|The Rock Islands of Palau|
I'm often asked where do you most want to go, my usual reply is Palau. Often the respose is a blank face and a the awkward question......where was that again? It's an island chain that you could find on a map by drawing a line north from New Guinea and a line east from the Philippines. "Oh", is the usual reply. "Which country is that in?". "Palau is in Palau" I say abruptly. The conversation tends to end there.
Why you shouldn’t go there: It's so out of the way that getting there is exceedingly expensive!
2: Jamestown, St Helena.
|The Capital of St Helena, Jamestown|
Why you shouldn't go there: It's almost impossible to get there!
3: Tristan Da Cunha
|The Island of Tristan da Cunha seen from above|
Another British dependency in the South Atlantic. Tristan da Cunha is a great big volcano which, for some reason, a few hundred people live upon. I say for some reason, I'd love to live there, but I'm not allowed. Because its such a great place to live, they don't allow outsiders to emigrate there!
Why you shouldn't go there: The people there have such a great life, do you really want to ruin it for them?
4: Balls Pyramid
|Balls Pyramid, Australia|
Why you shouldn't go there: How would you get off the boat?
5: St Kilda Island
|The Abandoned Island of St Kilda, a remote outpost of the British Isles|
Far from the esplanade of St Kilda in Melbourne. The far more windswept original lurks in the North Atlantic, far away from the Scottish coast. It's inhabitants were all evacuated to the mainland due to a storm decades ago and never returned.
Why you shouldn’t go there: It's cold and windy.
|Kerguelen, French Southern and Antarctic Territories|
Why you shoulden't go there: It's freezing and almost impossible to get there. To make matters worse, the only people there are French!
Why you shouldn't go there: Bhutan will only let you in if they want you. Forget being a tourist in Bhutan.
8: Lake Baikal
|Lake Baikal, Russia|
Lake Baikal is the worlds deepest lake containing 1/5 of all the planet's fresh water.
Why you shouldn't go there: It's bloody freezing!
9: Kimbe Bay
|Kimbe Bay, New Britain, Papua New Guinea|
Why you shouldn't go there: Papua New Guinea is one of the worlds most dangerous countries.
|The Rainforests of Gilan Province, Iran|
Yep, this is a rainforest in Iran! Amazing huh?
Why you shouldn’t go there: Iran is run by nutcases.
There you go, these are 10 amazing places that I bet you didn’t know existed. If you did, well done, have you been to any of these places? Have you got a few more to add? Please leave a comment!