From a milkshake lake to a land of fairies, from Scotland to Senegal, be amazed at 10 of the world’s strangest and prettiest places.
Magical, mysterious, surreal and simply stunning: 10 of the world’s most magical places you’ve just got to go to. Or just look at the photos!
1. Lake Retba, Senegal
What the devil? It’s pink? Ok, it looks orange in this picture. Lake Retba (in French it’s the more descriptive Lac Rose) has been described as looking like raspberry milkshake. Unfortunately, up close it’s not quite as pink, nor can you drink it as you do the breaststroke. The lake gets its Lambrusco Blush tone from an algae that produces a red pigment to resist the water’s high salinity level. When pigment and salt collide in sunlight, the water goes pink. It’s at its pinkest in the dry season. Like the Dead Sea, it’s so salty that you can float in it.