Sleep in a world wonder, attend a crazy funeral, bathe in beer, visit pink lakes and hike with schnapps!
Did you know that you can sleep in one of the seven wonders of the world? Or that pink lakes not only exist in fairytales? Do you think that hiking is better with booze? Read on to learn about some of the most exceptional experiences we had around the world.
Yes, you heard right. You can sleep IN the ancient ruins of Petra. In a cave. Need I say more? If so maybe the fact that you will be the first one exploring Petra in the morning and the last one exploring in the evening (because you don't have to leave!) will convince you. Additionally, you'll get great beduin style breakfasts and dinners cooked over a fire in front of your cave. And you'll get to experience the famous beduin hospitality.
In Tana Toraja, burials are something else. Here, the funeral is the main event in life. In other words: it is very expensive. And if the family doesn't have the money for a big funeral, the body gets embalmed until they do. It gets to stay inside the house and is treated as if sick: the clothes are changed and they are bathed and fed. The actual burial celebrations last for several days on specially constructed sites. The whole family and community congregate and many buffalos and other animals are sacrificed. The last step is to carry the body to its final resting place in elaborate, building shaped coffins. This whole unique process is much better to be experienced than to be read upon!
The Czech Republic, among other things, is known for its great beer. You can drink it affordably all around the Czech Republic and Prague - and you can bathe in it. In the beer spa, you'll get your private room with a bathtub full of beer. Right next to that tub is a tap, where you can draw your own Pilsener and dark beer - as much as you like! To rest you'll have a bed made of straw with a view of a romantic fireplace. And you'll have a private sauna, where you can sweat out some of that alcohol.
You've heard all about Tulum, the lovely hipster beach town on the Riviera Maya in Yucatan. But have you ever heard about Las Coloradas - the pink lakes in the town of Rio Lagartos in the north of the Yucatan peninsula? There, you can go on a boat tour, visit a huge colony of flamingos, coat yourself in healing mud - and visit the pink lakes. Yes, they really are pink! The color originates from a high salinity as well as bacteria and algae. This will definitely be one of your most unique picture spots!
The Black Forest (or Schwarzwald as we say in German) is known for its ham, its gateau, and its scenic mountain views. But not many people know that the Black Forest is a wine region and also known for homemade liquors and spirits. The beautiful town Sasbachwalden, full of half-timbered houses, boasts the unique opportunity to go on an immensely scenic hike through vineyards and along waterfalls - interrupted every few 100 meters by a well, offering ice-cold beverages. Every fountain is filled by a different owner with their own delicious schnapps that tastes like cherry, blueberry, eggnog, Jerusalem artichoke, pear, and so on...