16 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Kaohsiung

the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

Kaohsiung is a major city on the south coast of Taiwan – and it’s fantastic. If you love street art, tiny winding streets full of traditional old shops, amazing food and fantastic temples shaped like dragons, tigers or people, it’s your dream destination! So, without further preamble, check out our guide to 16 of the …

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Fun and Unusual Things to do in Soho, London

Soho is one of the most buzzing areas of London. It doesn’t have a lot of big sights to pull in the tourists, but it’s a must-visit if you want to try some of London’s best bars and restaurants – or, in our case, some of London’s more unusual and fun bars and restaurants. And, …

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Tales of the Burley Witches (and other spooks) in Burley, New Forest

Outside of a Coven of Witches in Burley, New Forest

Thatched roofs, ambling ponies, ice cream, fudge and cider…. you’ll find them all in the small New Forest village of Burley – but we went there for some more mystical reasons. Witches, ghosts and dragons… oh my. At first glance, you wouldn’t suspect that there’s anything different about Burley from the other cute villages in …

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10 Quirky Things to do in Taipei Alone

Cat asleep at a cat cafe in Taipei, Taiwan

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 list of ten great ideas… …

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18 Unusual, Non-Touristy Things to do in Kyoto

Stone figure covered in moss at a less touristy temple 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 city containing some of Japan’s …

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What to do in Asakusa: Find Tanuki (and 14 Other Fun Things to Try)

Tanuki statue in box in Tanuki Street, one of the fun things to do in Asakusa, Tokyo

I’m wandering around Asakusa, Tokyo on a Sunday morning on the search of a small Japanese creature – it’s got a cute little face, a tubby tummy, a jaunty little straw hat – and erm, giant balls! I’m talking about a tanuki, and this part of Tokyo has an entire road devoted to them. And, …

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First Time in Bangkok? Here’s How Not to Hate It.

View from a Tuk tuk in Bangkok

Considering I have been to Bangkok seven times (and just had to talk myself out of No8) it might surprise you to hear I hated it the first time I went. So did The Boyfriend (who is now as addicted to the place as I am). It’s a story I hear over and over again …

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Can You See the Naoshima Pumpkin ‘Art Island’ in One Day?

Naoshima Pumpkin art on Naoshima Island, Japan

When I decided to add a day on Japan’s Naoshima Island to our latest trip, I really didn’t know anything about the island except that it had giant spotty pumpkins on it. In fact, one glimpse of the bright yellow Naoshima pumpkin and I was sold. Only when I started looking into what else was on …

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