I tried to relate some real places with my imaginary stories. Though I am not a good storyteller but tried to give life to my thoughts. So I decided to express them with the places, I want to visit once at least in my life. By the way, I am not sure but maybe I did not justify the beauty of these natural places by telling these self-made stories. If you find any relativity with truth or reality, I did not do it intentionally. Enjoy them.
- Salar de Uyuni:
There is a fairy kingdom. People describe says it is the place where earth and heaven meet. Or the walkway of haven. This is the whitest place in the world. The reflection of the world can be seen here. Where you can walk on water. Once upon a time, there were few brave people who want to discover the coldest place in the world. They started their journey but alas they weren’t able to find that. But they found the fairy kingdom. They were so amazed, they decided to stay there without checking they didn’t have sufficient survival materials. The place is in a dream but the description is true. Do you know the name of the place? Don’t worry the name of the place is Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia.
- Horseshoe Bend:
The horseshoe is a symbol of good luck and protection. It has become a very superstitious symbol dating very far back to a blacksmith and his dealings with the devil. Though The Smith and the Devil is a European fairy tale, the story belongs to the great USA. The story begins with holding a demon in captivity by a blacksmith, torturing it as revenge for his troubles. One day, an orphan girl stumbles upon the demon’s enclosure and unwittingly releases it. And the demon flew to the USA and started taking revenge from the normal people. And the blacksmith realizes the problem came to Arizona with a horse to kill the demon and he killed that and saved the locals. But the horse was so big. While running, the horse lost its shoe. The shoe was then removed by the locals. But the placed remain like a bent horseshoe.
The story is the creation of my mind but the place is real and it is situated in Arizona and called Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River.
- Caño Cristales:
Once there was a land of sorrow and the princess of sorrow land was sad also. She was looking for happiness around her but she did not find any happiness. One day the princess had a dream about the secret place over the rainbow. Where she can find her prince charming who can remove all the sadness from the life of the princess and from the sorrow land. She was waiting for rain and rainbow so that she can go there and find her prince charming. One day the wait was over. She found the land and found her happiness (Prince) beside a river. When they met sorrow land turns into happy land. The river of the dream now has seven colors. The colors of rainbow. And the river is known as Cano Cristales. Situated in Columbia.
- Meteora Greece
The ancient Greeks believe in multiple gods. The gods were children of the Titans such as Kronos and Rhea. Greek mythology has thirteen main gods. There is a belief that All 12 Olympian gods resided at Mount Olympus. The highest hill in Greece. And there is another hill situated in Greece where monks were staying to impress the gods. As both have a good height. Maybe it can help the monks to get the attention of the gods. The monk place is renowned as Meteora. The word Meteora means literally ‘hovering in the air’ and of course brings to mind the word meteor. The place of the monks is situated in greece.
- The Last Shangri La
Do you ever hear about peace of mind? If yes then you know it is not possible to get easily. Now listen about the great people who were not interested in this society. They found it polluted and destruction of peace of mind and happiness. So, to find they started climbing a hill. They decided they will meditate on the hill and will never come back to society. So after a lot of the obstruction, they finally reached on a certain height. But then they realize it is not possible to climb more. So, they started their meditation. And it was the last place before they died. The story is not true but the place is. It is known as Bhutan.
- Tropea Beach Italy
Remember the Gods of greek. The gods are a crucial part of this story. Legend says that it was Hercules who, returning from Spain (Pillars of Hercules) stood on the Coast of the Gods and made a Coast one of his ports. Then the god blessed this coast to the Augustus. But history is interesting and it is true that it is a story of roman time. Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius was a Roman general from the late Republic and Augustus was a Roman statesman and military leader. They had a war. Sextus Pompey defeated Augustus and captured the god’s island. This port is now known as Tropea Beach. This located in Italy.
- Socotra Yemen
Once upon a time, there was a prince who had a kingdom. He did not like frogs and mushrooms. So he started killing all the frogs and cutting the mushrooms. One day a saint saw that and curse the prince. After a few days, the soil of the kingdom started shaking. and the ground goes down and all his kingdom was destroyed. He saw a different kind of tree is growing now and it looks like mushrooms. Then he realizes what he did was not good. But it was too late. This is not the true story but there is a similar place called Socotra. It is situated in Yemen.
- Spotted Lake
A black magician used to show magics in a small village. The people of the village are amazed by his skills. The magician used to earn money by showing his magic. But after a few years, the people of the village started getting bored. He started repeating his magics. One day he lost his control and asked the villagers to pay him and to enjoy his shows. But the villagers refused to do so. He got angry and with the power of his black magic, he damaged the only source of drinking water for the villagers. From then the water has spots on its face. The spotted lake is situated in Northwest of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada. Though the story said it damaged the water but in reality, this lake is full of minerals and this is the reason of the spots only in summer.
- The Giant’s Causeway
The story of giants. It is a long time ago when there is no human on this earth. The places are full of giants. The giants owned the continents and countries. Even they were like a human. They fought for survival and power. The story goes that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), from the Fenian Cycle of Gaelic mythology, was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. After the meeting, they fought and there was massive destruction. In one version of the story, Fionn defeats Benandonner and in another version the result was opposite. The giants left the world but the causeway is still here in this world. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland.
- Thor’s Well
A few miles south of Yachats, Oregon, in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area there is a big hole shaped like a bowl. This real place has fairy tale related with it. Though I made it. In Germanic mythology, there is a hammer-wielding God associated with thunder, lightning, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing and fertility. He is known as Thor. One day the Thor was playing with his hammer when he was young. So when he throws the hammer it goes to a certain place and comes back to him. One day he threw the hammer. But that day, the hammer did not come back to him. Instead, it fell into an ocean and created a big hole. From then the beauty is called Thor’s well.
Note: Don’t believe the stories. “Reality” is “that which exists”, and the stories are the part of the reality either happened or someone created it. If it happened it turns into reality but if not it’s nothing but a lie of life (Imagination).