The Fairy pools
The Fairy pools are located on the isle of Skye, Scotland. At the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle you can find crystal clear blue pools, some big enough to swim in. After a 40 minutes hike you reach the first waterfall that marks the start of the pools. Beware, rainy weather can cause some trouble when you are crossing the river on stepping stones. Wear adequate shoes.
The Giant’s Causeway
You can find the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. It lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau. The massive black columns inspired the legend of giants striding over the sea towards Scotland. In reality this was caused by volcanic activity 60 million years ago.
Waitomo Glow worm caves
Located on the northern island of New Zealand, there is a cave inhabited by thousands of glow worms. This particular species is found only in New Zealand. This cave, Ruakuri cave and Aranui cave form together the Waitomo caves. You can enjoy this sight during a boat ride through the cave.
Taktsang “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery
This Buddhist temple complex in the Paro Valley, Bhutan, is built against a rock and hangs 700 meters above the ground. You will get an instant mythical feeling, partly because it’s isolated in emerald green valleys. No wonder this is one of the most peaceful places on earth.
Tunnel of love
Tunel Kokhannya is part of an industrial railway that connects Klevan and Orzhiv. The green arches surround the railway for about three to five kilometres. It is a popular destination for honeymooners given that if you make a wish as a couple and your love is true, it will come true.
Church of San Juan Parangaricutiro
Somewhere in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, there used to be a village called San Juan Parangaricutiro. This village was swept away by a volcano. The eruption wiped everything away, except this church. It is now buried in solidified lava rock. Nowadays this gives the place a desolate and mystical feeling.
Salar de Uyuni
This salt flat measures 10582 km² and is located in de Daniel Campos Province in potosí in south-west Bolivia. This surreal landscape inspires great photography and art. It seems like you are standing on a gigantic mirror not knowing what is up or down.
This salt lake, only an hour away from Dakar, is known for its distinctive colour. The pink colour is caused by the Dunaliella salina bacteria. The lake provides tons of salt. This salt is collected by the locals. When you happen to visit it, you’ll notice the distinct contrast between the colours of the lake and the surrounding golden dunes.
Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain op tepui plateaus in South America. It marks the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. The mountain is better known as ‘the top of the lost world’. Because of the difference in weather conditions (top: moderate, bottom: tropical), it rains almost every day, which causes a lot of fog. So when you are at the top and you are lucky, you’ll be standing above the fog and literally be completely alone and cut of from the world.