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Nine unusual things to do in Taipei - from quirky foods to intriguing sights

Nine Unusual Things to Do in Taipei

Soaking in hot springs, staying in a haunted hotel and eating (a lot) are just a few of the cool things to do in Taipei. It really does have something for everyone – even those who might feel the need to win a fluffy penis at some point in their…
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Kuala Lumpur, review of Heli lounge aka the Helipad Bar

Heli Lounge Helipad Bar, KL – Your Questions Answered

Heli Lounge Bar aka the Helipad bar is a bar that sets up at night on a working helipad located on the 35th floor of a KL skyscraper – as such there’s no walls, no ceiling, no safety barrier – just a fabulous view of the KL skyline. It describes…
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A review of the London Loo Tour

Touring Toilets with the London Loo 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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At Gaggan Bangkok, the menu is not works but emojis

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 it appears on Destination>Differentville; it’s on here because the menu is written entirely in emojis – and you have no idea exactly what you’ve eating until the end when…
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Autumn sees the arrival of New Forest pigs

Why Is The New Forest 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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Seven quirky things to do on Guernsey

Seven Quirky Things To Do in Guernsey

Its post boxes are blue, there’s a war-themed aquarium, the local gin tastes like seaweed and hidden in the middle is a church (made of china and seashells) that got knocked down when it was too small to fit a fat bishop – for an island just 65km square there’s…
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Modern Toilet Restaurant Taipei

5 Reasons to Visit Modern Toilet Restaurant, 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 poo-themed restaurant called Modern Toilet, which interestingly, also began…
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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. What…
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Harry's Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku

Visiting Harry’s Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku

Recently, I had the grand sum of eight hours in Tokyo – and two things I had to achieve in that time. Buy a dress for my friend’s rabbit (yes that’s a thing) and cuddle a hedgehog at the new branch of Harry’s Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku. Not surprisingly as…
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