Embark on a journey of wonder and wanderlust with the Atlas Obscura, a captivating travel companion that promises to be a wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper. As hailed by the New York Times, this phenomenon of a travel book has reshaped the way we perceive the world, expanding our sense of marvel and strangeness.
In this eagerly awaited second edition, Atlas Obscura invites you to delve even deeper into the extraordinary with over 100 new destinations, accompanied by a myriad of fresh photographs that capture the essence of each unique locale. But that's not all – the second edition unveils twelve city guides, spanning the enchanting landscapes of Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. As an added bonus, unfold a dream itinerary with a special foldout map designed for the ultimate around-the-world road trip.
More than just a guidebook, Atlas Obscura is a true cabinet of curiosities, reveling in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Discover natural wonders like the mesmerizing glowworm caves in New Zealand or a colossal baobab tree in South Africa that harbors a pub inside, where 15 people can comfortably enjoy a drink. Marvel at architectural wonders such as the M.C. Escher–inspired stepwells in India or immerse yourself in mind-boggling events like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain, where masked men dressed as devils vault over rows of squirming infants – and yes, it's as intriguing as it sounds!
This extraordinary travel companion taps into the core of human wanderlust, offering delightful and disorienting experiences that uproot you from the familiar and amaze you with the new. Flip through its pages and be transported to diverse corners of the globe, each entry accompanied by compelling descriptions, stunning photographs, surprising charts, and region-specific maps. With new city guides, this Atlas Obscura is a book you can open anywhere, but beware – turning to the next entry is almost irresistible. Don't just travel, embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary with the Atlas Obscura.