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Top 10 Places For The Best Travel Selfie

November 4, 2016

With Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland (Anaheim, California, US)
According to Disney, some 100 million selfies are taken each day in all of its theme parks and resorts across the world. Fairy tale characters may have been our earliest friends, but Disney certainly gave them the identity and faces we now recognize. When in Disneyland, do not forget to take a selfie with Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Jasmine or any of your favorite Disney characters. Princess Aurora’s castle (also known as Sleeping Beauty’s castle), the central icon of Disneyland Park, also makes for a great selfie backdrop.

With The Tower Bridge (London, United Kingdom)
Tower Bridge, across the River Thames, is an iconic symbol and one of the most famous landmarks of London city. Despite being a modern creation (just over 120 years old) it is one of the best attractions of the city. The new glass floor skywalk, across the bridge’s high-level walkway, has been a great hit too. Many wait for the bridge to open, to see the passing of ships. Visitors and Londoners alike seem to think that the best selfie in London is the one taken on the banks of the Thames with the Tower Bridge in the background.

With the Dragon Blood Trees (Socotra Archipelago, Yemen)
Traveling through Africa may throw up many an unexpected experience and again traveling through Asia can bring you many unexpected sights. But you may not be prepared for the sight of the Dragon Blood Trees of Yemen, a beautiful Asian country at the very fringe of Africa. These slow growing mushroom-shaped trees seem to be very enduring too. Ancient civilizations such as the Rome and and Greeks wrote of their distinctive shape and the startling red resin that they exude. The tree, found exclusively in the Socotra archipelago has a thick dense crown and looks quite like an umbrella. The bizarre trees make for a great selfie backdrop.

Riding A Camel To The Pyramids (Giza, Egypt)
The pyramids of Egypt are one of the most coveted tourist attractions in the world. When you make your way through the scorching Sahara sands and visit the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza, you realize that these colossal structures are marvels of engineering given the precision with which they were built. The pyramids were built between 3000 BC and 400 AD. On your trip to Egypt, do take the time off to ride a camel and take a selfie with the pyramids towering behind you.

Riding A Hot Air Balloon (Taitung, Thailand)
Taiwan is a country of beautiful temples, a colorful culture, exotic food, and wonderful warm people. But to take a really enviable selfie in Taiwan, ride a hot air balloon in the Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta (Festival) at the Luye Plateau (north of Taitung City). Held through two months each year, it is one of the best-loved festivals in the country. Once your balloon takes off the ground and you are surrounded by a sea of fellow balloon riders and receding humanity, go click.

In The Pink Lake Hillier (Recherche Archipelago, Australia)
What color is water? Blue. Reminded of Kindergarten? Wait till you get to Lake Hiller in the (Middle Island of) Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. The waters of this lake are bubblegum pink! What’s all the more fascinating is that a thin strip of land separates this lake from the bright blue waters of the Southern Oceans. You know you need to take a selfie with the pink waters of Lake Hiller in the background to turn your friends green with envy…one of the many delights of traveling to Australia.

Inside Antelope Canyon (Arizona, US)
Explore the American Southwest. As you get to Navajo territory, obtain a permit for Antelope Canyon, the most visited slot canyon in the region. Located near the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the canyon is one of the most beautiful landforms you are likely to visit. Deep slots, ochre-colored wavy rocks, and filtering beams of golden sunlight. At the Upper Antelope Canyon, you can see the wavy marks left by running water on the sandstone. Shafts of sunlight filter in what looks like a supernatural spotlight. Step into the spotlight and take a selfie.

With The Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a marble mausoleum commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (in 1632) to hold back the mortal remains of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. As an iconic symbol of India, the Taj Mahal is one of the most romantic places you are likely to visit and a selfie with the pristine white structure and its fountains in the backdrop is one of the best keepsakes for the avid traveler.

At Sunset in Santorini (Santorini, Greece)
Santorini in Greece is admittedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Almost the entire island has been painted white, which stands out against the bright blue sky and azure waters of the Mediterranean. It is also the site of one of the oldest human civilizations (which was later destroyed by volcanic activity). The island is a traveler’s dream come true and the beautiful sunsets here are nature’s own light show. When in Santorini, do not miss out on a sunset selfie with the sky turning gold, orange, purple, and russet.

With The Northern Lights (Alaska, US)
The Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis and Southern Lights or the Aurora Australis are auroras (natural electric phenomena) that create the brightest sky-light displays in the world. The light showers, usually in green and sometimes in red and purple attract tourists to the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. You may need to travel to Alaska, Greenland, or Finland and have a lot of patience to witness the Northern Lights. So when you do get to these parts and catch a glimpse of this wondrous phenomena, do not forget to take a selfie with it.

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