For some adventure seekers, traveling isn’t necessarily a way to enjoy some R&R. If you’re looking to go somewhere intense on your next vacation, here are some of the most extreme weather destinations in the world. Each of these is sure to have you coming home with a thrilling story or two – and some wow-factor photographs too!
This salt and soda lake in northern Tanzania near the Kenyan border looks serene, but in fact the alkaline water has such a high pH level that it can burn the skin and eyes of many animals. The lake’s alkalinity comes from the sodium carbonate and other minerals that flow into its waters from the surrounding hills. This causes a unique phenomenon where the lake’s dead animals are preserved much like Egyptians mummies, looking as though they have turned to stone.
It’s worth taking the trip down under to experience this rare meteorological phenomenon where there is a low-level atmospheric wave and cloud formation. The southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia is the only location in the world where these clouds appear regularly.
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