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Independent travellers are returning to Burma following the relaxing of recently elected Aung San Suu Kyi 's stance on tourism.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma More

Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. I want to go there one day!

When people ask me where one of my favorite places in Europe is, I respond in a heartbeat with Porto, Portugal.

The Shahara Bridge, Yemen, built to fight turkish invaders. The legend says that the local people can remove the bridge in few minutes in case of imminent danger!

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland Surrounded by ice for much of the year, Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the northernmost settlements on Earth. The area has one of the smallest populations in Greenland, at around 600 people, in an area roughly the size of England. Picture: NICK LEDGER/ALAMY

This is the deepest stair well in the world. People climb this with buckets of water. Rajasthan, India