I bet you see Instagram pictures with awe-inspiring pictures all over the globe and you wish you could be there or at least pick a unique destination for your next trip!
Finding such a location can be quite tough so we have come up with a list that can definitely help you out.
No, we won’t mention Paris, London or Rome. We are talking about places out of the ordinary, one of a kind and places that are either unspoiled by the hordes of tourists or stand out in their own right. So here are five of the world’s most unique destinations that will surely feed your curiosity and make you want to travel more!
While Morocco has always been a favorite of both photographers and movie makers alike - who can forget the classic “Casablanca” after all - nothing beats the city of Chefchaouen in northwest Morocco. Why? Everything here is painted in a thousand different shades of blue, from walls and doors to pavements, making the town dreamy and enchanting! Most popular theory says that the city was painted blue in the 1930s by Jews that took refuge from Hitler. Whatever the case, Morocco’s blue city is quite unique and a marvel to the eye.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
Apart from being the birth place of some of the world’s most striking models, Brazil has a lot more to offer. Every year during their rainy season (July-September), a breathtaking transformation takes place in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. After the first rain, the valleys between the rolling sand dunes start to form small lakes. Consequently, the whole area resembles a desert with hundreds and hundreds of turquoise lakes of different sizes, a breathtaking phenomenon that stretches for miles and miles. So don’t worry, you will definitely find one just for you.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Located just outside of Page, Arizona, right in the heart of Navajo Country, Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon where it’s sandstone walls look like petrified waves giving the whole sight a sense of mysticism and natural grandeur. The Canyon comprises of two separate canyons, Lower Antelope and Upper Antelope with the latter being more frequented by visitors due to the dramatic play of light. If you are thinking of taking pictures, keep in mind that the canyon is quite difficult to shoot due to the wide exposure range made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.
Socotra Island, Yemen.
This remote island off the coast of Africa is considered the jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea, while 37% of its plant species occur nowhere else on the planet. The most fascinating natural plant is the Dragon’s Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari), a mushroom-shaped tree with tangled branches and a canopy of spiky leaves. This distinctive native tree, as well as, other peculiar looking vegetation such as the Socotra desert rose, has rightfully named the island "the most alien-looking place on Earth. The remoteness of the island combined with its unique natural environment make Socotra truly a destination unlike any other.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Located in southwest Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat on Earth, covering an area of 4,000 square miles. Now you’re gonna think why does that make it great…well Bolivia Salt Flats can also serve as the world’s largest mirror! During summer time the area is a huge white flat field but when it rains - during flood season - this flat surface forms an incredible "mirror" that is so massive and so reflective that is even used for calibrating the distance measurement equipment of satellites. Quite an impressive sight!
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