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There are so many amazing places on this pretty cool planet that we get to live on, however, we don't always hear about them or know what is out there till we go and explore for ourselves. Here are just a few examples of what you could discover on your next adventure...
Jellyfish Lake - Palau
Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake which is located on Eil Malk Island in Palau which is part of the Rock Islands. The island is famous for the lake which has a species jellyfish that have been trapped in the lake and have lost their ability to sting. If you fancy a slightly closer encounter then swimming in the lake is safe and permitted an experience you will struggle to replicate.
Waitomo - New Zealand
Waitomo is a short distance from the North Island’s main centers and is a truly unique destination. Waitomo is home to the Glowworm Caves where a species of glowworm found only in New Zealand make their home here and hang like beautiful beads of silk off the ceilings, illuminating the caves. For the adrenaline junkies out there you can go black water rafting, dry caving and black water tubing.
Kelimutu - Indonesia
Every volcano is different and Kelimutu volcano proves theat. Located near Moni in the central Flores Island, Kelimutu volcano has three crater lakes each in different colours. Tiwu Ata Bupu (Lake of Old People) is blue, Tiwu Ko’o Fai Nuwa Muri (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) is green and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) is generally red. Make sure you check out Kelimutu National Park when you’re there as its home to several endangered plants and animals.
Furore, Amalfi -Italy
The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline in Italy and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape. The town of Amalfi is hidden away in the mountains and is full of open spaces and a maze of alleyways and tiny flights of stairs as it clings to the hillside. If you visit go for a swim, check out the murals decorating local buildings and taste their local wine.
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
Isla de Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island and because it was under the control of the USA navy until 2003 it lacks crowd, traffic, tall buildings or even traffic lights and is like stepping into a tranquil paradise. Fan of the beach? They’re pristine with clear blue sea. Love natural wildlife? The largest refuge in the Caribbean is here with over 3,100 acres of beautiful green land.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Nestled within the Fiordland region Milford Sound is a beautiful paradise full of flowing waterfalls, rain forests, glistening lake and granite peaks. Take a tour of the area, explore by kayak or head for a great walk in the Fiordland National Park which will take you over 53 km right up to the Sutherland Falls which is the tallest waterfall in New Zealand.
Nairobi - Kenya
Nairobi is located in Kenya and is the home of Kenya’s most accessible safari adventures: Nairobi National Park. You don’t even need to leave the city to take it as the wildlife can be viewed against a backdrop of skyscrapers and airliners. While you’re there grab breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor and go to the Rift valley where on a clear day you can see for hundreds of miles all the way to Tanzania.
Khao Phing Kan - Thailand
Khao Phing Kan is an island in Thailand and since it was featured in the 1974 James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ it is popularly called James Bond Island. About 40 meters from the shores of Phang Nga Bay lie’s a 20 meter tall limestone tower, which is part of Ao Phang Nga National Park. You can reach the island by taxi boat or on a tour and it’s a photographers dream with beautiful views across the sea.
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