As long as you have the financial resources, going on a trip to any destination should not be a problem. There are places, however, that are just not for visiting, not because it would cost you a lot, but because people are simply forbidden to go there.
There are five places on this planet that are simply not worth all the money in the world, nor your life for that matter:
1. Surtsey Island
Back in 1963, an underwater volcano in Iceland erupted, and within a short span of time, a 2.7-kilometer new island spawned. It received numerous attention from scientists from different parts of the globe because of its outstanding and unique landscape.The island was named Surtsey, after the mythological character
The island was named Surtsey, after the mythological character Sutr, the God of Fire Giants. Tourists are banned from travelling to Surtsey as it is used for continuous scientific experiments.
2. Ilha da Queimada Grande
Located three kilometers off the coast of Brazil, Ilha da Queimada Grande can easily catch a tourist’s eye. A trip to this island, however, can cost you your life. Why? Because the island, which measures less than half a square kilometer, houses approximately 4,000 different poisonous snakes, including the golden lancehead (Bothrops insularis), which is considered the most dangerous snake. All types of travellers are forbidden from visiting the place.
3. North Sentinel Island
The North Sentinel Island is part of the group of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. People are prohibited from visiting the island because it is home to the dangerous Sentinelese natives. These people have avoided contact with civilization for over 60,000 and have kept themselves isolated from the rest of the world.
4. Ise Grand Shrine
The most important shrine in Japan is the temple of Ise Jingu. The main temple is surrounded by a very high wooden fence and is only accessible to high-ranking priests as well as the Imperial family. The public is strictly prohibited from entering the premises.
The shrine is separated from the other parts of Japan by the Miyagawa River which serves as the border to the sacred land. Crossing the river is forbidden as it leads to the violation of its sanctity.
5. Gruinard Island
Back in 1942, the British government bought the Scottish island of Gruinard for biological weapons testing. They experimented on anthrax, which polluted the territory and caused 95% of the population’s death. It was only in the late 80’s did the scientists decide to “clean” the island. Nevertheless, the island is still uninhabited and experts are saying that there are still anthrax spores in the island, making Gruinard an unsuitable to live in for the next hundred years.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
This Fully Solar-Powered Town In Florida Will Have Self-Driving Cars
A small town in southwest Florida is set to become America’s “most sustainable town.”
A small town in southwest Florida is set to become the most sustainable town in America. Or the entire world, for that matter.
Babcock Ranch, with its land area of 18,000 acres, is a small town taking bold steps towards a cleaner future. In about a year’s time, it is expected that the town will be running entirely on solar power. This will be possible with the use of a 443-acre power plant. Reports also tell us that over half of the total land area will be used for parks, lakes, trails, and other green spaces.
Real estate firm Kitson & Partners is working on making Babcock Ranch the most sustainable town in America.
18 Very Important Things to Know If You Want to Be Known as a Real Traveler
Are you a tourist or a traveler? Find out here.
A lot of people love to travel. Sometimes, the mere mention of going on a vacation tends to get them excited. The truth of the matter is, being an experienced traveler isn’t in the number of countries you’ve visited. There’s actually a big difference between a tourist who just loves to go on vacations in new countries from a traveler who takes time to explore the place, taking in the culture and getting to know its people.
To be a true traveler, consider these 18 pieces of significant advice to guide you during your trips. Level up from being a tourist to a traveler.
1. Note that the new place you’re visiting happens to be someone else’s home.
Perilous Trail Along a Mountain Leads To A Beautiful Surprise At the Peak
Would you brave the perilous trails if you know what’s waiting for you at the mountain’s peak?
The world is filled with incredible places that never fail to captivate the hearts of those who always seek adventure. However, some of these places can be dangerous that only a few would dare visit them. One of these treacherous places is Mount Huashan located in China.
On the hillside of the mountain there is a perilous path that should take the individual all the way to the top. Only the brave would dare trail this path, but at the end of the journey, something surprising and rewarding awaits.
Mt. Huashan is one of the Great Mountains in China.
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