While some consider language difference an unusual or exotic holiday, others demand nothing short of unique, unusual and downright mysterious. From www.aqiziam.com we share a few of their ten strangest places to visit.
The incredible terraced pools of Pamukkale in Turkey, now closed to tourists, were formed thousands of years ago when earthquakes created fractures that allowed hot springs to bring calcium carbonate-rich water to the surface. This chalkey material condensed as the water evaporated, giving rise to layer-upon-layer of Travertine.
The Blue Holes of the Bahamas, found on land and in the ocean, are deep cavities that are often entrances to large cave networks. Aquatic creatures new to science have been reported by divers, as well as stalactites and stalagmites only formed in dry caves, considered proof that sea levels in the Bahamas rose substantially after the last ice age. The spherical Moeraki boulders on Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand, formed on the sea floor from sedimentary deposits in the same way a pearl forms around a particle of sand can weigh several tons and be up to three metres wide. Maori legend attributes their origin to the arrival of the first ancestors.
The little known Island of Suqatra off the coast of Yemen is home to some of the most bizarrely-shaped plants, the most famous of which is the Dragonís Blood Tree. The sap is used to make crystals that can allegedly be used as an aphrodisiac.