Just about this time every year, when spring is still a couple of months away, everyone starts dreaming about where they’ll go this summer. Some people like to envision a few weeks by the shore, soaking up the sun while sipping tropical drinks with the little umbrella pick holding the pineapple and cherry on the side of the glass. Others want something a bit more interesting, perhaps a vacation that opens the mind to the wonders of life on planet earth.
Actually, there are tons of quirky places on earth which you should see at least once in a lifetime if you want to challenge the belief system you’ve always held dear. Why not make that a plan for this summer’s vacation? Here are three of many quirky places you really must see.
1. Lake Hillier in Western Australia
Most people think that if you’ve seen one lake, you’ve seen them all. This is absolutely not true! Some find the Great Salt Lake in Utah fascinating because, like all salt lakes, it has a higher salinity even than ocean water. However, Lake Hillier, located in the Recherche Archipelago of Western Australia, is dazzlingly pink – you read that right – pink, all year long. To read about this phenomenon, check this out.
2. The Bermuda Triangle in the North Atlantic Ocean
Called a ‘triangle,’ this area in the North Atlantic stretches roughly between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Over the years, many vessels have ‘mysteriously’ disappeared, and what is even most interesting is the fact that some of those ships have been found at the ocean’s bottom with absolutely no remains or evidence of humans.
Shrouded in mystery, many call it the Devil’s Triangle because of all the myths which have sprung up over the years, but recently one group of scientists reported on the mirrordaily.com website that there is a scientific explanation even for that. Read about it and then venture out on a watercraft, if you are a brave soul.
3. Nasca Lines in Peru
These amazing geometric lines built/carved into the earth were only discovered in 1926, but no one got a true feeling for what they looked like until almost a decade later when the first plane flew over them. It is believed that they were crafted during a period from 1 to 70AD when the ancient Nasca civilization flourished in the area. Since they are only visible in their entirety by air, many theories have evolved over the years, the most prominent of which is alien involvement. You can read about the history of their discovery and a multitude of theories on the National Geographic website.
These are just a sampling of all the quirky places you can visit this summer if you are of an adventurous and curious mindset, but one thing is for certain. There are many, many places on earth which you really must see at least once in a lifetime! Make this a fun and educational summer – a summer you’ll not likely forget anytime soon.