Fairytale Destinations

By dorotix, September 22nd 2010 in Vacation Ideas Comments (202)

Is it a dream or is it for real? These places will make you wonder whether you step into the land of magic and fantasy or still firmly stand on the ground. With unearthly nature, unreal landscapes or fairy tale architecture, these destinations will take you far away from your humdrum reality.

COLMAR, FRANCE

Picturesque Colmar in France, considered the most beautiful city in Europe, looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. This tiny town in Alsace is famous not only for its magically colourful old town. Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, is called the "Capital of Alsatian Wine" - it boasts a sunny microclimate and is the second driest city in France, making it ideal for wine growing.

As if being the wine capital was not enough, Colmar, with its pretty squares, fountains and canals, is also called the "little Venice" (la Petite Venise). It is also the home town of Frédéric Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty, and the painter Martin Schongauer.

Colmar, France. By Nikkodem

Colmar, France. By Nikkodem

 FAROE ISLANDS

Faroe Islands. By webmax.it

Faroe Islands. By webax.it

The Lord of the Rings' scenery of Faroe Islands truly makes you believe the archipelago is inhabited by hobbits and elves. Located halfway between Iceland and Norway, in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic, the 18-island archipelago is home to beautiful dramatic landscapes of volcanic peaks and oceanic waves hitting against the rocky shoreline. The islands' magical and mysterious scenery seems to be much closer to the fantasy world than to reality.

Saksun, Faroe Islands. By T.K.V

Saksun, Faroe Islands. By T.K.V

 

NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY

Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany in autumn. By gerdragon

Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany in autumn. By gerdragon

It is not a sugary Disneyland construction, although it looks like a fairy tale palace occupied by some capricious princess. In fact, despite its magical look, the Neuschwanstein Castle is more firmly rooted in reality than one could imagine. Constructed on a rugged hill in the 19th century for Ludwig II, the castle's fixtures were revolutionary at that time: the building had running water and toilets with automatic flushing on every floor as well as a heating system. Today, the Neuschwanstein is the main stop on the Romantic Road, the Bavarian trail of ancient towns and castles.

Dramatic look of Neuschwanstein. By Nataraj Metz

Dramatic look of Neuschwanstein. By Nataraj Metz

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY

Capadoccia. By Emre Ersahin

Cappadocia. By Emre Ersahin

If there was a fairy tale about the enchanted land of clay, its setting would look like Cappadocia. This fabulous region located in central Turkey is famed for its pottery and unique rock formation in which the ancient people carved out their houses and churches. The region is also home to the odd-looking rock formations called "fairy chimneys" that can be found in various shapes such as cones, mushroom-like forms, columns and pointed rocks. The tradition of pottery and ceramics in Turkey is one of the world's oldest crafts, dating back to the 8th century.

 HOI AN, VIETNAM

Hoi An. By jmhullot

Hoi An. By jmhullot

Hoi An is a place that cannot be missed while in Vietnam. This colourful, magical and beautiful little town is home to more silk lanterns than people. Situated on the coast of the South China Sea, the town used to be an important port and trading centre.  Today it is a fairy tale spot visited by thousands of travellers and backpackers that cannot resist its charm. Hoi An's fabulous atmosphere blended with captivating hospitality and fairytale architecture make the town one of the most rewarding destination in South-East Asia.

Lattern shop. By Nikkodem

Lattern shop. By Nikkodem

GREENLAND

Tasiilaq Greenland. By chrissy575

Tasiilaq Greenland. By chrissy575

Unspoiled, remote and untraveled, Greenland is a land of wilderness, unbeaten tracks, raw landscapes and jaw-dropping vistas. With virtually no trees, no roads and almost no people, the island seems to be inhabited by mythological dwarves rather than humans. Though cold and rugged, Greenland is a place of unforgettable atmosphere warmed up by the magical aurora borealis and colourfully painted houses.

winter in Greenland. By noukorama

Winter in Greenland. By noukorama

 

 VENICE, ITALY

Venice. By MorBCN

Venice. By MorBCN

Venice is hard to rival. Its admirable architecture, unique canals, the abundance of fantastic sights and extraordinary atmosphere are one of a kind. Venice seems to be imported from another dimension, though the New York Times described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Stretched across 117 small islands, Venice boasts 455 bridges, hundreds of canals where romantic gondolas wind their way through the city, and is home to the famed Carnival of Venice, Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival.

