Showing posts with label Amazing Places in World. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amazing Places in World. Show all posts
Glass Igloo - Finland
With underwater hotels already a reality and plans in the works to send tourists into outer space, it sometimes feels impossible to find a truly adventure-worthy destination. But planet Earth still has plenty for the intrepid traveller, and we are here to prove just the same. From glass igloos in far-flung Iceland to guest rooms within a volcano, each accommodation immerses its guests in a unique experience. Whether you scuba dive to your front door or reach it by way of a hanging bridge, we think you'll be impressed by the ingenuity, originality and yes, even luxury, offered by these singular properties.

Finland Igloo


For the ultimate outdoor retreat, Whitepod delivers. Situated in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,400 meters, the camp consists of 15 pods. With the look of giant boulders, these dome-shaped tents are pitched on raised wooden platforms surrounding a refurbished alpine chalet.

Whitepod Resort

Each mountain-chic lodging is heated by a wood-burning stove and has its own private front terrace overlooking the valley. The chalet features a Swedish sauna, massage area and communal space, where guests gather for breakfast and evening drinks around the fireplace.

Whitepod Hotel

Attrap’Rêves Allauch

For those who dream of starring in their own space odyssey, this family-owned enterprise provides an ideal setting. Campy meets camping in bubble accommodations with themes ranging from Zen to 1,001 Nights.

Bubble Hotel - France

But these bubbles offer more than just a unique experience. Made from recycled materials, they are eco-friendly, and are deflated at the end of the season, ensuring minimal impact on the surrounding pine forest. Although the bubbles are sheer, privacy is ensured, from individual bathrooms to secluded locales within the property.

Attrap’Rêves Allauch

Packages heighten the experience, with extras such as organic wine, gourmet dinner, massages and a telescope and star chart for the ultimate in bedtime stargazing.

La Montana Magica Lodge

Magic Mountain Lodge

This volcano-shaped hotel in Chile features water cascading down its sides rather than lava. Visitors can choose standard rooms or suites (on the ground level), all built by local craftsmen, with walls, floors and ceilings made of native wood.

La Montana Magica Lodge

Naturally heated bathtubs are crafted from ancient tree trunks, and rates include a welcome drink and buffet breakfast. Along with luxuries like a spa and artisanal brewery, the vast property offers a wealth of activities, from trekking to mountain biking to the thermal baths of Pirihueico Lake.

Jules' Undersea Lodge

Conrad Maldives

Named in honor of the fantastical world created by author Jules Verne, Jules' Undersea Lodge began life as an authentic research habitat, and today it is a hotel for up to six people. Guests with dive certificates are invited to enjoy unlimited diving. As for novices, a three-hour course is required in order to reach the hotel, but this also allows newbies to enjoy dive excursions in the lagoon with an instructor.

Jules' Undersea Lodge

Although the lodge is by no means a luxury retreat, it does offer a thoughtful selection of creature comforts, including packages featuring gourmet dinner prepared by a "mer-chef."

Hotel Kakslauttanen

Finland Northern Lights Igloo

Situated next to Urho Kekkonen National Park in remote Lapland, this resort features a variety of lodgings, including gorgeous glass igloos. Built of thermal glass and designed to stay frost free, these truly unique guest rooms offer the opportunity to watch the northern lights from the toasty comfort of your own bed.

Hotel Kakslauttanen

You can also stay in classic snow igloos or log cabins. To round out your unforgettable experience, you can embark on a reindeer-pulled sled tour or take an excursion to the nearby Arctic Circle.

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Extreme Hotels
And you thought your pink painted walls make a bold statement? Sure, your place has character. But does it have a Wikipedia entry? Why don’t you check out these mind-boggling property originals from around the world that have taken the idea of housing to the extreme. These amazing homes prove that anything is possible; all you need to do is to dream big enough. Perhaps these houses will inspire your next DIY or renovation project.


Check them out.


Hotel CasAnus
Hotel CasAnus
The CasAnus is a giant sculpture of a human intestine located in Kemzeke, Belgium. The hotel houses a double bed, heater, shower, and toilet. While it might not look especially appealing from the outside, except for being in the middle of nature, the inside of the room is as comfy as any place else.

