ABC Travel List: L – Laos, Lisbon, Lagoons of New Caledonia

Deciding upon the places this time was quite a hard time for me. There are many but none places that could have been taken into consideration.

Let’s begin this confusing blogpost about the letter L

L

1. Country: Laos

Bildergebnis für Laos
Source: theindepentend.co.uk

Laos is the place that no one really knows about, but right after seeing a picture of that place, everyone would put that country on the travel list for sure.

Here are some amazing things to see and do in Laos.

-Pha That Luang Temple

Bildergebnis für pha that luang
Source: en.vietnamitasenmadrid.com

You wanna see a golden temple? Go to Laos!

-Buddha Park Vientiane

Ähnliches Foto
Source: getaboutasia.com

This park literally looks like out of a psychedelic drug trip :’D And I would love to be part of this.

Bildergebnis für buddha park vientiane
Source: vientiaine.holiday

There is even a huge lying Buddha.

-Patuxai

Bildergebnis für patuxai
Source: thousandwonders.net

This is a victory monument, the asian answer to the arc de triomphe in Paris, and its sister in Barcelona.

-Wat Phou

Bildergebnis für wat phou
Source: visit-laos.com

What for visit Wat Phou, you might ask? Well, just because the architecture of these ruins looks just like out of a fantasy movie set à la Lord of the Rings.

-Si Phan Don / Don Det 4000 Islands

Bildergebnis für si phan don
Source: laosdaytour.com

Four thousand islands in the river of Mekong. Sounds like a natural wonder, and the pictures surely promise nothing nonetheless.

-Vang Vieng

Bildergebnis für vang vieng blue lagoon
Source: laosdaytour.com

Okay, that’s it!!! I am going to Laos very soon. ASAP!!!

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Source: laotravelagency.com

-Ninh Binh City and Nationalpark

Bildergebnis für ninh binh nationalpark
Source: Vktour.com

This place looks a lot like a painting.

Bildergebnis für ninh binh city
Source: ninhbinhdaytours.com

-Wat Si Saket

Bildergebnis für wat si saket
Source: indochinatravelpackages.com

Laos seems to be the place to be if you wanna experience real Buddhism culture.

This blogpost made me go to Laos even more than ever before. So that’s definitely gonna be on my soon-to-visit list.

2. City: Lisbon

Bildergebnis für lisbon
Source: urlaubfotos.com

I always imagine Portugal to be melting pot of a european Brazil. Looking at this picture, I get major South-American-Mediterranean vibes from this picture.

The first thing I think about when I hear Lisbon is the food. I hear a lot of great, delicious things about protuguese food, but I can’t really imagine what it looks and and tastes like. I just realized that I have never tasted it before, since it’s pretty hard to find any portuguese restaurants here in Germany, but I would die to try it.

-Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Bildergebnis für mosteiro dos jerónimos
Source: de.wikipedia.org

-padrao dos descobrimentos

Bildergebnis für padrao dos descobrimentos
Source: youtube.com

Actually, this place looks amazing! I could imagine myself just chilling here the whole afternoon, admiring the view and snapping photos.

-elevador de santa justa

Bildergebnis für elevador de santa justa
Source: travel-in-portugal.com

This elevator actually looks super fun!

-palácio dos marqueses de fronteira

Bildergebnis für palácio dos marqueses de fronteira
Source: giramundus.com

The Portuguese answer to Versailles.

-miradouro de santa luzia

Bildergebnis für miradouro de santa luzia
Source: ezimute.com

What a wonderful, summery cute little village.

And now, I will choose some new dishes to try…

-Polvo à lagareiro (octopus roasted in olive oil)

Bildergebnis für Polvo à lagareiro
Source: pinterest.com

-Queijo de Azeitão (Azeitão sheep’s milk cheese) 

Bildergebnis für queijo de azeitao
Source: mercadonational.pt

This looks like the best cheese party you can have! OMG I am craving this so much right now!

-Peixe e marisco (Fish and seafood)

Bildergebnis für Peixe e marisco
Source: noticiasauminuto.com

I love fish, shrimps and everything that comes out of the sea. And Portugal is one of those countries that eats a lot of seafood as well. Good for me.

-Bacalhau à brás (Scrambled eggs with cod)

Bildergebnis für bacalhau à brás
Source: globeholidays.net

I’d probably have this for breakfast every morning…

-Sericaia com ameixa de Elvas (a soft eggy cake and a crystallized plum) 

Bildergebnis für Sericaia com ameixa de Elvas

That would be my dessert, actually, a bit too heavy for my taste.

3. UNESCO World Heritage Site: Lagoons of New Caledonia

Bildergebnis für lagoons of new caledonia
Source: stuff.co.nz

New Caledonia is in the Pacific Ocean, north-east of Australia, in the french pacific-area. The remoteness give this place its unique beauty. It is considered as the second great barrier reef in the world, so this place must be a dream for divers.

Bildergebnis für lagoons of new caledonia
Soure: destinasian.com

This was a great end to a great start I’d say. Which of these mentioned places would you like to go to the most?

And which other places with the letter L can you recommend?

Thanks for reading and travelling with me.

Merveille.

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