Adventure cyclist Kate Leeming has cycled the width of Africa, pedalled 25,000km around Australia, and is the first woman to cycle unsupported across ‘new’ Russia. The epic story of her 22,040km cycle expedition across Africa has it all: dodging rebels and Somali pirates, close encounters with wild animals, pushing two wheels over massive sand dunes, and meeting the many diverse, kind and determined faces of Africa. This world first journey was not only a physical quest, but an odyssey to highlight the development needs of war-torn and poverty-stricken nations.
As I took my first step out the doors of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, my senses were bombarded; taxi drivers rushed at me from all directions, shouting their ‘special price’ to downtown Bangkok, mopeds whizzed by at the speed of light and there was the distinct smell of petrol fumes mixed with the enticing aroma of spicy foods.
It’s no secret that our planet harbours some unbelievably stunning places. From Iguazu Falls in Argentina to the Great Barrier Reef in our own backyard, Earth is not short of natural beauty. However, there are some natural wonders in this world that you won’t actually believe exists. From the scary to downright strange (a lake that’s pink anyone?!) here are the top five place you seriously won’t believe are real.