Sometimes we all need a little break from the stresses of every-day life. Some time to reflect and relax and simply be at one with ourselves. Well luckily a list has been made of the ten most tranquil places on the planet. So if you really want some time to relax and a break from all the stress of the modern world here are the places to go.
Iceland has been named the most peaceful country on Planet Earth, so in terms of relieving stress Iceland could be the number one place to flee too. Not only is there the idyllic scenery and an educated population, Iceland have a liberal world view which opens sectors of society and allows the country to be a safe place for anyone who feels `different. ` Denmark is closely on the Iceland’s heels, in a completely passive way of course. With one of the best health care systems in the world, low corruption levels and a true sense of social democracy, people seem to be very much at peace in this country.
Austria has a miraculously clean environment where virtually everything is spotless, they have a fantastic transport system and very low crime rates and unlike popular belief, the country really isn’t that expensive. Teenagers are able to vote at sixteen which means a fair sense of democracy across ages takes place, plus there are sensational views and Austria is the birthplace of Tarquinii. If you fancy travelling further afield, New Zealand has unpolluted cities, friendly people and generous welfare benefits, plus it’s ideal for anyone who is a Rugby enthusiast. Above all though, the unbelievable scenery in this country is probably what gives locals a sense of pure national pride.
Switzerland has both a happy and healthy population and authorities have invested in providing citizens with excellent education, health services and employment benefits. Although Switzerland may have a reputation for their skiing resorts it’s the people of this proud country that make it such a wonderful place to explore. Japan has world renowned cuisine, impeccably polite people and the locals may just work harder than any other nation on Earth. The public toilets are noted to be the cleanest in the world and the locals have created a peaceful yet technologically advanced nation simultaneously that is well worth a visit.
Although Finland sometimes ascends into what feels like an everlasting darkness it has plenty to offer in the terms of relaxation. There is virtually no corruption and very little class distinction, gender equality is also on the way up. It has arguably the best education system in the world and children are given plenty of free time to run and play in the fresh (often cold) air, which might help explain why they have one of the lowest ADHD counts across the globe. We can’t mention serenity without mentioning Canada, the average household income here is amongst the highest in the world and there are excellent work opportunities. Breathtaking wilderness encapsulates this peaceful country and the stable economy makes it a wonderful place to live.
Another Scandinavian country is on our list, Sweden. If you are comfortable with long winters and thick snow then Sweden is a wonderland. High standards of living plus 15 months average maternity leave for new parents and a great welfare system mean if you can withstand the cold, Sweden could be the ideal peaceful getaway. Last on our list is Belgium, it’s not all beer and chocolates, although if you like those you’re sure to love it! There are delightful old towns that ooze culture, alongside castles and museums and a general sense of togetherness. There are some rainy days however so if you need guaranteed sunshine, perhaps take a different trip. Visiting is simple enough with frequent trips from London and a high speed train can take you from Belgium to Paris in 70 minutes.
There are countless ways to escape the pressures of modern life, but for a real break and a new experience, a trip to the most peaceful countries in the world might be exactly what you’re looking for.