By Avani Anil Kumar, AK Adventures and Global Village Editor
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Human life happens to be short; we may live a hundred years if we are the one among a thousand. But this short life is worth living and there are so many things on Earth that are worth seeing before we inhale our last breath.
After all, life is short and the world is huge.
Here are five amazing places you definitely have to visit. Here are five wonders you definitely have to witness. Here are five paradises, right down here, on Earth.
Marble Caves (Argentina and Chile)
Tucked in the General Carrera Lake, the marble caves are a group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in monoliths of marble. The Marble Caves have been formed by wave action over the last 6,200 years, and they are a sight to behold.
Door – to – Hell (Turkmenistan)
Simply put, this is an experiment gone wrong. The site was discovered by Soviet engineers in 1971 as a potential oil field. Subsequent excavation led to the discovery of toxic methane gas. In order to prevent spreading of this gas, it was decided to burn it off. And believe it or not, the crater is burning even today, and it happens to be a tourist site.
Crooked Forest (Poland)
A trek through this lushness gives you the distinct feeling that you’re ambling through a fairy tale. The pine trees of Poland’s appropriately named “Crooked Forest” bear the shape of inverted question marks … again appropriate, as nobody to date can guess how these peculiar plants earned their unique curvature.
Eternal Flame Falls (New York)
This waterfall is different from the standard – spectacular, stunning, high-soaring – waterfalls. Like the Door to Hell, peeking out from below the calm, cascading waters is a bounty of natural gas, emitting a warm, enchanting glow … though it could be a little spooky if you’re out there by yourself at night.
Though Socotra might seem like a lonely existence, it is one of the most archaeologically rich places of the world. Composed of one large and three much smaller islands, Socotra enjoys its solitude in the middle of the Indian Ocean—150 miles from Africa’s eastern coast, and approximately 240 miles from the southern tier of the Arabian Peninsula.
So have fun living life to its fullest. Hopefully you’ll be able to visit some of these awe-inspiring sites.