Do you dream of having your own luxury cars ? Whether for your own pleasure of driving fast cars or to improve your comfort when driving long distances, luxury cars make enthusiasts from all over the world. In this blog, Fly Aeolus offers you a top 10 luxury car brands to help you decide which one to choose !
Here are top 10 the most Luxurious cars over the World.
How to make a ranking of the most luxurious brands without including the world-famous Porsche. The German luxury car brand offers a range of sports cars. The most popular model is of course the Porsche 911. The first generation of this car dates back to 1964, today more than 50 years later, the flagship model of the brand still keeps the same aestheticism and the name. A second-hand Porsche 911 has now become a very affordable car, even if the recent models hardly sell for less than 100k euros.
So, Porsche remains a brand offering quality sports cars, some of these models have accessible price levels.
Mercedes Benz –
Still German, Mercedes Benz is a manufacturer of premium, sports and luxury cars. But also coaches and trucks. Despite an history full of ups and downs, especially during the Second World War when the brand was forced to produce for the German army, exploiting French and Soviet workers, Mercedes is today a brand imposing a certain class.
The range of Mercedes is really very varied, from the Mercedes Citan van to much more sporty and eye-catching models like the famous SLS and its vertical door opening, which is actually similar to that of our Cirrus Sr22! In short, Mercedes remains a pledge of quality, with a very varied range to reach all users.
Lotus Cars –
Lotus is an English sports and racing car manufacturer. It is quite rare to see a Lotus in the street, but when you see one you notice it!
Lotus offers compact sports models, such as the famous Lotus Elise and the Lotus Evora. There are also many models that are highly prized by collectors, such as the Lotus Excel, straight out of a science fiction series from the 80s and which looks a lot like the Pontiac (K.I.T.T.) from K2000! Its retractable headlights give it an old school touch.
Lotus Cars is based at the former RAF Hethel airbase in Northfolk. We have already taken passengers to visit Lotus Cars! Discover other airfields used as racetracks as we can fly you there!
Italian car manufacturer specializes in luxury sports and racing cars. The brand was founded by the Maserati brothers in 1914, its logo is a trident which is inspired by the Neptune fountain in the city of Bologna. Several times bought and then sold (notably by Citroën in 1968) Maserati had a cooperation with Chrysler before being definitively taken over by Fiat.
In order to be able to enjoy the quality of Italian sports cars, you will still have to pay nearly 100k euros for a second hand car.
Aston Martin –
How can we not know this British brand widely highlighted by the James Bond films. In 1913, the pilot Lionel Martin created a car in order to participate in the Aston Clinton race of which he was the winner in 1914. The merger of the two names gave Aston Martin. The logo comes from the Egyptian god Khepri, symbolized by a beetle.
Aston Martin represents the perfect combination of classy and fast cars. You can choose your favourite between the Aston Martin Vantage, the Rapide or the DB11, a descendant of the DB5 which was the first model to appear in James Bond Goldfinger in 1964.
Now we’re talking about luxury cars! Bentley, founded in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London. The brand became known to the general public thanks to numerous victories in the 24h Du Mans, in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. Prominent models testify to Bentley’s historic dominance in motor racing, such as the 4 1/2 liter Bentley, the Bentley R Type Continental and the Bentley Turbo R.
Today Bentley offers a range of luxury sedans and SUVs. For the sum of 200k euros, you can treat yourself to a Bentley Continental. No more excuses for not arriving on time for your appointments with this almost 5 meters long and 2500 kg mastodon powered by some 558 horses.
Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1909 in Molsheim, Alsace. The cars were rated for their beauty and performance on the racetrack. The Bugatti cars that made history were the Type 30 Grand Prix, the Type 41 Royale, the Type 57 Atlantique and the Type 55 sports car.
After Ettore Bugatti’s death in 1947, the brand went bankrupt, but was put back on track in 1950 by an Italian entrepreneur. Today the brand is owned by the Volkswagen Group.
