Bodie, California - A remaining American ghost town

Yet another abandoned settlement, this time in America, the land of ghost towns, the kind that you see in cowboy movies, and you can not meet anywhere else in the world. It was founded in 1876. It began as a small mining settlement, which attracted thousands of people after the discovery of nearby mines. In less than 4 years, Bodie became a town with almost 10.000 inhabitants, town’s main street was lined by 65 saloons. The town even had a Chinatown, with several hundred Chinese residents. Dwindling resources destroyed it however, and although greatly affected Bodie held a permanent residency through most of the 20th century – even with the fire that ravaged much of the downtown business district, in 1932. In 1961 Bodie was designated a National Historic Landmark, becoming a State Historic Park the next year after all the residents had moved on. Today, only a small part of the town survives, but visitor can still see how daily life happened there, and have a feeling of the old wild west.

Politics at it`s finest in Varosha, Famagusta

Varosha (Greek: Βαρώσια; Turkish: Maraş) is a quarter in the Cypriot city of Famagusta. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of Famagusta. Its inhabitants fled during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and has remained abandoned ever since.


In the 1970s, Famagusta was the number one tourist destination in Cyprus. To cater to the increasing number of tourists, many new high-rise buildings and hotels were constructed. During its heyday the Varosha quarter of Famagusta was not only the number one tourist destination in Cyprus, but between 1970 and 1974 it was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and was a favourite destination of wealthy, rich and famous stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Raquel Welch and Brigitte Bardot.

Read the story of a family that was forced to leave home forever.

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