Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Best Places to Be When the World Ends

Best Places to Be When the World Ends

It could all end one year from now on December 21, 2012. Or not. The prophecies and speculations about what might happen on the last day of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Maya calendar are, well, endless. For you planners and you naysayers, we've compiled a list of the top 10 destinations to witness the event (or nonevent). These cool bunkers, mystical sites, places with ironic names, and culturally significant locations are great spots to go out having the time of your life, even if the end of days is a no-show.

Hell's Door (Darvaza Gas Crater), Derweze, Turkmenistan
Hell's Door (Darvaza Gas Crater), Derweze, Turkmenistan

Fritz Underground Winery, Cloverdale, California
Fritz Underground Winery, Cloverdale, California

Caana (Sky Palace), Caracol near San Ignacio, Belize
Caana (Sky Palace), Caracol near San Ignacio, Belize

Pu'u Keka'a (Black Rock), Ka'anapali Beach, Maui
Pu'u Keka'a (Black Rock), Ka'anapali Beach, Maui

Playa Viva, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Playa Viva, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Samoa, South Pacific
Samoa, South Pacific

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa

Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly National Park, Arizona
Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly National Park, Arizona

The Western Wall/Wailing Wall/Al-Buraq Wall/Kotel, Old City of Jerusalem, Israel
The Western Wall/Wailing Wall/Al-Buraq Wall/Kotel, Old City of Jerusalem, Israel

Lake Atitlan/Uaxactun Ruins/Other Locations, Guatemala
Lake Atitlan/Uaxactun Ruins/Other Locations, Guatemala

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