lifestyle | Daily Hall

lifestyle

|

10 Most Isolated Places In The World

6. La Rinconada, Peru

A very interesting fact about this island is that, despite being the highest human settlement on our planet, sitting at 17,000 feet above sea level, the island still has a population of more than 50,000 people. It is located deep in the great Peruvian Andes.

The climate condition of this suburb closely resembles that of Greenland, even though it is located in Peru. The island has its own goldmine located below the La Bella Durimiente glacier near the city.

 

7. Socotra Island, Yemen

Looking for weird? Try visiting the Socotra island, Located on Yemen’s Gulf of Aden. The island is packed with absolute weirdness. It is one of the most alien-looking places on earth with its weird-looking dragon’s blood trees. The island is home to over 800 rare species of plants, most of which are indigenous and can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

The island is said to be occupied by over 40,000 inhabitants- according to UNESCO World Heritage Website but built its first road in 2011. You can visit this incredible and fascinating town through flights, which are available in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen.

 

8. Siwa Oasis, Egypt

iwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s oldest towns, and because the town has been so isolated for so long in the middle of Egypt’s desert, the language and incredible culture of the Siwa Oasis natives have been preserved.

Though the town is a long five-hours ride from Cairo, it is a common stop for tourists. This town, even though is in isolation, is home to some of Egypt’s best locally-grown dates and olives.

 

9. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Russia is really cold, and the small town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is located at the very center of it all. It is a town of 180,000 dwellers, surrounded by extremely cold, impassable mountains and volcanoes.

The town is only accessible through air, one has to wonder how people actually live and survive here. The whole place is completely situated in the middle of the ice. And what’s worse, is that there is no town or other community close to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

You can’t blame anyone because it’s practically impossible for anyone to live on this hostile reach of land. Moscow, which is the capital of Russia, is 4,000 miles away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Ironically, it is easier for locals of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to visit North Korea, than go to their own capital city.

 

10. Funafuti, Tuvalu

If you look from a map, the small island of Funafuti looks pretty much like its floating in the middle of nowhere. This small town is home to 6,000 residents, and surprising, not a lot of people go there. I mean, who would want to go there, the place is basically coal-filled with palm trees and surrounded by endless roiling sea.

There are no close communities nearby. The only close, or what you could describe as close human settlement to this small town in Fiji, which is 1,134 kilometres away. This island is accessible only by air and sea. However, if not for the very affordable air travel to Funafuti, it is one place no one would probably visit.

 

Home

Reed more
|

10 Most Isolated Places In The World

1. Supai, Arizona

Supai is a remote village in the southwestern part of the Grand Canyon. This village is only 8 miles away from the nearest road, and the only way to access it is through a helicopter, a ride on a horseback, or an eight-mile hike, by foot. It sounds painful, doesn’t it? Supai is the only place in the united states that has its mail delivered by mule.

The town is home to the Havasupai Tribe, the smallest tribe of the Indian nationals who have been around for the last 800 years. They believe and see it as their responsibility to protect and preserve this amazing landscape, flora, and fauna of the Grand Canyon, even though it means cutting off from the world. Which are rather pretty impressive.

 

2. Oymyakon, Russia

This place is by far, the coldest inhabited area on the planet. It is so cold that the entire town is basically frozen for the most part of every year. Located in Russia, which has super-cold weather, Oymyakon has temperatures that average minus 60 degrees Celcius in the winter.

Oymyakon, which means “Unfrozen water”, is more of a lost city surrounded by steeps. Its residents of about 500 people live in darkness for 21 hours a day, and you can’t find any other town for miles. The closest, or what you could consider closest places from the town are Yakutsk or to Magadan.

However, they are both 560 miles away. Driving to Omymakon from these places is not entirely safe and is advised that no one should travel the roads alone. For the most part, the residents rely on reindeer meat, frozen fish, and ice cubes of horse blood with macaroni, due to difficulty growing crops – according to WIRED. To get to this place can be a really tough challenge as it can take you days.

