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Coober Pedy cemetery is marked with a simple iron gate.

The Quirky Gravestones of Coober Pedy Cemetery

A grave dedicated to a cat, a headstone with a beer keg on top, one shaped like a castle – and, a very simple resting place for Coober Pedy’s most eccentric resident – a wander around Coober Pedy’s Boot Hill Cemetery was one of my favourite moments of my trip…
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Model of a plate of brightly coloured pasta at Wonderfood Museum Penang

Wonderfood Museum, Penang – It’s Mad! You’ll Love It.

I’m standing in front of a giant plastic bowl of curry mee. Behind me are tiny miniature people running around a field of broccoli and cauliflower trees and a table containing some pink and blue bananas, multicoloured pasta dish and some green corn. I’ve never taken acid in a supermarket,…
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Cute googly eyed dessert from Roji Monster Ice - one of Taipei's many cute cafes.

17 Must-See Cute and Themed Cafes in Taipei

Not liking coffee and being fussy about tea, cafes are not normally my thing but when they come with desserts with faces, super goth ice creams or fluffy kittens to stroke while you snack, I can make an exception – and Taipei has all of these and more. Here’s my…
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27 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Fukuoka

Fukuoka in Western Japan is Japan’s seventh biggest city, but despite this when you look for suggestions of things to do in Fukuoka not much comes up – yes, there’s the big shiny Fukuoka tower, ruins of a castle and a huge mall, but generally, that’s about all anyone suggests….
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Matsue Castle one of the top things to do in Matsue, Japan

Matsue: Japan Off The Beaten Path

It’s home to one of the best castles in Japan. Home to some great modern art and a spectacular sunset. Home to amazing samurai history, delicious food and a short hop from one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in the world – but when it comes to the average…
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If you're hoping to see some wombats on your trip to Australia, we know the perfect place. Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra (and a day trip from Sydney) lets you feed baby wombats, cuddle baby wombats and play with bigger wombats you normally could never meet. Here's how to book in.

Love Wombats? You Have to See Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Australia has some amazing animals, but my favourite has to be wombats. From the day I first read the book Diary of A Wombat I became obsessed. Their bucky-toothed faces, fat cuddly bottoms, those feet. The day I read about Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra – a place where…
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Motonosumi Inari Shrine: How To Find This Stunning Japanese Shrine

They have good dreams in Japan. Dreams that make things. Things like bright scarlet shrines that balance on the edge of craggy windswept clifftops. Scarlet shrines like the outrageously pretty Motonosumi Inari Shrine near Nagato in Western Japan. It’s a must see if you’re in the areas of Nagato or…
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