Venice. By MorBCN

Venice. By MorBCN

 

KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Kathmandu. Nepal. By dwrawwlinson

Kathmandu. Nepal. By dwrawwlinson

Beautiful and spiritual, Nepal's vibrant capital, Kathmandu, is truly a magical place. Surrounded by mighty mountains, the city is filled with enchanting atmosphere, exotic sounds, smells and fascinating temples. Although Kathmandu is the largest city in the country, it has preserved its fantasy-like charm of ancient temples, shrines and traditional architecture. Called "the Land of Gods", Kathmandu seems to be a slightly unearthly destination.

inside Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Kathamndu. By Wonderlane

Inside Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Kathamndu. By Wonderlane

BAMBOO FOREST, JAPAN

Kyoto's Bamboo Forest. By Stuck in Customs

Kyoto's Bamboo Forest. By Stuck in Customs

Though located in Kyoto, Japan and unrelated with the movies, the landscape of the Bamboo Forest resembles the scenery of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers. Is only one example of hundreds of amazing forests covering the region of South-East Asia. Bamboo plays a significant role in many Asian cultures- it is a symbol of longevity in China, a symbol of friendship in India, and in Japan many Shinto shrines are surrounded by a bamboo forest which is considered a sacred barrier against the evil.

Bamboo Forest. By ebergcanada

Bamboo Forest. By ebergcanada

SINTRA, PORTUGAL

Sintra. Palacio de. By szeke

Palacio de Sintra. By szeke

No wonder Sintra inspired Lord Byron to write Childe Harold's Pilgrimage that celebrates the beauty of the town. Anyone visiting this magical spot, located not far from Lisbon, could feel encouraged to create a sublime poem in honour of Sintra's graces. Pena Palace, the Castelo dos Mouros, and Palácio Nacional de Sintra are the town's three amazing palaces, and the Sintra Mountain Range, one of the largest parks in the Lisbon area, only adds more charm and enigma.

Castelo dos Mouros (Mourish Castle), Sintra. By WaveCult

Castelo dos Mouros (Mourish Castle), Sintra. By WaveCult

 

And the best thing about those places, notwithstanding their magical qualities, is that they're all as real as it gets. Accessible, safe and inviting, they're just waiting for you to pack your bags and reach for that bit of fantasy on Earth. Been there? Seen that? Please tell as a story...

Comments

  1. Clay Sep 22, 2010 6:29 PM

    You're have some honked-off little people on your hands if you don't re-work that line under Greenland about, "...the island seems to be inhabited by dwarfs rather than humans." Last I knew, dwarfs ARE human.

  2. Clay Sep 22, 2010 6:31 PM

    Make "you're going to have..."

  3. tiny tim Sep 22, 2010 7:40 PM

    thanks clay. us midgit folks dont take kindla to being though of as inhuman. technically, were HALF human. and no clay, we dont get "hoonked-off" ok? we can barely muster a squeal

  4. Meg Sep 22, 2010 7:42 PM

    I think by dwarves the author meant the dwarves of lore (think lord of the rings)...

  5. Eli Sep 22, 2010 8:42 PM

    You know, I really thought people with dwarfism WERE people... how rude and thoughtless.
    And on another note, I've been to Venice. The waters are nowhere near as clean as people think they are...

  6. lol Sep 22, 2010 9:27 PM

    I suppose you took it personally when the author mentioned hobbits and elves? Hobbits are people toooooo!

  7. elvis Sep 22, 2010 9:44 PM

    I'm an elf and I take no particular offence in people calling me one, I am what I am. The thing is we don't all live in lord of the ring style villages and landscapes, I live in a big city, that assertion I find a bit offensive.