 

3. Pitcairn Island, British Overseas Territory

Pitcairn Island is sparsely populated with a little over 50 dwellers. It is located 3,300 miles from New Zealand and serves as British Overseas Territory. The only way to get there is on a 32-hour yacht cruise.

Much about the Island’s first settlers is not known, even though European mutineers of a ship called “Bounty” discovered the remnants of a Polynesian civilization including stone gods, burial sites, and earth ovens when they arrived in 1790.  The Pitcairn Island remains peaceful despite news of the lingering scandal.

 

4. Mêdog, Tibet

Mêdog is a small town located in Tibet. Hidden in a valley and completely surrounded by towering mountains, this small isolated place is a perfect getaway for criminals running from the authorities.

The town is accessible by road, which was built in 2013. However, the road is only accessible 7 months in a year due to difficult weather conditions. This is one place you don’t want to get ill in or hurt because the closest hospital is miles away. Even before the roads were built, it was strange to hear people die of simple things like an infected cut.

 

5. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

This small island is located about halfway between Norway and Iceland. It is the smallest capital city in the world, and it is named after Thor, the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. It’s a small town, with locals who are proud of their small-town hospitality.

According to their official website, locals say the town “is the sort of place where people still have time for each other.” There are direct flights from destinations like Denmark, Scotland, Iceland and Norway that are offered directly by Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines.

 

Continue reading

Reed more
Lifestyle |

10 Most Isolated Places In The World

Here are some bizarre isolated places in the world you never knew existed. Are you looking for some small, quiet and peaceful place to spend your next holiday?

Reed more
|

Bermuda Triangle: 10 Shocking and Crazy Facts you didn’t know

6.  It is also called the Devil’s Traingle

A name like The Devil’s Triangle certainly does not sound like a fun place to visit, does it? The Bermuda Triangle is known to have caused many strange disappearances and is believed to have some sort of bad luck surrounding the area. And because of these terrible events, the Bermuda triangle was also nicknamed as the Devil’s Triangle.

The alternate name was invented by Vincent H. Gaddis when he wrote about the triangle in his Argosy Magazine.

7. Navy Avenger Torpedo Bombers

In December of 1945, during the world war II, the US military witnessed one of its biggest losses when five Navy Avenger Torpedo Bombers planes consisted of 14 crewmen, took off from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, headed to Bimini island, was never heard from again after all communications with crew were lost.

Before their strange disappearance, 90 minutes after they took off, radio operators who kept communication with the crew got a signal that the compass was not functioning. Thereafter, the communication was lost, and so did the Navy Avenger Torpedo Bombers.

Search and rescue operations have been carried out several times over the course of 30 years, and are still going on but no reliable or credible information has been gotten, the Navy Avenger torpedo bombers remained undiscovered till date.

 

8. Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ was Inspired by It

A lot of people who have read the Tempest, a book by legendary author Williams Shakespeare, believed he was inspired by the events which occurred around the Bermuda Triangle. Truth is, however, at the time Shakespeare wrote the Tempest, the Bermuda triangle was not as popular then, as it is now.

In fact, Shakespeare’s play was based on a shipwreck that occurred in 1609. The belief that Shakespeare’s inspiration for his book, The Tempest was drawn from the Bermuda Triangle began to grow after news of a ship which was put off track into a storm between the Bermuda and Florida and never reached its destination.

Soon after, the story spread quickly and people began to talk about it and believed the play was inspired by it.

 

9.  It Sank The USS Cyclops (AC-4)

In the beginning, we talked about how small boats and enormous ships got sunk by the Bermuda triangle, or as supposed. Well, one of the earliest reported cases involving the Bermuda triangle had to with the sinking of a ship known as the USS Cyclops in 1918.

The ship was really large and was carrying over 300 crew members, including the captain, several suppliers, including 10,800 long tons (11,000 t) of manganese are used to produce munitions according. The ship, however, never made it to its destination after voyaging in March of 1918. The ship was suspected to have gone down somewhere between Barbados and the Chesapeake Bay.

