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9 Fun and Unusual Facts
About Travelling Around the World

Let the unusual wonders of this world amaze you

Traveling is something that all of us enjoy once in a while. The thrill of exploring new places and having different experiences make us want to embark on a journey.

Did you know that traveling has a positive effect on our mind? Studies have proved that traveling makes you more stable and confident. It is also interesting to know that the happiness and contentment we get from traveling is far more precious than any material goods.

A lone woman sitting on a road, reading a map, with a suitcase and a globe.
If you were to live many lives, the wonders of this world would never cease to amaze you!

Are you looking for an exotic destination for your next vacation? Here are some facts about a few places that will help you decide.

These facts are fun and exciting and will help you decide on your next travel destination.

1. There is a place in France that rents out bubbles amid green forests

The Gardens of Marqueyssac, France
While in France, visit the Chateau de Marqueyssac, 17th century gardens in
Dordogne Valley, with a maze of 150,000 individually shaped boxwoods.

A perfect vacation spot if you like things quirky, a place called "Attrap Reves" lets you stay in structures that resemble bubbles. These are made out of recycled materials. Imagine sleeping in a transparent bubble amid lush greenery. You can spend the night gazing at the sky to spot some constellations on a clear night. If you love nature and art with a side of quirk, France is the place to visit.

2. A spectacular 3-tiered waterfalls in Laos, called the "Kuang Si Falls" is one of a kind

Waterfalls at Luang Prabang, Laos
These waterfalls at Luang Prabang city in Laos will be well worth trekking to.

There are several mighty waterfalls around the world but none can compare to the beauty of the "Kuang Si falls. Located in the city of Luang Prabang, this waterfall is a hit among trekkers. The water moves along three cascades. The clear blue waters surrounded by emerald greenery are nature at its best. If you love trekking and water, you must visit this 3 tiered waterfalls in Laos.

3. The iconic route 66 is the only road to cross 3 time zones

An empty Route 66 highway stretch.
This world famous highway stretches across 8 US states and was once known as
the Main Street of America, opened in November 1926.

Are you craving a road trip with your best buds? Then Route 66 is your best bet. This route is over two thousand miles long and is spread across eight US states, starting from Chicago and ending at LA. You will come across many roadside attractions and diners that will give you an authentic American feel. The road is conveniently dotted with fuel stations and restaurants, so you will never run out of food and gas. Just make sure to have the discovery 2 roof rack on your vehicle to carry all your luggage conveniently, without taking any passenger space.

4. A lake in Columbia goes by the name "Liquid Rainbow"

Lake Cano Cristales in Columbia is known as "The river of five colors" because of a spectacular phenomenon that occurs in it. Every year, between the wet and dry season, the temperatures are perfect for the growth of a kind of species of plant that appears red. The naturally occurring yellow and green sand amidst the blue waters is a sight to behold for any nature lover. All the colors come together brilliantly when there is plenty of sunshine. The vivid hues of nature have led to it being referred to as " Liquid Rainbow" as well.

A township in Abruzzo, Italy
If you are a connoiseur of wine and rustic Italy, then you must visit the Abruzzo region.

5. You can savor local wine in a free wine fountain in Italy

There is a wine fountain in Abruzzo Italy is open to the general public and tourists. It serves unlimited free wine round the clock. But that is not the only reason why you should visit Abruzzo. The small town is full of stunning scenic beauty with old Italian charm. Take a stroll through the countless vineyards in the area or stay in cozy boutique hotels for a memorable vacation, with free wine of course!

6. Find diamonds enticing? There is a Pagoda encrusted with diamonds in Myanmar

Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is home to many architectural marvels.

Increasingly getting featured in lists of top tourist destinations, Myanmar is full of architectural marvels. One of them is the stunning Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. The 99 meters tall structure has a gold plated dome that is diamond crusted. It contains 5448 diamonds and 2317 rubies with a 76 carat diamond on the very top. This sacred site enshrines the sacred relics of Gautham Buddha and is said to be one of the oldest and most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

7. Berlin is home to the world's largest street art museum

A street art wall mural in Berlin
For the lovers of street art, Berlin is the perfect destination for fun travel.

Love art? You must head to Berlin, better known as the world's street art capital. The city now houses the world's largest street art museum. It is simply a two-storeyed building that gives freedom to the artists to work their wonders. You can also find the works of numerous renowned street artists on the East side gallery of the Berlin wall. Do visit the art scene in Berlin to buy your very own piece of art.

8. Seychelles has very strict laws to protect its biodiversity

Seychelles' giant tortoise
Experience biodiversity by traveling to Seychelles, which protects nearly half of its land
for natural reserves and national parks.

The 115 island archipelago in the Indian ocean is extremely rich in biodiversity. Seychelles has the largest population of giant tortoises and the second-largest naturally occurring coral reef in the world. Its rich biodiversity is aptly protected by the government, while it dedicates almost half of its landmass to maintain natural reserves and national parks.

9. There is a pink sand beach in the Bahamas

Pink sand beach in the Bahamas
You have rare white sand beaches in Australia, volcanic black sand beaches in Vanuatu,
and now pink sand beach in the Bahamas.

You may have heard of the rare white sand beach in Australia. But have you heard about the equally captivating pink sand beach on Harbour Island in the Bahamas? Yes, that's right, pink sand. A rare natural phenomenon, pink sand comes from the microscopic coral insect called the foraminifera. These single-celled organisms live in bright pink or red shells that get washed up on the shore when they die. It is truly spectacular and something that you should witness at least once in your lifetime.

Conclusion

These fun facts are incredible and fascinating. So let these facts compel you to book your tickets Now. You must embark on adventures now and then, in a world with many such marvels for you to discover!!

About the author

Jessica has been writing for a few years now. A writer by day and reader by night, she was a very quiet child. But writing always inspired her and that is why she began writing in her free time. Jessica loves reading, be it a newspaper, a book or anything. She also loves cooking, traveling, and dancing. She wants to be a successful writer as writing is her passion.

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