  8. shell Sep 22, 2010 11:04 PM

    point of interest.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRODO AND BILBO today!!!!

  9. Pi Pi Sep 23, 2010 2:12 AM

    Venice is almost all pee! We swim in pee! We sing in the pee!

  10. andrew Sep 23, 2010 2:25 AM

    I can't believe this list left out Bruges, Belgium! Now that is a truly magical and dream-like place.

  11. maria.hepburn Sep 23, 2010 4:07 PM

    photographs very lovely!!! muy lindas fotografías (veré si logro armar una presentación para difundirlas)

  12. Margaret Mennone Sep 23, 2010 6:24 PM

    In response to Andrew, that was the first thing I thought too!! As soon as I saw this list I expected Bruges to be on it. Anyone who likes adorable cobblestone cities in Europe would be enchanted by Bruges!

  13. Greenland bound Sep 24, 2010 11:11 PM

    I want a pet dwarf!

  14. Scott Sep 25, 2010 6:47 PM

    Baden-Baden in Germany is also a really nice place to visit, old cobble stone roads and little shops here and there.

  15. tnguyen Sep 25, 2010 8:52 PM

    FAROE ISLANDS natives has a tradition every year where they brutally slaughter over 200 endangered pilot whales for fun. they call it the grind. that just disgusting and horrific.http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-scuba-ocean-news/faroe_islands_whale_slaughter_photographed/

  16. Rtataz Sep 27, 2010 11:27 PM

    Greenland and Faroe are like the same place, why the hell do these lists always forget Australia?

  17. Traveller Sep 28, 2010 11:56 AM

    Personally I would scratch the Faroe Islands off the list. As tnguyen noted they have a slaughter ritual. They don't deserve a single penny of tourist money.

  18. Ipeoney Sep 28, 2010 4:18 PM

    Wow what a great destinations! Nice views and interesting places. Hope I cn go there someday. That Faroe Islands is so pretty

  19. you people suck Sep 28, 2010 4:20 PM

    all of you stop bitching

  20. Sole Literato Sep 29, 2010 7:38 PM

    "Dwarves" means fabled non-humans.

    "Dwarfs" means humans of abnormally small stature (who are properly called "little people").

    Play nicely, children.

  21. Gonzo Sep 29, 2010 9:58 PM

    Way to ruin it by using re-touched photos.

  22. seriously... Sep 29, 2010 11:27 PM

    It's not mindless slaughter in the Faroe Islands, it's a time honored tradition that is incredibly important to the economy of the islands. Just because the blood looks horrific doesn't mean it is any more devilish than a beef factory. Clearly you buy into the ridiculous propaganda that was "The Cove", made by people with a incredibly imbecilic Paul Watson agenda. That man is a terrorist who would rather sink ships and kill hundreds of innocent people than take the proper route of protest. As a canadian I'm sick he's one of our own.

    Lovely photos. Beautiful places.

  23. Mags Sep 30, 2010 11:31 AM

    He said mythological dwarves so no need to get so offended

  24. ann Oct 1, 2010 1:23 AM

    I think some brazillian islands, greek islands, tahiti, bali, hawai or somewhere in the caribbean should be in this list. Tropical islands are the most beautiful places..I love this list though!

  25. noclay Oct 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    clay, yur gay

  26. ha Oct 1, 2010 11:49 PM

    woot stumble

  27. Prageeth Oct 2, 2010 1:15 AM

    wanna visit those place...lol

  28. Here we go again.. Oct 2, 2010 9:36 AM

    Hi! I am a person from the Faroe Islands, and please let me set things straight.

    We do not kill whales for fun, we don't do it every year just like that, and the pilot whale is no where near extinction.

    Wo do kill the whales that swim very close to our Islands, we do eat everything, and I mean pretty much everything, on that whale.
    "It's not mindless slaughter" It's food! Just like you eat pigs, cows and chicken. Our food is just a little cuter than the average cow, and that seems to be something people just can't handle.
    Yes, the pictures look gruesome, with all the blood in the sea, but let me tell you this, they are killed in the most humane way there is, by severing the spinal chord. And they're killed in the ocean, that of course makes the blood look even more horrifying. I mean, it's a huge animal, of course there'll be a lot of blood.

