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7 Essential Items to Bring With You When Going Hiking

There are few things more satisfying than strapping on a big backpack and exploring the great outdoors. Hiking is incredibly fun, yet fairly challenging. It promotes both mental and physical health and gives you a unique opportunity to bond with friends and family. However, if you don’t come prepared you can have a very grueling and infuriating experience. If you want to make the most out of your walk through nature and focus on having fun with friends while exploring the local flora and fauna, then I suggest that you make sure you have these seven items with you before walking out the door.

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A good pair of hiking boots

If you’ve ever tried hiking up some rough terrain in your old running shoes, than you will truly understand the meaning of pain. Your feet will blister up and you will feel every little rock beneath them. A good pair of hiking boots may be a bit more expensive, but they have a hard sole and are sturdy enough to keep your feet safe and dry, particularly if you combine them with a pair of gaiters.

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Dettifoss – The Most Powerful Waterfall in Europe

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Dettifoss is a waterfall on the river Yekulsau-au-Fedlum in Northeast Iceland, and it is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. It is located in the most famous national park of Vatnajökull.

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Sweden’s Majestic Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge

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When you’re looking for the ultimate way to getaway, while still connecting with nature, few places rival Sweden’s Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge. This beautiful 12-hut resort offers up every outdoor activity you could imagine.

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Asterix Amusement Park in France

 Asterix Amusement Park in France
Besides the well-known Disneyland, near Paris is another, no less interesting, place of entertainment for adults and children. The name suggests that the park is dedicated to two renowned characters from Gaul.

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Chinese Villagers Zip Line

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This cable ropeway suspended between cliffs is the only access to Yushan village in Hubei Province, Chin, which has a population of just over 200 people. The ropeway was built in 1997; before that villagers faced a walk of several days to get to the next nearest village. The ropeway, which is powered by a diesel engine, is 1,000 metres long and 400 metres above the valley floor. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

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007 Themed Hotel Suite in Paris

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Fan of James Bond will get a kick out of this awesome suite. Located in the Seven Hotel in Paris, this entire room was designed by Agence Bastie to look like it was right off the big screen.

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Sun Cruise Luxury Hotel in South Korea

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It is worth noting, and scenic views that open up due to the high location of the hotel. Sun Cruise guarantees beautiful views of sea of ​​Japan from its sun deck, and the corresponding time of day and weather sound effects on the viewing platform to help create a relaxed atmosphere.

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“The Door to Hell”

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“These are the astonishing images of the very aptly named door to hell, a fiery crater thats baffled scientist and has been flaming away for more than 40 years. The crater is 230-feet wide and situated near Derweze village in Turkmenistan. It was named the Door to Hell by locals, referring to the endless flames and boiling mud that can be found inside. Originally a level surface, the site was identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area that was believed to house a substantial oil field. A camp and drilling rig were set up nearby, and, after the Soviets were pleased with amount of gas resources that were believed to be at the site, it was agreed that gas from the field would start being stored”. – Caters News. (Photos by William Keeping/Caters News)

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The Crazy Swing At Casa Del Arbol in Ecuador

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Located at La Casa Del Arbol or “The Treehouse” in Baños, Ecuador, this small house was built for the stunning view on the Tungurahua Volcano it offers. But the real attraction is the swing attached to one of the tree’s branches. It is far from your average swing, and it is surnamed the “Swing at the End of the World” for a good reason. Located off a giant cliff at over 8,350 feet above sea level and with absolutely no safety features, this swing promises a serious thrill to whoever is brave enough to ride it.

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Amazing Guest House Built into Switzerland Mountainside

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The Berggasthaus Aescher is a 170 year old guest house that is built right into the mountainside of the Swiss Alps. This beautiful “hotel” features three bedrooms to accommodate a small group of people.

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End Of The World Cinema – Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai

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Somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, nestled at the foot of a desert mountain range, sits a peculiar sight that is almost completely out of place: hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater.

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The Largest Indoor Beach in the World

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It may have closed down just a few years ago, but the Seagaia Ocean Dome in Japan still holds the record of the largest indoor beach in the world. The 1,000 foot dome was nothing short of a modern marvel.

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Sleeping With The Lions In A Resort

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Amazing resort in South Africa where you can sleep under the stars, but yet safe from the wildlife around there.

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A Floating Forest on an Abandoned 102-Year-Old Ship

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The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, in the west of the Sidney, Australia. The main feature of this ship is not the rust which covers it, but a forest growing through its deck.

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Get A Massage From Snakes at Bali Heritage Spa

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Regular massages are great and all, but getting a massage from a handful of snakes sounds amazing. Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia is now offering such a service, and we’re sure it’ll be a hit.

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