Port Royal – Sunken Pirate City, Jamaica

Port Royal, Jamaica was once known as “the most wicked and sinful city in the world”. Founded in 1494 by the Spanish, the enclave positioned on the mouth of what is now called Kingston Harbour, was the center of shipping … Read More

The Sidoarjo Mud Volcano – Indonesia

Sidoarjo is the biggest mud volcano in the world and the resulting mudflow is an eerie, desolate sight. The current eruption has been active since 2006, and it has transformed the area south of Sidoarjo, Indonesia. The cause is also … Read More


Visiting the Sri Lanka Tsunami Train Wreck

The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the last 20 years. Countries bordering the Indian Ocean suffered greatly, with an unprecedented loss of life. Sri Lanka was hit hard, with the Queen of … Read More

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Saint-Pierre & the Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

On May 8, 1902, Mount Pelee erupted and destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, Martinique. Approximately 30,000 people were burned to death instantly and it is deemed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century. But one man, against all odds, … Read More

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The Lucky Dragon Incident & Bravo Nuclear Tests

On a calm night at sea in March 1954, 23 Japanese fishermen were aboard their trusty vessel Daigo Fukuryū Maru, (Lucky Dragon 5). There was a flash in the predawn sky followed a few minutes later by a rumble and … Read More

Visiting Dhanushkodi – India’s Ghost Town

Located on the south-eastern end of Pamban Island (or Rameshwaram Island) in Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi is an essential dark tourist destination for anyone exploring India. This once small yet prosperous town had all the amenities of a bustling community; a … Read More

UTA Flight 772 Crash Site & Memorial: Sahara Desert

In the middle of the Sahara desert is a sight you’d be forgiven for thinking was a strange mirage. A hazy outline of an airplane pointing north towards Paris. It is very real, however, visible via Google Earth and those … Read More

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Visiting Deadly Lake Nyos [Dark Tourism in Africa]

Visiting the most deadly lake in the world is on my bucket list of dark tourist destinations. There is a clear winner here too. Lake Nyos in North West Cameroon managed to kill over 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in … Read More

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Moynaq: Desert Ships and the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan

The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. As recently as 1960 this vast inland sea situated on the border between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, had a thriving fishing industry supplying the Soviet Union with a sixth of … Read More