Do you want to turn heads when you drive through the city centre? This car is made for you! It will be very difficult to find a Bugatti Veyron for less than 1 million euros and the Chiron will cost you 2.5 million but will provide you with no less than 1,500 horsepower for sure acceleration.
Welcome to the top three, one of the best luxury car brands.
Ferrari, probably the most popular and recognized car brand in the world. Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari. Enzo was himself a race driver for Alpha Romeo when he decided to launch the Scuderia Ferrari. The logo comes from the mother of Francesco Baracca, an Italian aviation pilot who had painted a prancing horse on his cabin.
While the Avio Costruzioni 815 produced in 1940, which remained in the shadow of the Second World War, still participates today in classic car races. In 1947, the legendary Ferrari 125 was built and won the 1947 Rome Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher put a lot of emphasis on the brand during his 10 years of driving in Formula 1 between 1996 and 2006 where he won 72 victories and 5 world titles. You can purchase a new Ferrari Portofino for some 200k euros, with prices climbing to 1.6 million for the Ferrari Monza.
A top 10 for luxury car brands has to involve a Lamborghini! Did you hear thunderstorms when the skies were clear? Look no further, it’s probably a Lamborghini Aventador just around the corner! Lamborghini was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Initially specializing in the construction of tractors in post-war Italy, Ferrucio Lamborghini made his fortune in the space of 10 years.
The Lamborghini group then devoted itself exclusively to the construction of prestigious sports cars. In 1998 the Volkswagen group will take over Lamborghini. In spite of an absence from the competitive scene, the 350 GT and Huracan models managed to stand alongside exceptional cars.
For 180k euros you will have the possibility to go to work in a Lamborghini Huracan, for an Aventador you will have to pay more than 340 K euros !
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars –
It was in 1904 that Roll Royce started building cars. Created by Charles-Royce who died in 1910, the logo of the brand “RR” will pass from red to black. It is in 1914 that the company converted to the manufacture of aircraft engines, particularly for the first and second world wars. Nationalized in 1971, Rolls Royce finally divided into two entities, the automotive division under the name Rolls Royce Motors and the aerospace division, Rolls Royce plc.
Unlike many of the brands mentioned above, Rolls Royce only offers SUVs and other luxury car and no sports cars. In 2016 the Rolls Royce Cullinan is launched for 344,000 euros, making it the most expensive SUV in the world well ahead of the Bentley Bentyaga (217,800 euros). You can also invest in a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III, a collector’s model for some 200,000 Euros!
Top 10 Dangerous Countries
The Institute for Economics and Peace publishes its Global Peace Index study annually. This is the only report of its type that assesses how dangerous or safe a country is based on 23 distinct indices, such as political terrorism inner war fatalities, and the murder rate. The 10 most hazardous countries on the planet are listed below.
According to the Global Peace Index, Afghanistan is the most hazardous country in the world, as it is subjected to fatal Taliban attacks. It has the highest number of casualties from war and terrorism of any country, with 3,804 civilians killed in the conflict, 927 of whom are children, according to the UN peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.
The Middle Eastern country, which was ranked first until a previous year has been engulfed in civil war since March 2011. It has been dubbed the second-deadliest war of the twenty-first century, with an estimated 470,000 people killed, including 55,000 children.
South Sudan is among the earth’s most hazardous countries. It is rife with warfare, civic upheaval, and deadly violence Outside of the country’s capital, Juba, armed combat occurs primarily between the government and rebel organizations, with little to no system of law or authority. Particularly perilous are areas near South Sudan’s borders. Furthermore, South Sudan is vulnerable to climate change.
As per the United Nations, Yemen’s civil war began in 2015, and the nation is currently experiencing the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster. 4.3 million people have been displaced as a result of the violence, and 14 million persons are at risk of famine and disease outbreaks.
Iraq is one of the most dangerous countries on the planet. It is still beset by internal and external conflicts. ISIS continues to kidnap and kill Iraqi civilians and military personnel. Other human rights breaches, such as infringement of the right to peaceful assembly, have continued. U.S. citizens visiting Iraq are particularly vulnerable to violence and kidnapping and are frequently targeted by anti-US sectarian militias.
