Lust-Worthy Lakes

Did you spend your summers on a lake while you were growing up? If so, you probably have a soft spot in your heart for large bodies of water surrounded by gorgeous backdrops. Update your list of lust-worthy lakes with spots in the African Great Lakes, West Africa, the Shan Hills, and the Korean Peninsula.

Photo: David Stanley (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: David Stanley (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Lake Kivu: See the real Rwanda—a place with a troubled history, welcoming people, and gorgeous scenery—from a lakeside hotel just outside of Gisenyi.

Photo: Manu25 at fr.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Manu25 at fr.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
Ganvié: Visit the “Venice of Africa,” where people live in bamboo-stilted houses surrounded by water and water hyacinths in Benin.

Photo: Nonzz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Nonzz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Inle Lake: Ride a boat around rice paddies, impressive gardens, and perfectly balanced fisherman on the second-largest lake in Myanmar.

Photo: Bdpmax [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Bdpmax [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Heaven Lake: Dream of hiking to a beautiful North Korean lake with bright blue water, snow-capped mountains, crisp air, and complete silence.

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