Room of CasAnus
Room of CasAnus
This one-room hotel is extremely popular with couples since it’s situated in a quiet and remote place. Book the hotel well in advance as the visitor rush is skyrocketing!

Null Stern Hotel

Null Stern Hotel
Null Stern Hotel
This hotel is so extreme (in a bad way) that it scores zero stars... It is also the first zero star hotel in the world. Ideally located in Teufen, Appenzellerland (Switzerland) the catch-phrase from the hotel is that “the only star is you.” The hotel was built in a cold war bunker and there are no windows. The hotel was nominated for the best innovation of the year at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards (2009).

Room of Null Stern
Room of Null Stern
The interior of this hotel that dates back to the times of the World War had been kept intact by the designers; the concrete walls and pipes there to give you the “weirdness”. The only touch of a comfort is the supply of beds, furniture and lights.

Capsule Hotel

Capsule Hotel Japan
Capsule Hotel Japan
A popular accommodation idea in Japan, the capsule hotels first appeared in 1979. Since that time capsule hotels are part and parcel of Japanese culture. These hotels are perfect for unpretentious people who need overnight accommodation and basic service. They are small measuring only 1 x 2 meters. Many of the capsule hotels do offer television and wireless internet, but usually don’t allow eating inside the capsule. Bathrooms are shared and there are restaurants.

Rooms of Capsule Hotel
Rooms of Capsule Hotel
They are very basic and quite cheap to rent running approximately $25-50/night.

V8 Hotel

Vintage Car Theme Room
Vintage Car Theme Room
A must visit for car fanatics, the V8 Hotel in Meilenwerk, Germany is all about automobiles. Legendary vintage cars, sporty timers, exclusive cars and rarities will definitely create the racing mood the man is ever-so-agog about! Each room has an automotive theme as well. You can sleep in a bed made from a white Mercedes or sleep in the workshop room where your car bed is actually lifted up on jacks.

Hotel V8
V8 Hotel
There is a CD player in each room, wireless internet, free parking, and laundry services. A personal favorite!

Kokopelli’s Cave

Kokopelli’s Cave
Kokopelli’s Cave Hotel
Being at one with the earth takes on a whole new meaning at Kokopelli's Cave! Originally intended as a geological research office, this manmade one-bedroom B&B sits 70 feet below the surface of a mesa and is accessed through an entrance carved into a cliff face.

Room of Kokopelli’s Cave Hotel
Room of Kokopelli’s Cave Hotel
Complete with a working kiva fireplace, this rustic retreat is reminiscent of the nearby Anasazi cliff dwellings ... with the exception of electricity, comfy Southwest furnishings and a rock-walled bathroom with a hot tub and waterfall shower Colorado.

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Old Jails
A prison has got many a dark tales to tell, and this is precisely why prison tourism is high on the rise. Gone are the days when jails used to scare us. Tourists enjoy visiting those murky cells as much as they would love any other excursion during a vacation. Consequently, a massive number of abandoned prisons from all over the world have been turned into tourist spots and museums over the years and have had a lot of visitors till date. This blog enlists the top 10 prisons that you can visit.

Top Prisons in the World

Alcatraz, California

The United States Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island was a high-security federal prison from 1934 to 1963. The island is surrounded by high-current sea area which makes escape almost impossible. It has housed many famous convicts over the years and has been a subject of interest in movies too.

Alcatraz California

The prison tour has become so popular that it has to be booked in advance these days.

Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne, Australia

The Old Melbourne Gaol was constructed in 1839 and opened in 1845. In 1957, the National Trust of Australia converted the prison into a museum for preservation and engagement of tourists. The museum is now said to be haunted by paranormal enthusiast and also hosts personal events like parties and weddings too.

Old Melbourne Gaol Australia

Kalapani (Cellular Jail), Andaman Islands, India

This colonial prison situated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, was used by the British to exile political prisoners back in the day. The prison was constructed between 1896 and 1906. After Indian independence, in 1969, it was made a national memorial and has ever since become a tourist interest for foreigners as well as mainland Indians.