Somalia is one of the world’s most unsafe countries. It has a high danger of kidnapping in all sections of the country. Terrorists are likely to target airports, government buildings, hotels, and restaurants. Foreigners, government officials, and UN personnel are frequent targets of these attacks. Droughts and food crises in Somalia have exacerbated an already volatile environment, and ineffective police forces are hampering the security.
Libya is also the world’s most deadly nation. It has seen a rise in crime, civil instability, armed warfare, and terrorism. Militias continue to conflict in Libya over territory and resources, which is largely to blame for the violence. ISIS has carried out several strikes that have resulted in the deaths of both citizens and personnel of the security forces.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is another dangerous country in the world. According to the WHO, the DRC recently suffered an Ebola outbreak that claimed over 2,200 lives. Demonstrations are frequent in cities across the country, and they may quickly turn violent. Violent crimes, such as armed home invasion robberies and assault, are also widespread, and authorities lack the capabilities to adequately react to crime.
The central African Republic
The central African Republic is the world’s other hazardous country. Despite a peace accord inked in 2017, the country’s turmoil has continued to fester and expand. The primary cause of turmoil in the Central African Republic is the conflict between the Seleka rebels and the Anti-Balaka militia. The violence has displaced 620000 people inside and resulted in 570000 refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.
Russia is the world’s second most hazardous country. Its significant militarization, combined with one of the highest per-capita rates of weapons exports, adds to its ranking on the list. It is vulnerable to global and local terrorist organizations, as well as people inspired by extremist ideas. Russian officials have also unlawfully detained American citizens who may face persecution.
Top 10 Dances of India
Because of its vast and diversified culture, India is adorned with various styles of classical and folk dances. Folk dances are commonly used to mark the festivities of various seasonal or spiritual holidays. They are an essential component of our social pleasure. Most folk dances have changed and matured with time, providing originality and freshness to Indian culture.
Bhangra is a loud and vigorous Punjabi folk dance. Its origins are unknown. Some claim it is a martial kind of dance, while others claim it was started by farmers to celebrate the Baisakhi celebration or crop season. In Punjab, no festival is completed without Bhangra. It consists of energetic dancing routines accompanied by the sounds of a dhol or drum.
It is a popular dance genre in the state of Haryana. It is also known as the “Hariyanvi Gigga” in some parts of the state. Jhumar is derived from an accessory used by girls to adorn their foreheads. Young married women in eye-catching outfits and brilliant jewellery sing and dance to the beats of thali or dholak. They usually dance in a circle and singing.
Kuchipudi – Andhra Pradesh
Named after the Andhra hamlet of Kuchipudi, this classical dance style has its origins in the NatyaShastra, an ancient Hindu Sanskrit literature. The flute, violin, and tambura are commonly used to accompany the dancing form. Before the actual show begins, each dancer must be welcomed, their job defined, and they must do a short preparatory dance.
It is one of the most important folk dances in West India. On festival events such as Navaratri, Vasant Panchami, Sharad Purnima, and Holi, women perform this elegant dance. On all nine nights of Navaratri, women perform the Garba. It entails going around in a circle, chanting and clapping to the beat of a drummer or Dholi. Garba songs are mostly dedicated to Mother Goddess Amba.
This exquisite northeast Indian dance plays an important role in Assam’s festivities. This dance type is typically performed during the Rongali Bihu festival, which marks the beginning of the spring season. The actual specifics of its genesis are unknown. However, according to the earliest sources, KingRudraSinga of Ahom invited artists to participate in Bihu on the auspicious occasion of Rongali Bihu in Ranghar field in 1694.
Lavani – Maharashtra
It’s a lovely mash-up of tune, song, dance, and culture. This dancing style is extremely jazzy due to the engaging Dholak rhythm and aggressive dance routines. It features a quick tempo and a strong rhythm. It covers a wide range of topics, including religion, politics, and society. It is sometimes portrayed in a romantic light, with a lady eagerly awaiting the acceptance of her love.
