Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places

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Where to begin? This book is every travel aficionado’s ultimate bucket list. From natural wonders like the bedazzling glow worm caves in New Zealand, or a pub inside a baobab tree in South Africa large enough to seat 15 people, to architectural wonders like the labyrinth of step wells in India, this book is the house of quirks. Not just places, find events that will boggle your mind, such as the Spanish Baby Jumping Festival where men in devil costumes literally jump over infants. Also find more on Turkmenistan’s famous Gates of Hell, a ship graveyard in Bangladesh, and a highly eccentric Italian bone museum.

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The book revels in the mysterious, the unexpected and the weird.

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More interesting information about the quirkiest, most unheard places on Earth.

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Atlas Obscura is not your usual travel guide. It is only for those willing to travel beyond the conventional path.

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