As Pico Iyer once said, “Travel is like love, the best trips, like the best love connections, never really end.”
What have you got planned for Valentine's Day? If you're looking to get away from the flowers, candle-lit dinners, and switch up the scene entirely — grab your passports and jump on a plane. There's nothing like zipping out of Singapore to fete this season of love. Below, the folk from Zuji Singapore share a few spots for jet-setting couples looking to take the road less travelled.
1. Marrakesh, Morocco
Nothing can be more romantic than creating new memories in Marrakesh while being engulfed in its diverse culture. Step into another world as you explore the souks, popular traditional markets, that dot the city, packed with a kaleidoscopic array of beautiful patterned crafts. Dare to catch a glimpse into your romantic future at one of the fortune tellers. Beyond make-shift markets, the El Badi Palace uncovers the tales behind what makes Marrakesh the city that tops the list of many travelling couples.
If you think that Nepal translates to scaling the highest peaks of Mount Everest, think again.Be prepared to be greeted by the warm hospitality of the locals as you enter the city of Kathmandu with its antiquated architecture and a stunning centrepiece that is the Boudhanath Stupa temple. If your special half prefers being in the presence of breath-taking views, head down to the Gokyo Lakes. In fact, the Buro 24/7 Singapore team went to Nepal last year and came back with lots of stories to share.
3. Dali, China
Famed for its high-quality marble stone and fertile soil, the picturesque mountain backdrop encircles the iconic Chong Sheng temple to provide an unforgettable panoramic view. Prepare to be taken aback by its timeless architecture, reminiscent of China's glorious history.
4. Adelaide, Australia
Just a short flight away from Singapore, Adelaide presents the perfect getaway for couples looking for a spectrum of activities. Famed for being one of the best festival cities in the world, reignite your passion through arts and culture at the upcoming Adelaide Fringe that encompasses a night parade with countless entertainment and food options to go through. For those who prefer a slower pace, head down to Adelaide Botanic Gardens that has been rejuvenating weary souls for over 160 years.
5. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany, with its capital city of Florence, has always been known as the city of love. Couples can have their go at taking romantic yet quirky photos at famed landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, recognised as an architectural and artistic marvel. For those who intend to go on their knees and finally pop that question, the landmark Florence Cathedral has stood the test of time since the 1200s, just like the couples that will have their memory etched for a lifetime.