There are a lot of people who want to go on an adventure. They want to have the thrilling life people in the movies lead. Fighting the evil, rescue a damsel in distress, travel through time and space are only a small part of the things millions of people dream of.
Well, fulfilling these dreams is definitely not an easy task at least not in the literal sense, but one can still get in touch with this magic if they visit some places in the world that are of myths and legends, and, of course, a little magic.
If you have adventurous soul and you want to get in touch with it, then you can visit some of the most mysterious and legendary places in the world.
El Dorado, Colombia
The city of gold, El Dorado, is one of the legends that is still not revealed today. When the conquerors of the new world, the conquistadors, arrive in South America in the 1500s, they begin to loot the riches of the continent. They find a lot of gold and stories about it travel back to Spain.
So, stories about cities of gold are something that is expected to happen in the centuries when myths, ghosts, and superstitions in general were believed in.
The city is claimed to be somewhere close to the lake Guatavita, which is 50 km north-west from the capital, Bogota. You can go on a quest and start searching for the city of gold, like the other explorers that started searching for it 4 centuries ago.
Transylvania is located in the central part of Romania and it is famous among people with the home of one of the most famous counts in the world – count Dracula, the famous vampire. The place becomes a popular tourist attraction after the Bram Stoker’s book “Dracula” and the movies based on it become bestsellers.
People from all over the world go to Transylvania to visit the castle of the vampire. If you still have not read the book, or seen one of the movies, you should better do it before you go there. This way you will have the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of the count’s life at its fullest.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum
Any fan of pirate stories would recognize the famous line of the most popular pirate song. Pirates are definitely not a positive characters, but still people like them and their life. Traveling on an old ship, wearing an eye patch and a head scarf, and, of course, the famous black flag with a skull, are some of the symbols of pirates’ careless life.
Their adventures are fancied by a lot of people and if you are one of them, then you should probably want to visit some of the emblematic pirate places. Some of them are Port Royal and Tortuga, which you have probably heard of if you have watched the famous Pirates of the Caribbean movies. You can visit them nowadays and be careful, there might be pirates.
If you do not know many stories about Mongolia, you at least would have heard about the famous Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan. He lived in the 13th century and he founded the Mongol Empire the capital of which was based in Karakorum. Even though the glorious days of the empire were not as many as the Mongol leader expected, about 20 years, there are still dozens of legends about this famous conqueror Genghis Khan.
If you are a fan of the Asian culture and you have heard and read a lot of stories about the famous Mongol leader, then you will probably be thrilled to visit the ruins of the Mongol capital, Karakorum. They are near today’s town of Kharkhorin.
The next legendary place in our list is Avalon. And if you are a fan of the mythical king Arthur, then you should probably know the importance of this place. There are a number of legends about this English king which is supposed to have ruled during the time of crusades, sorcerers, knights, and of course, the famous Round table and the sword in the stone which Arthur is claimed to have pulled out.
If you want to feel the magic and mystery of this legend and to experience it with your own senses, then you can pay a visit to the modern town of Glastonbury which is claimed to be located where Avalon floated centuries ago. And even if you do not meet any priestesses and knights there, you could at least enjoy the breathtaking nature around.