The strangest part of this mysterious loss was that the ship went missing without any sign or case of emergencies, not even an SOS was sent or heard from it.

 

10. The Triangle Sank a Whole Marine Tanker

With more and more facts about the Bermuda triangle sinking ships and falling planes from the skies, this is one strange fact that still packs a lot of controversy to it. The triangle was reported to be the cause of the sinking of a 7,240-ton ship. The ship was called “Sufler Queen” and got sank in 1963, along with 39 well-trained navy men on board.

The ship, which was 300 feet high, was tasked with delivering sulfur to the southern coast of Florida. It was reported that the ship sailed off course when they reached the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle.

Everyone who heard about the strange and tragic incident was shocked, as to how the ship just disappeared out of thin air with all 39- crew members presumed to be lost.

 

Home

Reed more
|

Bermuda Triangle: 10 Shocking and Crazy Facts you didn’t know

1. It is not Really a Triangle

Shocked to see that the first fact to read about the Bermuda triangle is that it is not really a triangle? I mean, if it’s not, then why call it one? Well, actually the Bermuda triangle does not have any official area or boundary, nor any particular shape, talk more of being triangular. And surprisingly, it is not recognized as a real place by the United States Navy.

 

2. The Bermuda Triangle is Bigger than you Think

I know when most people hear about the Bermuda triangle, they imagine an opening in the middle of the ocean, like a portal, that’s not really big but could swallow a cargo ship. Truth is, their imaginations of what could be is still obscure compared to, what should be, the actual size of the Bermuda triangle.

The triangle is really, really big. As a matter of fact, according to wonderopolis.org, the Bermuda triangle could be anywhere from 440,000 to 1,510,000 square miles of ocean. Its actual size is still yet to be figured out because it keeps changing over the years, making it difficult to pinpoint down.

 

3. Compass Points Always Point Towards the North

There have been claims that when ships or planes come close or anywhere near the Bermuda triangle, their compass stops to work, or begins to point to indirect locations, misdirecting the pilots or ship captains.

Well, the true mystery behind such events of confusion is that the Bermuda triangle is one of the most uncommon places on the planet where the compass points towards true north and not magnetic north. This was further explained by the US Coast guards who came out with some strange observations and theory for such disappearances around this compass variation.

According to them, “The majority of disappearances can be attributed to the area’s unique environmental features. First, the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ is one of the two places on earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north. Normally it points toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation. The number of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble.”

 

4. Strange Disappearances

The Bermuda Triangle is famous for, what people believe as some sought of gravitational pull, swallowing planes, ships, and any other vessels that comes close to it. Research and scientific experiments are yet to determine or conclude what exactly is responsible for causing such heavy disappearances, or even accept if such claims are true.

However, according to a journalist named Larry Kusche, all claims of the Devil’s triangle being responsible for some of the most mysterious disappearances are mere fabricated stories. In his research, he asked if there were really any mystery to be explained for the strange disappearances, and surprisingly, there is no mystery about strange disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.

He found out that the stories of missing planes and ships that got lost in the triangle were basically created by mistakes, mystery mongering, and in some cases outright fabrication — all being passed along as fact-checked truth.

 

5. Lost City Of Atlantis

If you’re still thinking that the lost city of Atlantis really exists, and lies in the bottom of the ocean, then you aren’t far from the truth. But, however, you shouldn’t expect Atlantians to be there too. According to deep underwater exploration experts, Pauline Zalitzki and Paul Weinzweig, they have come out to confirm that a huge city actually exists at the bottom of the ocean.

They claim the ancient city includes four giant pyramids and sphinxes and sits within the boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle. The findings of their research have further strengthened the belief of many, that this could be the lost city of Atlantis.

 

Continue reading

Reed more
Lifestyle |

Bermuda Triangle: 10 Shocking and Crazy Facts you didn’t know

The Bermuda triangle remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the world till date. This is because, until date…

Reed more
|

Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the world You Need to Visit Before You Die!