Kalapani Andaman Islands India

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland

This prison was first built in the year 1796. It has seen in the imprisonment and execution of some of the big Irish leaders in the past. In the mid-1980s, the Irish Government turned it into a museum for preservation. Parts of famous movies like The Shawshank Redemption and The Italian Job were filmed here.

Kilmainham Gaol Dublin Ireland

Hoa Lo Prison, Vietnam

Hoa Lo meaning ‘fierce furnace’ or ‘Hell’s hole’ was built between 1886-1889 by the French. It was located in the French quarter of Hanoi, mainly to hold Vietnamese political prisoners and freedom fighters. By mid-1990s, most parts of it was demolished and the remaining was converted into a museum by the government. The demolished site, now has a 25-storey hotel apartment and many commercial complex buildings. The guillotine room still exists with original equipment used in olden days.

Hoa Lo Prison Vietnam

Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa, Canada

Originally called the Carleton County Gaol, is now a hostel operated by Hostelling International. The jail was built in 1862 and has witnessed many hangings and the staff have reported the haunting of the place by spirits of those hanged there. It remained a jail till 1972 after which it was converted into a hostel.

Ottawa Jail Hostel Canada

Karosta prison, Latvia

Constructed from 1890 to 1906, Karosta was a sea port prison which was a naval base for Russian Tsar Alexander III. It has now been converted into a gallery called K@2 Artist Center where many local and foreign artists come for inspiration. There are guided tours of the prison and gallery these days for the benefit of tourists.

Karosta prison Latvia

Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia

It is a small town and previous convict settlement in Tasmania, Australia. Established in 1830, it started as a timber station and later became a convict settlement. In 1877, it was stopped being used as prison but it was in the 1970s, the National Park and Wildlife Service began managing the site. In 1987, it was preserved as a historic site and has had huge tourist attraction as ever since then.

Port Arthur Tasmania Australia

Seodaemun prison, Seoul, South Korea

It was opened in the year 1908, when Korea was a Japanese colony. It was used to house anti-colonial activists until 1945 when the colonial era ended. After that, until 1987, it was used as a prison by South Korean government, and later in 1992, it was converted into Seodaemun Prison History Park and henceforth, a tourist attraction.

Seodaemun Prison Seoul South Korea

Eastern State penitentiary, Philadelphia, U.S.A

Also known as ESP, it was opened in 1829 and was used till 1971. It covers an area of 11 acres, it has a dark and gloomy atmosphere which has been shot in several films and television series and was also used as inspiration for play station game interface.

Eastern State penitentiary Philadelphia

After 1965, it is currently a U.S National Historic Landmark, preserving one of the oldest modern-day prison buildings in the country.

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Amazing Fact About Europe
Europe is a vacationer’s paradise. Although Europe has seen its share of ups and downs, but the continent has a major role to play in the advancement of most of the technology, culture, and language that dominates the world today. Here we bring to you some of the most amazing facts about Europe that you were unaware of until now-

The Continent that Wasn't a Continent

To start things off with a bang, Europe, as you have always known, is technically not a continent. Surprised? We too were. It's but a separation from Asia which was actually a Greek idea!

The No-Cappuccino after 11am Rule


So, by what time of the day do you love a creamy cup of cappuccino? Preferably by the late afternoon, no? Well then, what would you say about the Italians who don’t drink cappuccino after 11am? Just like you, even we are still trying to figure out the befitting word!

German Doner Kebabs

Doner Kebab

Love to dig on Doner Kebabs? Never knew a soul who doesn’t. So, where should we go for a bite, Istanbul? Tut-tut! There are more Doner Kebab restaurants in Berlin than in Istanbul! Germans have a thing for Kebabs too, eh?!

The Monument that's Still Incomplete

Sagrada Familia Church

How long did it take to build the Egyptian pyramids? An outrageous 20 years? Well, what if we tell you that the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona is taking a bit longer than it took to build the pyramids? It was started in 1882 and no, it is not done yet!

British Museum- The Unknown Side

British Museum London

Did you ever know that only 1% of the items kept at the British Museum are actually on display? What about the remaining 99%? We wish we knew!

