Norway has absolutely beautiful landscapes, including crazy cliffs that call to people to climb up them and then BASE jump off the top. Here’s a look at some of those incredible cliffs as well as insanely dangerous switchback roads to get to those amazing cliffs in Norway. Thrill seekers, photographers, hikers and climbers take in these majestic views of nature. And then, there are BASE jumpers who have a much more extreme need for adrenaline. Charles Lindbergh once said of his adrenaline rush, “It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.” Here in Norway, as if they’ve turned into Superman, some adrenaline junkies do fly without a plane.
Astarte Suites is a spectacular 9-room complex designed by Aygoustis Krousis and located on a cliff on the beautiful Santorini Island in Greece. Small, but with impeccable services, infinity pool, and unforgettable views, the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. Here is an excerpt from the official description from the architects: “Magic is in the details at Astarte Suites, beginning with the twinkling Swarovski stones that adorn the ceiling above each suite’s Jacuzzi pool, ending with the personalized service each guest enjoys. Surrounded by soothing shades of white and stone, guests are sure to find bliss here. During their precious down time, guests can relax and unwind next to Astarte’s stunning turquoise infinity swimming pool, which overlooks the Aegean Sea’s tranquil blue waters and nearby rocky cliffs. Leisure and cultural options abound nearby, such as in Akrotiri, an ancient city buried and preserved by volcanic ash-known as the Pompeii of the Greek islands-and at Red Beach and White Beach, the ultimate locales for a spectacular day of fun in the sun”.
Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Ha Long Bay, situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1600 islands and islets forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and relatively unaffected by human influence. A distinctive feature of Ha Long Bay is the abundance of lakes within the larger limestone islands. For example, Dau Be island has six enclosed lakes.
1. Genting Highlands (Malaysia):
This hotel is truly overwhelming. With 6,118 rooms, Malaysia’s First World Hotel is currently the world’s largest hotel, as recognised by Guinness World Records. Attached to the First World Plaza with its indoor theme park, shopping centre and food spots, you’ll not only find tropical rainforests at your doorstep, but a Spanish courtyard lobby as well.
The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be considered most beautiful road of the world. The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road extends for 7.3 miles with 60 turns up the mountain of a height of 1219m. The road scales the mountain with a beautiful view of the desert below and ends at a parking lot with only a hotel and a palace belonging to the country’s rulers.