Unusual Honeymoon Destinations
1. Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace (France): This monument was built by Ferdinand Cheval, a postman, between 1879 and 1912. Located in the Drome, it is now classified as a historical monument.
2. Moulin de l'Abbaye (France): This gourmet restaurant is located in the village of Brantôme, also called "the Venice of Périgord". It has one star in the Michelin Guide.
3. The village of Blagaj (Bosnia and Herzegovina): A small village of less than 3,000 inhabitants in the Herzegovina-Neretva region. It is considered as national monument of the country and could enter the UNESCO world heritage list.
4. Colourful umbrellas in Águeda (Portugal): Every summer, the small town of Agueda installs hundreds of multicoloured umbrellas to allow passers-by to enjoy a little shade. The project is called the Umbrella Sky Project.
5. The Regaleira Palace (Portugal): An architectural ensemble located in the historic city of Sintra (Lisbon region), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
6. The Popeye village (Malta): This is the village that was used as a filming location for the musical Popeye with Robin Williams (1980). It is made up of small coloured wooden houses.
7. Santa Maria dell'Isola (Italy): Located in the city of Tropea (a city on a cliff), it is a monastery built on a rocky overhang in the 7th century and has been preserved ever since.
8. Grotta Palazzese restaurant (Italy): Located in the region of Apulia, it is a restaurant (and hotel) embedded in a cave. Prices are relatively reasonable.
9. Litlanesfoss Waterfalls (Iceland): A waterfall that can be found in Iceland, it is surrounded by impressive basalt columns. The elevated view is breathtaking.
10. The tombs of Myre (Turkey): Myre is famous for its necropolis, which can be dated to the fifth century BC. The best known is the "Tomb of Leo".
11. The Gates Of Hell (Turkmenistan): This is a natural gas crater, which has burned continuously for forty years. The effect at night is impressive.
12. The archaeological site of Bagan (Burma): An area of about 50 square kilometres, the site has long been the capital of the first Burmese empire. Today, it is one of the most beautiful sites of Burma.
13. Marieta Islands (Mexico): Famous for its hidden artificial beach (created by the explosion of a bomb), the archipelago is uninhabited and is a protected national park. Tourists can access the site however.
14. Bishop's Castle (USA): Construction began in 1969 when builder Jim Bishop decided to expand a family cottage in Colorado. When neighbours pointed out to him that the building looked like a castle, he continued the construction.
15. The Great Blue Hole (Belize): During the last Ice Age, it was a cave. When the sea level rose, the cave was flooded, forming this unique sinkhole.
16. The white sand pool of Fervedouro (Brazil): This is a natural pool near the village of Mateiros. A small corner of relaxation that isn't overrun by tourists.
17. The Temple of Wat Rong Khun (Thailand): Also called the "white temple", it is a very recent construction intended to pay homage to Rama IX, the current king of the country. The construction should be completed in 2070.