Kathakali is one of India’s most well-known classical dances. This lively dance-drama combines interesting colours, graceful body movements, and stunning emotions that are timed to music and song. It dates back to the 17th century and is widely performed throughout the state of Kerala. The dance displays drama with mudras and gestures, which are typically influenced from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, or Puranas.
Hikat – Jammu and Kashmir
When spring magnificently submerges the valley in all its majesty, young girls and boys in Kashmir execute this lively and frisky dance. The boys and girls form dancing partners, joining their arms, clutching each other’s hands, bending their bodies backwards, and moving in a circle with flawless accuracy. Rabab and the drum frequently provide music when they perform songs.
Kathak is one of India’s eight primary classical dance styles. Kathak is said to have originated with the roaming bards of ancient northern India called as Kathakars or storytellers. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit words Katha (tale) and Kathakar (one who narrates a storey). Wandering Kathakars tell legendary stories through dance and song.
Manipuri is a famous Indian dance form that originated in the north-eastern state of Manipur. The dancing costume features a one-of-a-kind stiff skirt that reaches all the way down to the feet. Manipuri dance describes Radha and Krishna’s Raslila act and prepares the spectator for a religious journey
Top 10 Best Non-Fiction Books To Read
Books are something that can change your entire point of view and will force you to look at this glorious world differently. Books are divided into various genres and people love to read them, one such genre is non-fiction. It’s one of the most readable and loved genres of all time. So today we will be listing the top 10 non-fiction books of all time. So grab these books and let all the information sink in.
When Breath Becomes Air
For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question ‘What makes a life worth living?’
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn’t slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe.
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Manual for Living
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.
A Brief History of Time
The War of Art: Break Through Your Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
This is Water
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.
So these were the top 10 non-fiction books of all time. If you liked this list then also read more amazing lists by clicking here.
Top 10 Criminals In The World
There are a huge number of crooks all throughout the planet including psychological militants, executioners, drug bootleggers, and war criminals. It’s hard to say who is universes no. 1 hoodlum these all crooks are generally malicious and risky men.
We present to you a rundown of the top 10 lawbreakers on the planet, The most underhanded and hazardous men.
Joaquin Guzman (Mexico)
You can get this 5’6″ medication ruler (or one of the best 10 crooks of the world) in the Forbes rundown of “The World’s Billionaires” however knowledge organizations are as yet scouring their hands to get him vis-à-vis. He possesses the most impressive medication corporate in Mexico. He is the following Robin Hood for his darlings as he contributes a ton to social government assistance.
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (India)
A motivation of Bollywood’s hidden world subject and the proprietor of D-Company, his wrongdoing period began subsequent to killing Karim Lala (Godfather of Mumbai’s wrongdoing during the 1980s). Before long he turned into the fire machine of Bombay’s roads. Mumbai bomb impact in March 1993 made him the kingpin. Child of a police officer, this hotshot of wrongdoing world is a significant cerebral pain for knowledge organizations.
Pedro Antonio Marin (Colombia)
Otherwise called Tirofijo, he is the novice of FARC, a fear-based oppressor association dependent on Marxist tenet. This association is engaged with drug dealing, murder, blackmail, abducting, and different crimes. With its own military and a large number of allies, FARC’s principal targets are governmental issues, financial aspects, and the military of Colombia.
Felicien Kabuga (Rwanda)
An unmistakable money manager and multimillionaire of Rwanda, Kabuga is supposed to be the excellent blamed for the Rwandan decimation of 1994, which asserted assessed lives of 800,000 individuals. Aside from this terrible demonstration, he is likewise associated with bankrolling and different violations.
Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov (Russia)
An impressive footballer at a time, he proceeded Moscow to turn into a major firearm of betting existence where cash matters. The ostensible head of Russian coordinated wrongdoing, arms managing, pirating and other infamous exercises, he once presented himself just like “an effective financial specialist, a benefactor of expressions of the human experience, a local area laborer. That is the thing that I call myself today.”