6.Maya Bay Beach, Thailand

This secluded, yet amazing beach became famous after it was featured in the 1999 movie ‘The Beach’ which made it be wildly known by tourists. In order to avoid crowds, if you don’t like them much, visit the beach in the early morning.

 

7.Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park is the destination of as many as 150,000 visitors annually and well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails.

The best time to visit this place is in May and November. The beach is on the Pacific side of narrow Costa Rica, comprised of lush rainforests of the national park. Manuel Antonio was listed by Forbes among the world’s 12 most beautiful national parks in 2011.

 

8.Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

If you wish to take a trip to any of the beaches in Bermuda, make sure its Horseshoe Bay. It is Bermuda’s most famous beach Aand was recently rated the No.8 beach in the world by Trip Advisor! So you should expect to see some crowd, especially when the cruise ships are in town.

 

9.Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a community in the town of Kailua and on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. The name ‘Lanikai’ which means “heavenly sea” in the Hawaiian language, rightly suits the beach with such calm and peaceful waters.

 

10.Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Beach boasts of a rich historical past, unlike any of the other popular beach destinations of the Carribean. The beach hosts the only archaeological site located along the shores or Riveria Maya, as it is one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas.

Most visitors to Tulum like to remain on the beaches located just in front of the Tulum Ruins, but the more pristine beach everyone talks about is just further away south.

Home

Reed more
Lifestyle |

Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the world You Need to Visit Before You Die!

Whether you are seeking a wild adventure into the Caribbean or just need the perfect excuse to escape the daily…

Reed more
|

10 Biggest Houses in the World

6.Fifteen Central Park West

Up next as the 12th biggest house in the world is Fifteen Central Park West, one of the most widely talked about architectural development of the 20th Century in the City of New York. We did say big, so, here you go! This very enormous condominium apartment building is considered one of the most expensive real estates in all of Manhattan and is located at the corner of West 61st Street and Central Park West in New York City. The building which cost a total of $950 million took nearly 4-years to build as construction started in 2005 and was completed in 2008. It comprises of really wide luxury apartments and suits. The New Classical Style of the building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and it ranks as the 12th biggest houses in the world.

 

7.Fleur de Lys Mansion; Los Angeles, California

Located in Holmby Hills, this mega residential home was built in 2002 by Texans David I. and Suzanne Saperstein. It’s the Fleur de Lys Mansion, a 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) property suited on five acres of land, and features “12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, two motor courts, a pool/spa complex, a tennis court, formal gardens, a ballroom for 500, a two-story library, a tennis court, a music room, a commercial kitchen, a cutlery room, a staff dining room, staff offices, security center, and a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room.” However, this very luxurious palace was sold in 2014 for $102 million dollars. But, it’s sale wasn’t as easy as it was thought. The
Fleur de Lys Mansion; Los Angeles ranks as the 11th biggest houses in the world.

 

8.Beverly Hills Beverly House

This 100,000 square feet home in California is not just the 9th biggest house in the world, it is also dubbed the most expensive (2017). Costing a jaw-dropping $500 million-dollar when I was placed on sale. It was designed by David Gould and features an amazing four infinity pools, jellyfish rooms, nightclub, bowling alley, movie theatre, two-storey waterfall, and glass-encased library. The building, which is built as a private residence, is located at
924 Bel Air Road in the Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles and is ranked as the 9th biggest houses in the world.

 

9.Versailles Florida

Currently set at auction with an asking price of $159 million, this 85,000 square-foot house located at 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, Florida, is our 7th biggest house in the world. The house, which is still under construction, is owned by David Siegel, the founder of Westgate Resorts, and his wife, Jackie Siegel. The ginormous ediphis is said to boasts of “11 kitchens, 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, a bowling alley, an indoor roller rink, three indoor pools, two outdoor pools, a video arcade, a grand ballroom, a two-story movie theater, a fitness center with a 10,000 square-foot spa, yoga studios, a wine cellar, an exotic-fish aquarium, two tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a formal outdoor garden, and an elevator in the master bedroom closet. With all these astonishing features, the building is set to become the largest home for a single-family in the U.S.
 

