6 Unusual Places to Beat the January Blues – Warm Climates

One way to beat those pesky January Blues is to either go on holiday in January, or book an amazing trip for the not too distant future. Research has proved that going on holiday can improve your happiness. Of 100 people interviewed, nearly three quarters said that going on holiday made them feel happy.
Want some inspiration? We’ve hand-picked 6 unusual places that should help to raise your spirits, provide some rest and recuperation and get you back on track. Check them out below.
1. Get some culture in Cambodiacambodia-1569431_640-1
This one’s for culture vultures, as magical Siem Reap is packed with magnificent ancient temples and Buddhist ruins. Visit the world famous Angkor ruins and immerse yourself in the intricate details and beauty of the temples. Check out the main temple, Angkor Wat, which is featured on Cambodia’s flag. Daily highs in January are 33 degrees, so you can also enjoy the warm temperatures and sunshine.
2. Lose yourself in Hong Konghong-kong-1209806_640
Or perhaps you would prefer a bustling city break to escape your January Blues? Hong Kong contains a spectacular selection of towering skyscrapers and is ideal if you want a luxury city break complete with retail therapy and mouth-watering Asian delights. The street food in Hong Kong is delicious.
3. Beach paradise in the Dominican Republicdominican-republic-1057905_640
If it’s a sun-drenched beach break you’re after, book a trip to the Dominican Republic. It’s the most budget-friendly Caribbean destination and offers pristine picture perfect beaches and plenty of activities and excursions to keep you busy.
 
4. Bask in Bali’s sunshine
coral-1108473_640Beautiful Bali will not fail to help you relax and unwind. Some of the scenery here is mind-blowing and there are fantastic places to go scuba diving if you enjoy swimming in waters filled with colourful marine life. Stay in a luxury resort on the beach, or head inland and choose a picturesque jungle retreat. Bali offers plenty of alternative holidays such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness retreats, which could be just the cure for your January Blues. Even though January is considered winter in Bali, temperatures are still around 26 degrees. What’s not to love?
5. Discover Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africacape-town-1562907_640
In January it’s summer time in Cape Town, which means glorious weather; absolute bliss in comparison to drizzly, chilly Britain. Venture up Table Mountain for the most breathtaking views of Cape Town and beyond, visit some vineyards and go wine tasting, or if you’re feeling brave, go diving with Great White Sharks.
6. Relax in Oman, UAEoman-645847_640
Oman is an Arab country located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It’s not scorching here in January like other times of the year, but it’s still a very comfortable 17 degrees. In January there’s a month long festival called Muscat Festival which celebrates Oman’s culture and history.
 

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