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Autumn sees the arrival of New Forest pigs

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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Modern Toilet Restaurant Taipei

5 Reasons to Visit 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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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 Hedgehog Cafe in Tokyo's Harajuku lets you play with hedgehogs. Here's everything you need to know if you want to go. | Tokyo | Hedgehog Cafe | Things to do in Tokyo |

Visiting Harry 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 Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku. Not surprisingly as…
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How To Get to Maeklong Railway Market – The Fun Way

Joy, joy, joy and happiness – that was me back in February when I finally got to go to the Maeklong Railway Market and stand by the side of the tracks as a huge great locomotive thundered about three inches past my nose. However, that wasn’t the only fun bit…
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Stuck all over Sydney are these concrete skulls by sculptor Will Coles. Here's where to find more. | Sydney | Street Art | Will Coles Street Artist |

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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Spray Can Fun at Cadillac Ranch

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 and get ready to hit one of the US Highway’s most fun stops. When I was looking for an image that summed up everything Destination>Differentville…
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Destination: Differentville is a new travel website

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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