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Two alpacas photographed in the Alpaca Cafe in Taipei, Taiwan

There’s an Alpaca Cafe in Taipei – and We Have Pictures

When I first heard that there was an Alpaca Cafe in Taipei, my response were noises so high pitched only dolphins could hear them. Excited did not quite cut it. Instagram was full of people getting Alpaca selfies – their curious little faces peering over their shoulders, reviews told tales…
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woman have a knife massage in Taipei, Taiwan.

Knife Massage in Taipei: Are You Brave Enough To Try It?

My Taipei to do list. 1. Visit the village of cats. 2. Eat all the beef noodle soup. 3. Be tapped a few thousand times with a blunt meat cleaver. Yep, forget being massaged with hands, in Taiwan, there’s a more exciting blade-based experience on offer – knife massage. Used…
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Cat asleep at a cat cafe in Taipei, Taiwan

10 Quirky Things to do in Taipei Alone

Clean, safe, easy to get around Taipei is a great city for solo travel but what are some of the best things to do in Taipei alone? And more importantly, what are some of the more unique things that suit a solo traveller down to the ground. Well, here’s my…
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The Awesome Village of UFO Houses, Taiwan

Attention please, I have a request. I need all your spare change – and the name of someone who knows how to dispel evil spirits. Why? Because the top of my list of things to do in Taipei on my recent trip was visiting what’s known as the Wanli UFO…
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47 Unique Things to Do in Tokyo

When people ask me why I love Tokyo, the answer is simple ‘I love the fact that there are so many weird and unique things to do there,’ For example, that one day someone said ‘let’s put a giant Godzilla head on the top of a hotel in the middle…
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Woman ordering from the banana vending machine in Tokyo

Where to Find The Banana Vending Machine, Tokyo

Vending machines in Japan are amazing. You can buy everything from them – cold drinks, soup, beer – and in one machine, bananas. Every time I’ve been to Tokyo, a trip to the banana vending machine has been on my must-do list – so here’s how to add it to…
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Where to See a Robot in Tokyo: 9 Places You Need to Visit

There aren’t many places in the world where wanting to see a robot is on people’s lists of must-dos – but Tokyo isn’t like many places in the world. So, if you’re wondering exactly where to see a robot in Tokyo, we have the answer. Whether you want your robot…
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Stone figure covered in moss at a less touristy temple in Kyoto

18 Unusual, Non-Touristy Things to do in Kyoto

Kyoto, the city of over 1600 temples, including the beautiful gold-leaf clad Kinkakuji and the giant zen garden that is Ryoan-ji. Wander its tranquil streets soaking in years of …..snore….sorry dropped off for a bit there. Yes, embarrassed as I am to say it, Kyoto may be a fantastic historical…
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