Highest Toilet in The World

Mont Blanc Toilet

Ever imagined what it would feel like to go to the loo in the highest toilet in Europe? Guess you should go and find out for yourself. Mont Blanc boasts of the highest toilet in the continent—at a dizzying 4,200 meters!

The Zero-Mosquito Country

Iceland has no mosquitoes at all. Can you believe that? Not even one. Buy it or not, but it’s true!

The Tower Made to Lean for Eternity

Leaning Tower Pisa

Call it a shame or call it an architectural marvel; it took the Leaning Tower of Pisa more than 200 years to build…and it still leans. Or maybe it was built to lean, who knows… whatsoever, we can’t help but appreciate and rejoice on the fact that there is no second “Leaning” building in the world.

The Busiest Escalator

Longest Escalators London

London, the busiest suburb in all of Europe boasts of a very amazing thing to be proud of. No, it’s not a monument or building or some unique scientific invention. It is in fact about the good old escalators in London’s underground that travel two times the circumference of the earth every week. So, the next time you step on one, be sure to proudly get a selfie clicked!

The Chocolate Heaven

Now Brussels is famous for a number of reasons and everyone knows that. But did you ever know that the airport in Brussels sells more chocolate than any other single location on Earth? A heaven for your sweet tooth, yeah?

The Town with the Longest Name

Town Longest Name Town

Lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. No, this isn’t some gibberish. It is in fact the name of a town in Wales, Europe, which is the longest name of a town in the entire world. Can’t spell the name yet?

Liechtenstein- A less populous European country 


Liechtenstein is a very small country. During its last military engagement in 1866 they sent out 80 soldiers and came back with 81. Apparently they made a friend in Italy.

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Domboshava Rocks in Zimbabwe

You must have heard of the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, and Venezuela’s Angel Falls; you’ve probably even heard of more obscure natural wonders such as the needle-like rock forests at Tsingy de Bemaraha. But no matter how much of the Earth we cover, there’s always something breathtaking just around the bend. Today we have come up with a list of some of the most ambiguous oddities in the world, totally unheard of, that are sure to take your breath away. Sit tight, folks, as you are about to step into a world that you take will leave you with awe as you make the progress.

Mystic forest in Lepchajagat

Kirkjufell Mountain

Iceland is home to some of the most exquisite natural marvels from around the world, and the Kirkjufell Mountain fits perfectly into this category. Best known for stunning pictures brought back by tourists, Kirkjufell is a photogenic mountain with three picturesque waterfalls running into a crystal clear stream at the mountain’s foot. Shapes into a perfect portrait of idyllic Iceland; the Krikjufell Mountain also plays its part as one of the best places to view the heavenly Northern Lights.

Kirkjufell Mountain Iceland

Cano Cristales

Not known to many, the Cano Cristales, tucked neatly away in the mountains of Colombia, is a gem of a river popular among the locals as the “River of Five Colors”. Only accessible by airplanes, you would want to visit this natural oddity during summers when the heat brings out the most vibrant shades of red. The colors of the river water come from a combination of algae, the natural hue of river rocks and of course, the blue of the water itself. Interested in seeing some of the oldest rocks in the world, as well? The Guiana Shield within the Cano Cristales (about 1.2 billion years old) will fulfill this desire of yours.

River of Five Colors in mountains of Colombia

Taylor Glacier

The Antarctic Taylor Glacier vomits a continuous stream of iron-rich hyper saline water onto the surrounding snow. The glacier was discovered in 1911 by an explorer named Thomas Griffith Taylor, who surmised that the reddish tint was caused by an unknown form of bacteria. It wasn’t until much later that we found the real reason for the spring of blood-colored water—an ancient underground pool of saltwater about 400 meters (1,300 ft) below the surface of the ice. The iron-rich water squeezes its way up through a fissure to the surface and comes in contact with oxygen for the first time, the iron hydroxide reacts instantly, giving us a waterfall of rust—the Blood Falls.

