Travel Digest #873


Hi everyone, it's @lizanomadsoul here with the monday edition of the #traveldigest.

Another day of great places and stories around the globe to read about! This time we have great stories from Turkey, Thailand, United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia, China, Spain, Portugal and even 3 entries from the United Kingdom - So a little bit of everything! - Enjoy 😉

All featured posts are visible on the Editors Choice Map and upvoted by the @pinmapple team. For more travel digests check out #traveldigest.

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🥇 Exploring Turkey's "underground city" - Derinkuyu by @floridanow

Exploring our past has always intrigued me. Imagining how people lived, where they lived and the means to survive. Today we look at the "underground city" of Derinkuyu in Turkey. There are literally 200 underground cities in Turkey with Derinkuyu being the most infamous. Derinkuyu is an ancient multilayer underground city that supported life for perhaps up to 20,000+ people many years ago. Today, it is a popular tour destination and is excavated so that you can indeed see the unique living conditions for these people. It appears that the depth of the city is over 60 feet and contained several floor levels. There are nearly 100 miles of tunnels and these cities were used from generation to generation.

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🥈 Bangkok's Plane Graveyard !! by @bigsambucca

Today i was searching to do something different in Bangkok city i didn't want to walk the malls or the streets of Bangkok city i wanted to see abandon stuff maybe haunted houses or buildings as i was searching google on abandon projects in Bangkok this plane graveyard came up , i thought yeah love to see this so set my google map and of i went.

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🥉 A prickly adventure in the Campsies by @natubat

It's been pretty awful for me and my hillwalking friends, having one of the longest, sunniest, driest spells since records began in Scotland, and not being able to enjoy it in our favourite place – the mountains. But with the lockdown regulations having relaxed a bit recently, me and my friend Karen decided to go walking in our local hills, the Campsies, just north of Glasgow. The highest hill in the Campsies is 578m, just over half the height of a Munro. We decided to climb Dumbreck, 508m high, because it's one of the less popular walks so we knew there would be few people there, if any. During our six-hour walk, we only passed one other person.

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Honorable Mentions

  • 9 REASONS TO VISIT, Kyiv, Ukraine by @wsetravels
  • Fails of the Urban Explorer: The Cottages and St Josephs Orphanage, Preston, United Kingdom by @slobberchops
  • [Iceland Summer #14] The beautiful villages(Grundarfjörður, Arnarstapi, Stykkishólmur), Snæfells Peninsula, Icelandr by @rbaggo
  • Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, Australia. What a rippa!, Tamborine mountains, Australia by @article61
  • Hong Kong Island 2007, Hong Kong, China by @bossel
  • La Casa de Plátano, Icod de los Vinos, Spain by @for91days
  • Trip to Penafiel City´s Park, Penafiel, Portugal by @aleister
  • Lips Falls, Queensland, Australia by @vcclothing
  • My Visit to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom by @rosana6

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