Time and again we have been lured with the picturesque clicks of the so-called exotic destinations. Also, there is no denying the fact that while having high expectations of the place, we have been brutally brought down with the reality, when we visit it. The beyond beautiful and out of this world pictures are a bait and often a misconception of the place.
Your so called stress-free getaway may not be so, it may, in fact, be a cruel disappointment. The clicks that give vent to your wanderlust, clip the wings of your imagination when you happen to visit them and come to terms with the harsh reality.
Let me tell you, those beaches that look nothing less than a way to heaven, the ice-clad white mountains, the crystal clear blue water are rarely so. Just like you had been enticed with their serenity and charm, a lot of others were, too. So, before planning that expensive holiday, just bear in mind the popularity of the place.
Here are some photographs that will bust a lot of myths of some of the famous holiday destinations of the world.
This wall was built along the northern borders of China to protect the Chinese empire from the raids and invasions. It was built for border controls, to impose duties on goods transferred via the Silk Route and to put a control on immigration and emigration.
Looking at the density of the tourists at the place, we are bound to believe that now the wall itself must be guarded from damage.
Huh, the signature click you would expect. The tower is famous for its unintended tilt. Also, the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees.
It's not just you who wants that perfect click.
Phew! There is competition there, too!
Lucky will be you, if you get this close a view of the beauty!
Just look at her fan following!
You can surely get a click of hers, but from others' phone.
The serenity, the calmness, the blue waters, no comparisons, dude.
Planning a sunbath?
Surely, looking at this, one cannot resist planning a holiday to the place.
The beach gets heavily crowded in times of a concert.
And it is nothing less than a nightmare.
Expectation: You and your partner, spending some quality time together.
Reality: You guys are not the only ones! *Harsh reality*
Portraying a calm and perfect honeymoon destination, Santorini is a must on a newly wedded couple's list, but really?
Again, it is not only you.
Santorini is on a lot of others' list, too.
Whooshing your way through the snow!
But, not everything happens the way you think.
Aquamarine waters of the place, perfect for the mood!
Perfect for everyone's mood!
The Pyramids of Giza have been believed to be built by moving, dragging and lifting huge stones, from a quarry.
And there are a lot of fans of the place, too.
Pretty evident from the aboce click.
Looking like an amalgamation of hues.
Devoid of hues, now!
During the sunset, it looks mesmerising.
Most visited on the longest day of the year, for the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Gentle reminder folks, you are again not the only ones.
Expectation: Chilly mountains, all deserted.
Reality: Yes, it is crowded up there, too!
Leave alone, deserted! *Smirks*
Hanging out, hand-in-hand with your beloved, privacy available, too!
Leave alone, Spanish or Italian, there are couples from the world over.
What a perfect click of the place!
Seems like only the click was perfect!
Mind it, the little mermaid is not alone.
We know this is an eye-opener for you. So, look before you leap and watch out before you plan your holiday.
Updated by Vasundhara