Antarctic Taylor Glacier

Beppu Hot Springs

Beppu, Japan is one of the world’s hot spring hot spots; there are more than 2,500 springs in the area—the second largest such cluster in the world. The springs are colloquially known as the “Eight Hells,” since there are eight main areas, each producing a unique type of spring. Blood Pond Hell, pictured above, is saturated with iron, giving both the water and the steam a dark reddish tint. Some of the other Hells include Demon Mountain Hell, which houses about 80 crocodiles; White Pond Hell, which contains boric acid that gives the water a milky consistency; and Oniishi Shaven Head Hell, which is a mass of bubbling mud that—supposedly—resembles the shaven heads of monks rising to the surface.

Hot Spring Beppu Japan

Spotted Lake

The Okanagan Valley lies at the extreme southern border of British Columbia. For thousands of years, aboriginal tribes have lived and battled in the valley, and their legends remain to this day. One of their most prominent legends told of a battle that occurred in the hills around Spotted Lake—then known as Khiluk to the First Nations of the region. There are high concentrations of 11 different minerals, including calcium and magnesium sulfate, and some trace amounts of titanium and silver. In the summer, when the lake partially evaporates, the minerals precipitate into rounded “holes.” Each hole takes on a different color, depending on which minerals are more concentrated in that particular spot.

Spotted Lake Okanagan Valley

Panjin Red Beach

This gorgeous crimson landscape is located in China, near the city of Panjin. It’s situated in the middle of an immense, sprawling wetland area in the Liaohe River Delta, but it’s the only part of the wetland that takes on this vibrant coloration. Rather than sand, the beach is covered with a highly alkaline soil, which is too basic for most plants to live on. That leaves little competition for the Suaeda salsa, a species of seaweed that has completely taken over the 1.4 million acres that make up Red Beach. In the summer, the seaweed is a dark green color—pretty but not exactly breathtaking. But in autumn, the mature plants take on a fiery red color that turns the beach into a one-of-a-kind spectacle. Most of the beach is closed to visitors in an effort to protect the delicate ecosystem, but there’s a small section that’s open to tourists.

Red beach Panjin China

Pamukkale’s Travertine Pools

One of the most unique sights in the world is, without a doubt, the cliffside travertine pools in Pamukkale, Turkey. Travertine is a type of limestone that’s found in a lot of the world’s hot springs. When the spring reaches the surface, the travertine solidifies into stepped structures that hold the spring water. The pools are initially formed from soft calcium carbonate that later solidifies into travertine. Because of the high calcium content, the end result is a hillside that’s white as snow.

Travertine Pools Pamukkale Turkey

Zhangye Danxia

The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park is located in southwest China and contains more than a few unusual features. Probably the most startling are the multicolored mountains known as Danxia landforms. The surreal coloration comes from red sandstone and natural mineral deposits that have formed over the course of 24 million years. Each “stripe” constitutes a different mineral, and over the ages, they’ve formed layer upon layer, resulting in a rainbow pattern. Erosion from wind and rain has further polished the surfaces of the mountains. China is the only place in the world with this type of mineral formation, and a few of the landforms have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Danxia Rainbow Colored Mountains China

Lake Retba

There are a handful of names that have been given to this lake, some by locals and some by visitors, but they all essentially mean the same thing: “The Pink Lake.” Lake Retba is located in Senegal, and it’s only separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a thin strip of sand dunes. Because of that slight geographic separation, a species of algae called Dunaliella Salina has been able to proliferate in the lake’s warm waters. Found only in a few places in the world, Dunaliella algae are salt lovers—which is good, because Lake Retba is as salty as the Dead Sea. The saltier the lake gets (particularly in the dry season), the deeper the red gets. During particularly dry seasons, the lake will take on a hue that can only be described as “bloody.”

Lake Retba in Senegal

Lencois Maranhenses

An oasis in the middle of the desert makes a pretty picture, but they’re few and far between in most of the world’s arid regions. Lencois Maranhenses National Park, on the other hand, is absolutely peppered with them. Located in northeastern Brazil, this sand-covered, 155,000-acre park isn’t actually a desert, even though it looks like one. 

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

When the rainwater collects between the dunes, it forms thousands upon thousands of separate lagoons that stretch as far as the eye can see. Each lagoon functions as a completely unique ecosystem. Despite the lack of inlets or outlets, many of the standalone lagoons are filled with fish that were carried to the pools as eggs by seabirds. 

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