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GOA, IN­DIA

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BUENOS AIRES, AR­GENTINA

The cap­i­tal of Ar­gentina does not dis­ap­point when it comes to colour­ful and vi­brant. The birth­place of foot­ball great Maradona, Buenos Aires offers trav­ellers an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence. From learn­ing to tango (there are many clubs and bars at ev­ery cor­ner) to mar­vel­ling at their street art – vis­i­tors will be bowled over im­me­di­ately. Make sure you add the river­side town of Ti­gre, fa­mous for its river cruises of the old fruit har­bour called the Puerto de Fru­tos to your itin­er­ary. The city is also known for its theatre. There are more than 300 – and you are bound to find one that sets your soul on fire.

An av­er­age 7-night pack­age can start from R17 500 (three star) to

R29 000 (five star). THERE’S no doubt­ing that Goa is one of In­dia’s gems. A short flight from ei­ther Dehli or Mum­bai makes this state a per­fect stopover. There are many great qual­i­ties to Goa. It is fa­mous for its 17th-cen­tury churches and beach scene. And there is plenty to do. Trav­ellers can in­dulge in an ar­ray of wa­ter sports in­clud­ing surf­ing, paraglid­ing, mo­tor­boat­ing and snorkelling, or see pan­thers and sloths at Bhag­wan Ma­havir Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary or Mollem Na­tional Park. Old Goa is ev­i­dent of the re­gion’s an­cient roots and per­fect for those who are cu­ri­ous about the his­tory. As any­where in In­dia, one has to in­dulge in their di­vine food of­fer­ings. Among them are Be­binca, a dessert made from ghee and co­conut milk. Curry and seafood lovers should try the Crab Xec Xec that is made with fresh crab, co­conut, co­rian­der and dry roasted spices or the fish curry rice.

An av­er­age 7-night pack­age for Goa can start from R15 800 ( three star) to R25 000 (five star).

NAPLES, ITALY

One of the coun­tries most in­ter­est­ing cities – and with good rea­son.

Known for its art and ar­chi­tec­ture that dates back cen­turies, trav­ellers can in­dulge in slices of pizza and sfogli­atelle, a shell-shaped filled pas­try. This south­ern Italy city, which sits on the Bay of Naples, is syn­ony­mous for its rich ar­chi­tec­ture, churches and his­tory. Make sure you visit Na­tional Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Mu­seum, Cas­tel Nuovo, har­bour and cathe­dral. The more ad­ven­tur­ous can hire a car or travel by bus to the Amalfi Coast, which is only an hour and a half away. A tour of un­der­ground Naples and a train ride to the ruins of Pom­peii offers in­sight into the 2 000-year-old Ro­man his­tory. If time per­mits, wan­der into the coastal town of Posi­tano, the per­fect de­tour to Capri by ferry.

An av­er­age 7-night pack­age can start from R14 500 (three star) to

R22 000 (five star).

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