Where You Should Travel to in 2020, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Where You Should Travel to in 2020, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Planning your next vacation? Let your Chinese zodiac sign guide you to your next ideal destination.

If you are anything like us, you are busy looking up online to uncover your Chinese zodiac forecast and fantasising about your next respite as you launch into the new year. You will be amazed to find out that the animal represented by your birth year provides a practical appraisal of many life choices – including where to travel! So why not let fate take the wheel and go on a trip of a lifetime inspired by your Chinese zodiac sign?

Scroll down to read where you should consider heading to based on your Chinese zodiac sign – with a heart full of adventure and gusto.

Rat 🐀  ( 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 )

You are endearing and sharp-witted. Driven by success, you can also be ambitious to a fault. You understand that in order to achieve high standards, you need to exhibit strong values. Whatever it is, you are passionate about what you are doing. In the year of the White Metal Rat, you are bound to have a delightful time filled with opportunities.

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This year, you should head to Lapland, Finland. You might be lucky enough to spot the Aurora Borealis – an entrancing feast for your eyes. A breath of Kilpisjärvi’s air (believed to be the freshest in Europe) will reinvigorate your spirit. Finland has been named the happiest place to live according to the World Happiness Record so expect nothing but a jolly good time. 

Ox 🐂  ( 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 )

Known to be earnest and hardworking, you put your heart in everything you do without seeking recognition. You have a strong stated mission to lead people. Your obstinate determination will bring you far this year.

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As such, you should embark on a journey to a faraway land Magdalena, Colombia. You can bask in the year-round tropical climate while exploring the surreal and unfamiliar landscapes. Trekking La Ciudad Perdida, dubbed the new Machu Picchu, will be an easy feat for you considering how steadfast you are.

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Unfortunate circumstances are difficult to predict and that makes having travel insurance one of the most important things to buy before you embark on your adventure. Get in touch with the winner of ‘Most Popular Travel Insurance Company‘ in the TripZilla Excellence Awards 2019, AIG! Their popular Travel Guard covers natural disasters and cancelled trips too. With a travel assistance desk that looks out for you 24/7, 365 days a year, AIG is perfect for the wandering soul!

Tiger 🐯 ( 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 )

Courageous and intense are synonymous with you. Your dauntless bravery makes you want to try something risky. You are really clear about who you are and what is important to you. You are known to not beat about the bush.

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Book your ticket and jet off to Queensland, New Zealand. It is jam-packed with adventure activities that will exhilarate the daredevil in you. From white water rafting to skydiving, you will have a whale of a time. You will find New Zealand incredibly scenic and warm up to amiable locals given your friendly disposition.

Rabbit 🐇 ( 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 )

You are kind to everyone that crosses your path. Always beaming, you realise there is so much good in this world. You can relate to others which makes it easy for people to open up to you. You desire a tranquil life and work towards it.

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In 2020, you should unwind on the pristine beaches of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. It is full of uninhabited remote islands where life is simple. You can frolic in the sun while sipping a refreshing coconut. This untapped paradise not thronging with tourists makes it perfect for you as you nourish your body and soul.

Dragon 🐉  ( 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 )

Being the most revered animal in the Chinese culture, you exhibit characteristics that are equally admired. You are mesmerising and powerful without being too overtly. Honestly is the best policy for everything you do. When the going gets tough, you roll up your sleeves and persevere.

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Take a trip to Shanghai, China. You will never get bored in this bustling metropolis. The energy prevalent throughout the city will complement your exuberance. The stunning juxtaposition of old and new Shanghai will capture your heart. Satiate your taste buds at world famous restaurants. Shanghai is sure to keep you on your toes.

Snake 🐍  ( 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 )

Known to be fully cognisant of the world around you, you pay meticulous attention to details. You are the eye of the storm in a difficult situation. Trusting people can be hard for you hence it becomes an obstacle when forging a relationship. However, your gregarious nature makes others fond of your company.

