Travel Picks: Top 9 travel experiences for 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - People might be short of cash due to the economic downturn but vacations are still on the agenda for 2009, although maybe with a different slant.
Rough Guides has picked its top nine best travel experiences for 2009. This list is not endorsed by Reuters:
1. Soak up Cuba's cultural legacy before everyone gets there.
Cuba's era as an island caught in time could be drawing to a close as the United States looks to ease restrictions on the communist-run nation. Experience the motors, mojitos and music before the hordes arrive.
2. Volunteering in New Orleans, USA
Immerse yourself in a city coming back tolife by joining up with an aid organization to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward and other areas hit hard by the post-Katrina floods. Then head to the French Quarter to reward your efforts with beignets, jazz and hurricane cocktails -- they're still served with gusto.
3. Chill out in UNESCO-protected town of Kotor, Montenegro
Climb to the top of the medieval walled town of Kotor for the best views of the world's second deepest fjord, or try out Montenegro's largest nightclub, Maximus, hidden in backstreets.
4. Formula One night racing in Singapore Continued...