Joseph Kony (Uganda)
Enemy of the Ugandan Government, Kony framed a disobedience bunch called Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in 1987. Attached to wearing ladies’ dresses, he is denounced in gigantic criminal cases like homicide, grabbing, subjugation, assault, unfeeling demonstrations with regular folks, and so on Truly, an unpleasant face of humans!
Matteo Messina Denaro (Italy)
Also called “Boss of all Bosses,” this artistically credited “Playboy Don” is partial to costly Porsche sports vehicle, Rolex watches, Rayban shades, extravagant garments from Giorgio Armani, Versace, and young ladies. Brought into the world in a Mafia family, this head of Cosa Nostra (Mafia) figured out how to utilize the weapon at the early age of 14. He, himself, concedes – “I filled a burial ground without anyone else.”
Al Capone (America), one of the Top 10 Criminals of the world
Keeping the equation “cash is the game” as a top priority, a kid joined a road group and later turned into an encapsulation of pulverization in the United States. He started his wrongdoing chronicle with rackets of betting, coercion, assurance, and prostitution. His hazardous temper made him the supervisor of American criminal endeavors.
James “Whitey” Bulger (America)
An admirer of history books and Adolf Hitler, he is on the FBI‘s most needed rundown since 1995. In the beginning years, he was captured for taking, fabrication, attack, and equipped theft. He is known for his trusting and gainful relationship with criminals.
Omid Tahvili (Persia)
Bigwig of an Iranian crime association, he was blamed for mail extortion, wire misrepresentation, selling, and abetting. He got away from a high-security jail in November 2007 subsequent to paying off a gatekeeper. Because of his sturdy connections in Europe and the Middle East, he is as yet evading insight offices and filling in as a worldwide wrongdoing administrator.
Top 10 Common Interview Mistakes
What shouldn’t you do when interviewing? Here are the most common job interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to make these mistakes without even realizing it— and many of them are more common than you might think. Take the time to prepare before your interview so you don’t have to stress out about blunders after it.
Dressing and Behaving Inappropriately
When you interview for a job, it’s imperative to look professional and polished. Although your attire may vary based on the position you’re applying for — for example, you should wear business casual clothing to an interview for a non-professional job or startup casual garb to an interview at a small startup company — it’s important to look well-dressed and put together, no matter what the company.
Everyone knows that first impressions are very important in landing a job, but did you know that you can make a bad first impression before you even arrive at your interview?
Running late not only suggests poor time management skills, but shows a lack of respect for the company, the position, and even your interviewer.
Go the extra length to make sure that you aren’t late, and arrive on time, or even early. Budget your time so that you make it to the interview five to ten minutes early. That way, if something unforeseen comes up on your way over to your interview, you’ll have some cushion time.
Bringing a Drink With You
Ditch the coffee, soda, or water bottle before you enter your interview. If you need to fuel up, do it before you get to the interview.
Not only is it unprofessional to enter with a drink, but during your interview, you should be focused on the task at hand: making a good impression, answering questions, maintaining eye contact with your potential employer, and paying attention throughout the entire interviewing process.
Having a drink in front of you creates the opportunity for distraction—fiddling with the cup, or missing a question while taking a sip, for example. And although it may be a relatively unlikely possibility, bringing a drink into your interview also gives way to other unsightly accidents—like spilling the drink on the desk, on you, or even your interviewer!
Using Your Phone During the Interview
Before you get to your interview, silence your phone. Texting during your interview is not only rude and disruptive, but it’s a pretty clear message to your potential employer that getting the job is not your top priority.
For the same reasons, don’t answer calls (and certainly don’t make them) during the interview. To resist the temptation to check your phone, stow your phone in your bag before the interview. If you accidentally forget to turn it off, resist the temptation to check it if you get a message or call.
Not Knowing Anything About the Company
Don’t let your potential employer stump you with the question, “What do you know about this company?” It’s one of the easiest questions to ace, if only you do some research before your interview.
