Whacky Destinations

Why visit the usual spots for a vacation when there are other places that you can boast about to your friends, for their sheer uniqueness? This month is dedicated to bizarre tourist destinations for the oddballs.

Tourist standing among penguins at the Blood Falls in Antarctica
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

Antarctica beckons

In an age where every location is available in a click with Google Maps, Antarctica would be a welcome change for those who want to find places nobody has heard of before. The Blood Falls, in particular, is a famous sight on this continent. It looks exactly as freakish as it sounds. You’ll find rivulets of what resembles blood flowing through the ice and draining into the sea. Relax, though… it’s nothing more than a plume of iron oxide-rich water.

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Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.