Tired of the jostling crowds and the same old touristy fare?
Easily accessible to the public, these unusual towns and islands are scattered all around the world. Here’s a colourful list, comprising of yellow landforms and pink waterscapes, geographical wonders named after mythical Norse gods, eerie villages with more cats than humans, alleys with whale-bones and valleys full of goblins.
Tashirojima – One of the 11 cat islands of Japan
A ferry ride away from Miyagi, Japan, this quiet fishing village is a Nekojima or Cat Island, where you will find an army of furry cats, casually lounging by the harbour embankments or strutting about in alleyways. The cat population, which is currently larger than its human counterpart,
Bohol Island – Philippines’ wondrous chocolate hills