The world is a weird and wonderful place and should be experienced in all of its fantastic glory. If you are someone with a bold spirit and an adventurous soul, we might have just the right unusual travel destinations for you to consider for your next trip.
Freetown Christiania, Denmark
The Free Town of Christiania in Denmark is an autonomous, alternative, free-living utopia that exists right in the middle of Copenhagen. It is a hippie paradise and is wildly out of place in the centre of the orderly Danish capital. Visitors are welcome and are free to roam freely around the town, however, photography is prohibited in most areas.
Slab City, USA
Slab City is known as the last free place in America. It is completely uncontrolled by the government and living there is completely free and unregulated. It is a place of freedom and isolation. Situated close to Niland, California, the deserted World War II Marine outpost draws thousands of visitors annually.
Door To Hell, Turkmenistan
In 1971, a natural gas field collapsed and formed a 30 metre deep crater. The crater began to leak flammable methane. Scientists decided to set it on fire as a way to control the gas. They assumed it would burn off all of the natural gas within a few days, but incredibly enough, the fire still burns to this day. It is a miraculous sight and would make for one of the best photo opportunities of your life.
The Chocolate Hills Of Bohol, Philippines
There are over 1700 conical hills dotted across the middle of the island of Bohol in thePhilippines. They range in height but the regularity of their shape makes them look almost man made. According to UNESCO, they are the uplift of coral deposits and a result of rainwater erosion.
The Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA
This looks like it belongs on the set of a SciFi movie. Located on the edge of Black Rock Desert in Nevada, this geyser was accidentally created in 1964. An energy company drilled down into geothermal waters and caused this spectacular geyser to form. The scalding waters erupt five feet high and the mineral buildup means that the conical shape grows several inches year. The red and green hues are a result of the thermophilic algae.
Cat Island, Japan
The tiny island of Tashirojima, Japan has a population of merely one hundred humans, however they are grossly outnumbered by their furry feline friends. Cats were originally brought to the island to catch mice, as the island was once heavily involved in silk production and mice are natural predators of the silk worm. Locally, they are considered to be good luck and there is even a cat shrine on the island. There are even cute cat shaped cabins for tourists to stay in.
Lake Natron, The Petrified Lake, Tanzania
Lake Natron in Tanzania is a creepy spectacle to behold. Due to a mixture of salt and minerals called natron that exists heavily in the water, this lake is one of the deadliest lakes on the planet. Natron consists mainly of sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate. This causes the lake to sometimes have a pink or orange hue. Animals that die in the lake are turned into statues through calcification.
The Sea Of Stars, Maldives
Located on Vaadhoo Island, one of the islands of Raa Atoll in the Maldives you will find the breathtaking Sea Of Stars. It is a naturally occuring phenomenon wherein a chemical reaction known as bioluminescence takes place when the water is disturbed by oxygen. Phytoplankton, the marine microorganisms in the water, have a blue luminescence, which causes the water to glow a glorious blue colour.