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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The Amazing Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest in Coober Pedy.

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 And Unique 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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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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