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The Great Barrier Reef Australia

Being the largest coral reef of the world, The Great Barrier can also be called as an Astonishing gift of nature.. It’s so expansive and colorful that it can be seen from space. It is one of the world’s biggest structures made by living organisms. Because if it’s unprecedented beauty the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds’ most wanted tourist destinations. The Great Barrier Reef counts up to 950 islands stretching for over 2,700 kilometers. It’s Greater in size than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined. There are over 4,000 coral reefs, Cays and Islands. Some coral lives in solitary splendor but most are built with millions of individual animals linked together to form a single coral mountain underwater. Trekking In The Rest of The World

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The Great Barrier Reef is home to the iconic “Great Eight”. Around 1500 species of fish and 200 species of birds are found here. This living tapestry stretches 2,300 kilometers and this reef is like an underwater city whose buildings are alive with millions of small creatures whose life is intimately and interestingly connected. It is as diverse as a rain forest, a mosaic of about 70 types of habitats hosting thousands of species of marine life.

Whether you like getting close and personal to the reef you can explore it your way. There’s Snorkeling, Diving, Sailing, Aerial flights and Fishing charter boats and countless other ways to immerse yourself in an unforgettable reef experience. Now that you know more about the national treasure, it’s time to dive in and explore the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef for yourself. See More Best Trekking Places In India

Oymyakon Russia

The coldest inhabited place on earth with a recorded temperature of -96.16F degrees in 1924. The ground is permanently frozen all year long and the owner currently has only one hotel. The icy journey to Oymyakon is a long treacherous drive across Siberia with the temperature acclimating by the hour. It takes 2 days and 2 nights on roads which are as slippery as glass. There is something terribly haunting about this road to Oymyakon, it was built in times of the dreadful torrent Joseph Stalin to link a series of prison camps.

The political prisoners were used as unpaid labor. Indeed they were used to death collapsing from exposure. You need to cross 2 frozen rivers, huge mountain range and traverse endless forest.

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Oymyakon Russia Pictures

The population of this town is 547 people till date. The first stop when you reach the town is Town Square, a small monument to honor the man who recorded the record low here which was -71.2. This was the lowest ever recorded in this inhabited town of Oymyakon. It’s really very hard to describe the intensity of cold except to say that your freezer at home runs at -18 degrees and when we drive into this town it was -45 degrees.

The locals say it’s truly cold when it dips below -50 degrees when blood stops flowing to the exposed skin and frostbite sets in. The natives here lives in Asiatic fashion and they are pretty much doing what they have been doing since centuries. Life here is a hard existence.

Santorini Greece

This town of Greece hosted an important civilization around 3600 BC. The city was very similar to those found on the island of Crete, with many wall ornaments. It’s iconic white and blue houses, dramatic cliffs, and fine cuisine may give the reputation of the crown jewel of Greece. Santorini is a place best appreciated by land and by Sea and you quickly learn why when you reach this phenomenal place on planet earth. Many tourists arriving by cruise ships choose to take the donkey up 588 steps from the old port to the town of Fida. And if you are looking for a faster alternative there is a cable car that takes 3 minutes and cost 5 Euros. Oia is the northernmost town of the Santorini which gives a splendid view of Sea and sunset.

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Santorini Greece Images

There are so many restaurants to ear but I recommend the funny ones which look good to you. There is a small port by the name of Ammoudi port at the base of Oia and are 200 steps to walk down there. I would also recommend to ear at Dimitris Restaurant which is the first eatery at the Seaside. You can get the best fish and best sunset while you are here. Rock lobster pasta, Red wine, Greek salad, and grilled fish are some of the mouthwatering stuff you can get at Dimitris Restaurant.

Iceland

Iceland has been named as one of the hottest tourist destinations in recent years and is not all about the volcanoes or snow but you may explore this small but culturally rich island. Iceland is small but is also full of surprises. Iceland has over 30 active volcanoes systems and they are constantly monitored for eruptions. But they are not always bad when it comes to hot springs which has a lot of active minerals which is good for one’s skin and health. It can also be called as a natural hot water tub. It is one of the best places where you can see the Northern lights.

They are only seen in Northern hemisphere but you can spot them wherever you are in Iceland since it is so much closer to the Arctic Circle. The phenomenon appears as it’s almost a magic. The best time to catch is during the winter season typically starting in September and lasting until April.

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The Best Iceland Pictures

The best thing about Iceland is that its population is very small. When we say small, we mean small. Due to its cold climate and isolation, Iceland only has a population of 337100 people as of December 2017. The male to female gender rate is also skewed with approximately 174000 men to 169150 women and a staggering 95% population lives in urban areas. This makes living standards very high. But be ready to shell out some penny before shopping as Iceland is expensive. Iceland beauty comes with a hefty price tag.

Although it’s one of the developed countries, Iceland also has to import most products such as fruits and vegetables which are then charged to the final customer. The average Icelander earns around 2900 dollars monthly. You should be ready to shell out $40 dollars for meal and almost $10 dollar for a mug of beer.

Mount Everest

Last but not least, the highest place on earth Mount Everest. Mount Everest is almost 10 times bigger than the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa and is the hard one to beat till date as the height of Everest is 29,029 feet above the sea level. The mountain also grows 4mm per year or 1 foot every 76 years as a result of upward thrust but two opposing tectonic plates.

The top of the mountain has a weak mobile signal and Kenton cool sent the first tweet in 2011. 2 years later the first phone call was placed from its peak. The highest recorded wind speed on the mountain is nearly 200 miles per hour. It is impossible in such condition to live through.

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Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest Images

The man by the name of Babu Sherpa holds the record for the longest time spent in the summit. In 1999 he spent 21 hours in the freezing cold on the top pest landmass on the planet. Mount Everest has over 200 dead bodies which are often discovered by the hikers on their way to the top. To every 100 climbers to the summit, 4 have died. Climbing this mountain cost around $65000. The boiling point of the water on the top is 71-degree Celcius.

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