    Before you settle on just hating the Faroe Islands for killing the cute pilot whales, I suggest you go to youtube and type in "Meet your meat PETA"

    We are proud of our way to hunt pilot whales!
    Our food lives free and does what it wants to do until it's killed. They experience only a few seconds of pain inflicted by man their whole life.
    As opposed to pigs in stables for example, they are in their stalls that are too small for them to turn around their whole pregnancy, the only time these pigs will breathe fresh air is in the overfilled truck on their way to the slaughter house.
    People usually ask where I have my information from, well, I'm faroese, so I'm a first hand source in the faroese matters. And the pigs, I saw that in a video from PETA : "Meet your meat PETA part 2" to be precise.

    My point is, don't make us the scum of the earth just because we don't hide our slaughters in slaughter houses.

  29. mukul alkara Oct 14, 2010 2:46 PM

    beatiful sights, these are the places where one can unite with the nature

  30. sandra Oct 15, 2010 6:47 PM

    i think you missed out on Prague. it is so beautiful, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town..its my fairytale destination

  31. loller Oct 15, 2010 10:31 PM

    (in folklore or fantasy literature) a member of a mythical race of short, stocky humanlike creatures who are generally skilled in mining and metalworking.
    you are all wrong about mythic dwarfs - they are humanlike, not human

  32. Faroese too Oct 15, 2010 10:51 PM

    @Here we go again..

    AMEN brother! You said it straight and forward. Couldn't have explained it better myself.

  33. jersey boy Oct 16, 2010 5:00 PM

    How 'bout Hoboken NJ! I have never really been anyware elze but I think it is betiful in many many ways! It has clean water too!

  34. yipsy Oct 18, 2010 12:47 AM

    Are you are a dwarf?

  35. Rexton Oct 20, 2010 8:31 AM

    Amazing places !

  36. Vish Oct 21, 2010 1:53 PM

    This is a brilliant blog post - truly some amazing destinations.

    E: vishalpanjwani@hotmail.com

  37. Anders Oct 22, 2010 7:26 PM

    Vish ur right. Really amazing places!!!!!!!

  38. Vish Oct 22, 2010 7:46 PM

    Hey Anders, you are right! Out of all of them, Colmar looks the most "fairytale" like ... the others look amazing, but Colmar looks completely dreams. Have you been to any of these places? Cheers, Vish

    E: vishalpanjwani@hotmail.com

  39. Anders Oct 22, 2010 7:49 PM

    Hello Vish, I hv bn too Greenland and Kathmandu. Amazing!!! Ur right - Colmar is most fairytale like. What about u Vish? :) Grtz, Anders

  40. Vish Oct 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    Hi Anders, Lucky you!! I have always wanted to go to Greenland! I have been to Venice, which was great. I have specifically been to the other places in the blog post. I also love the sound of going to a Bamboo Forest in Japan :) Cheers, Vish

    E: vishalpanjwani@hotmail.com
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    E: vishalpanjwani@hotmail.com

  41. Anders Oct 22, 2010 8:22 PM

    I luv that Bamboo Forest pic. Yes that wud be a luvly place to go!!

  42. jacki Oct 23, 2010 3:42 PM

    What about Rothenburg in Germany?

  43. RaulJones Oct 23, 2010 5:50 PM

    The two "HDR" wannabes (Venice & Portugal) should have been left out. If you can't do proper tone mapping, don't try at all, and you certainly don't post them where the world can see.

  44. a girl Oct 26, 2010 6:29 PM

    he did say mythological dwarfs...

  45. somebody Oct 29, 2010 5:52 PM

    I've been to the bamboo forest in Kyoto and seriously it is just a noisy place swarming with tourists. Nothing like the scenery of "House of Flying Daggers" as mentioned.

