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Sri Lanka is decidedly having its moment in the equatorial sun. Well known to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples and accessible wildlife and the people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived.
With areas previously off-limits, difficult to reach or lacking in services now delivering new discoveries - Sri Lanka, really is a destination suited for all - families, adrenaline junkies, eco-tourists, wellness seekers and foodies on all budgets.
Germany has long been a powerhouse of innovation and has bestowed upon the world, the automobile, the printing press and other milestones of invention.
Having kickstarted an aesthetic movement so globally influential that its reverberations are still felt today, Weimar is home to The Bauhaus - a German art-school which combined crafts and fine arts and is now famous for the approach to design that is now publicised.
Whilst it may be known for making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Zimbabwe has always been a country that travellers on the ground have raved about.
Blessed with ultra-friendly locals, Big Five-filled national parks, World Heritage-listed archaeological ruins, and of course, the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will forever welcome visitors with open arms - viewing it as a sign of support on their journey to a new dawn..
Welcome to the crossroads of the Americas. In Panama, north meets south in a fiesta of tropical biodiversity, whilst east meets west through expanding world trade.
Packing so many treasures into one small country - from white, sand beaches to tropical rainforests, misty highlands and indigenous culture - it's surprising to see that Panama is still hidden under the radar.
In 2019, Panama City pledges to party like never before, marking its 500-year history with one raucous jubilee that you won't want to miss.
Following the buzz from the 2018 World Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan is finally making its mark on the map.
With more than 2,700km of newly marked trekking routes; a countrywide push of community-run tour products; and a revamped national highway system cutting transit times immensely - the time to visit has never been better for those independent travellers seeking unspoilt natural beauty.
Said to be one of the most diverse countries to explore, Indonesia offers everything from eco-tours with orangutan encounters in Sumatra to tribal traditions in Papua.
More than 17,000 islands make up the medley of cultures, cuisines and religions across the archipelago.
Thanks to the substantial investment in new air, land and sea connections, plus recent visa-free access for nationals of 169 countries, it's never been easier to explore this tropical country. Go now, before all its secrets are uncovered.