Winter’s biting winds can put people in a seriously bad mood. As some significant cold snaps have settled in – and held on – throughout the United States, it’s only natural that thoughts start turning to places where there’s no need for four layers of clothes topped with hats and mittens. But how hot can you handle it? If you’re a sun-worshipper extraordinaire, even your resistance to high temperatures might be tested in some of the hottest places on earth. While a number of these places are tourism destinations in their own right, others stand apart as a sort of dare for intrepid travelers – can you handle the heat?
ShutterstockDallol, Ethiopia |
In Dallol, where the earth is speckled with bright salt and acid ponds in a range of hues usually associated with warning stickers, the landscape is beyond harsh. It’s the place on earth recognized to have the highest average temperatures. There’s not a month in the year when the average high registers under 100 F.
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