Escape Monday: 8 Places You’d Probably Rather Be Right Now

tumblr_m72o9frqVT1r47stto1_500One of my favourite pastimes is day-dreaming about what I’d do if I won the lottery. Wouldn’t that be fucking cool, winning the lottery? Let’s say you won R500 million, what would be the first thing you’d do?

First thing I’d do is settle all my debt in one afternoon, everything I owe taken care of in one shot, BAM. Then I’d buy a nice piece of property somewhere in Cape Town with the most epic garden you’ve ever seen.

Before we had The Cub, the next order of business was always travelling. Pack a backpack, Google “most beautiful places on Earth” and buy a plane ticket that same day.

What kind of places would I visit? Glad you asked – check out these 6 spots that are insanely beautiful, they’ll give you a good idea of where I’d start.

1. Wisteria Tunnel

Wisteria Tunnel is located at the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan. Flowering trees hang overhead and the different coloured rows speckle the garden.

It is rumoured to smell exactly like heaven.


2. Blue Lagoon Hot Springs

The Blue Lagoon hot springs in Iceland are man-made bodies of water, but the springs are heated naturally with the volcanic activity on the island. The springs are especially beautiful in the snowy winter because they stay at perfect bath water temperature despite the heavy snowfall.


3. The Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is part of the coast in the Liguria region of Italy. The terraces built on the rugged landscape are a popular tourist attraction.




4. Hotel La Montaña Mágica

Magic Mountain hotel is exactly what you think it is. It’s a hotel shaped like a mountain that spews water from the top. It’s located in Huilo Huilo, a private Natural Reserve in the Los Rios region of Chile.

It’s basically like Lord Of The Rings made real – in other words a favourite tourist destination of stoners the world over.




5. Tunnel Of Love

Giant trees surround this old train tunnel located in Kleven, Ukraine. The magical-looking place is nicknamed “The Tunnel Of Love” by locals because it is a popular spot for couples to visit… and probably bone.




6. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest park in Croatia. The park is filled with luscious green scenery, beautiful lagoons, and amazing waterfalls.



Tiger out.


3 Responses to “Escape Monday: 8 Places You’d Probably Rather Be Right Now”

  1. 1 Tam
    September 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

    That was 6 places. Where’s the other two? Sleep deprivation much?

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