Weird yet mesmerizing places

7 Weird Yet Mesmerizing Places To Visit In 2022

When you talk about places to see and destinations to cover, each place has a unique look to it. While you may know most of the locations that are famous for their scenic beauty or for their historical standpoint, there are many such places that are unique in their own way.

Some of the places that we are going to discuss may not seem appealing to you but that place has made it to this list because it is peculiarly astonishing to see. Here are the top 7 weird yet mesmerizing places to visit in 2022.


1. Salar De Uyuni

Also known as the great white bed, Salar De Uyuni is the world’s largest salt pan. The beauty of this enhances when a thin film of water forms on the surface creating this place to turn into the world’s largest natural mirror.

This is the remains of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a white salt bed and natural rock formations. The best time to visit this place is from July to October.


2. Die Rakotzbrück

Die Rakotzbrück is a bridge that was constructed in the 19th century. Over the years, its fame grew for its unique shape and it forms a perfect circle when merged with the reflection of the water. And because a perfect circle is formed, it is also called the “Devil’s Bridge.”

The bridge’s designers appear to have placed a greater emphasis on its looks than on its utility. For example, thin rock spires have been erected at both ends of the Rakotzbrücke to mimic natural basalt columns that may be found throughout Germany.


3. The Silfra Rift

It is said to be one of the most unusual natural phenomena on the planet. One of Iceland’s most amazing experiences is snorkeling in the Silfra Rift. On your journey to Iceland, make sure to try it. The beauty of this natural wonder will take your breath away.

Separated by the tectonic plates of Noth America and Europe, the Silfra Rift covers an area of approximately 600 by 200 meters. The best time to visit is between June and August.


4. Caño Cristales

The Columbia river Caño Cristales is known for its unique color. The river bed is covered by a particular species of plants which turns the water red. This river is also known as the ‘River of Five Colors’ and has also been called the most beautiful water body on earth.

This phenomenon can be captured best through a timelapse video capturing the water cascading down the rocks. The best time to see the lake in its best colors is to visit during the summer.


5. Nelson Lake National Park

Do jungle safaris and tours of a national park something you enjoy? If yes, this is just the place for you. The interesting part of this national park is that the lake is so clear that you are able to see the bottom of the late and still won’t be able to make out its depth.

The blue lake at Nelson National Park feels as if you are floating and now moving on water. Yes! That is how clear and crisp the lake is. The best time to visit is December to February.


6. Giant Crystal Cave

The Naica Mine’s Giant Crystal Cave is also one of the strangest places on the planet. These massive gleaming mineral pillars deep within the Earth’s innards are enough to make you feel claustrophobic.

For more than 500,000 years, this massive structure has been built beneath Mexico. It’s a fascinating case study in how organisms cope with high heat and humidity. This is a place that every nature lover should see at least once.


7. Dead Sea

To enjoy this, you don’t even have to know how to swim. The Dead Sea is a salt lake that ensures that you keep floating without putting in any effort. With a salinity of roughly 34%, the Dead Sea is ten times as salty as the ocean.

A word of caution: if you open your eyes while in the water, it will sting a lot. It’s a hostile environment. Surprisingly, it was inhabited by wild tribes during the Greek Era. To know more interesting facts about this lake, make sure to visit!

So this was our list of top 7 weird yet mesmerizing places that you should visit in 2022. If you feel that we may have missed out on a spot, feel free to mention them in the comments section below.

Happy Travelling!
St Maarten/ St Martin things to do

8 Unusual Things to do at St Maarten / St Martin

While St Maarten / St Martin is known for these white sand beaches, there are so many others things and activities this island in the Caribbean has to offer. If you are planning to travel here for your next holiday make sure to plan for at least 7 days. Only then will you be able to enjoy all the activities and explore the island.

Get the chance to explore two island communities inside a 37-square-mile area. St Maarten / St Martin’s spicy blend of Caribbean, French, and Dutch cultures mirrors the island’s physical diversity, which includes rainforest-like terrain, beautiful beaches, and incredible caves and fauna.

This combination of tropical beauty converges under the Caribbean sun to create the ideal setting for the most thrilling activities, allowing you to take home the best memento of all: amazing memories of fun, adrenaline, action, and quality time with yourself, your friends, and loved ones!


