16 Things To Do And Places To Visit Before You Die

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For all you globe trotters and perhaps those whose interests will be peaked after seeing this, there is more to the world than New York, Paris, London and all those other cliche places that we hear about on the regular. After you are done exploring the whole of Ghana (of course you need to check the places in Ghana off your list first) these are some places around the world that are worth your time, money and the experience is an add-on (a lot of snaps and pictures for the gram).

The Largest Swimming Pool in Chile

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San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Chile that has this swimming pool. The pool is 1,013m long and covers 20 acres. It contains 250 million litres of seawater with a maximum depth of 11.5ft. The water is pumped from the Pacific Ocean, filtered and treated.

 

Water Bungalow In Maldives

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Set on stilts over the peaceful lagoon, the spacious bungalows combine access to the serenity of nature with the spirit of a traditional Maldivian village. You can also choose between the immaculate beach or your own private plunge pool.

 

Glass Igloo In Finland

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A romantic night under the stars is one thing, but a crystal clear view of the Northern Lights from your own private igloo is definitely another treat entirely. The thermal glass igloos allow visitors to enjoy incredible views of the Aurora Borealis from the warmth and comfort of their own hut.

 

Bungee Jumping In New Zealand

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For many visitors, bungee jumping in New Zealand has almost become a rite of passage, that they take that heart-stopping leap of faith while they are there.

 

Trolltunga Cliff In Norway

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The Trolltunga Cliff is available for hikes from approximately mid-June to mid-September. The hike to the cliff is an 8-10 hour walk in total about 22 kilometers. (from Ayi Mensah to Peduase lodge saf I won’t climb)

 

Skiing In The Swiss Alps

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If you want to try out skiing don’t go there in January because you do not want to freeze to death. The warmest month with the best ski conditions usually is March. So you can go then, but try in early march so as to avoid the Easter rush.

 

Glass Balcony Of Willis Tower In Chicago

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The Ledge transforms how visitors experience Chicago. At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city.

 

Carnival In Rio

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This is a festival held before lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets.

 

Hot Air Ballon Ride In Turkey

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As you take off for sunrise, you will start to be hypnotised by the spectacular and surreal landscape that lies below you. The different colours of the diversified landscape will leave you breathless. An activity not to be missed.

 

Oktoberfest In Munich

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Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair. Held annually in Munich, it is a 16 day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October,with more than 6 million people attending the event every year.

 

Swing On The Edge Of The World In Ecuador

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If you thought that riding a swing was for kids, think again. Here is the wildest swing in the world. The swing is simply made of a metal beam attached to a rope. No safety belts will keep you from falling down the abyss. However, the bravest hikers take their chances and enjoy the exciting experience. Definitely worth trying at least once in a life.

 

Plastic Bottle Sculpture In Rio De Janerio

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An art installation on Botafogo Beach in Rio shows 3 gigantic fishes made from discarded plastic bottles. The sculptures were created to raise awareness for United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

 

Bridge Made From Tree Roots In Indonesia

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Weaved out of living tree roots, this rickety bridge set just a few feet above a treacherously fast-flowing river, looks like it could be from a scene in an Indiana Jones film.

 

Clearest Water In Greece (Melissani Lake)

Melissani Cave (Greek: Μελισσάνη) or Melissani Lake, also Melisani is a cave located on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

Melissani lake is covered by a cave. On the outside the cave is surrounded by the forest and on the inside a magnificent site opens; a rocky cave filled with crystal clear water. The best time to visit the cave is in the middle of the sunny day. However, it is said that the morning and evening visits have their own advantage.

 

Path Of Death In China

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As wonderful as Chinese tea is, it is definitely not something you would closely associate with exhilaration, adrenaline and the fear of death. Mt Huashan in China, however manages to bring out all of these things together by featuring a death-defying cliff side mountain climb that brings daring visitors to a tea house 2,160m up on the mountains southern peak.

 

Underwater Hotel In Dubai

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These underwater hotel rooms offer floor to ceiling views from the bedrooms, lounge and bathrooms into the Ambassador lagoon aquarium, which holds 65,000 marine animals. So you can sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tale.

Do not forget to send me postcards when you visit any of these places 🙂 (do those things even exist?)

 

 

 

 

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