Background information including company history, locations, divisions and a mission statement are available in an “About Us” section on most company websites. Review it ahead of time, then print it out and read it over just before your interview to refresh your memory. Also check the company’s LinkedIn page, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, if they have one.
Fuzzy Resume Facts
Even if you have submitted a resume when you applied for the job, you may also be asked to fill out a job application. Make sure you know the information you will need to complete an application including dates of prior employment, graduation dates, and employer contact information.
It’s understandable that some of your older experiences may be hard to recall. Review the facts before your interview. If you need to, take the time to recreate your employment history, so your resume is accurate. It can be helpful to keep a copy of your resume for yourself to refer to during your interview, although certainly don’t use it as a crutch.
Of course, you should never “fudge” any facts on your resume. The more truthful you are on your resume, the better you will be able to discuss your past experience during your interview.
Not Paying Attention
Don’t let yourself zone out during an interview. Make sure you are well-rested, alert, and prepared.
Getting distracted and missing a question looks bad on your part. If you zone out, your potential employer will wonder how you will be able to stay focused during a day on the job, if you can’t even focus during one interview.
If you feel your attention slipping away, make an effort to stay engaged. Maintain eye contact, lean forward slightly when talking to your interviewer, and make an active effort to listen effectively.
While you may have no problem paying attention in a one-on-one interview in a private office, it’s harder to stay in tune with the interviewer when you’re meeting in a public place.
Talking Too Much
There is nothing much worse than interviewing someone who goes on and on. The interviewer really doesn’t need to know your whole life story. Keep your answers succinct, to-the-point and focused and don’t ramble—simply answer the question.
Don’t get sidetracked and start talking about your personal life—your spouse, your home life, or your children are not topics you should delve into. No matter how warm, welcoming, or genial your interviewer may be, an interview is a professional situation—not a personal one.
Avoid this mistake by using nonverbal communication to impress your potential employer.
Not Being Prepared to Answer Questions
Your interviewer is probably going to ask you more than just the basics about where you worked, and when. To get a feel of your aptitude for a job, your interviewer is going to take advantage of the allotted time and flesh out everything he or she needs to know about you as an employee.
Don’t let yourself be caught off guard. Prepare for your interview by reviewing questions to expect and how to answer them.
Be prepared with a list of questions to ask the employer so you’re ready when you asked if you have questions for the interviewer. Review questions you should not ask during a job interview and the worst interview answers that you should avoid at all costs.
Badmouthing Past Employers
Don’t make the mistake of badmouthing your boss or coworkers. It’s sometimes a smaller world than you think and you don’t know who your interviewer might know, including that boss who you think is an idiot. You also don’t want the interviewer to think that you might speak that way about his or her company if you leave on terms that aren’t the best.
When interviewing for a job, you want your employer to know that you can work well with other people and handle conflicts in a mature and effective way, rather than badmouthing your coworkers or talking about other people’s incompetence.
When you’re asked hard questions, like “Tell me about a time that you didn’t work well with a supervisor. What was the outcome and how would you have changed the outcome?” or “Have you worked with someone you didn’t like? If so, how did you handle it?” don’t fall back on badmouthing other people. Instead, review how to answer difficult questions
Top 10 the most Beautiful Lakes in the World
A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, although like the much larger oceans, they form part of earth’s water cycle. Lakes are distinct from lagoons which are generally coastal parts of the ocean. They are generally larger and deeper than ponds, which also lie on land, though there are no official or scientific definitions. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing in a channel on land. Most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.
All told, there are more than 117 million lakes on Earth. While we didn’t sift through them all, we did tackle quite a large list in order to bring you this—the 10 most stunning, awe-inspiring, picture-perfect puddles of water our planet has to offer. How many have you checked off?
Inle Lake, Myanmar
Once closed to American travelers, Myanmar is now full of discovery. The monasteries of Bagan and the capital of Yangon continue to be its biggest draws, but you’d be remiss to skip Inle Lake, in the Shan Hills. There, stilted villages, built out over the water, are interspersed with centuries-old stone pagodas and monasteries, and the lake itself is plied by one-man boats whose fishermen balance on one leg and steer their oar with the other.