10.Antilia, Mumbai

Talk of huge with class, Antilia is a private residential building owned by the richest person in India (2018) Mukesh Ambani. It’s a 27-story skyscraper located in downtown Mumbai, India, and is ranked as the 7th biggest house in the world. The building which is valued at $2 billion USD, is said to be the second most valuable private residence in the world, after the British crown property Buckingham Palace. This 550-feet high and 400,000 square feet skyscraper took over four years to build, from construction to complete.

Home

Reed more
|

10 Biggest Houses in the World

What are the biggest houses in the world? Here’s what we have compiled. Having a big house is not cheap and most billionaires happen to own some of these magnificent homes.

What are the biggest houses in the world? Here’s what we have compiled. Having a big house is not cheap and most billionaires happen to own some of these magnificent homes.

Here, we outlined not just the biggest houses in the world but we pointed out some luxurious homes.

In fact, after reading this article, you will be astonished by these magnificent homes and some of them are quite irresistible.

Don’t deny it! You’ve at least dreamt of owning one of the biggest (well, not necessarily the biggest) houses in the world when you become a billionaire someday.

Biggest Houses in the World

Wondering which houses will make the list? Or do you already know of a mega house that you expect to be listed here? Well, our list is strictly exclusive to residential houses privately owned by average billionaires, so we exclude palaces and royalty homes. Else, we’ll have a list filled with palaces like the Sultan of Brunei’s 2,152,782-square-foot, marble-laden palace. Who can beat that? So, what are the biggest houses in the world?

Let’s find out…

1. Carolands Chateau

First on our list is a 46,050-square-foot, 4.5-floor mansion owned by Charles and Ann Johnson. The Johnsons who uses the mansion as gathering place for their very large family spent a whopping $20 million on the restoration of this early 1900s, 98-room California Historical Landmark on 5.83 acres. The building, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places has had a lot of twists and turns over the past decades – which includes a murder case and natural disaster. It ranks as the 17th biggest houses in the world

 

2.Nottoway Plantation

The Nottoway Plantation comes next as the biggest houses in the world. Built-in 1859 by John Hampden Randolph, this historic building remains the largest plantation in all of America with 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2) of floor space. The building is located close to White Castle, Louisiana, United States. It is currently owned by Paul Ramsay and has a total of 64-rooms with 165 doors and 200 windows. The building, which has a Greek Revival and Italianate-style, is currently used as an inn popular tourist attraction. It ranks as the 16th biggest houses in the world.

 

3.Pritzker Estate

On number 15 is the Pritzker Estate, which is also Los Angeles’ third biggest privately owned villa. Located at 1261 Angelo Drive, LA, it was built and is still currently owned by billionaire Anthony Pritzker (who is also the heir to Hyatt Hotel fortune) between 2005 and 2011. This enormous mansion features a game room, bowling alley, entertainment foyer with a bar, library, fitness room, gymnasium with an attached locker room, spa, beauty salon, and a restaurant-sized kitchen. Also, the building has been nicknamed the by dissatisfied neighbours as “Grand Hyatt Bel Air” due to its gigantic size.

 

4.Mar-a-Lago Florida

Our next gargantuan home is a historic landmark and Florida’s palace, Mar-a-Lago. It was built between 1924 and 1927 cereal-company heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and is now currently owned by the Trump family. The
The 62,500-square-foot mansion was built with 128-room and contains a Mar-a-Lago Club; a members-only club which runs a resort and hotel. The edaphic is nicknamed by Trump’s to “Winter White House,” and it ranks as the 14th biggest houses in the world.

 

5.OHEKA Castle

Our 13th biggest houses in the world is the OHEKA Castle, located on the North Shore of Long Island, in West Hills, New York. It was built by Otto Khan between 1914 and 1919 and was his family’s only country’s home. The 109,000 square feet estate comes with 127-rooms and is believed to be the second largest home in the U.S. The gigantic mansion is operated today as a 32-room hotel, and a favourite venue for wedding ceremonies.

Continue reading

Reed more

Advertisment