The Wettest Place on Earth. In the relentless damp, wooden structures rot away too quickly. For centuries, the Khasi people have instead used the trainable roots of rubber trees to "grow" bridges over the region's rivers.
Trees covered with spanish moss line the streets, creating a dark, shadowy tunnel for those traveling by car in South Carolina. (Such roads lead to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, etc.) These roads felt like home the first time I saw them.