The world is as much a home to beautiful places as it is to strange destinations. Some of the goals are:
Jamaica’s Port Royal is currently a quiet fishing village this day, but in the late 17th century, it acquired such a bad reputation that it came to be known as the wickedest city on Earth. In no time, it turned into a hub of alcohol, money and sex, so much so that a quarter of its buildings were either a bar or a brothel. On June 7, 1692, Port Royal saw a massive earthquake that destroyed a significant portion of the city.
During summer, on Canada’s Newfoundland’s west coast, located between the deeply carved fjords and steep peaks of Gros Morne National Park, a barren plateau can be seen. Called The Tablelands, the barren plateau is an expansive desert-like landscape resembling Mars, where one can see the Earth’s mantle. The presence of heavy toxic metals makes vegetation impossible in this region which makes the Tablelands so barren.
The Purple Sands Beach is an isolated piece of land around Canada known for its grains of sand that appear in a spectrum of colours such as lavender, magenta and even pink. Resembling a painter’s brush stroke, the coloured grains of sand can be seen spread on the rocks and underneath the water’s surface. Measuring about 60 cm wide, the coloured sand spans the entire length of the beach.
Australia’s Coober Pedy town is famous for its opal mines. Located in the country’s secluded Outback interior, the city has scorching weather, forcing the residents to develop a creative solution instead of shifting to a more hospitable climate. To save themselves from the blistering heat, the locals have made an underground community in old mines. They have dug out homes and churches for leading an everyday life. As per the statistics, about sixty per cent of the residents of Coober Pedy live underground.