To most of us, travelling is to relax. However, a few others are willing to risk the life on the most dangerous journeys in the world.
1. Death Valley, the USA
This famous desert holds the record for the highest temperature on Earth at 56.7 degrees Celsius. No matter how healthy and supple you think you are, the heat of the sun here will surely make you tired very fast. If falling into water shortages, you will only be able to survive at most 14 hours.
2. Sinabung volcano, Indonesia.
This active volcano is located on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. Eruption happened quite often, leaving thousands of people homeless. In 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015, towns and villages near it were engulfed in lava and ash after the eruption. The most recent eruption of Sinabung volcano was on February 27, 2016, creating a cloud of deadly air, ash fired up to a height of 2.5km. No one can know when the next eruption will happen.
3. Afar Valley, Ethiopia.
Erta volcano, in the Afar region of Ethiopia, is one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. This area is often shaken by small earthquakes, forming many caves. The earthquake occurred because Erta Ale had 2 lava lakes on top. The amount of lava in the lakes changes frequently, leading to the earth’s surface continuously moving up and down.
4. Danakil desert, Eritrea, Africa.
With an average temperature of more than 49 degrees Celsius, many active volcanoes and toxic gas eruptions, it is hard to imagine a more fierce place than Africa’s Danakil desert. Most of us will call this «Hell on Earth», but many adventurers from all over the world are still being sucked here. However, you should note that access to the Danakil desert without a guide is a prohibited job here.
5. Natron Lake, Tanzania
The alkaline salt shell contained in the lake is dangerous because it can kill any living creature that comes into contact with it. Therefore, the government prohibits swimming in the lake and the smell of hydrogen sulfide will make you unable to stand long here to admire the beauty of the landscape around the lake.