Giapo – Auckland’s Most Instagrammable Ice Cream

Ice cream covered in chocolate shaped like a squid by Giapo in Auckland, New Zealand

Giapo is an ice cream shop in the middle of Auckland, New Zealand. So far, so boring blog post – but this is no ordinary ice cream shop. This one is full of surprises – and probably creates New Zealand’s Most Instagrammable Ice creams. Here’s why. The idea that such as establishment might come loaded …

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The Best Cheap Eats in Bangkok: Our Favourite Spots

Smiling servers with coloured desserts at MBK Food Island, Bangkok

It’s 8am and I’m the only non-Thai in the packed restaurant. Nothing is in English but that’s not a huge problem as the restaurant only serves one dish – and it comes from the huge steaming cauldron bubbling at the front of the shop. I’m in Jok Prince, in Bangrak, home to one of the …

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The Ghostly Secret of The Tea Cosy Cafe, Sydney

Cream Tea at the Tea Cosy, Sydney

When the sight of balls of wool outside The Tea Cosy cafe in Sydney’s The Rocks drew me inside, I wasn’t expecting to write a haunted Sydney themed post – I was expecting to have a scone and maybe start myself a scarf, but once inside things took a spookier turn. Admittedly, when you first …

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John Forrest Tavern: Where to See Kangaroos in Perth

Kangaroo reclining at John Forrest Tavern - one of the best places to see kangaroos in Perth

One of my fondest travel memories was visiting a beer garden in Germany frequented by deer – we drank steins, they nibbled grass – it was great. So when I read that the John Forrest Tavern and its beer garden of friendly kangaroos near Perth, Western Australia was probably the best place to see kangaroos …

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Unicorns, Mermaids & Moomins: Bangkok’s Best Theme Cafes

Woman sitting on sofa surrounded by cuddly unicorns at the Unicorn Cafe, Bangkok

Every so often I get a message on my Facebook page from a friend saying ‘saw this place and thought of you’…this place is the Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok. And when I went to Bangkok earlier this year it was literally the first place I went. Which proves two things a) my friends pay no …

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Squiggle Cakes at the Vivienne Westwood Cafe, Hong Kong

Squiggle Pattern cake at the Vivienne Westwood Cafe, Hong Kong

Cake isn’t really my favourite thing – but when that cake comes adorned with the designs of Vivienne Westwood, I can make an exception. Cue my beeline to the Vivienne Westwood Cafe in Hong Kong to overload on fashionable sugary stuff. Why I Had to Visit The Vivienne Westwood Cafe Once upon a time, a …

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Heli Lounge Bar, Kuala Lumpur – The Best Bar View in KL

Drinks on a table with a view of the Petronas Towers in the background. At the HeliLounge bar, Kuala Lumpur

Also known as the Helipad Bar KL, the Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur is a helipad by day, drinking venue by night. Here’s all the info on hours, dress code, bar prices and, whether it’s okay if you’re scared of heights. The bar sets up at night on a working helipad located on the 35th floor …

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Eating by Emoji at Gaggan, Bangkok

Emoji Menu showing you what you eat at Gaggan Bangkok

Gaggan restaurant in Bangkok serves amazing food and has won award after award because of it – but that’s not why there’s a Gaggan review on Destination>Differentville; it’s on here because the Gaggan menu is written entirely in emojis – and you have no idea exactly what you’ve eaten until the end when you’re given …

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Should You Visit Modern Toilet Restaurant in Ximending, Taipei?

Dinner of stir fry and rice served in a toilet-shaped bowl at Modern Toilet, Ximending, Taipei

Babies are born all over the place – aeroplanes, supermarkets, hospitals – but, 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, the toilet restaurant also …

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Harry Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku: Supercuteness Alert

Hedgehog being held at Harry Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku, Japan

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 Harajuku. Not surprisingly as you’re reading a post about it …

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