1. Boat racing with America’s Cup boat with the 12-Metre Challenge

Come aboard the winning boat from the 1987 America’s Cup, the Stars & Stripes, and experience the spirit of boat racing where every member is assigned a crew position.

You get to see and participate in the coordination that goes into making a boat like this take to the water.

As we sailed straight into a brief tropical storm, the wind shredding the sails and our boat carving slightly scary angles, this became even more apparent – and dramatic. The adrenaline rush and the thrill of racing in the same boat itself is an experience in itself.


2. Explore the hike at Guana Bay

The hike from Guana Bay to Pointe Blanche is one of the few places on the island where you’ll be surrounded by rough natural beauty and no one else, save for a few goats. Our first glimpse of a different kind of St. Maarten / St. Martin was a short trip over the hill to the southeastern tip of the island and Guana Bay.

Guana Bay is just a short drive over the hill which opens up to a whole different view. It is advised to have a local guide if you really want to know about the rich environmental history. These guides are also helpful to know more about nearby treks and their info.


3. Going up and above to Pic Paradis

Pic Paradis is the highest point on the island. At the height of 1,391ft, the elevated view you get of the whole island is just breath-taking. While you may enjoy the sun-kissed beached that St. Maarten / St. Martin offers, Pic Paradis is one destination that can be considered the underdog of St. Maarten / St. Martin tourism.

If you are planning to include Pic Paradis in your trip, you can rent a car and enjoy the scenic drive. Although, unless you have a four-wheel-drive rented, you will have to park your car until a certain point and walk to the top. The walk is relatively short but a little steep. So get ready to pump your legs!


4. Get baked with planes flying over Maho Bay beach

Maho Bay beach, like any other beach, is not famous for its sandy beach and a great view. Instead, at this beach, you get to watch planes land overhead. In the photos, it may seem unreal to see a plane fly so close, but it actually is true.

While you may stand on the beach and watch the jets land, Sunset Bar is a great place to photograph the planes without the jet noise. The flight schedule is updated daily on the surfboard outside the bar. Alternatively, you can look at the arrival schedule at SXM airport to see which flights will have the largest planes.


5. Head to “Heaven on earth”

A day trip to Shoal Bay, Anguilla is said to be “heaven on earth.” This is not an exaggerated term but the trust. Ask any local and you will be recommended the same. One of the advantages of visiting this beach is that you may not find it as crowed as the others beached in the Caribbean.

Shoal bay Beach will surely not let you down and is worth the one-day add-on. Its soft white sand feels like a pristine blanket that is laid down by the beach. The water is a sight to see. Its colors vary from shades of blue that seem almost artificial.


6. Rhino riding by the coast of St Martin

The unique thing about Rhino is that, no matter what your age, you can ride it. This hybrid jet ski is such that it will not be flipped and that is what makes the experience even more fun!

It may take a few minutes for you to get used to the controls and the bends according to the waters, but once that is done, just take off. The speed bends, and tricks that you can do with the Rhino are something you must experience once in your lifetime.


7. Cycle your way to Fort Amsterdam

The development has sure grown over the years, but with beautiful beaches and gorgeous views, St Maarten was also able to conserve some of its historical buildings such as Fort Amsterdam.

This fort was originally built by the Dutch, which was lost to the Spanish and was successfully defended to protect it from another Dutch invasion. Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch leader who lost the war (and his right leg), went on to become the mayor of New Amsterdam. In possibly the first of the worst Wall Street deals, he eventually traded New Amsterdam (now New York) to the British for the small island of Curacao.


8. Date with the sea turtles

The diving sites at Saba island are considered to be some of the best in the Caribbean. So make sure to spend a day out scuba diving with the sea turtles in the coral gardens. It may seem challenging to manage the transport and the logistics but if you are a fan of clean blue waters and the marine life, taking a day or two solely to explore this island would be worth it.

Saba Island not just consists of beautiful diving sites where you will be able to find rich marine life and gorgeous corals but they offer scenic coastal treks as well. You can travel to this island via ferries. The ride takes up to 1.5 hours and can sometimes get a little too rough.


We are sure you may have had various other spots in mind, but these are a few annual spots. Kind of like the underdog locations that are worth exploring the next time you plan your trip to St Maarten / St Martin.

Let us know in the comments section below if you would like to make an addition to this list or if you would like to share your experience with these locations. We would love to know about your experiences!

Happy Travelling!