Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Expat senses: Sights


Welcome to the first of our new series on expat senses. Over the next few weeks we’ll be writing posts on all five of the senses (touch, taste, sight, smell and sound), beginning this week with the best expatsights around the world.

Expats know best that the world is a huge and amazing place, full of all sorts of fascinating sights. The only way to see them all is to get out there and visit them. Below, we’ve highlighted three great sights that we think everyone should go and see at least once.


Bagan, Myanmar (Image source: Flickr)

Paris, London, New York… cities can be truly beautiful. It seems that this was always the case, as the ruins in Athens and Rome serve to show us. However, these are by no means the only beautiful cities of the ancient world. Over 2,000 beautiful pagodas and temples are still standing in Bagan after around 1,000 years.


Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (Image source: Flickr)

Beauty isn’t always man-made, however. For those who like their landscapes entirely natural, few can feel as calming as the salt flats in Bolivia. The salts lie so flat and are so bright that you can actually see the sky reflected off of the ground.


Fly Geyser, Nevada, US (Image source: Flickr)

We also wanted to include something a bit more weird and wonderful and the Fly Geyser in Nevada really ticks that box. This little-known attraction was created by well drilling almost a century ago, and started spouting water in the 1960s. The strange and magnificent mound you see here is made from minerals dissolved in this water that have collected over the years.

This is just a small taster of the sorts of great sights that expats get to see. Is there anything you think we’ve missed out? Let us know in the comments. Next in the series, we’ll be discussing Expat Sounds.

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