Here is a list of some very interesting and mysterious travel destinations to consider for your next vacation:
1. Relampago del Catatumbo (Venezuela)
I can’t imagine a more mystical place than the southwest corner of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela! This is truly a place where fireworks shows aren’t necessary, and I imagine probably never done. Two hundred nights, per year, the combination of high humidity, elevation, and wind patterns colliding causes some of the most awe-inspiring light shows you’ll ever see in your life. Don’t swim in the water is all I can say!
2. Surtsey (Iceland)
Volcanoes predate all of us right? Not Surtsey in the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland. This volcanic island emerged out of nowhere back in 1963. Definitely worth a visit. You can rent a boat of your own or head out on a sightseeing tour that’ll take you right up to the island. Jump out and walk on it if you dare!
3. Longyearbyen (Norway)
You’re probably thinking the above picture was taken during the daytime right? Truth is I couldn’t tell you. The sun never sets in this place, which is really, really strange isn’t it? This place is near as close as you can get to the North Pole.
4. Nazca Lines (Peru)
Don’t worry, you won’t have to charter a plane or helicopter to view the ancient art on display in the Nazsca Desert in southern Peru. There are plenty of foothills in the area where you can see most of the near 2000 year old designs, which were somehow created by removing rocks and exposing the sand beneath. This place is shrouded in mystery with some experts believing some of the lines to be landing strips for ancient aliens — an ancient alien airport if you will!
5. Teotihuacan (Mexico)
This place has scholars baffled. Once the largest city in Mesoamerica, and perhaps in the entire world during its time, nobody really knows who lived here or why its inhabitants vanished. The Aztecs refer to this site as the birthplace of all the gods in the universe. There are several temples throughout the city to commemorate these gods, along with pyramids (eg., the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon) as well as ancient palaces, apartment buildings, and hieroglyphics. This place is highly traveled, so if you want to see it don’t wait too long — things have a way of going missing and/or getting destroyed.
Let me know what you think of these types of posts in the comments. If there’s places you want to learn more about, leave a request and I’ll try to cover it in a future post.