Isla de las Muñecas: the island of the hanged dolls in Mexico.

Beyond the Atlantic Ocean and precisely in Mexico City, there is a place that is decidedly creepy, recently become famous among the explorers of the unknown and the macabre, for the hundreds of dolls hanging from the branches of its trees. This is the Isla de las Muñecas, litterally, the Island of the Dolls. It is so named because of the presence of numerous dolls decidedly “unusual”: they are hanged to any tree, fence or vertical surface of the place and watching threateningly anyone approaching! It is an artificial island…

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Santa Cruz del Islote: the Island of the Caribbean with 105,000 inhabitants per Km²

Santa Cruz del Islote is a tiny coral island, one of the smallest in the San Bernardo archipelago, and it is located across from the Gulf of Morrosquillo in the department of Bolívar in Colombia. It is magical realism: eighteen families live in 97 houses, there is a school, a restaurant that functions as a port, and a small square with a cross in the middle gives the island its name. There is a strong community spirit here: a family who needs help can count on the support of its…

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Tashirojima: a paradise for cat-lovers in Japan.

Tashirojima (田代島) is a small, rural island off the coast of central Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture. Informally known as “Cat Island”, It’s just over three kilometers long and It is the paradise of a large colony of felines, which are cared for and worshiped by the island’s human residents. It is part of a group of about a dozen “islands of cats” in Japan, small places where there are more feline residents than humans. More than a hundred cats roam the island (about 120), and they are owners of…

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Bouvet Island, the most remote place of the world.

This place is known as “the loneliest place on earth,” in fact is an uninhabited frozen isle between South Africa and Antarctica and is the most remote island (and place) in the world. It’s located approximately 2260 km away from the nearest humans (which are the 271 people who live on the island of Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world), and is populated by vegetation (only lichens and mosses), seals, seabirds, and penguins. The highest point, with 780m, is the top of the dormant volcano…

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