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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Fun and Unusual Things to do in Ipoh, Malaysia

Old buildings in Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh is a small city located roughly halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It’s got a reputation for awesome street art and so, when we were getting the train between KL and Penang on our recent trip, we decided to stop off on the way. We had about 24 hours in the city which wasn’t …

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Kaohsiung: Street Art and Sculptures a Go Go

Cube sculpture with rainbow colours in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Erm, does anyone know the Taiwanese word for chiropractor as I think I’m going to need one. My head is swivelling in every direction. I’m surrounded by possibly the largest amount of huge street art murals in one place I’ve ever seen in my life – and I don’t know what to take a picture …

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Is it Stinky? The Sensory Tour at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

Purple spiky Corpse plant in Sydney Botanic Gardens

Sex and death are not normally things that come to mind when you think of the calm, peaceful Royal Botanic Garden that lines the edge of Sydney’s pretty harbour. But there again, you don’t normally get to eat the plants either when you visit so, you can safely say the experience on the Botanic Garden’s …

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The Ghan Expedition: All Your Questions Answered

The Ghan train at Darwin station

The Ghan is renowned as one of the world’s most incredible train journeys and we were recently lucky enough to go on The Ghan Expedition, where you spend four days and three nights on this gleaming 1km long train as it slips the 2979 km between Adelaide and Darwin. It was an amazing trip. but, …

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Checking Out the Snake Temple in Penang

Snake on an insence burner at the Snake Temple Penang

Think about some of the temples in Asia you might have visited; bright red outside and a roof with ornate carvings on it – check. Lit candles and offerings reflecting hopes and prayers of those who left them – check. An ornate altar covered in gold – check. Poisonous snakes draped around the incense burners …

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