Your dream vacation might involve a pristine beach, a historic village or a sporting trip. But there is also something about scary places that people find inviting.
Nope, we are not joking. If you want a truly unique holiday, you should try these places out:
Izu Islands, Japan
First, let us show you a picture of one of the islands here:
It looks like a page out of the best beaches in the world travel book, right?
However, what you do not know is that staying in the island is not recommended because of high levels of sulphur that come from the area’s high volcanic activity. Yet, there are people who live in these islands, egged on by scientists who pay them a little sum of money to see how their bodies would react to prolonged use of gas masks and breathing in sulphur.
Yes, you can visit the place. Just watch out for volcanic eruptions and keep that gas mask on. Oh wait, did we mention that these islands are located at the point where three giant tectonic plates also converge? So expect earthquakes as well. We heard that the last big one from these three plates wiped the entire Tokyo area.
Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA
Most people would think of skiing and winter fun while in Colorado, but they should stay at the Stanley Hotel for a truly chilling experience. The hotel is haunted by a number of ghosts, including those of Freelan Stanley and his wife, the Earl of Dunraven, and several children. Stay in Room 418, Room 217, or check out the second floor where a ghost of a child is said to still be calling for his nanny.
Tower of London, London, England
How about the chance to see the headless Anne Boleyn, of the ghost Sir Walter Raleigh. You can also hear Guy Fawkes scream through the night. You can even see the ghosts of Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, who had mysteriously disappeared in the 1600s. Then there are visitors here who have witness the Lady Salisbury being chopped up by an axe by her executioner.
Known for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Transylvania, you might want to visit this place and see the beautiful natural scenery that surrounds it. It is situated in a thick forest and surrounded by mountains. You would also love the vampire lore or, if you do not care for that, you can follow the life of Vlad Dracula. Vlad the Impaler was a royal on whom the fictional Count Dracula was based. You can visit his hometown, Snagov Monastery and Bran Castle and learn more about his atrocities.