Special Report

Beautiful Places to Visit Instead of Overcrowded Tourist Destinations

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Ras al Hadd, Oman

Ras al Hadd is an important nesting site for several types of sea turtles, and a great place to view giant turtles laying eggs and nestlings hatching. The beach is large and quiet, with next to no amenities, so be sure to bring food and plenty of water if you want to enjoy the solitude.

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Namaqualand, South Africa

Namaqualand is a region in the Northern Cape of South Africa. Although the area is usually hot and dry, spring in Namaqualand brings an explosion of colorful wildflowers. The best time to view the flowers is in August, although the blooms depend entirely on when the rains come.

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