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We’re here to make your holiday more fun and unusual. You might not book your trip solely to see the things you’ll find on this blog, but I’m betting they’ll be the ones you talk about most when you get home!   Fun Destination Guides Where to find our round ups of the most fun and …

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29 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Canberra

Canberra doesn’t have a reputation as a town for those who like the unusual. It’s home to the Australian government so it naturally has a bit of an authoritarian vibe about it and there’s also a LOT of museums – however, with a little bit of hunting we found heaps of fun and unusual things …

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The 12 Most Fun and Unusual Online Airbnb Experiences to Book Today

I’ve haven’t really embraced the virtual tours, armchair travel trend on here, not least because all the ones I’d seen seemed a bit normal for this site, but the other day I was updating some links on a post and started browsing the Online Airbnb Experiences section on their website – and there I saw …

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Mural of Picachu painted in Taichung's Painted animation lane

The Cute & Arty One Day Itinerary for Taichung

When I decided to visit Taiwan for the second time, one of the top things on my to-do list was a visit to Rainbow Village in Taichung. I decided to visit this as a day trip from Taipei and while I was tempted to just nip down and check out the pretty coloured buildings then …

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Painted alleyway in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

21 Fun and Unusual Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

It’s taken me a long time to find a decent list of fun and unusual things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s a city that, on the surface, is all shopping malls and glitzy big towers and discovering what to do in KL, other than go see the big shiny silver Petronas Towers can …

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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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Old buildings in Ipoh, Malaysia

Fun and Unusual Things to do 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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Billiken statue in a clown suit, Osaka Japan

What are Billiken – And Why is Osaka Full of Them?

There’s a lot of odd things dotted around Osaka. You’ll find giant pufferfish hanging in the sky, gold turtles climbing up the sides of a building, huge lobster decorating the ceiling of the market – there’s even a giant metal wasp if you know where to look, but among all these fabulous things is one …

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Vending machine shaped like a robot in Fukuoka, Japan

28 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Fukuoka

Fukuoka in Western Japan is Japan’s seventh biggest city, but despite this when you look for suggestions of things to do in Fukuoka not much comes up – yes, there’s the big shiny Fukuoka tower, ruins of a castle and a huge mall, but generally, that’s about all anyone suggests. However, dig a little deeper …

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Matsue Castle, Japan

Cool Things to do in Matsue, Western Japan

It’s home to one of the best castles in Japan. Home to some great modern art and a spectacular sunset. Home to amazing samurai history, delicious food and a short hop from one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in the world – but when it comes to the average visitor’s plans, Matsue in Western …

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