18/12/2012 16:20 | By Cathy Winston, contributor, MSN Travel
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"In terms of somewhere truly special that hardly anyone’s ever heard of, the tiny Pacific nation of Palau is hard to beat," says David Whitley, author of Hardly Paradise: Anti-Postcards From A Grumpy Traveller, who blogs at Grumpytraveller.com. "The whole country is a marine sanctuary, meaning the water is beautifully clear. The diving and snorkelling is better than any I’ve seen elsewhere in the world – and that includes numerous trips to the Great Barrier Reef. Throw in hundreds of stunning rock islands to sail around and a lake of bizarrely stingless jellyfish you can swim through, and Palau is spectacularly far out of the ordinary."

Bing: stunning images of Palau

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21/12/2012 00:43
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It appears that some of the most amazing sights in Europe have been either ignored, or the writers are ignorant of them. Standing on the top of Nemrut Dagi is just one. Walk inside an Etruscan tomb in Bulgaria is another. There are about another dozen or so.
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Done six of those.

 

I'd add Truk Lagoon, if you are making the trek to Palau you might as well drop in there and dive the wrecks. Also consider Yap. You reach them all through Guam and Continental Micronesia has a monopoly on the inter-island flights. 

21/12/2012 10:38
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i went on a world trip  with my daughter in 2008 one of the places i wonted to go too was the great wall, i made it, wow it was so fantastic, i cried when i phoned my husband. we all so saw the forbidden cite, and the terracotta soldiers, the best trip i ever did .
25/12/2012 19:03
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i would travel the world (who wouldnt!!!)
20/12/2012 22:00
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I reccommend seeing the Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada - there is nothing like seeing animals in the wild as opposed to in a zoo or circus :)  Also New Brunswick and Algonquin Park in Eastern Canada are magical.
21/12/2012 05:01
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Sadly there are no tigers in Sri Lanka, there never were, just leopards
08/01/2013 16:43
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Looks amazing however I would make it a warm place, I don't like the cold.
04/01/2013 14:13
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Great news, 7 billion people have read this and all want to go to the south pole in the next few years.
21/12/2012 15:13
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Indulging in No 16 on my bucket list tonight by firewalking.  Wish me well.

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... PAY TO GO ON HOL TO SNOW AND WILD ANIMALS !!!! ... YOU`VE GOT TO BE JOKING ! ~
20/12/2012 18:46
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if ryanair don't fly there , i really can not be bovered !!!!
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none of them is as good as england........
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