By Becky Mahan, Editor It’s that time of year, again. And whether you like visiting haunted houses and creepy, abandoned places, or just reading about them and freaking yourself out, there’s no doubt the world is full of them. Here are 13 (strategic number, by the way) of our favorite creepy, haunted, abandoned places around the world – and a peek into their tortured existence: Chateau Miranda – Belgium This castle was originally built for the French elite, but became a shelter orphanage for children during World War II. It was abandoned in 1980, and ghost hunters love to prowl the overgrown grounds for apparitions and mysterious voices. Priypat – Ukraine You may not recognize the city name, but you’ll know the nuclear plant that had a meltdown near it: Chernobyl exploded in 1986, sending a vast plume of radioactive material across the USSR and Europe. Pripyat, as the homebase for many of the plant workers, got the full brunt of it and was evacuated, leaving it today as an eerie,
From the peaks of the world’s tallest sand dunes to the floor of Africa’s deepest canyon, Namibia is home to flourishing wildlife, vibrant cities and a deep cultural past. With 120 registered caves to explore and a number of opportunities for travelers to hike, kayak, climb and more, Namibia is an emerging destination in the group travel industry. Here’s what you need to know before you go.
Source: Emerging Destinations: Namibia