PARIS: We are slowing reaching the end of November and entering the holiday travel season for Christmas. It is the best time of the year to book your holidays before prices skyrocket. 

When we talk of holidays, we discuss places like Paris, Rome, and London. So we will leave them out and highlight five amazing places that have a lot to offer:

1. Buenos Aires

At this time of the year, it is spring in Argentina. A cosmopolitan city with beautiful boulevards, cafes, restaurants and has a great selections of wine from Mendoza Valley. Buenos Aires offers unmatched experience of the country’s Gaucho tradition with food, drinks and dancing.

2. Bruges

Bruges is a great European city in Belgium that is located less than an hour from Brussels by train. The city is the capital of the Flemish region of Belgium and its busy city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a city rife with canals, making it a beautiful place to stroll around and walks. And, as one of the “best-preserved” medieval towns, you will get a glimpse into European history.

3. Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway with amazing forest around the city, world-class museums and great food. There is something to do for everyone. From Nobel Peace Centre with interactive tablets telling the stories of each person who has won the illustrious Peace Prize to winter sports at Holmenkollen, Oslo is full of surprises.

4. Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the dream destination for visitors from the west. It puts your senses into overdrive. The glittering skyline, the dynamic food scene, the historical sites and the family-friendly attractions are just a few reasons visitors can’t get enough of this bustling metropolis. Foodies will delight in the culinary options: Dim sum, stir-fry and pineapple buns should be a few things you sample. 

5. Johannesburg: 

Johannesburg offers visitors from a UNESCO-listed archaeological area to Johannesburg Zo, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Lion Park for wildlife lovers and the amazing Nelson Mandela National Museum (Mandela House). The city has over 40 art galleries and tourists can enjoy Anti-Apartheid plays done at Market Theatre stages, cultural studios, and institutes hosted throughout the year. The city has a diverse culinary scene from tasty local dishes to amazing small restaurants from across Africa.