10 Special Places, Worldwide!
1 – Rocas Baimbridgen – Galapagos – Ecuador
This amazing place is in Ecuador and belongs to the Galapagos archipelago. This unbelievable shallow water lagoon in the middle of the sea is a food court for millions of flamingos.
2 – Nyiragongo Crater – Africa
It is the largest lava lake in the world.
3 – Navagio Beach – Greece
It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Bathed by the crystal-clear sea, this beach is on the edge of the escarpment of a gigantic rock. As if Nature didn’t make the place special enough, a sunken ship in the middle of the beach completes the dream look. This beach is on the island of Zakynthos, and attracts thousands of wealthy tourists who arrive aboard cruise ships, sailboats and million-dollar speedboats.
4 – Havasu – Arizona Falls – USA
Here is a place as spectacular as it is inaccessible. To get to this unbelievable waterfall in the middle of the Arizona desert, you just need to travel by plane, by car and finally by horse. There is also a helicopter that takes people there. This place is located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon National Park.
5 – Mont Saint Michel – France
One of the most interesting places on Earth is Monte San Michel, which at certain times is engulfed by water and reveals the splendor of the construction. It is located in a medieval town called Avranches. There is the monastery that gives the place its name. This monastery, fortified in the 13th century, integrates a group of three cities whose fortifications and development are remarkable: Aigues Mortes (1270-1276), meeting point of the Crusaders heading for the Holy Land; Carcassone, famous for its defences and Avignon, Christendom’s alternative seat (1309-1377). These fortified cities, called “bastide” marked the frontiers of the kingdoms at the end of the Middle Ages, serving as elements of defense and giving the people new social opportunities. More than 300 were built in France alone, between the years 1220 and 1350.
6 – Death Valley – California – USA
In Death Valley (one of the driest places on Earth) is the place called Playa Death Valley. There, a strange phenomenon takes place. For years the phenomenon has intrigued people. It was the mystery of the walking stones. It is a huge open area, which contains some stones that over the years and years have left a trace in the ground, as if they were walking. The tracks curve, change direction and sometimes get in the way. The place is definitely one of the weirdest known to men.
7 – Pamukkale – Turkey
It is a set of thermal pools that descend in the form of a cascade on a hill located in the Hierapolis – Pamukkale site, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey. Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish. Looking at it seems to be cold, by the impression that it is snow, however, the water contained in these basins is hot! The scientific explanation for this phenomenon is that the thermal places located below the mount cause the spillage of calcium carbonate, which solidifies on the surface, as if it were marble. The place is totally suitable for swimming and the landscape is phenomenal! The effect of erosion by water over time was giving the hill varied forms, molding it in incredible and even bizarre ways, that keep changing continuously. Both the water and the “waterfalls” change color according to sunlight, resulting in a spectacular effect! Without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world.
8 – The steps of India – India
Known as Baoli Stepwell, they are unusual architectural formations found in western India and Pakistan as well. The steps seem infinite, and this was done because, depending on the time of year, the amount of water in the reservoirs varied. The look of the place gives it an incredible, almost dreamlike appearance.
9 – Blue Lake Cave – Bonito – Brazil
The Blue Lake Cave is one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. So much so that it is in a place called Bonito, in Mato Grosso do Sul. By the way, Brazil has so many fantastic places that it was impossible to choose just one. I’ll have to make a post only from Gumps places in Brazil. But just take a look at the beauty of the place that this cave is, where the light tinges a blue that looks like a badly done special effect because it is so beautiful. Drooling!
10 – Palau – Micronesia
By far, Palau is one of the most beautiful and exotic corners on the planet. The crystal clear sea, the rocks covered with vegetation, so many islands that it’s impossible to count. It looks like 3D, but it’s real.
An amazing compilation, even though there are other amazing places left out from this selection, which was not made by me, but had to be shared! Hope you enjoy it… And dream a bit for the next escape after this pandemic is over!