With everything going on in the world right now, it’s easy to assume that we won’t be going on vacation for a while. As countries across the globe fight their own coronavirus battles and try to get used to the new normal, flights have been grounded, and airports have closed their doors. Many people have suggested that this shutdown could last months, but it seems as though airlines could be opening up again sooner than you think.
Closing Their Borders
As the COVID-19 battle rages on, countries have come up with their own methods of containing the virus and stopping any further spread. One of the ways they have done this is by asking airlines to stop their flights, and some countries have even closed their borders. Those that haven’t are asking travelers to quarantine for two weeks when they enter a new country, and because of this, fewer people are risking it. This has had a serious knock-on effect for airlines, and many of them have asked for financial help and guidance from their respective governments. However, it seems as though things could be on the up.
Opening Up Again
In fact, it’s been noted that there will be a “significant rebound” in the realm of air travel in the next few weeks. This is largely because countries such as Spain and Italy are once again opening their borders up to travelers in the hope of restarting their economy, and those travelers will require flights. Experts suggest that this resurgence will start to take place in mid-May to early-June and that it will see a steady rise in people wanting to fly across the globe again. However, there’s no doubt about the fact that travelers are going to be wary about the process, and will expect airlines to put social distancing measures in place to keep them safe.
So, could vacations be on the cards sooner than we think?
Where to Take the Most Breathtaking Pictures in Turkey
At the intersection of Europe and Asia is a country so rich in history, culture, and sights that any avid traveler or photographer would love to visit. Packed with historic, natural, and man-made wonders, Turkey will steal your heart and offer a mesmerizing variety of incredible photographic opportunities. Here are three must-shoot-at places to add to your list!
The Unbelievable Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz
Nothing makes a picture better than a splash of turquoise water and endless stripes of white sand surrounding it. That’s exactly what Turkey’s gorgeous Blue Lagoon has to offer. The fine sands of Belcekiz beach are a feast to the eye with their Maldivian-like swirling seascapes of white and blue. Look up, and you’ll enjoy skies full of paragliders, all enjoying the green-forested promontories shaped like sleeping dragons amid the Turkish blue of the Aegean Sea.
The Cotton-Like Hot Springs of Pamukkale
Pamukkale literally translates to “cotton castle,” which is exactly what your first thought will be when you lay eyes on this beautiful creation of nature. The hot mineral springs have been cascading down the hillside for thousands of years, creating a spectacular terraced view perfect for snapping with your camera. At the top of the site, you’ll find the Greco-Roman spa town of Hierapolis, where you can bathe in Cleopatra’s very own hot open bath. Pamukkale often gets busy with tourists, but if you go there early enough or at sunset, you can take truly breathtaking pictures.
The Fairytale Sights of Cappadocia, the Jewel of Turkey
Enter a fantasy world with the curious landscapes of Turkey’s jewel, Cappadocia, where honey-colored rocks have morphed into odd shapes, resembling magic mushrooms and minarets, often referred to as Fairy Chimneys. Settles have been carving out churches, monasteries, and houses in the soft volcanic rocks, creating an even more spectacular sight. Enjoy it from the sky while taking the hot air balloon ride of your life.