Brooklyn Bridge. 


London is the capital of England and holds history from the Roman times. Many people go to see the iconic Big Ben clock tower, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. London provides an unforgettable view through the London Eye which is a wheel that you can go in and glance at the capital from above. History and art seems to clutch onto this city and now there are even museums which continues to express the elegant art. 



Ziya is a junior at Mineola High School and is a part of Mineola High School's newspaper club. Once she starts writing, she can't stop. She expresses herself through words and hopes her writing opens up a new door in your life. 

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