In spite of globalization, technology, and advances in transportation, there are some strange places which prohibit the entry of humans. While some of us are fixated on space exploration and colonizing Mars, the truth is that some parts of our planet are still practically untouched or have even been forgotten. Other areas are home to military bases, espionage secrets, or have even forbidden to the public on the grounds that they’re “legally haunted”. These forbidden places will blow your mind due to their weird past or some idiosyncratic secret.
Some of the strange places are:
Poveglia Island, Italy
Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. Initially, used as a quarantine station for those suffering the plague and other diseases, and later as a mental hospital. Because of this, the island is frequently featured on paranormal shows. The mental hospital closed in 1968, and the island has been vacant since. Visits to the island are prohibited, but various books and articles discuss visits by a writer and/or photographer. One of the latter described a place of “peace and serenity.”
Snake Island, Brazil
The mysterious island is known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, and it is so dangerous to set foot there that Brazil has made it illegal for anyone to visit. The danger on the island comes in the form of the golden lancehead snakes – a species of pit viper and one of the deadliest serpents in the world. The island is small in size, only 43 hectares (106 acres), and has a temperate climate. The island’s terrain varies considerably, ranging from bare rock to rainforest. This strange place is extremely dangerous!
North Senital Garden, India
North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal which also includes South Sentinel Island. It is home to the Sentinelese, an indigenous people in voluntary isolation who have rejected, often violently, any contact with the outside world. They are among the last tribal people to remain virtually untouched by modern civilisation. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Act of 1956 prohibits travel to the island. The area is patrolled by the Indian Navy.
North Brother Island, USA
Japan is globally popular for its shrine culture and houses approximately 80,000 shrines. The most important among all is the Ise Grand Shrine. It is one of the most expensive temples in Japan due to its architectural grandeur. To maintain the Shinto traditions dating back to the 8th century, this temple is rebuilt every 20 years. And that comes with a million-dollar price tag. Unless you are a member of the royal family, you are forbidden to enter the hallowed halls of this ancient Japanese representation.
Area 51, US
Area 51 in Southern Nevada is always wrapped in conspiracy theories. It is a US military base and has the reputation of being the testing ground for weapons and aircraft. But there is wider speculation about the same. Conspiracy theorists believe that the officials conceal alien evidence at the base. It is totally off-limits to the commoners, and even the USA barely acknowledges the existence of Area 51.
Niihau Island, USA
Niihau Island, with a population of 160 inhabitants, is prohibited to the general public. The only way to visit this region is either to be a part of the US Navy or to have a relative on the island. To preserve the environment and wildlife on Niihau Island, the government has restricted the entry to outsiders. No wonder, it is a forbidden place that one cannot reach.
The Best Jazz Cafe/Restaurants To Visit In India
In India, music lovers are only just really waking up to genres of music other than Bollywood and international pop. The independent music scene in India has been growing by leaps and bounds recently, but the craze for jazz precedes this trend by decades. This is indicated by the fact that in 1947, there were around 60 jazz bands in Mumbai itself! In metro cities like India, Bangalore and Pune, jazz lovers have kept alive a thriving culture of appreciation and enjoyment of jazz music.
Shisha Jazz Cafe, Pune
Amazing vintage vibes with a chill ambiance and great live music, Shisha Jazz is one of the must-visit restaurants in the city of Pune. They have live jazz music performances every Thursday and also hold an amazing jazz music festival in August. This is one of the best places to hang out with your music lover friends. The food is also great, the staff is courteous and the service quick.
Timings: 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
Trincas on Kolkata’s entertainment street Park Street is one of the best places in the country to experience classic jazz music from the sixties. Also, this is the very place where an 18-year-old Usha Uthup found her voice and went on to make her mark as a singer. Other prominent performers include Biddu, Tina Charles, Benni Rozario and Eve. The place resurrected its live music scene in 2015, with the promise of holding hour-long gigs every Saturday.
Timings: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 1500
Le Bistro du Park, New Delhi
Touted as one of the most Instagram-worthy restaurants in New Delhi, Le Bistro is perfect for lovers of European cuisine and jazz music. It’s one of the few places that hold a weekly celebration of jazz music known as Jazz by the Park every Wednesday and Friday. It’s a very romantic setting that is tailor-made for romantic date nights with someone special. Le Bistro is a very cozy place and has excellent food complemented by great service and courteous staff.
Timings: 11 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 1700
The Piano Man Jazz Club, New Delhi & Gurugram
As suggested in the name, The Piano Man is for pure jazz fanatics. With the greatest jazz musicians name engraved in the bricks of the restaurant. That isn’t the only thing which sets your mood. From the lighting to the food. From the decor to the service. They’ve got the formula just right. Take your date to this fancy place. With the beautiful live music, it will enhance your experience. Also, if you are a musician. You could play here.
Timings: 12 PM to 11 Pm
Cost for two: 1800
Cafe Zoe, Mumbai
This place is famous for its all-day breakfast menu and delicious European cuisine. Live performances are one of the many USPs of Zoe, alongside affordable food and peppy, casual vibes.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
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Dog Travel Tips: Travel Long Distance With Your Dog!
Who doesn’t love travelling with their furry friends? And for that some dog travel tips are very important! Long road trips are enjoyed by some dogs, while others quiver at the mere prospect of getting into a car. But anyway, if you want to drive long distances in a car with your dog, then good preparation and attentiveness is required before and during the trip.
These are few dog travel tips to help your furry friend!
Make sure everything is packed
You need to make sure you’ve got everything they may need on their journey to keep your dog happy. Usually on the long road trip and once you’ve finally arrived at your destination.
Never take them on trips during vaccination
Although travelling with puppies is great, ensuring you get them used to car trips ahead of any long road trips can be tough. Make sure you wait until all their vaccinations are full. Usually, this will be by the time they are around 14 weeks old.
Waiting until your puppy is completely house-trained is also advised, so you don’t run up a big hotel bill!
Start with Short Trips
Take your dog to a quick drive to the store, veterinarian, to another doggie park or even to training lessons for puppies. This ensures that your dog gets used to car trips as best as possible.
And hopefully some trips are expected to take them somewhere fun and exciting, so they understand that the car is fine.
Protect them from Sunshade
Temperatures inside cars will still be much higher than outside temperatures, even though it’s not a especially hot day. It is recommended to put a sunshade inside your windscreen before you drive so that inside the car it’s a little cooler.
You can also buy some sunshades for the back windows. So that during the car ride your dog will not be lying in patches of sun. Install these the night before your trip as for windscreens above.
Tire up their energy
By making sure your dog has used up all their pent up energy, he’ll be more likely to just go in the car to sleep.
Keep them entertained
Keep the radio on if you don’t talk for the whole ride. Also, let your dog chew on an antler bone. Else, a kong filled with delicious treats, or some of their favourite toys. The act of chewing alone, after a while, should tire them out.
Don’t forget toilet breaks!
Have plenty of toilet breaks specifically, every 90 minutes to 2 hours. Also, this will need to be reduced if your dog is less used to long road trips.
You should also let your dog do their business as soon as possible when you arrive. If they are desperate, even the most toilet-trained dogs could go inside.
Carry plenty of water
Dogs would also need plenty of water as they ride in vehicles. In case of traffic or delays, you can ensure you have enough to cover the entire journey plus some extra. And if you buy a bottle that has a bowl compartment attached to it, it will make things simpler for you. Mainly, because the dog can almost drink straight from the bottle.
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