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A Hotel in Bolivia is Made Entirely of Salt

The chairs, tables, walls, and ceilings – everything.

Staying in this hotel means restraining yourself from licking the walls. Aptly named Palacio de Sal or Palace of Salt, this is the first hotel of its kind in the world. Created by architect Juan Quesada Valda in 1998, practically everything in this hotel is made of salt – the chairs, tables, walls, and ceilings. The surrounding area of the establishment had an abundance of sodium chloride, making the location a convenient choice.

Doctors may have prohibited us from eating too much salt, but being around salt is another matter. Salt has many healing properties and can improve one’s breathing, uplift mood, and promote better sleep.

According to the hotel’s website, the architect’s goal in creating the hotel is “to provide visitors a place where they can find the balance with nature and enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable rest.”

Palacio de Sal has more than 48,000 square feet and has 30 rooms and suites.

The standard rooms are each equipped with a small sitting area, telephone, heating, and private bathroom.

As for the suites, each has a large living area, sleeping area, and bathroom with soaking tub. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Palacio de Sal is located at the Salar de Uyuni, a 4,086 square miles of salt flat completely immersed in salt crust.

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The view from the hotel is magnificent; you can see the textures of the flat and beautiful colors during sunset.

The hotel has a restaurant called El Meson and the specialty dish is salt chicken (of course!).

For those who want to see the beauty up close, the hotel has a tie-up with Hidalgo Tours, which offers tours and day trips in the area.

If you’re looking for a unique wedding and you don’t mind flying all the way to Bolivia, why not hold it at the Salar de Uyuni and then stay at the hotel? This is definitely a destination wedding experience up for grabs!

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Japan Has Its Own Version of Venice in Kyoto

The houses appear as if they are floating on water.

Want to go to Venice but your budget can only affor Asia? Well head over to Japan instead. Aptly nicknamed "The Venice of Japan," the sleepy town of Ine no Funaya or The Boat Houses of Ine is the country's version of Venice.

There are 230 wooden boathouses standing on a narrow strip of land between the sea and the mountains. Ine no Funaya has the sea as its front, but there's no need to worry about powerful storms and crashing waves.

The village is located inside a cove, protecting it from the elements and helping it retain its old world charm.

The town of Ine became one of the largest suppliers of fish in Kyoto, producing approximately 25% of the fish for the prefecture. ...

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The Best Southeast Asian Countries to Visit this 2018

Head to Southeast Asia where sumptuous food and amazing culture awaits.

If it is food and culture that you would like to experience, Southeast Asia is the best place to consider going on a trip to. Below is a rundown of the best countries to go on a vacation to this 2018:

10. Brunei

There’s more to this country than the mosques you plan to visit. Don’t leave just yet without trying their Ambugat, Brunei’s indigenous dish made from the trunk of a sago tree and, okay, visiting the famous Billionth Barrel Monument.

9. Myanmar

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40 Illegal Photos of North Korea That Kim Jong-un Doesn’t Want the World to See

There is a reason why the Supreme Leader wants to isolate the country.

A photographer by the name of Eric Lafforgue had the chance to experience what it is like to live in North Korea. Being able to visit the country six times already, he managed to capture images that were actually forbidden to take and/or were asked to be deleted. These are simply the kind of photos that the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un does not want the world to see.

At first, Lafforgue was interested in being a casual tourist in the communist country. But as the time went on, he began to reveal its only façade. And he wanted to go beyond what common people think of the nation, from catching a domestic glimpse of the land to how the regime completely reigns. Eric admitted that, like any other tourist, he was not allowed to take pictures of the police and the army, among others.

Thanks to his 300mm zoom lens and a comfortable sitting position at the back of his bus, he was able to take as many shots as he can. “As soon as they were opening a new area to visit, I tried to go and see it,” he said.

Well, without further ado, here the photos captured by Eric. Enjoy!...

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