Sanatorium – Fukuoka’s Most Curious Cafe.

Anatomical dummies decorate Sanatorium Cafe, Fukuoka

It’s not unusual for someone to wake up one day and decide to start a cafe, however, few people would then decide to theme that cafe around a hospital ward complete with a scan of their own brain as part of the decor, but not everyone is Fukuoka-based artist Sumi Takamasa – and not every …

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What Does Tarantula Taste Like? Eating Spiders in Cambodia

Three fried spiders on a plate at Romdeng, Cambodia

Cambodia, land of Angkor Wat, one of the most amazing temples ever discovered, site of the Killing Fields, one of the saddest places you’ll ever visit and home to Kampong Pluk, the fascinating floating village. However, incredible as all of those things were, none of them was the thing I was most looking forward to …

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17 Must-See Cute and Themed Cafes in Taipei

Fan shaped dessert made of ice with eyes at one of Taipei's cute cafes

Not liking coffee and being fussy about tea, cafes are not normally my thing but when they come with desserts with faces, super goth ice creams or fluffy kittens to stroke while you snack, I can make an exception – and Taipei has all of these and more. Here’s my list of the best cute …

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Drinking With The Dead at The Deceased, KL

Cocktail served in a skull glass at The Deceased KL

I’m sitting on a bar stool thinking about who I dislike enough in my life to curse. Normally, propping up a bar contemplating ill on your fellow humans sounds like the result of a crappy day, but in this case, I’m on holiday and happy, but I’m drinking in The Deceased, Kuala Lumpur’s most spooky …

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The Tiny Kokura Restaurant That Changed Noodle Eating Forever.

Plate of Yaki Udon from the restaurant who invented it in Kokura, Japan

Today in Japan, and, in Japanese restaurants all over the world, the idea of frying udon noodles to make yaki udon is normal – but, if local legend is to be believed, we can thank a tiny 8-seater restaurant in Kokura, Western Japan for the invention of the dish. I popped along to try a …

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

Two alpacas photographed in the Alpaca Cafe in Taipei, Taiwan

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 of feeding them carrots and …

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Kava Bars in Florida – a Different Way to Chill Out on Holiday.

Bowl of kava in a yellow bowl served at a kava bar in Florida

Normally if I’m in Florida and want to make the world a happy place I go on the It’s a Small World ride in the Magic Kingdom – but when I was in Fort Lauderdale a while back, I decided to try something a bit different – I took myself off to one of Florida’s …

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Tokyo’s First Female-Run Sushi Bar (and 6 Other Unusual Sushi Bars You Must Visit)

female chef making sushi at Nadeshico in Tokyo

A restaurant totally staffed by women shouldn’t really make it onto a blog about the slightly quirky things to see in the world – it sounds pretty normal; but when it comes to making sushi in Japan female chefs are extremely rare – which makes Nadeshico, Tokyo’s first all-female staffed sushi restaurant, worth a visit (and it’s not the only unique sushi bar we found).

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BBQ Buoys Adelaide: The Most Fun Thing We Did in The City

BBQ Buoys BBQ boat on the River Torrens, Adelaide

BBQ Buoys might sound like a bad boyband or a street gang who come at their enemies wielding sausages, but it’s actually one of the most fun things you can do in Adelaide. We gave one a spin (literally) down the River Torrens and had an absolute blast. The concept of the BBQ Buoys in …

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