Tourism

The Rig – Saudi Arabia Turns Offshore Oil Platform Extreme Theme Park

As part of its ambitious efforts to attract tourists from across the world, Saudi Arabia has announced plans to turn an abandoned offshore oil platform into an oil-themed extreme theme park. Named ‘The Rig’, the upcoming offshore theme park is part of the Saudi Vision 2030’s strategy, which aims to diversify the country’s economy and boost its tourism industry in particular. The 1.6 million-square-foot extreme...

Cono de Arita – Argentina’s Mysterious Natural Pyramid

The Salar de Arizaro, Argentina’s second largest salt flat, is home to one of the world’s most mysterious natural formations – Cono de Arita, a 200-meter-tall conical pyramid that’s so perfectly shaped that it appears man-made. In fact, all through the early twentieth century, everyone was convinced that Cono de Arita, like the actual pyramids of Egypt, had been built my man. However, scientific research...

The Only On and Off This Island Is by Industrial Crane

Minami-daitojima, a small Japanese island surrounded by raised coral reef, has no beaches or docks, so the only way for people or boats to make it on the island is to be flung through the air by large industrial cranes. A round uplifted coral island in the Okinawa archipelago, Minami-daitojima, aka Daito Island, has been using cranes to get people and small boats on and...

Angry Malawians Lambast Tourist For Claiming She Contracted Bilharzia In Lake Malawi

Malawians have converged on a tourist’s facebook page to rebuff allegations made against their treasury Lake Malawi. The tourist, who owns a Facebook page by the name On Her Bike, posted on Wednesday that she contracted Bilharzia followed by other infections after swimming in Lake Malawi when she visited the country. “I haven’t had a good run with my health for the last couple of months....

LARGER “CHRIST THE PROTECTER” STATUE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN BRAZIL

Construction of a huge statue of Jesus Christ is underway in a small town in southern Brazil, and it will be even taller than its famous counterpart in Rio de Janeiro. The "Christ the Protector" statue is being built in Encantado, in Brazil's southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, by a local organization named Friends of Christ Association (AA Cristo). According to AA Cristo, the statue...

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