The American newspaper The New York Times published the ’52 places to love in 2021 ‘(’52 places to love’ in 2021, in English). Only three South American destinations are on the list. Those chosen were Los Llanos (Colombia, Huanchaco (Peru), and Asunción (Paraguay).
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Instead of its traditional annual list, the news outlet asked its readers to send messages highlighting the places that delighted and inspired them in 2020. The aim was to inspire travelers around the world in a particularly difficult year for the tourism sector.
The Los Llanos region was described as a point in Colombia that is worth discovering far beyond the traditional destinations such as Cartagena or Bogotá.
“Los Llanos is home to an attractive combination of pristine biodiversity and traditional cattle culture seemingly lost in time. Anacondas, howler monkeys, capybaras and crocodiles coexist with cattlemen, farmers and thousands of head of cattle “, says the text written by Samuel Dulik.
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The Huanchaco resort in Peru, located in La Libertad, was noted for its excellent beaches for surfing and the local live culture, embodied by fishermen and their reed horses.
Asunción, capital of Paraguay, was also recommended for the kindness and warmth that its people provide. “Backpackers tend to skip it because of its flashier neighbors. But for me, traveling is not about taking pictures of famous things: it is about people, ”wrote Abigail Williamson, author of the text.
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South Wales, Wales
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Only Dhrow, India
Los Llanos, Colombia
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Oasis de Siwa, Egipto
Montana’s ‘Golden Triangle’
The Camino de Santiago, Spain
Malpaís, Costa Rica
Church of St James the Less London, England
The medina of Marrakech, Morocco
Nanda Devi Mountain, India
Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
Wadi Rum, Jordan
The Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Niansogoni, Burkina Faso
South London Parks, England
East Haddam, Conn.
Yarra Ranges National Park, Australia
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Jimmy’s Beach, New South Wales, Australia
University of Cambridge, England
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Tappan Zee from the Hudson River, New York
Milford Sound, Nueva Zelanda
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Con Dao, Vietnam
Table Mountain, Cape Town
The Rawah Wilderness, Colorado
The Methow Valley, Washington
(Find more information about the “52 places to love in 2021” from The New York Times at this link)