With winter’s arrival, thoughts of never-ending sunshine and warm sand beneath your feet probably sound idyllic. In reality, many of the places on Earth that fit this description are far from the tropical paradises you’re imagining.

Deserts are some of the most dangerous terrains on the planet; seemingly endless landscapes with extreme weather conditions and no water to be found for hundreds of miles. So grab an ice cold drink and slurp away happily in the knowledge that you’re not being subjected to the punishment of these deadly lands.

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