It’s time to confess that not
all of us are brave tourists. In fact, some people get dizzy looking down from
the 5th floor or are afraid of even thinking about mice. But there is an
opinion that the best results and most enjoyable times we have are when we face
our fears. If you don’t believe us, here is an article about tourists who
managed to overcome the things that scare them and now have astonishing
memories.
Bright Side discovered 17 real
places that will strike your fancy. And believe us, stunning pictures are good,
but nothing beats seeing and feeling these sites in person.
17.
Maybe she’ll show up on the other side of the world.

This place is known as Jacob’s
Well and located in Texas, USA. Its deepest explored point is about 140 feet.
The well has a reputation of being one of the most dangerous diving spots in
the world. So it is better to stay away from its deep dark caves if you want to
visit this place.
16.
New worlds open if we are ready to explore them.

We wish we could take a walk
like this! Mirror Lake in Indonesia is meromictic. It means that water layers
in it do not mix. The top layer is crystal clear and cool while the bottom
layer is warm, green, and salty.
15.
“I have seen this place in my dreams.”

Cenote Ik-Kil in Mexico looks
magnificent. And its history is truly intriguing as well. The Mayans considered
it to be a sacred place and archaeologists and speleologists found bones and
jewelry in its deep waters.
14.
We believe that this experience should be on everyone’s bucket list.

If sometimes you forget how
small we actually are, you can try swimming with whale sharks at Derawan Island
in Indonesia. The size of these creatures is about the same as a bus. And
luckily, whale sharks feed on plankton and have absolutely no interest in
people.
13.
“Being inside an underwater cave on a single breath of air both terrifies and
exhilarates me.”

If there are no breathtaking
photos on your Instagram yet, we suggest you visit Hawaii. All you need is to
be brave enough and stay relaxed “when the swell is building and the waves
start tossing you around inside the caves.”
12.
Sail away from the safe harbor into the unknown.

This cave is situated near
Pula, Croatia. Some people call it “Pigeon’s Cave.” It has become popular
online and someone gave detailed instructions on how to find it. Do not forget
to take a flashlight if you want to go inside, people say it is very helpful.
11.
We want to see the sunrise here.

At Overhanging Rock near
Glacier Point, in Yosemite National Park, you will be able to touch the sky. It
is perched 3,200 feet over the valley and attracts tourists from all over the
world to take their “I was there” photos.
10.
“Imagine thousands of sardines swimming around you, would you enjoy it?”

“The dark cloud ahead of us
would catch a ray of sunshine and reveal a patch of the tiny, densely swimming
fish. Soon enough we would be face to face with more than one million of these
tiny flittering fish.” If you don’t just want to read about other’s
experiences, but want to see the Sardine Run with your own eyes, consider
heading to Moalboal.
9.
“It’s easy to see from above.”

Here is one more place to stun
you with its view. It is located in Sedona, Arizona. There are a lot of rock
formations, and the famous Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock are among them.
8.
“Anyone up for a dip?”

We are sure there are people
who would like to repeat this shot. It was made at Lac Lioson in Switzerland.
If you are already buying your ticket, don’t forget to pack the tools to create
a hole like this.
7.
A winding road into the darkness…



15+ Places Only the Bravest Travelers Will Dare to Visit
If you are not afraid of dark
and enclosed spaces, this is going to be a worthy experience. Carlsbad Caverns
in New Mexico impresses people with its majesty and mystery. This is one of the
oldest and most famous cave systems on our planet. There are enormous chambers
filled with varied fantastic speleothems.
6.
You can look into the soul of our planet.

We believe this is a place
where the Snow Queen might live. These huge ice cracks and waves can be seen in
Skaftafell, Iceland. Would you be scared to look down?
5.
When you want to be alone for a while.

Ever feel like being alone? We
found a place that is going to astonish you with its peacefulness. You can find
pure silence in this place near the Canadian city of Alberta. Blue water and
green trees will sing you a fresh lullaby, accompanied by the wind.
4.
“Looking down into its heart and walking along the crater was one of the most
surreal moments…”

The Earth is so alive. And
there is a great opportunity to find confirmation of this in Indonesia. Would
you have the courage to look down into an active volcano? Mount Bromo is 7,641
ft high and covers curious tourists with ash, from head to toe.
3.
We feel like the Earth is looking at us.

15+ Places Only the Bravest Travelers Will Dare to Visit
The Earth’s eye was spotted in
Beliz. It’s called the Great Blue Hole and it is a “must-dive” for thousands of
brave tourists around the world. The hole is circular, over 984 ft across and
410 ft deep.
2.
“Catch the trade winds in your sails.”



Is there anyone who did not
like swinging in childhood? Over time we probably all outgrew it, but no need
to feel sad about that. There is a swing with a beautiful view at the Pichincha
Volcano. Would you be afraid to climb this one?
It’s safe.
1.
Do you want to feel like the plaything of some monster?



We would never think that
people might seek out these experiences, but there are no limits to people’s
craziness. If you are eager to share an underwater environment with a Saltwater
crocodile who could be about 3 times bigger than you, you are welcome to visit
Crocosaurus Cove in Australia.
Do you prefer to test your
nerves or stay away from any adrenaline-releasing activities? What is the
scariest place that you have ever visited, that turned out to be an enjoyable
experience? Add your favorite exhilarating places to the list in the comments!


SOURCE:
BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.