Still trying to figure out where to spend the last days of 2012? Whether you're flying solo or ready to hop a plane with your mate, consider these three seriously sexy places to end the year.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The beaches, the cuisine, the economy and the people have been on fire for years. As host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, this major metropolitan city is poised to show off its goods to the world's stage. Be a trendsetter and experience the sexy side of Rio before the masses make their way down south. Walk the promenade of the Copacabana and enjoy the people watching as you feel the sexual energy in the air. Unwind in the clubs as bronzed bodies move in time to the Samba beat. Make the rounds at the beach bars in search of the best caipirinhas. And no vacation is complete without a Brazilian bikini souvenir.
The air in Istanbul is alive with energy right now. The underground art and fashion scene is exploding with talent and spilling out onto the pedestrian-friendly streets. With reasonably priced boutique hotels and lavish five-star offerings, you will not have a problem finding a place to stay. Strong Turkish coffee will keep you going all day and night as you explore the Harem in the Topkapi Palace or shop for rugs in the Grand Bazaar.
The pristine beaches and azure waters of the Andaman Sea scream Robinson Crusoe for the jet-set. This previous pirate sanctuary will spark your adventurous side when you escape to any one of the 104 islands that make up Langkawi. Go off-roading in a motorcycle, trek into the jungle searching for the seven Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls or make your way to an off the beaten path island where you'll have the beach all to yourself.
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