Pehoé Lake, Chilean Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park covers roughly 500,000 acres of southern Chile—enough space to cover many climates and terrains, from snow-capped granite mountains and glittering glaciers to rolling grasslands and pampas and—yes—ice-blue lakes. Its most panoramic view is of Torres range beneath the Salto Chico waterfall on Lake Pehoé.
Lake Baikal, Russia
This ethereal body of water in Russian Siberia holds a lot of records. Not only is Baikal the world’s oldest lake, it’s also its deepest, containing 20% of the world’s fresh water (that’s as much as all five Great American Lakes combined). Due to its isolation and absence of minerals, Baikal is also one of the world’s cleanest and clearest lakes, which makes for a fantastic show. During the summer, runoff from the Siberian mountains means that in some spots, you can see as far as 130 feet below the surface. Come winter, when the lake freezes over, fissures and methane bubbles can form in the ice—or not, creating the illusion that you’re walking on air.
Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is one of America’s great destinations—an outdoor adventure paradise backed by the Sierra Nevadas that’s beautiful in every season. During the summer, visitors flock to its turquoise waters and sandy beaches for sailing and kayaking or tackle the Tahoe Rim Trail for views of the basin. When winter hits, the area’s lauded ski resorts kick into high gear. Base yourself at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe for access to its private beach, fleet of boats, cabin-like rooms, and heated outdoor pool.
Lake Pichola, India
In 1899, Rudyard Kipling wrote in Letters of Marque, “If the Venetian owned the Pichola, he might say with justice, ‘see it and die.’” It’s easy to understand what he was talking about when you lay eyes on this serene escape in the middle of Udaipur. Many don’t realize the lake is actually man-made, first built in 1362 as an easier means of transporting grain across the city. Check in at the floating Taj Lake Palace hotel, accessible only by boat, to take in the city’s Mediterranean-esque waterfront from afar.
Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
Queenstown, on New Zealand’s South Island, is the adrenaline capital of the world—the birthplace of bungee jumping as well as one of the best spots to go sky-diving, whitewater rafting, paragliding, and hiking. The base of your stay should be anywhere land meets the shore of Lake Wakatipu, which is surrounded on all sides by mountains—most notably the snow-capped Remarkables range. Our pick: the rustic-luxe Matakauri Lodge.
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
Bolivia’s “red lagoon” is otherworldly. Red algae gives the shallow salt water its distinct rusty hue, which is broken up every so often by white pools made up of borax deposits that sit on the surface. Even more striking are the famous flamingoes that flock here to feast on plankton—white by nature, their feathers take on a pink glow from being stained by the algae they wade through
Lake Como, Italy
With its sprawling villas, Riva-lined marinas, and romantic promenades, this glamorous Italian playground continues to seduce today’s biggest stars. At Villa d’Este, a 16th-century old-world palace loved for its fountain-filled formal gardens and floating pool, you can rent the hotel boat for a cruise across the lake. Is your taste a bit more modern? Head to Torno and check in at Il Sereno Lago di Como, a contemporary showstopper designed by Patricia Urquiola.
Dead Sea, Jordan
The saltiest spot on Earth is a swimmer’s favorite thanks to its natural buoyancy, but as the lake continues to recede at an astonishing rate, we’re reminded not only of its beauty but of its importance as the sole feeder of the Jordan River as well as a major center for health research. While it’s still here, it’s worth a pilgrimage. After soaking in the salty, cobalt-blue waters, tour the ancient fortress of Masada before resting your feet at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, a romantic resort 1,400 feet below sea level.
Crater Lake, Oregon
America’s deepest lake is also one of its most peculiar. Its famously clear blue water pooled here after Mount Mazama erupted more than six thousand years ago, leaving behind a cavernous caldera. At one end sits Crater Lake Lodge, where you can enjoy breakfast with a view before a ranger-led boat tour that touches on the park’s geology.
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