  46. Not Quite Oct 31, 2010 4:24 AM

    I've been to Kathmandu, and while I'm sure there are some very nice places and wonderful people within the city, the last paragraph describing all these places as "safe and inviting" is a little misleading. I was very uneasy in this city. Far from magical, the city was overrun with poverty. There were prostitutes on every corner. Multiple people tried to pickpocket those in my group. Additionally, there are virtually no traffic laws, or if there are, nobody bothers to follow them.
    I'm sure you can have a great time there, but do a little research beforehand so you know where you're going and what you're doing, and keep an eye on your belongings, as you should wherever you are.

  47. iyami Oct 31, 2010 6:18 PM

    uhhhh really getting offended? dwarf or not geeeezzzzz....

  48. Quality Coupons Nov 1, 2010 9:17 AM

    These beautiful pics. Thanks for your post.

  49. Afa harlnew Nov 4, 2010 2:09 PM

    well done but how about Prague, Czech Republic?

  50. Lila Reign Nov 5, 2010 4:12 AM

    I went to Venice in mid-July 07 and I absolutely want to go back. It is an utterly gorgeous city with so much to see! Granted it is really easy to get lost, what with all the alleyways and canals, but what a place to get lost in! I was only there for a few hours (it was a stop on my trip from Rome to Paris), but I enjoyed it immensely. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Venice, go!

  51. skye Nov 7, 2010 6:19 AM

    i went to castle comb, england, and i have to say it has all these qualities too. and also broadway, england. they are all such lovely cities.

  52. Col Nov 9, 2010 7:54 PM

    Surely Carcassone is more fairytale than Colmar?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassone

  53. Shi Nov 10, 2010 6:04 AM

    I've been to Venice and it was magical. Beautiful place, both during the day and nighttime.
    And the author definitely meant the "mystical dwarf" than the "human" kind. Arguing about that is just missing the point of the article, which I loved!

  54. View Bug Nov 10, 2010 7:16 AM

    Awesome Photographs.

  55. <3 Nov 11, 2010 9:40 AM

    I've been to the Sintra Palace. It is absolutely gorgeous inside! Truly a fairy tale.

  56. Kash Nov 13, 2010 10:29 AM

    Nice post- hoping to go to Colmar for the Alsace Xmas Markets -new route from Edinburgh opening up. Talking of which u could add Edinburgh to that list of fairytale destinations- it is the city that inspired Harry Potter



    Kash

  57. 7676 Nov 17, 2010 10:34 PM

    Although I admit, the Faroe Islands look divine and I would love to visit them one day, I do have reservations about the Grind and how it is performed. Isnt it true that the people involved in the slaughter are not trained butchers/killers - but ANYone can participate. Hence where the label cruelty comes from. If you give me a knife and tell me to go kill something, I could do. Would I make a good and humane job of it? Doubtful.
    Many of the pictures about the Grind show multiple hacks made at the whales heads (a quick death? I think not), unborn calves being cut out, and men (some of which appear to be drunk) and teenage boys running in with smiles on their faces, lunging at the animals and trying to wrestle with them. It all looks like a test of manhood, not an organised slaughter for subsistence purposes.

  58. jon's smith Nov 19, 2010 2:06 PM

    it's lovely

  59. me Nov 22, 2010 9:24 PM

    "mythological"! Meaning- Not real. Don't be overly sensitive.

  60. Zuri Nov 23, 2010 10:47 PM

    wonderful post, however as wonderful as the Faroe Islands are, they were not the filming location for the lord of the rings, that was New Zealand, I'm surprized that none of the posts above mention that.. but yes wonderful list and awesome pictures.

  61. BIG HOBB Dec 4, 2010 2:02 AM

    LIKE OUR MAGICAL DREAM , THIS LOVELY LANDS...AND HOBBITS, DWARFS, AND EVERY ONE IS A KING BY INSIDE.......

  62. Bram Dec 9, 2010 11:08 AM

    This list is missing Brugges, Belgium. This is a real fairytale destination.

  63. me Dec 13, 2010 12:31 AM

    oh my god these are beautiful!

  64. vedette Dec 14, 2010 6:40 PM

    nothing beats venice in terms of view and aura.

