World’s Weirdest Towns where anything comes and goes
We all like to roam around spooky and weird stuff at times, and when it comes to weird cities; this is where you should go.
1 Kowloon Walled City: Most Densely Populated Place
Kowloon Walled City came into existence in the mid 17th century as a Chinese military fort which was later ceded to the British. After Second World War, China reclaimed the city. Having no interventions by Chinese and British governments, the city became notorious for its high crime rate and drugs. People constructed wherever they could without following any safety rules. Later the people were evacuated in 1992.
2 Heaven for the retired people who want STDs
The Villages. The place was infamously dubbed “Disney World for the Old People”. The Villages has around one hundred thousand residents over 55 years of age. The fastest growing metropolitan area in United States boasts having more golf carts than cars. Interestingly, there has been a constant increase in sexually transmitted diseases. Here, the Men to Women ratio is around 1:10. So it won’t be surprising if we see some old people getting lucky in public.
3 The Slum City Full of Garbage
Cairo, Egypt has never come up with an efficient garbage disposal plan. Instead, they had Zabbaleen (garbage people) to collect trash from Cairo residents with a door-to-door service before transporting it via donkey carts. These are taken to their depot Manshiyat Nasser, where the recyclable items are sorted with a success rate of nearly 90%, which is four times the amount the Western recycling companies produce.
4 The New York town claiming to have communicated with the dead
Lily Dale’s hamlet is home to the largest spiritualistic community in the world. The ambiguity shows its relevance in figures (total population-275, visitors-22,000). For most of the people it’s a normal town that has a coffee shop, a library and a playground. But people visiting from afar believe in the Lily Dale Spiritualist Assembly’s claim to be able to communicate with the dead.
5 Japanese people who are compelled to wear gas masks
Miyake-jimaIsland, located 110 miles south of Tokyo, has been affected by the eruption caused by Mt. Oyama. Mt. Oyama was an active volcano which has caused many casualties in the past. The volcano which was dormant for 17 years spewed out thousands of tons of SO2 daily; making the island uninhabitable. But after successful evacuation by the government followed by a little time that was allowed to pass, the danger levels have decreased significantly. Now, the island attracts people seeking an adrenaline rush. Tourists have disposable gas masks which are offered at ferry stations.
6 Say No to Laws, Yes to Life
Ever felt the need to run away from it all? The Slab city must be your favorite destination. The Slab city is also known as “The Last free Place in America”. The city comprises hundreds of campers across America. Several thousand campers inhabit the California-based place during winter before evacuating in the summer to keep them from the adverse climate. Most of the people live off government subsidies. The Slab City lacks all services including water, electricity, sewer or toilets.
7 Where People Find More Comfort under the Soil Crust
Coober Pedy (“White man’s hole”) is located in Australia, 846 kilometers north of Adelaide. The town came into existence because of the discovery of opal. People from across the Europe came to be rich thanks to the mines, but soon realized that to live in the scorching desert is worse than living underground. Now, the city comprises underground churches, stores, galleries and a 4-star, one of a kind, hotel.
8 Want it Blue? Take a snap here
Chefchaouen is located in northeastern Morocco. The city is famous for two things, its blue color paint given by Jewish refugees and hashish production.
9 The city of the Dead
Colma, CA passed a resolution compelling any other cemetery construction within city limits. With the decision backfiring, the government passed another ordinance which superseded the former. Today, the city has 17 cemeteries. with 1,800 above ground and 1.5 million underground “inhabitants”.