21 Fun and Unusual Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Painted alleyway in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

It’s taken me a long time to find a decent list of fun and unusual things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s a city that, on the surface, is all shopping malls and glitzy big towers and discovering what to do in KL, other than go see the big shiny silver Petronas Towers can …

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Hinamatsuri – The Amazing Doll Festival in Japan

Dolls on Display for the Doll Festival in Japan

If you’ve been to Japan in February or March you might be wondering why there are bright red staircases full of dolls everywhere. If you’re there now and googling that very question…the answer is you’ve arrived in time to see the Doll Festival in Japan, aka Hinamatsuri, Doll Day or Japanese Girls Day on March …

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Walking Alpacas on the Isle of Wight – cuteness overload

Walking alpacas on the Isle of Wight, UK

This summer I noticed a trend on my Instagram. A lot of my friends were standing next to the same animal. It was fluffy, had pointy ears, a better fringe than Marc Almond in the Soft Cell years and a lead around its neck. It seemed alpaca walking had become a thing, but not in …

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Houtong Cat Village, Taipei + Other Sights for Cat Lovers

CAt sitting on a shrine at Houtong Cat Village, Taipei, Taiwan

I’m sitting on a train in my best cat print dress jigging about like a three-year-old needing the bathroom. I’m overly excited because I’m on my way to Houtong Cat Village near Taipei, a magical place a short train ride from the main city where hundreds of felines are just waiting for you to come …

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Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest: A Coober Pedy Must See

Two doors in a cave with a horse statue outside at Crocodile Harry's House, Coober Pedy

It takes a lot to stand out as odd in Coober Pedy. It is, after all, a town where most of the population live underground and there’s a massive Hollywood spaceship crashed on the main street, but a man called Crocodile Harry managed it. And, even though he is sadly no longer with us, his …

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Driving From Adelaide to Coober Pedy – 15 Fun Things to Spot

Sign comparing humans in Glendambo to the number of flies

It’s a long drive from Adelaide to Coober Pedy. A very long drive. The distance between Adelaide and Coober Pedy is 850km. 850km that’s mostly on a very straight road, surrounded by very flat land – and a lot of kangaroos who you might need to tell yourself are just sleeping by the side (or …

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17 Fun Things to do in Coober Pedy, South Australia

Baby kangaroo at Coober Pedy, Australia

From the first day I saw a picture of the ornate underground church in Coober Pedy, South Australia, the town was on my bucket list. It took a few years to finally get there but with spaceships parked on the high street, eccentric underground houses to explore, a quirky graveyard and cute kangaroos – all …

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Sanatorium – Fukuoka’s Most Curious Cafe.

Anatomical dummies decorate Sanatorium Cafe, Fukuoka

It’s not unusual for someone to wake up one day and decide to start a cafe, however, few people would then decide to theme that cafe around a hospital ward complete with a scan of their own brain as part of the decor, but not everyone is Fukuoka-based artist Sumi Takamasa – and not every …

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Tales of the Burley Witches (and other spooks) in Burley, New Forest

Outside of a Coven of Witches in Burley, New Forest

Thatched roofs, ambling ponies, ice cream, fudge and cider…. you’ll find them all in the small New Forest village of Burley – but we went there for some more mystical reasons. Witches, ghosts and dragons… oh my. At first glance, you wouldn’t suspect that there’s anything different about Burley from the other cute villages in …

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