January is the most depressing month of the year, right? Half your mates aren't drinking, the other half are temporarily vegan, the weather is rubbish and we're all on a collective post-Christmas comedown. It sucks.
Of course, this is why everyone books their holidays in January. If we're doomed to freeze for a month, we might as well dream that we're somewhere much nicer.
In that spirit, Huawei has crunched the numbers to discover the top 10 'must photograph' travel destinations to celebrate the launch of the P Smart 2019 - and returned some interesting results: Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the most popular: unsurprising given that it lies where the jungle meets the beach and boasts some of the best weather and food around which in turn provides the best possible #selfie and #foodporn opportunities. Colombo is followed by the bullet train between Kobe/Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Other off-the-beaten-path destinations included Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, Icy Straight Point in Alaska and even the Isle of Harris, closer to home in Scotland - but curiously, none of the usual Instagram photo favourites, like Tokyo and Berlin. Well, perhaps they're just not that unknown anymore: The Berlin Wall has been down for more than a quarter of a century and Tokyo is bloody massive, so neither are really hidden gems in 2019.
Here is the full list of the top ten 'must photograph' travel destinations for 2019:
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Kobe/Yokohoma, Japan
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
- Baden-Baden, Germany
- Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Kartarpur, Narowal District, Pakistan
- Wadi Rum, National Park, Jordan
- Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), US (Alaska)
- Isle of Harris, Scotland
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Huawei is offering you the opportunity to visit each of these top ten 'must photograph' destinations for 2019, by simply by uploading a picture of your local hidden gem to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HuaweiOnTour. Whether that be an amazing undiscovered street food dish or your best 'not on the tourist trail' find.
Now that your bags are packed, you're going to need the perfect companion to fill full of jealousy-inducing photos. The Huawei P Smart 2019 is there for you: it boasts an 8MP wide-aperture (f/2.0) selfie camera, because holidays are for taking photos and making everyone else wish they were away with you.
Once you've taken the snaps, the P Smart 2019's 6.21-inch 19.5:9 Huawei Dewdrop Display is larger than previous models and has a much higher resolution too, so you can have the best possible screen on which to edit, touch up and otherwise beautify your photos before they face the social media cauldron. In addition the P Smart 2019 boasts a huge 64GB storage and incredible battery life, so no risk of running out that precious photo space - the smart battery management system applies several measures to further extend the battery life of your phone - making the P Smart 2019 handset truly the ultimate travel companion.
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