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UFO Village, Taipei

Welcome to Differentville

If you’re fed up with seeing the same 5 things listed time after time in a destination and want to find some fresher ideas, we can help. If you just want to avoid the crowds or just find something a bit different to do on your trip, you’re also in the right place. 

We find the fun, unusual or less-touristy ideas of things to eat, see and do in some of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

 You might not book your trip solely to see the things you’ll find on this blog, but I’m betting they’ll be the ones you talk about most when you get home!  

Oh and while you might not find everything we talk about in a guidebook, you won’t need to hike miles into a jungle or take your life in your hands to find them either. 

We call it being Funusual!

If you want to know where to buy a banana from a vending machine in Tokyo, how to find the cool UFO houses in Taipei or the pub where you can drink with a kangaroo in Perth we can help. 

Scan down to see what we do and find some of my favourite posts, or, dive in to the Blog Posts page to see what’s new

Fun Destination Guides

Stone figure covered in moss in Kyoto

The Fun and Unusual Guide to Kyoto

Looking for some fun things to do in Kyoto? How about ramen with added fire, a bar where you drink with a monk to the temple full of tiny stone people.

Alley painted like a river in Kuala Lumpur

The Fun and Unusual Guide to Kuala Lumpur

From revitalised alleys full of street art to cool bars on helipads or hidden behind secret doors, KL is full of fun and unusual things to do - if you know where to look.

Sydney Oopera House with light on the sails for Vivid in Circular Quay

The Fun and Unusual Guide to Circular Quay

It's home to the Opera House, Sydney's most famous sight - but that's not the only fun thing to do in Circular Quay. Check out our locals guide to the others.

You can find our other destination guides by clicking here

The Best of Japan

Chiku Chiku Hedgehog Cafe in Shibuyu Tokyo takes cute to the next level - all its hedgehogs live in tiny rooms sets.

47 Unique Things to do in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of Differentville's favourite cities - there's so many fun and unusual things to do there it's hard to keep up. But here's a huge list of the best to get you started!

The Amazing Nanzoin Temple

Not many things in life leave me speechless - but Nanzoin Temple, a short train ride from Fukuoka did. Check out the pictures and find out how to get there.

Girl coveredin rabbits, Bunny Island, Japan

The Ultimate Guide to Bunny Island

Bunnies. Bunnies everywhere. Here's everything you need to know about visiting Okunoshima, aka Rabbit Island in Japan.

You can find more of our Japan posts by clicking here.

The Best of Asia

Street art mural in Penang based on famous National Geographic cover of a woman with blue eyes

Amazing Penang Street Art You Haven't Seen Before

Penang is famous for great street food and amazing street art. Here's how to find some of the lesser known works in and around Georgetown.

View from Sala Rattanakosin Rooftop Bar at sunset

Tips For First Time Trips to Bangkok

I hated Bangkok the first time I went. Eight trips later it's one of my favourite places. these are the tips that helped change everything.

Yellow Futuro House, Wanli Taipei

How to Visit the Abandoned UFO Village, Taipei

There were only a handful of UFO like Futuro Houses ever made - so why are 15 of them sitting empty just outside Taipei? Here's the story and how to see them.

Find more Asia posts by clicking here.

The Best of Australia

VW car turned into a spider sculpture

2 Days in Coober Pedy

The underground town of Coober Pedy in South Australia is one of the outbacks quirkiest towns. Here's how to spend the best 2-3 days there.

The D'Arenberg Cube in Mclaren Vale South Australia is like a Willy Wonka land of wine. Here;'s what's inside

Inside the D'Arenberg Cube

It towers over the genteel vineyards of the McLaren Vale wine region near Adelaide - but if you thought the outside was bonkers, wait until you get inside!

Wombat wearinga blanket, Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Wombat Cuddles at Sleepy Burrows

Meet Phoenix, one of the residents of Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra. If you love wombats it's a must see on your Oz trip. Here's the details.

There’s lots more Australia posts where these came from – check out our Australia posts here.

Have Fun Everywhere Else...

The Putaruru Blue Spring in New Zealand's North Island is a stunning bright blue pool and river - and it makes an easy day trip from Auckland.

New Zealand

Visiting NZ and need to know what to do in Auckland, ideas for other interesting towns to visit - or want to see the beautiful Blue Spring above, then visit our NZ section

Train carriage covered in ants, art exhibit Southbank London

The UK

We've got posts on spooky sights, hidden sights, fun ideas and more. If you fancy walking a llama or seeing art made from gum, visit our UK section.

The US

There's lots of fantastic quirky sights to be seen in the US and we're steadily working our way through them. Click to check out our US section.