The Villages in Florida, USA
The Villages is a statistically isolated area located in Sumter County in Florida, USA with a population of about 9,000 people over 55 years old. In this “megalopolis” of the United States, there are more golf carts than regular cars.
The place, whose inhabitants love to be called the “most benevolent settlement of America,” is famous for the huge increase in sexually transmitted diseases. The community boasts of having golf courses, clubs, as well as numerous bars and restaurants. Unofficially this place is called “Disneyland for the elderly,” where 10 women account for only 1 man and the black market of Viagra flourishes.
Manshiyat Naser in Cairo, Egypt
There was never a qualitatively functioning garbage collection system in the city of Cairo. Residents of Manshiyat Naser (city of garbage) have been filling empty territories with waste for 70 years. This is a quarter on the outskirts of Cairo, whose residents are engaged in garbage collection from around the city and its disposal.
This slum city is notable for the fact that every square centimeter in it is covered with garbage, while it is home to 60,000 inhabitants.
Lily Dale in New York, USA
A small town of Lily Dale is home to the largest spiritual community in the world. While 275 people live permanently in the town, 22,000 – 25,000 people come here every year to classes, seminars, public services, lectures, and private meetings.
Over the past 135 years, this place has also become home to a spiritualistic assembly, religious organization of healers and mediums who claim to be messengers between living and dead people.
People from all over the world come here to find answers, like-minded people, or just enjoy the tranquility of the place itself.
Miyake-Jima Island in Japan
After the eruption of the volcano on Mount Oyama, located about 180 km south of Tokyo, in 2004, it began to discharge from 10,000 to 20,000 tons of sulfur dioxide daily, which made the island uninhabited. By September of the same year, all the local residents were evacuated. In 2005, they were allowed to come back but they had to carry a gas mask with them all the time.
Coober Pedy in Australia
Coober Pedy is located in the Australian backwoods. The city was founded in 1915 after opal was discovered here. People began to come here hoping to get rich by working in mines, but soon it was discovered that it was much easier to work underground than to live on the ground. It is all because the temperature in the desert can rise to 51 degrees Celsius. Due to such a climate, people prefer to live in caves-dugouts.