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This year, slither your way to Melbourne, Australia. The coffee connoisseur in you will appreciate a good fix at this capital that is world-renowned for its thriving coffee scene. You can experience the great outdoors by hitting the seaside at St Kilda or riding along the Yarra Valley. For seven years in a row, Melbourne has been ranked as the world’s most liveable city. So live your life to the fullest in this diverse city.

Horse 🐴  ( 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 )

You believe that being independent isn’t just a state of mind but a way of life. You feel invincible when you are able to handle anything thrown your way. Full of energy and enthusiasm, your stamina is unmatchable. Time to time, you get involved in sports to improve your wellbeing and health.

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Take a trip to London, England! It is the birthplace of a plethora of sporting events. From Wimbledon to Wembley, you will be able to discover the top sports venues. You will also learn about the fascinating British history. Tour the royal sights of the British capital to live like Kings and Queens. 

Goat 🐐  ( 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 )

You are selfless and gentle. You always put the needs of others before your own. It is seemingly impossible to rile you up as you remain calm even when being lambasted. Being a nature-lover, you appreciate beauty untouched.

Be in awe of Cape Town, South Africa. It is a city bestowed with natural beauty in spades. The extraordinary stretches of coastline and the prominent Table Mountain will take your breath away. You can embark on a great safari trip to spot the Big Five and other hidden wildlife gems. Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales make their migration into the warm Cape waters annually so keep your eyes peeled. 

Monkey 🐵 ( 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 )

As agile as a monkey, you are equally swift when seizing opportunities. Your divergent thinking and insatiable curiosity will make you a successful entrepreneur. You also love to pull a prank on others for a good laugh and is always the life of the party.

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The city that never sleeps, New York, United States of America will keep you up all night. Behold the exquisite landscape from the Empire State Building and feel like you are on the set of a Hollywood movie at the charming Grand Central Station. Stroll the massive Central Park for some peace and quiet. There’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York! 

Rooster 🐔  ( 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 )

You are the epitome of punctuality. You analyse your daily activities, set routines and adhere to them. You are known to always put up a brave fight in the face of adversity. Flattery instantly puts you in a good mood and you do not shun away from complimenting others. You love living in luxury.

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Feel welcomed at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Put up at luxurious accommodations that are sure to spoil you rotten. The shopping scene is another reason to visit this glamorous destination. Marvel at the futuristic architectures including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world. You will soak right in Dubai’s melting pot of cultures.

Dog 🐶  ( 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 )

Your desire to commit and empathy make you a loyal partner. A friend in need is a friend indeed deeply resonates with you. You are intensely protective of those around you. Your easy-going disposition makes you have a large social circle and you are the glue that holds people together. Cleanliness is an indispensable part of you.

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Feel right at home in Tokyo, Japan. You will appreciate the tip-top state of every nook and cranny in Tokyo. Everything from the subways to the sidewalks is spotless. You will make new friends along the way considering how thoughtful Japanese are. Tokyo is famous for embracing smart technology to lead innovation and this will keep you busy.

Pig 🐷 (  1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 )

You live life to the fullest and do not mind indulging yourself every once in a while. In Chinese culture, you are a symbol of wealth. Despite having an expensive taste, you are not a wasteful spender. Your busy lifestyle wears you out but you keep on striving to not lose your momentum.

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Santorini, Greece will have you gasping at every corner. The romantic setting and breathtaking sunsets will sweep you off your feet. You can enjoy the breeze in your hair, a drink in your hand and sand between your toes at one the scintillating beaches Santorini boasts. You will feel like you have stepped right into a postcard while wandering around the cobblestone streets. 

We have scoured the destinations for you. Now, you can put together your perfect astrological itinerary and make it happen!

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Ifah Sakinah
Ifah Sakinah

Sakinah has a discerning palate and an innate desire to satisfy her inner curiosity. While she hasn't been everywhere, it's definitely on her list.


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