Best places to escape the modern world

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You probably all know this feeling. Sometimes you’re just done with daily life; the commute, the nine to five, family, social life…it gets too much and all you want to do is get away from it. Good thing we are here to help! Sit back, take it easy and have a look at some of the best places to escape the modern world.

The Navimag Ferry, Patagonia, Chile

If you could do with some wild water adventure, hop on the ferry that takes you from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales. This is a rough trip through Northern Patagonia and its fjords, desolate channels and uninhabited islands, known as one of the wettest and most isolated areas in the world. No risk of running into the in-laws here.

The Navimag Ferry, Patagonia, Chile (1)

The Navimag Ferry, Patagonia, Chile (1)

Tachuan Village, Anhui Province, China

Visiting Tachuan is like returning to nature in a place that as yet remains undiscovered by tourism. The village is built at the foot of Mount Huang and its ancient little houses are built on the slope. From afar, the village seems like a giant pagoda. Feel welcomed by the so-called Five Trees Reaching The Sky – five giant, ancient trees – when you enter the village.

Tachuan Village, Anhui Province, China (2)

Tachuan Village, Anhui Province, China (2)

The Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia

If you really want to get away from daily life, how about a six-day trek in the bush of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area? The Overland Track is 65 km long and takes you from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, through sheer mountains and temperate rainforest, across wild rivers and alpine plains. You can even add a hike around the lake, through the rainforest, bringing the length to 82 km.

The Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia (3)

The Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia (3)

Coconut Island, Kerala, India

Where to find more peace and calm than on your own private island? No need to splurge out; in India this is actually quite possible for the less wealthy amongst us. Coconut Island has only one cottage. You’ll share this tropical paradise, a remote coconut plantation, with herons, owls and crabs. What more could you ask for? Well, maybe some delicious Indian food made by the local staff…

Coconut Island, Kerala, India (4)

Coconut Island, Kerala, India (4)

La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

The recently discovered ‘Lost City’ in Colombia is probably as remote as remote can be; you can only reach it by helicopter or a hike of several days. La Ciudad Perdida consists of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. You can only access the entrance by a climb up about 1200 steps through dense jungle. Make sure to be in good shape!

La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia (5)

La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia (5)

Karimunjawa Islands, Palau, Indonesia

Karimunjawa is an archipelago of 27 tropical islands located off the coast of Java. Protected as a marine park, most islands are uninhabited and can only be reached by boat. I’m not sure what is the best part of these islands; the white beaches, amazing coral reefs and stunning environment, or the fact there’s no Internet and barely a cellphone signal?

Karimunjawa Islands, Palau, Indonesia (6)

Karimunjawa Islands, Palau, Indonesia (6)

Getting lost in the bush, chilling on your own tropical island, hugging trees in a desolate village in China… only a few of many options for you to escape the daily buzz. See – you don’t have to go all the way to the moon to find some tranquility.
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Hi everyone! My name is Eva and I joined the EasyToBook team earlier this year. I’m very happy to get the chance to write for the blog! Other than that, I love traveling, movies, art and cooking. You might also catch me at some cycling races cheering for cyclists and hunting for water bottles. Enjoy the blog!

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