  65. Claire Dec 31, 2010 9:12 PM

    These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I think Venice was my favorite. It's amazing that God created such beautiful places and allowed us to create beautiful things as well. I want to visit each of these places someday!

  66. michael hodson Jan 3, 2011 7:01 PM

    some great spots in here -- thanks

  67. Pramod Sharma Jan 10, 2011 8:32 AM

    What a fabulous nature pics. Really very beautiful.
    Thanks for share it............

  68. Jenni Jan 10, 2011 9:27 PM

    I have been to a bamboo forest in Japan but not the one listed above in Kyoto.
    There was hardly any people there, and it was a truly breath-taking place. In the middle of the forest was an old-fashioned Japanese tea house where two elderly Japanese ladies served proper, bitter green tea in bowls with the little sweets.
    It was an amazing experience. The bamboo forest I went to was definitely like something from 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.

    This is a great list!

  69. ur an asshole Jan 18, 2011 8:32 AM

    ok whoever wrote that first comment is stupid, the author said "mythological" not real ones!

  70. River Jan 20, 2011 9:06 AM

    Simply Amazing! I want to go.

  71. Caro Jan 20, 2011 5:48 PM

    I don't know what these people who say Venice is dirt yare talking about. Yes, the water in the canals are dirty, but its because of disrespectful tourists who use them as garbage cans. And do you go swimming in these? No, they are for boats to travel on.
    Venice is a gorgeous and magical city. You have no idea until you actually take a ride through it on a gondola and see the beautiful old buildings. You have to admire all the history in them.
    Venice is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and I would go back again and again.

  72. SueRo Jan 22, 2011 12:35 AM

    Everyone needs to just lighten up, they were not talking about little people....they were making a reference to mythological beings...Can't anyone just look at the beauty of each place w/out getting offended. We live in a constant state of PC overkill. Everyone has to be so careful about what they say b/c someone will find fault in it. Lighten up people, life is way too short to be so damn uptight. Find a real cause, like helping people rather than looking for ways to get yourself upset.

  73. Badal Jan 22, 2011 6:50 AM

    Nice post, but you have to mention two more fairy tale destinations: (1) Edinburgh, Soctland (2) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

  74. tootsie Jan 22, 2011 12:08 PM

    wow! these photos and places are truly amazing! will be in vietnam this Feb. Hope to drop by Hoi An.

  75. Jess, Auckland. Jan 23, 2011 3:06 PM

    To the Faroese,
    Just because you don't "hide" your slaughtering, it doesn't mean that it's ok.

    That is all.

    PS, these places are beautiful. Lecce, Italy should be added :)

  76. Koby Jan 24, 2011 12:48 AM

    the bamboo forest would look cool shot with a fish eye

  77. Equinox Jan 24, 2011 1:46 AM

    Silly people. The description under greenland specifically said mythological dwarves. So Lord of the Rings kinda dwarves are correct. Dont take things so personally people.

  78. Peri Jan 26, 2011 7:47 PM

    I have been to Capadoccia, Turkey and it really is a breath taking place. These pictures don't do justice.

  79. Sara Jan 26, 2011 7:52 PM

    "It is not a sugary Disneyland construction, although it looks like a fairy tale palace occupied by some capricious princess"

    ^^^ Perhaps, however, Disneyland did model Sleeping Beauty's castle after Neuschwanstein Castle. Just saying :)

  80. Mr nice Jan 28, 2011 12:44 PM

  81. Hsiaoshuang Jan 29, 2011 6:16 AM

    The photo images look too saturated and bright to be natural. If I travel to, say, Colmar, in the same month that this photo was taken (summer, perhaps?), would my eyes see the same colourful view?

  82. Nou. Jan 29, 2011 5:33 PM

    These places are absolutely beautiful...I hope to visit at least one of these locations before I die !

  83. marino Jan 29, 2011 11:49 PM

    I looked up the whale slaughter and apparently it is completely unnecessary for the purpose of food. The entire practice is completely barbaric and disgusting. Just because something is tradition, does not mean it is moral. I will not be visiting the Faroe islands.

