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7 of the World’s Most Unusual Towns

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1. Longyearbyen, Norway

Looking for the world’s northernmost church, university, ATM, or even blues festival? Check out this chilly Arctic town, located on an island just 600 miles from the North Pole. With months of darkness and a seemingly perpetual blanket of snow, it’s no wonder that so many of Longyearbyen’s 2,000 residents paint their homes such vibrant colors. Indeed, the striking contrast between the white snow and the colorful homes makes this sleepy town wonderfully unusual!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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6:21AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Thanks for this interesting article

10:08PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks---very interesting. I enjoined it.

12:16AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks Katie.

6:25PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

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7:58AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

thanks

2:08AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

I want to really check out Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa

5:57PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Thame Town China is oddly bizzarre.

3:50PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

WOW!!! I'd probably avoid most of these for a visit but very interesting to know they exist!!!

3:03PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Must add some of these to 'my bucket list' might give the oil platform a miss though!

12:47PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Thanks.

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