inside view abandoned mall near Khao San Road, Bangkok showing derelict escalators and flooding

Less-Touristy Things to do Near Khao San Road, Bangkok

Khao San Road, Bangkok. If the bright neon signs don’t demand your attention, the pounding music will. Guys in Chang t-shirts, chat to girls in elephant print pants – and every ten minutes someone tries to sell you something you didn’t know you needed (because you probably don’t). It’s a rite of passage for every …

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How to Visit The Cute & Colourful Rainbow Village, Taiwan from Taipei

Rainbow Village, Taichung, Taiwan. As soon as I saw pictures of it I knew I wanted to go there – it was adorable. Teeny tiny houses daubed with childlike drawings and colour exploding from every cute little alley. I had visions of arriving on a rickety old bus, after a short journey along country lanes. …

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the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

16 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is a major city on the south coast of Taiwan – and it’s fantastic. If you love street art, tiny winding streets full of traditional old shops, amazing food and fantastic temples shaped like dragons, tigers or people, it’s your dream destination! So, without further preamble, check out our guide to 16 of the …

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Street art mural of woman in a blue hood, Penang, Malaysia

Cool Penang Street Art: Murals, and Other Wall Art, Not To Miss.

The island of Penang in Malaysia is famous, primarily, for two things – amazing street food and great street art. The Penang street art scene was very much put on the map by one man, Lithuanian Ernest Zacharevic, whose interactive, 3d works (like the one below of the Boy on a Chair) have spawned a …

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Dolls on Display for the Doll Festival in Japan

Hinamatsuri – The Amazing 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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