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Getting To This Place Is Extremely Difficult… But 8-10 Hours Later, It’ll Blow You Away.

Overlooking a scenic fjord in Norway, high up in the mountains is ‘The Trolls Tongue’, or Trolltunga. This oddly shaped rock formation that got its name from folk tales is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 3600 feet (1100 meters) above sea level, hovering 2300 feet (700 meters) above lake Ringedalsvatnet in Skjeggedal. The view is simply breathtaking from up there, and to experience it you have to hike through high mountain trails, which takes 8-10 hours in total (to Trolltunga and back down). Trolltunga…

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Summer Is Almost Upon Us, So Here Are 16 Travel Scams That You Should Avoid

As someone who has lived and traveled abroad, I can tell you that tourist scams abound, and they’re the worst. Designed with stealing your money (and sanity) in mind, these maneuvers are the tools of the trade for schemers all over the world. Since summer will be here before you know it, let’s go over what you should be on the lookout for when you hop on a plane to your dream destination. After all, nothing says “please get me out of here everything is terrible let me go home…

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This Unique Hotel In Tokyo Is A Must-See For Any Book Lover

The world “hostel” makes many people think of small, dingy hotels in western Europe…or possibly a very violent Eli Roth movie. The truth is, hostels can be a wonderful place to stay during a trip. More often than not, they are inexpensive. Not only that, but if you look hard enough, you can find truly wonderful places — like Book And Bed Tokyo. According to their website, Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop.” Book And Bed Getting a good night’s rest isn’t necessarily the most important thing at this…

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What They Serve In This Small Canadian City Will Make Your Stomach Churn

Small-town traditions can be some of the most interesting things in the world. But no other local tradition is quite as interesting and/or gross as the sourtoe cocktail. Hailing from a small northern Canadian town called Dawson City, this odd drink is both fascinating and completely creepy… According to local legend, the sourtoe cocktail was a creation of Yukon local Captain Dick Stevenson’s back in 1973. Flickr / TravelingOtter The story goes that Stevenson found a preserved, dehydrated human toe while cleaning out an old cabin in the woods. For…

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These Illegally Obtained Photos Prove That Normalcy Can Be Just As Chilling As Chaos

When we think about North Korea, “mundanity” isn’t a concept that typically comes to mind. We ideate scenes of oppression and social injustice. Our minds fill with imagined horrors built with the brick and mortar of news footage and legacy media. And that makes sense, since atrocity is the thread that weaves together every scrap of the North Korean experience. It’s the cultural tie that binds. But when photographer Michal Huniewicz illegally documented his time in the country, the resulting collection revealed an image of North Korean life that twists…

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See This Lake In New Zealand? Well, The Last Photo Of It Will Seriously BLOW YOUR MIND. Just Look.

In the middle of New Zealand, which is well-known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is a lake that will absolutely blow your mind. It’s known as the Blue Lake. The body of water is also known as Rotomairewhenua, and it holds the title of the world’s clearest lake. In 2011, the New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) proved that the Blue Lake is the clearest natural body of fresh water known to man. It’s as clear as distilled water. If you…

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These Elephants In India Get Their Own Spa Day Every Year. I’m Legit Jealous.

In the south Indian state of Kerala, elephants hold a high place of honor and are often seen in their Hindu festivals. The gentle giants are not only protected by the various temples, but also pampered once a year with their own spa-like rejuvenation ceremony. The event takes place in July, during monsoon season, and is part of the traditional Hindu medicine practices known as Ayurveda. The elephants are hosed down, scrubbed with herbs and oils and given treats. Elephants in this area of the country have been endangered since 1986, their population declining…

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You’ve Probably Never Stayed In A Hostel Like This. I Need To Go To There!

The Jumbo Hostel is a hostel located at the Arlanda Airport that serves Stockholm, Sweden. It opened in 2008 and features some of the nicest rooms that you’ll find in any hostel or decommissioned jumbo jet. With 27 rooms and a “cockpit suite,” you could do much, much worse when it comes to lodging. When flights are delayed at Arlanda Airport, sometimes the weary travelers take up a room here…  In the end, they’re probably not too disappointed about their flight! Oh, look, a plane. What do you mean that’s a hostel? Okay,…

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I Just Saw More In 3 Minutes Than I’ve Seen In 3 Years. This Guy’s Video Is Epic.

A man named Rick Mereki is doing something that everyone wishes they could do. He traveled the world. He and two other guys spent 44 days traveling to 11 countries, just to make this awesome movie. They are basically everything we wish we could be. They rode 18 flights… Rick Mereki And traveled 38 thousand miles… Rick Mereki Just to make this film. Rick Mereki They used 2 cameras. Rick Mereki They recorded a terabyte of footage. Rick Mereki And they had an amazing time while they did it. Rick…

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Book Your Next Trip To Japan With The Cutest Tour Guides Ever.

Most tourists don’t like to look like tourists. It’s important to hit a town’s cultural hotspots, but you also want to go off the beaten path and see what it’s really like for residents of a place. And if you’re planning a trip to Japan, you won’t find any better (or cuter) tour guides than these adorable cats. Tour website Jalan joined forces with cats Nyalan and Deshi to show what Japanese life is really like. They come prepared with their own tiny suitcases. The photo series and Twitter account…

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