The world is indeed full of oddities. Some of them are really fun and entertaining to know and some falls into the category of “I even don’t want to know”. Aside from odd wedding traditions and culture, odd inventions, odd fashion sense or style and many more other oddities, we also have this world’s oddest travel destinations, jobs and transportation that are really fun and nice to know about.
Below is a compiled list that shows different, unusual and weird stuffs that relates into travelling in general. I find them quite amusing and entertaining so I hope that you enjoyed reading, watching and looking at them too. Here it goes.
Odd Traffic And Travel Situations
People have to move and where people are moving, odd things can come up!
Odd Ways We Travel via ibtimes.com
From tuk-tuks to junkboats, trains, and everything in between, travel is essential whether it’s going to the market or half way around the world. Overpopulation in cities around the world has led to increasingly odd ways of travel, be it piling on top of a train or making a car look like a circus act.
North Koreans look at a Chinese boat for tourists on Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju
Hindu devotees travel on a crowded passenger train to take part in the “Guru Purnima” festival in Goverdhan town near the northern Indian city of Mathura
Odd Jobs That Involves Travel
I already covered and talked about jobs that requires travel. I thought I almost listed them all until I saw lots of articles and publications listing more (odd and weird ones) jobs that involves travel. Below are few of the many that I stumbled upon while browsing around
Weirdest Travel Jobs Worldwide Via matadornetwork.com
Wrestling Opponent – Central and South America
Barnyard Masturbator – Cattle Industry
Taxi Driver – McMurdo science station in Antarctica
Chicken Sexer – Israeli Kibbutz
Sex Shop Cleaner – New York
Sensory Deprivation Research Subject – NASA, the CIA and various other scientific intuitions
Adult Video Star – A popular Australian website
Statue – Anywhere re In Need
Portaloo Operative – UK
Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry Via travelandleisure.com
The Altitude Adjuster – Hotel Madeline Telluride, CO
Dog Surfing Coach – Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, San Diego
Urban Beekeeper – InterContinental Boston
Airport Hunters – Zürich Airport, Switzerland
Duckmaster – Peabody Hotel, Memphis
LEGO Professional Gluer – LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad, CA
Monkey Men – Amanbagh Resort, Rajasthan, India
Tourism Ambassador – Japan
Sewer Guide – Le Musée des Ègouts (the Museum of the Sewers) Paris
Coconut Safety Engineer – Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Manners Police – Venice
Karaoke Taxi Drivers – Helsinki, Finland
Odd Travel Destinations
Bizarre and Unusual Destinations Around The World via LATimes.Com
Red Beach, Panjin, China
( AFP / Getty Images )
Papakolea Beach on Hawaii’s Big Island get its green color from olivine minerals. Coral tints Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas. At Red Beach in Panjin, a city about 300 miles northeast of Beijing, it’s seaweed. The wetland is home to a unique variety of alkali-tolerant seaweed that changes from green to red in the fall.
Tarragona, Spain human tower competition
( David Ramos / Getty Images / October 7, 2012 )
Each year, thousands gather in Tarragona, a city in Spain’s Catalonia region about 50 miles southwest of Barcelona, for its annual castells competition, where teams made of up to hundreds of people collaborate to build human towers.
Ithaa Undersea restaurant, Maldives
( Conrad Maldives Rangali Island )
Ithaa Undersea restaurant sits 16 feet below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a hotel resort in Hilton’s luxury brand that occupies two islands. Maldives is a country of almost 1,200 islands about 300 miles from the southernmost points of India and Sri Lanka.
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Palau
( Jacki Claiborne )
The Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012, encompasses coral reefs, caves, 445 limestone islands and 52 marine lakes. This varied landscape has given rise to abundant marine diversity that includes many endemic species.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
( USGS )
There are many blue holes off the coast of Belize, but the “great” Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef Atoll is the one most visible in a flyover–and the most famous one for diving. The hole is about 1,000 feet in diameter and 412 feet deep. The Blue Hole sits on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, about 50 miles east of Belize City.
Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
( Lionel Bonaventure / AFP/Getty Images / May 29, 2012 )
Unlike most destinations, the Chocolate Hills are best viewed when they’re dried and brown. This is when the hills, located in Bohol Province, Philippines, start to earn their name. During the dry season, the normally green grass covering the cone-shaped mounds turns brown, creating fields of chocolate-colored hills.
Guanajuato mummy museum
( Daniel Jayo / Associated Press )
At this museum in central Mexico, you’ll find over 100 mummies exhumed from a Guanajuato cemetery between 1870 and 1958. In 1870, a local law required families to pay a tax to ensure that their deceased loved ones stayed buried. The penalty for not paying was disinterment.
( Makepeace Island )
Makepeace Island was developed in 2009 as a private getaway for owners Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and Brett Godfrey. The island located on the Noosa River in Queensland, Australia became available for exclusive booking last July. It can accommodate up to 22 people and includes a swimming pool, spa, outdoor cinema and tennis court.
( Frank Kovalchek )
A popular attraction in central Turkey, Cappadocia is known for the fairy-tale-like rock formations that bespeckle the region. Called fairy chimneys, or hoodoos, these formations have been carved by erosion over the millennia. Fairy chimneys can be found in other parts of the world such as Bryce Canyon in Utah or Badlands National Monument in South Dakota, but Cappadocia’s early inhabitants turned them into an extensive network of homes and churches.
Visit LATIMES.COM official article or blog post about bizarre and unusual destinations around the world for more photos and information.
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Finnjet – A 29-Meter-Long Junk Limousine Worth $1 Million via odditycentral.com