  84. Zach Jan 31, 2011 9:43 AM

    They forgot Rothenberg, Germany. That place is still a castle city.

  85. Rationality Jan 31, 2011 6:05 PM

    I'm not going to go on a rant about barbaric slaughter practices and how they're unnecessary. That's just stupid (plus I love eating meat. It's probably about half of my diet). However, with the abundance of variety of plant life available for us, the entire practice of raising and slaughtering cows, pigs, chickens, etc. is completely barbaric and disgusting as well. Just because it's tradition does not mean it is moral. (But then, we in the U.S. are not moral people, really. I mean shit, we hate everybody and we're the only intelligent people on this planet apparently. Everybody else is wrong and unAmerican. Everything we do is justified because...oh wait, we really have not f---ing clue!)

  86. lukman Jan 31, 2011 6:14 PM

    enthralling pics

  87. Kenj Feb 1, 2011 5:26 PM

    The Faroe Islands do look beautiful, however I'm not down with their annual slaughter of pilot whales. It's unnecissary, unsustainable and cruel. The photos of pregnant females sliced open and their unborn infants washed out onto the docks makes me sick. Perhaps once this practice is stopped I'd be willing to visit.

    All the other places look fantastically beautiful as well.

  88. foroy fan Feb 1, 2011 7:43 PM

    How do you know they slaughter the wales just for fun? Just because some PETA activists say so it doesn't mean it's true. And why do you think 200 whales are more important than 200 chickens who are raised in the purpose to be slaughtered one day?

  89. Eatanass Feb 2, 2011 8:23 PM

    Man, these places all look so wonderful, but I think I like the whale butchering place the most. I really want to butcher some whales. I don't want to eat them, and I don't want to use their oil or anything, I just want to smack them with a cleaver until they're dead. Then I want to shit allll over the beach. And I want to drive a Ferrari. A Ferrari filled with whale testicles and breast implants. Yeah... talk about magical.

  90. Tao Feb 4, 2011 1:37 AM

    It baffles me that those oif you who are pointing out the blog writers careful use of the words 'mythological dwarves' - Has done so AFTER the post by Clay!! as in it's now been edited!

    anyhoo, drawves shmorves ... Greenland is a very pleasant place, but for me the Faroes tops the list..not faery like, but nice n grassy :)

  91. Dick Feb 6, 2011 2:29 AM

    Wow, I'd really like to visit the Faroe Islands. It looks really pretty, and in defense of the people there, god made animals for us to brutally slaughter and eat. We humans didn't claw our way to the top of the food chain over millions of years just to eat vegetables. Vegetarians should be slaughtered and eaten. At least the Faroese don't eat dwarves and midgets (after all, they're practically human!)

  92. muttyman Feb 8, 2011 1:11 AM

    love these destination pictures are they real photo magic

  93. teri Feb 9, 2011 8:37 AM

    Beautiful pictures of these destinations. I would really like to visit these places.

  94. ben Feb 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    I've been in the Neuschwanstein castle. It's pretty cool, although they only let you wander around a few rooms.

  95. Orpple Feb 9, 2011 8:39 PM

    I say feed the Dwarves (and Dwarfs) to the Faroe Whales then gleefully slaught the whales. that should clear up any further problems of all this bitching and moaning.

  96. whale killing Feb 9, 2011 9:17 PM

    You sure had a lot to say about the whale killings and how they aren't as bad as how we treat our cows, the only problem with killing the pilot whales is oh maybe the fact that they are ENDANGERED, cows aren't.

  97. re:whale killing Feb 10, 2011 1:27 AM

    Pilot whales aren't endangered. Lrn 2 research.

  98. i <3 Midgets Feb 10, 2011 7:28 AM

    I liked the post muchhh better when it didnt include "mythological".......

    midgetssss

  99. xincontriadulti Feb 10, 2011 1:10 PM

    Great idea for a post.Thank you!

  100. L Feb 10, 2011 11:06 PM

    What they don't mention is the horrific whale slaughter that takes place in the Faroe Islands.
    http://www.seashepherd.org/whales/danish-faeroe-islands.html

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