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Toilet seat with a British Bulldog on - the Jubiloo on the London Loo Tour

Is This London’s Most Unusual Sightseeing Tour?

I’m standing at Waterloo station looking for a woman holding a toilet plunger up over her head. She’s my guide for the afternoon on the London Loo Tour. Yes, while most people coming to London to visit thrones are viewing gold, guilded ones in Buckingham Palace, mine are to be…
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Emoji Menu showing you what you eat at Gaggan Bangkok

Eating by Emoji at Gaggan, Bangkok

Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok serves amazing food and has won award after award because of it – but that’s not why there’s a Gaggan review on Destination>Differentville; it’s on here because the Gaggan menu is written entirely in emojis – and you have no idea exactly what you’ve eaten until…
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Horse grazing in the New Forest with Pannage pigs behind

Pannage: Why The New Forest Is Suddenly Full of Pigs.

If you spend much time in the UK’s New Forest you get used to seeing animals wandering around – ponies, cows, donkeys all commonly appear next to your table in the pub garden, outside ice cream shops or, often, simply standing in the middle of the road surveying which bit…
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Seal sitting on the steps by Sydney Opera House

The Tale of the Opera House Seal

Everyday, hundreds, if not thousands of people go to visit Sydney Opera House, but most of them, don’t realise that if they took a few steps round the back of the building toward the harbour they’d get to see another fabulous Sydney sight, Benny – The Opera House Seal. Disclosure:…
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Dinner of stir fry and rice served in a toilet-shaped bowl at Modern Toilet, Ximending, Taipei

5 Reasons I Loved Modern Toilet Restaurant in Ximending, Taipei

Babies are born all over the place – aeroplanes, supermarkets, hospitals – but, Destination>Differentville was born on a toilet in Taipei. Not a real one, I wouldn’t feel the need to share that with you, but, on a toilet-shaped chair in a toilet-themed restaurant called Modern Toilet in lively Ximending. Interestingly,…
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Skull with The End written on it, stuck to wall - by artist Will Coles in Sydney

Will Coles and Sydney’s Awesome Concrete Street Art

‘What the hell is that it’s scary,’ is not something you normally want to utter when you return to your home in your dream city after a few years living abroad – but as I came home one day with a bottle of milk, I noticed my first piece of…
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Row of brightly coloured cars stuck in the ground at Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch, Texas: The Two Things You Must Take With You

Spraying graffiti onto old cars is not normally something Destination>Differentville would condone, but at Cadillac Ranch, in Amarillo, Texas it’s positively encouraged – so tool up with a couple of essentials and get ready to hit one of the US Highway’s most fun stops. When I was looking for an…
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Welcome to Destination>Differentville

Hi – I’m Helen,the passport-wielder of Destination:>Differentville and, by day, I’m a journalist who mostly writes about healthy stuff. A while ago as part of my day job I had to write a magazine article about befriending your fears. This was the start of that article… “What would you do with…
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