Now’s Your Chance To Avoid Buyer’s Remorse.
Let’s not be hasty. Instead, take five deep breaths and exercise some patience; you may end up thanking me later. Shhhhh! I know that the gorgeous titanium finish, customizable action button, and spatial video capability are calling out your name, but I’d wait until the end of this article before dropping your hard-earned money on the alluring new iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Priced at 5,099 AED, Apple’s all-new iPhone 15 Pro Max is more than just an investment. It’s a full-blown techno-marvel, but before you succumb to its siren song, let’s embark on an adventurous journey through seven destinations you can visit instead. So, grab your metaphorical passport and get ready for a virtual whirlwind of wanderlust!
And for those looking forward to the blessed National Day extended weekend as an excuse to travel (It’s alright, we’re not judging), take note of these seven incredible wishlist-worthy holiday packages to consider instead of ‘INVESTING’ in an iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Owing to the rose-hued stone that is used in many of its landmarks, Armenia is crowned as the ‘Pink Metropolis’. It’s the perfect destination to celebrate Valentine’s Day! A favorite amongst history buffs, this destination is one of the oldest cities in the world to be inhabited since its establishment.
Located in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe, this exquisite destination is acclaimed for its beautiful landscapes, iconic history, vibrant culture, architectural wonders, and flavorful cuisine. Lake Sevan, Dilijan, and Geghard Monastery are just some of the many must-visit places worth visiting in this country. Fancy a stroll through the pink city taking in its many wonders? Here’s the holiday you just dreamed of!
History is baked into the ancient walls of this fairytale land. Welcome to Istanbul, where East meets West in a whirlwind of magic and mayhem! Adorned with ornate chapels, lush hills, turquoise beaches, and quaint little cafes, Istanbul is famous for its impeccable hospitality, historic landmarks, bustling souqs, and abundant natural beauty. Catch a glimpse of the majestic Hagia Sophia, where history still whispers tales of empires long gone. Marvel at the sheer beauty and grandeur of the Blue Mosque, or indulge in the art of bargaining in the labyrinthine lanes of the Grand Bazaar. A stroll in the magnificent Topkapi Palace, a place where sultans once lived, will leave you in awe.
Istanbul is an infinite treasure chest, and who needs the latest iPhone when you can savor sweet baklava, enjoy scenic boat rides, and breathtaking sunsets over the minarets? So, hurry up, and let Istanbul cast its spell on you!
Georgia, this transcontinental paradise, is a treasure trove for thrill-seekers and peace-seekers alike. Georgia’s breathtaking landscape is bejeweled with pristine lakes, ancient monuments, picturesque little villages, and alluring mountain ranges. One of the must-visit gems in this beautiful country is Tbilisi, the charming capital of Georgia. This quirky city offers a perfect blend of ancient architecture and funky street art in a beautiful clash of cultures.
And oh, great news for self-proclaimed wine connoisseurs, (ahem, ahem) Georgia is a wine lover’s paradise. So, instead of the doomed endless scrolling on your new phone, you could be clinking glasses and toasting in underground wine cellars dating back centuries. So, get ready to sip some Saperavi, enjoy the local khachapuri (cheesy bread heaven), and make friends with the locals, Pro tip – Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on!
Zanzibar unfurls a tapestry of pristine white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, rich history, and vibrant culture, all within a budget-friendly price bracket. So, if you’re dreaming of a ‘Relax, Rejuvenate, Revive’ kind of beach holiday, Zanzibar is the place to be.
My advice? Swap the latest iPhone for a slice of paradise. Explore the mystical Stone Town, get lost in the narrow, winding streets, dive into the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, swim with dolphins or just float around without worries! I mean, let’s be real, selfies are great, but have you ever taken a sunset selfie with a friendly dolphin? Maybe now’s your chance!
Imagine stepping into a whimsical town with vibrant-hued buildings, cobblestone streets, and quirky cafes that exude an eclectic mix of medieval charm and bohemian vibes. That, ladies and gentlemen, is Latvia for you. Riga, the Latvian capital, on the other hand, is like the mysterious, cool kid of the Baltic. It’s every Instagrammer’s dream come true. And, here’s an interesting fact! Riga is the birthplace of the Christmas tree – so basically, it’s Christmas all year round.
And if you thought Christmas markets were the only great thing about Riga, think again! Enjoy mouthwatering Laima chocolate, cozy Riga Black Balsam, spiced mulled wine, and food that’s equivalent to edible art! Let the magic of Riga warm your heart and soul. So, my dear readers, Latvia may not have Face ID, but it’s got plenty of charm where every corner is a photo op, and every meal is a culinary adventure.
Bali, the place of your dreams, is the ultimate “Eat, Pray, Love” destination. Trade your iPhone 15 Pro Max for an idyllic vacation with enthralling sights of lush rice terraces, enriching cultural sites, vibrant coral reefs, serene yoga retreats, and some much-needed inner peace!
Already daydreaming about sipping on freshly-cut coconuts by the beach? Me too! But, Bali isn’t just about tranquil retreats; it’s a foodie’s paradise too! From chasing waterfalls in Ubud to exploring mystical temples to savoring Nasi Goreng on the beach while watching the sunset, Bali’s got it all. And if you’re lucky, you might even meet a mischievous monkey trying to steal your banana pancake or swap your sunglasses for some treats! So, explore our Bali holiday packages and visit Bali, where paradise is real, and FOMO is just a forgotten abbreviation.
For a sensory experience, visit Morocco, where dreams are dipped in aromatic spices and encased in vibrant colors. Here, you can immerse yourself in a maze of colors, melodies, and aromas as you stroll around this bustling medina. You could be haggling for spices and rugs in the lively souks of Marrakech, sipping mint tea in a tranquil riad, or getting lost in the enchanting Jardin Majorelle, a place where even the cacti look aesthetically placed!
And don’t even get us started on the food – tagines, couscous, and Zaalouk that’ll make you forget all about Face ID. And once you’re done savoring, it’s time to explore the magnificent architecture of the Bahia Palace, where you can pretend to be royalty for a day, or take a hot air balloon ride over the Atlas Mountains and see Morocco from a bird’s eye view! How about unlocking the secrets of the Sahara Desert on a camel ride? Sand-sational, right? So, if you’re set to visit the magical city adorned with fragrant spices, intricate carpets, and ornate lamps that look like they came straight out of Aladdin’s cave, Morocco is the place to be. Here, every alley has a story, and every dish is a masterpiece.
My take is to invest in experiences not possessions. After all, it’s a journey of experiences worth investing in.